I Made A Pie

From scratch.  First time ever.  No help from Pillsbury or the Dough Boy.  A real pie crust.  See it there?

It had a pretty lattice top.

Took forever to bake.

Made vanilla ice cream too.  That’s the easy part.

It was sooooo good!


Published in: on December 1, 2010 at 7:13 am  Comments (1)  
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Autumn Kitchen And A Recipe

Playing with my few pieces of thrifted brown transferware and vintage mustard crocks on a little shelf in our kitchen,

And small brown bottles on the window sill.


If it’s Autumn, it’s time to bake and that means scones.  Haven’t made these since last Spring so I actually had to look up my recipe.  I’d made them so often I knew it.  Now I’ll share it with you.  It originally came from allrecipes.com but I’ve made a few changes that have worked well for me.


Cranberry Scones

Makes 8


1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

5 tablespoons white sugar, plus more for sprinkling

2/3 cup whole milk

1/2 cup dried cranberries


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Lightly grease baking sheet or line with baking parchment.

2.  Sift flour and baking powder into a medium bowl.  Rub butter and sugar into flour to form a fine crumble.  Make a well in the center, and add milk and dried cranberries.  With floured hands, knead gently together.  Dough should be sticky.

3.  On a generously floured surface, roll out dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Use a juice glass (dipped in flour so the scones release easily) to stamp out rounded scones.  Transfer to the baking sheet.  If there is a lot of flour on the tops, use your fingers to lightly brush it away.  Sprinkle tops with a pinch of sugar.

4.  Bake in preheated oven until risen and lightly golden on top, about 12 to 15 minutes.  Remove to a rack to cool.



If there are any left over, store in an air-tight container.  I hope you enjoy these!

Published in: on October 13, 2010 at 6:10 am  Comments (3)  
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My Blueberry Pie

Okay, it was really made by my mother-in-law.  But she made it with me in mind.  There was also a cherry pie for my husband.  I have actually never made a pie with a real homemade crust.  That is somewhat intimidating to me.  But I will gladly eat one, blueberry being my favorite, of course.

Add a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream (now that, I will make) and I am a very happy girl.

Published in: on September 23, 2010 at 8:35 am  Leave a Comment  
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