Heyo! How was your long-er weekend? Mine was filled with brunches on patios, long walks, and beers on an (enclosed) rooftop patio. The weather was a little crummy on Sunday here, but yesterday and Saturday were textbook gorgeous, so I drank a beermosa and made all our friends brownies. I’ve made these vegan rice krispie treats twice in the last couple of weeks. The first time was for (more…)
Before you even start, I know that key lime pie is totally not is season right now, I know! While everyone else is drowning in pumpkin and apple everything, I’m just reaching for a piece of the long gone summer, trying to hold on to my favorite warm weather dessert. I’ll admit that I’ve been meaning to make this pie ever since my cousin got married in Florida in August (I know, it’s been a few months..there were tacos to be eaten and stuff to be done!), especially since I hadn’t tried my hand at vegan key lime pie just yet. A lot of the recipes I found involved cashew soaking or just freezing the filling, both of which were just things I wasn’t really into. I love cashews in desserts, but for this one, (more…)
Last weekend, my fiance and I went to a lovely little apple orchard/pumpkin patch about 30 minutes away, complete with caramel apples and a pick your own apple orchard. Unfortunately, all the carving pumpkins were into a sad state of rotting, but the sugar pie pumpkins they had near the register were perfect for roasting and pie making. I never liked pumpkin pie until fairly recently (probably the last 5 years or so), because I usually went for sweet, sticky pecan pie over the pumpkin variety. I think the main reason I didn’t like pumpkin pie was that I hadn’t had real, genuine pumpkin pie made from a roasted, real deal pumpkin. I also tend to have an aversion to one-texture desserts (I’m looking at you puddings, flans, and custard pie), but am slowly warming up to them as I discover how to make them myself.
I par-baked the crust a little too long initially for this pie, which made it a little difficult to cut when it was fresh, so I adjusted the recipe accordingly. The filling recipe for this pumpkin pie came straight from Oh She Glows, who tends to be my go-to for fail proof recipes. Feel free to use Earth Balance instead of the coconut oil in the crust, but I don’t usually keep EB around and coconut oil seems to always be on hand. I’m glad our little pumpkin patch ended up having the pie pumpkins to make this beauty, I might be a pumpkin pie lover after all!
This is the story of a girl (me) who always thinks there is more time in the morning than there really is. Do you have all these grand plans when you get up in the morning, hoping to cook a delicious breakfast/baking biscuits while also casually doing some housework so you won’t have to do it after work? Yeah, me too. I always seem to think that even thought I do get up fairly early in the morning, I can fit in gym, cooked breakfast at my leisure, getting ready and doing a load of laundry. It seems that this quality in myself is where my creeping lateness comes from. Mostly, when I’m late to somewhere/something, it’s because I thought that folding the laundry would ‘only take 5 minutes, when really we know it takes at least 15 minutes, or something of the sort. I’ve been working on this time mis-management lately, planning out my days and weeks more accordingly, rather than rushing around or, on the other hand, feeling like I’ve done everything for the day already. One of the best things that helps me with this time management issue is creating a note on my phone every Sunday that is labeled ‘Brain Dump’. This note usually involves everything that I feel like I need to do/want to do for the week. Every thought or to-do that is buzzing around in my brain, feeling like it needs to get done OMG RIGHT NOW, when usually it doesn’t. Doing this dump makes me feel like I can get these thoughts off of my brain and I can plan my time during the week accordingly.
What does this have to do with biscuits? Well, last week in my ‘brain dump’ note for the week I had ‘Make apple pie biscuits for potluck’. I’m fortunate enough to have a lovely group of bloggers in the area who meet for dinner every month or so and this go-around we were planning a potluck. I knew I needed to make the biscuits early enough for me to be able to shoot for a blog post, but not too early, so they would still stay fresh. My solution to this time management problem? Making the biscuits at 6am on a day I was already running late, of course! I know, it’s really not the best of ideas, but at the time, on that morning, my head was telling me (more…)
Yes, I know, breakfast pie? Once I thought about this idea I knew I had to make it happen as soon as possible. My best ideas seem to come to me on on commute to and from work, so it’s no surprise that this one popped into my head on my way to work last week. I am a PB&J lover like anyone else, but when it’s mashed into pie and cookie form, I will most likely eat the whole thing in a weekend (now you know my weekend plans, right?). The original idea (more…)