Tag Archives: pie

Skillet Tarheel Pie

This weekend we headed north to celebrate my dear friend Charlotte’s upcoming wedding. Charlotte, lover of many foods other than wings but especially wings, was treated to a special food centric shower. Guests were encouraged to bring the couple a gift for the kitchen, and to fill it first with food for the party (actually […]

Pear & Pecan Pie

This Christmas we bounced all around the northeast visiting family from every branch of our tree. We started in Wilmington and visited Morehead City, Virginia Beach (twice), Lansdale PA, and Lorton, VA. We saw all of our parents, most of our siblings, both of our nieces, and in an experience that was more rare than […]

Vinegar Pie

This season has made me realize how truly, incredibly, overwhelmingly blessed I am. It’s been a hard few months, full of happiness and good fortune and time with family but also loss and heartache. It’s always a balance, but every once in a while something amazing happens that reminds you that you are loved. As […]

Sugar Pie Pumpkin Pie

This time of year, everything is pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer. And while I occasionally indulge (especially in the pumpkin beer category), I tend to stay true to the classic- pumpkin pie. The first time I tried my hand at making a pumpkin pie from a pumpkin and not a can of Libby’s […]

Honey Pie

Yesterday I celebrated the end of my first school year as a Montessori preschool teacher. Since November I’ve been with a local school that serves 3-6 year olds (and growing!). It’s a bit of a career shift away from Museum Education, but one that I’ve been happy I’ve made every day since I started. The […]

Buttermilk Pie

Strictly speaking, siblings are one of life’s greatest joys. Fifteen years ago I was spinning a completely different tale, but these days I have nothing but appreciation and gratitude for my brothers and sisters. A few weeks ago when I went up to Chapel Hill for the Our State Magazine launch I had some free […]

2/100: Nash County Sweet Potato Chess

I’ve made no secret about the fact that chess pies are the greatest pies that exist. I mean sure, almost nothing beats a good apple pie and mountain pie is my special birthday treat, but as a category, chess pies rule. For one, they’re versatile. You can make anything from a Tarheel Pie to the […]

Caramelized Plums & Chocolate Pie

Not that there is ever a time of year when I DON’T like a chocolate chess pie, the official season of chess is upon us once more. As a nip fills the air my mind starts to wander to the rich, decadent pie that has such a hold on my heart. Every year I make […]

Chocolate Raspberry Mini Pies

After almost four years of writing on this blog, posting weekly (mostly) original recipes, I often find myself in a rut. I find myself thinking about what to make, weighing the pros and cons, considering the feedback, and checking the archives to make sure I haven’t already posted it. I want to continue posting recipes […]

Chocolate Strawberry Chess

Saturday I had the opportunity to meet one of my favorite people on the Internet, Jenny Lawson, aka the bloggess. I started reading Jenny’s blog around the same time I started b&s. I was, you may remember, feeling like a fish out of water. I was depressed, confused, and pretty lonely. A lot of things […]