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Easy As Pie — Simple Scratch Cooking

by in How-to, July 23rd, 2013

Easy As PieSome of my must-have travel items include three types of flour, two types of sugar and a collection of ground spices. Not your average vacation packing list, I know, but essential for me when hunkering down at the beach for two weeks. As my Instagram feed filled with photos of sugo, breakfast bread puddings and homemade pies, someone commented “don’t forget you’re on vacation.” But here’s the catch: I love cooking, and it never feels like a chore or something I want to take an extended break from doing.

My life as a recipe developer is driven by two goals. First and foremost is flavor, but a close second is creating recipes with easy techniques, so that people can see just how enjoyable cooking can be. Vacation inspires a lot of creativity in the kitchen, too. I found myself surrounded with super-sweet berries out on the North Fork of Long Island, and suddenly my mind was filled with thoughts of homemade pie. My go-to recipe is made using a food processor, as well as cornmeal and vinegar — three things I didn’t have at the house I was renting. Necessity being the mother of invention, I gave some more thought to my original recipe.

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National Pie Day — It’s True!

by in View All Posts, January 23rd, 2009

You didn’t really believe we would let the day pass without wishing you HAPPY NATIONAL PIE DAY, did you? That’s right, who knew…

We’re celebrating with this gravity-defying wonder from Paula DeenSavannah High Apple Pie. I mean, c’mon — apples are in season, it’s Paula and this looks amazing. Has anyone ever tried?

If you’re saving your sugar for Valentine’s Day, you MUST whip up this savory treat from Ina Garten. My mom usually sticks with her favorites but made this Chicken Pot Pie and knocked it out of the park. I’m actually craving it now — ah, that buttery pastry topping.

If you want some other celebratory ideas, check out the award winners from the All-American Pie Championship.

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~ Mark, THE FN Dish