Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pie, anyone?

My friend Karen helped me celebrate my birthday this month with a wonderful lunch out together and by giving me a copy of Martha Stewart’s Pies And Tarts cookbook.  The best present of all was getting to see her as she now lives all the way across the state :-(  Fortunately we were able to celebrate over Easter weekend :-)

As mentioned in an earlier post, I don't acquire a lot of books.  But even with the availability of recipes on the Internet, I like to have some cookbooks from trusted sources (Martha, Southern Living) on my shelves.  

After our lunch I browsed this wonderful cookbook and tried to find a recipe that I’d didn’t want to make.  They all look fabulous!  Almost every pie would be welcome at our table although this is definitely contrary to my husband’s shape up resolution.  And I don't think my 'get moving' resolution was meant for travel between the stove and refrigerator.

 I realize I’m reviewing this cookbook without actually having baked anything out of it.  It does look though like there are many different kinds of pies some complicated some really, really simple.

Now I’m certainly not going to be like that lady featured on Martha Stewart show who, bless her heart, baked her way page by page through the entire Baking Handbook.  I’m sure though that I will make a few of these pies if only I could decide where to start.  My dad and my husband’s birthdays are still to come and I have promised Karen a pie the next time she comes home.  So I guess I’d better start picking out a recipe.  Should it be the four ingredient chocolate coconut pie that looks like a candy bar in a pie shell or the rhubarb crumble (my husband is a big fan of rhubarb) or one of the savory pies they can be used for a main course, or my favorite coconut cream? Ah, so many choices.  What a good problem to have.

I promise to post a photo of a completed pie as long as no one compares it to Martha's.  Nobody's pies actually come out looking that good, do they?   I'm going for tasty over pretty.

1 comment:

  1. What a great gift! I love cookbooks too. You can't go wrong with MS! Happy Birthday too.


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