Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving quotation: “Produce great pumpkins, the pies will follow later.” -Anonymous

Well, I guess the pies did follow; since the Pilgrims gave us pumpkins, it was surely just inevitable that we made pies! (But, a true history buff knows that pumpkins were really just part of the traditional diet of Squanto and his tribe!) This is the first Thanksgiving that I am not home to celebrate (and bake!) because I am visiting my grandmother in Argentina, so our usual Thanksgiving dinner crowd will be missing out on our monstrous spread of food, and of course the desserts! Continue reading

Banana Pudding Pie

Greetings from New York! I’m visiting the “big apple” for my  cousin’s wedding,  and on the way my family and I are continuing our college visits!  Today we met my friend who attends Columbia, a math-loving biochem major, and inspired my quotation of the day: Pi is an “irrational number.” [But] Pie is irrationally delicious, especially with ice cream.”-fakeapstylebook. Because I think we all rather receive a sweet slice of pie (aka a slice of heaven!)  than a trigonometric function worksheet, here’s an amazing Banana Pudding Pie recipe to enjoy! I initially wanted to bake an original Banana Cream pie with vanilla wafers and custard, but I sort of made up this version from the ingredients in my house. My sister’s favorite part, the crust, was soo especially sensational because I coated it with a layer of delicious chocolate that added a KitKat-like crunch! The vanilla and chocolate fillings made the pie even more flavorful and addicting! Even my friend who is a health nut and picky eater indulged in a slice of pie, which he absolutely loved… and so will you! Enjoy!!!

Recipe: banana cream pie

***NOTE: I love making pies because you can be completely creative without worrying about the typical baking rules. Like my Chocolate Pudding Pie, you can simply combine (instant)  pudding, cool whip, and any fillings  of choice to create an unbelievably easy dessert that everyone will love!

Mom’s Peach Pie

Dear Mom, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! :) Today my cousin and I spent 6 hours in the kitchen cooking a gourmet birthday feast in honor of my gorgeous and amazing mom! The dinner was tasty and delicious, and dessert was even better: fresh Peach Pie and chocolate covered strawberries! This pie the perfect birthday present: a sweet and gooey peach filling paired with the flakiest, most tender pie crust in the world! This homemade pie is so outstanding that  you will be licking your plates clean!! Enjoy!

Recipe: Lattice-top Peach Pie

***NOTE: This recipe is rather time consuming, but TOTALLY worth it. If you’re looking for a simpler peach dessert, I suggest Paula Deen’s Peach Tart. (It’s a peach tart–not a pie–but still a delicious peach dessert to try!)

Southern Pecan Pie

My dad crowned this Southern Pecan Pie “the best EVER“. It’s absolutely perfect: not too nutty and not overly sticky. Ice cream/whipped cream is definitely a must for this old-fashioned pie; place it in the fridge and it will  taste like a sweet, gooey maple ice-cream sundae! I must say, my family usually devours our Sunday night desserts, but this pie vanished before we even sat down for dinner! I guess the pie was pretty good! :)

Recipe: Southern Pecan Pie

Cherry Lattice Pie (BEST Crust)


Every Sunday my family gathers for dinner, where the topic of interest is always the dessert of the evening! I love taking requests, so for Mothers’ Day my mom ordered a cherry pie– where a flaky, perfectly cooked crust was a must. Surprisingly, I had never even tasted a cherry pie before, but this recipe was absolutely mouthwatering! Not to mention the world’s best recipe for the PERFECT crust!

Recipe: Cherry Pie