Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie! Such a terrific, classic pie!

I don't know about you, but I love a good Key Lime Pie with just the right amount of sweet and tart. This Key Lime Pie totally fits the bill and is a classic recipe you'll make over and over.So the other day at our small group (a church group that meets weekly) we randomly got onto a discussion about a particular hashtag. One woman was saying that she'd just learned what #smh was and felt like an idiot that she hadn't known already. She'd thought that it was literally a word, like when people say "psh"."Smh". Try sounding that out. It's not easy.So she started making the noise/saying "smh" and we were all dying laughing. One other woman in the group couldn't believe she hadn't known what it meant.So then the rest of us spoke up (there's 7 couples) and revealed that we too had no idea … [Read more...]

Pina Colada Pie

Pina Colada Pie - a light, mousse-like coconut filling with a pineapple topping and whipped cream! To die for!

This Pina Colada Pie is definitely a new favorite! It’s so light and summery and the pineapple and coconut flavors are TO DIE FOR! I’m in love with it.Today, this pie is for a celebration! The guest of honor is a big fan of all things coconut and tropical, so pina colada is perfect. We are celebrating a virtual baby shower for Zainab of Blahnik Baker! Yay!I’ve been following Zainab’s blog for some time now. She has some of the most beautiful treats (like this Coconut Lemon Layer Cake, Pink Velvet Cupcakes and this AMAZING minion cake). I finally got the chance to meet her in person back in February at the Food Blog Forum conference at Disney World. It was that weekend over lunch that she told us she was pregnant!Exciting!She is so sweet and I’m so excited for her. What a crazy new … [Read more...]

No Bake Margarita Pie

No Bake Margarita Pie - such awesome lime flavor with a hint of tequila!

This No Bake Margarita Pie is so simple to make and is full of flavor. With lots of lime and a hint of tequila, you'll no doubt want to make this pie over and over. Perfect for summer!Speaking of summer, all our flowers are finally beginning to bloom. Since spring came kind of late, a lot of our flowers that might have bloomed earlier kind of died from cold. It was very sad.But now the roses bushes are going crazy and our lilies- omg! We planted stargazer lilies years ago when we moved in (they're my fave) and they get bigger and bigger every year. This year, one plant in particular has gotten so big. It's nuts! I can't wait to see how massive the blooms are.And my peonies? Well those darn things, in three years, never did anything. I think I planted 5 bulbs and the most I've gotten in the … [Read more...]

Chocolate Truffle Pie

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This Chocolate Truffle Pie is a delicious, mousse-like pie made with chocolate ganache and mascarpone cheese! It's also no bake and so easy to make!This past Saturday was National Pet Day. Did you know? I didn't actually post a picture of Jessie anywhere or anything, so I figure I'll recognize her awesomeness now. :)I've told you before that she's pretty much the best, most chill dog ever. The hubs was out of town last week, and she kept me company while he was gone. She snuggled up in bed with me at night and kept me warm.And she's so funny on walks sometimes. If we take a rawhide bone with us for her to carry on the way back, she starts to pick up other things too. Last night the hubs and I walked her together and on the way back she decided to carry home a rock with her bone. And not just … [Read more...]

Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies

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These Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies are a fun and easy way to eat pie! They are self contained, so you can just grab them and eat them. And I just love the pop of strawberry with the Nutella - one my favorite flavor combinations!I am totally a fan of simple treats every once in a while. You know I love my cakes, but little pies are just too fun. Kind of pike the mini dessert of the pie world. And I love mini things. :)And these are so nice and easy to make with a pre-made unbaked pie crust. I get the Pillsbury brand.Unroll the pie crust and use a 3 inch circle cutter to cut out the circles. You could do other shapes too, if those are the cutters you have.You'll want to unroll the pie crust on a non-stick surface. My preferred way is on parchment paper so that I don't have to use flour - … [Read more...]

Caramel Turtle Pie

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This Caramel Turtle Pie is super gooey, a little crunchy and totally delicious. It reminds me of a box a box of chocolates - the chocolates that are full of caramel inside. Those are my favorite kind. :)When I was a kid, every Christmas we’d get my grandmother (on my dad’s side) a box of chocolates as one of her Christmas gifts. I think I get my sweet tooth from my dad, and I think he gets his from her. It was always the same box every year - the big, yellow Whitmans’ Originals box of assorted chocolates.I loved when she finally opened the box. She’d always let us have some. One of the great things about that box of chocolates was that it has the guide on top, so you know how to find the chocolates you like. I’d go straight for the caramel ones - and so would my younger brother. We bargained … [Read more...]

Brownie Brittle Peppermint Chocolate Pie

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This Brownie Brittle Peppermint Chocolate Pie is totally getting me in the holiday spirit! I've been holding out for as long as I can with all the Christmas flavors, but I can't resist sharing this pie with you any longer. Chocolate, peppermint and Brownie Brittle are just too good together.One of the things I love about this pie is that it's actually a no bake pie! No need to turn on your oven! You will use the stove, but not for long. This pie comes together so easily.I started of with one of my favorite things in the crust - Brownie Brittle. It was my first time using Brownie as a crust and oh em gee, was it a good call. It's like having a crunchy brownie crust without all the work of baking brownies. The taste is perfection.The Brownie Brittle and some melted butter are combined and … [Read more...]

Monster Cookie Cheesecake Pie

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This Monster Cookie Cheesecake Pie is everything you'd want - a delicious, soft monster cookie stuffed with a creamy peanut butter cheesecake. The whole thing is chewy, peanut buttery and totally yummy!So I mentioned Friday that I was going to see Boyz II Men and En Vogue in concert Friday night and I just wanted to tell you - it was AMAZING! If they are coming to your city, you have got to go!First of all, the venue was awesome. I'd never been to Chastain Park, so we were totally unprepared, but it's totally unique. It's outdoors and has tons of space between each row, so shaking my tail feather was not a problem at all. :) And you can bring in tv trays and coolers. They even have signs outside letting you know the maximum dimensions for them. I so wish we'd known because all around us people … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Pie

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This Almond Joy Pie is pure coconut heaven! With all the sweets in our house right now, this is the one I cannot. stop. eating. I imagined it to be good, but not this good! And even though you have to use the stove a little bit, there's no actual baking required so it's super easy to make!Whew! What a busy week this has been! No new giveaways today, but be sure to check out the other two from this week. I'm giving away a KitchenAid Mixer and an iPad Mini! You don't want to miss out! Plus, there's a Back To School $400 cash giveaway happening too. Gotta love free stuff!Many times, I wish I was able to hand you a fork through the computer screen and give you free samples. Free samples are the best. It's one of the few reasons to brave going to Costco on a Sunday. They are just fun. Plus, you could … [Read more...]

Peach Pie

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I made a Peach Pie! I’m sure you could tell that from the title and all, but I’m kind of excited about it!It’s hard to believe, but this is my first real pie pie I’ve posted on the blog. I have a Strawberry Cream Pie, which is fruity, but not the same kind of traditional pie that I think of when I think of a true fruit pie. Most of the other pies I've made are either frozen or custard based. So yea, I pat myself on the back for this one. Feels like a milestone and accomplishment. :)I don’t know about you, but with school starting so soon, it feels like summer is coming to a quick end. And not like a kid’s summer - that’s definitely ending - but like the warm weather. I know we still have a couple months of it left, but I’m already trying to enjoy the remaining fruit deals while they last. I want … [Read more...]

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