• Pies

    Chocolate Cherry Pie

    It’s hard to keep cherries around at my house for long enough to bake them into something. I (and my family) prefer to snack on them more than anything else. I had to guard cherries with my life to bake them into this Chocolate Cherry Pie, but it was SO worth it!

    Chocolate Cherry Pie
  • No Bake,  Pies

    Blackberry Cream Pie

    It’s summer, and it’s hot. No-bake desserts suddenly become a priority for me when the heat index is 110F. It goes without saying that sweets are a priority, so dessert IS happening regardless of the weather. This no-bake Blackberry Cream Pie is just what I needed to beat the heat!

    Blackberry Cream Pie

  • Mini Desserts,  Pies

    Blackberry Vanilla Pies

    It’s blackberry season! I mean, it’s every-berry-season, but poor blackberries just don’t get the same hype as strawberries. But…I’ll be honest. Blackberries aren’t my favorite. In fact, they’re my least favorite. BUT I’ve recently discovered they are amazing in baked goods. Take, for instance, these Blackberry Vanilla Pies.

    Blackberry Vanilla Pies

  • Pies

    Black Forest Pie

    We never had fresh cherries in the house growing up. It just wasn’t something my mom bought at the grocery store. She did bake things with maraschino cherries in them, and while I enjoy them, I also assumed that I wasn’t a huge fan of cherries based on those experiences. I was WRONG. Not only are fresh cherries completely different (and totally AMAZING, as I discovered upon eating my first fresh cherry in my 20’s), but not all maraschino cherries are created equal! No, those aren’t black olives you see (like my husband thought they were). 😉 Those beautiful, dark gems are Italian maraschino cherries on top of my Black Forest Pie.

    Black Forest Pie

  • Pies

    Caramel Banana Cream Pie

    It’s still chilly and gloomy in Texas. The forecast keeps promising sun, and it just doesn’t happen. Being from the Midwest, I’m accustomed to having plenty of gloomy winter days, but I definitely prefer the sunshine. In addition to the gloom, I also have a headache and can’t seem to get warm. It’s one of those days that you just know that your immune system is about to be taken out. BUT…there’s pie. I’m about to wrap myself in a second blanket and have a slice of this Caramel Banana Cream Pie.

    caramel banana cream pie

  • Pies

    Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

    We’re a little ahead of the first day of Fall (10 more days!), but I’ve officially allowed myself to start including fall flavors in my baking. Baking seasonally means that you’re  working with the best flavors, and Fall flavors are amazing! In honor of apple season, which is now in full swing, I bring you this Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie. Good ol’ apple pie topped with cinnamon rolls and drizzled with a cream cheese glaze.

  • Pies

    Nectarine & Blueberry Pie

    There is just something so comforting about pie. Making it, baking it, eating it. The entire process, start to finish, calms my soul…until one (or three) of the kids starts screaming…but I get as zen as I can. This Nectarine & Blueberry Pie has an all-butter pie crust filled with fresh fruit tossed in brown sugar and spices. Deee-lish.