Just Peachy


I am so happy to be posting after such a long, unintentional break! So grateful for 3-day weekends 😀 Happy Labor Day!

Picked up these beauties from a local farmer’s market this afternoon…






The crust definitely did not turn out to be the prettiest… but the pie was delicious.

Thanksgiving 2014

So for Thanksgiving this year I tried baking a sweet potato pie, enhanced with bourbon and a brown sugar layer between the crust and the filling…  Honestly, I was disappointed–especially with the crust. The recipe was much more involved than I ever do for crust, and did not come out well for all the effort! Needless to say, the filling was pretty good…





I was baking my regular pecan tassies per the recipe, but ended up with extra dough for the actual shells, so I decided to throw some different ingredients in them just for the heck of it. In addition to the pecans, I made one version with ham and parmesan cheese, one with lemon curd, and one with chopped kalamata olives and feta. Mmmm… I’d say my favorite after the pecan was the lemon curd. The ham and cheese came out a little dry, and I didn’t realized the feta wouldn’t melt and become gooey. But all-in-all, these were fun to try, taste, and of course photograph 🙂