Dec 062013

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray.

I’ve always found it interesting that depending on where you are in the country, you’ll find different favorite foods.  Especially around the holidays, traditional dishes and desserts begin being baked and served

Growing up in Maine, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners both came with a crazy amount of desserts, especially considering the number of people that were there to consume them.  We had cheesecake, fudge, brownies, and more pies than we knew what to do with: pumpkin, chocolate, butterscotch, apple, pecan, even mince meat.  There was no shortage of tasty treats.

Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe (without Bourbon) #PAMSmartTips

When I moved to Kentucky I found that some of those favorites were favorites here, as well.  But I also found a new addition to the pie line up that I had never even heard of: a pie to celebrate the Kentucky Derby race (a.k.a. The Pie Which Must Not Be Named, as I received a request to remove the “official” name of this pie from my post).  It’s kind of like a pecan pie with chocolate chips, with a bit of a gooey filling. Continue reading »

Mar 142013

Pie Recipes for Pi Day via

Pie Recipes for Pi Day

Today is March 14th.  I know, not really much of an announcement is it?  But… it kind of is.  Because you can also write the date like 3.14 or even 3/14.  When you look at it that way you may recognize those numbers.  They are the first three numbers of pi (3.14159, approximately) which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter (hello, high school geometry, I have not missed you).

I’m sorry if you fell asleep there for a moment.  But now let’s wake back up and talk about food!  Because pi the number is pronounced the exact same way as pie the food.  And pie is delicious.  So some creative person in history said “Hey, why don’t we celebrate Pi Day with, you know, pie?”  Smart idea!

I have a pie recipe I had hoped to share with you today but Bubbles has kept me quite busy all day and it just didn’t happen.  So I’ll have it for you tomorrow or this weekend.  In the meantime, however, here are a few yummy pie recipes both from fellow bloggers as well as some Pinterest finds. Continue reading »