Extra Spicy Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Extra Spicy Pumpkin Pecan Pie

The original for this recipe comes from Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Pie a House & Home recipe. However, at our house we use only butter in pie crusts (it’s a taste preference) and we have found that most recipes under-spice the pie filling (no wimpy pumpkin…

Beef Empanada Pie with Gluten Free Dough

Beef Empanada Pie with Gluten Free Dough

I started out making this recipe with beef empanadas for a picnic in mind. However, gluten free dough is a little trickier to work with than I bargained for. I made three little ones, cursed (a lot), and then rolled the remaining dough into a…

Simple Onion and Tomato Quiche with Cheddar and Feta

Simple Onion and Tomato Quiche with Cheddar and Feta

I have to confess I did not feel like cooking tonight. However, this onion and tomato quiche fit the bill for my lazy mood. If you have extra greens, like spinach or chard, you could add them when you are sauteing the onion. Left over…

No Fuss Chocolate Pie

No Fuss Chocolate Pie

Chocolate pie is easy, rich and delicious. Kind of like chocolate pudding in a crust. You can use store bought pie crust or make your own. No judgment here. Pie Crust Makes 4 crusts – wrap and freeze what you don’t use. 5 C flour…

Leek and Mushroom Pie

Leek and Mushroom Pie

I love the delicate flavour of leek and mushroom pie, it is satisfying on it’s own or when paired with bacon or chicken. Serve it with a salad and some roasted veg and you have a balanced, nutritious meal. A note about leeks: because they…

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Sour Cream Apple Pie

Sour cream apple pie is easy and delicious. Crust: You can make your own pie crust using your favourite recipe (the one off the Crisco box works perfectly well) or use store bought. If you want a quick an easy recipe use this Pastry Dough…

Rye Crust Hand Pies with Roasted Yams, Onion, Fennel and Persian Feta

Rye Crust Hand Pies with Roasted Yams, Onion, Fennel and Persian Feta

The Dahlia Bakery Cook book has a recipe for roasted carrot, leek and goat cheese hand pies which looked interesting so I thought I’d give it a go with the ingredients I had on hand. I also had a whole bag of rye flour left…

Buttermilk Lemon Pie

Buttermilk Lemon Pie

Mmmmmm pie. Buttermilk lemon pie…double mmmm. Thank you to Taste of Home for a quick and awesome pie recipe. Just a quick note on buttermilk…it’s super good for you and is great for making biscuits, scones and coffee cake…and this pie! I didn’t change a…

Dahlia Bakery Coconut Pastry Cream with Graham Cracker and Almond Crust

Dahlia Bakery Coconut Pastry Cream with Graham Cracker and Almond Crust

I had left over coconut milk from something or other that I needed to use up so I tried out the coconut pastry cream recipe from the Triple Coconut Cream Pie recipe in Tom Douglas’ Dahlia Bakery Cookbook. I cheated a bit…didn’t have any vanilla…

Savoury Cheese and Onion Pie…Without the Bacon

Savoury Cheese and Onion Pie…Without the Bacon

Friday is usually pie day at my office but this week we received more than our fair share of chocolates and sweet goodies of all sorts. This meant no one felt like making a sweet pie so we opted for a savoury version. Further, the…