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7 “Pi Day” Hot Spots in Chicago

This is not a drill…Pi Day (aka the best day of the year) is one week away. I’m counting down these next seven days with seven Chicago hot spots for Pi Day.

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If you live under a rock don’t know what Pi Day is: it comes around on March 14th every year.

3.14…March 14th…get it?

Speaking of pie…I’ve rounded up all the details you need to get your pie fix in the Chicagoland area. Naturally, I plan to eat pie for every meal on 3/14, and I encourage you to do the same. Here’s your inside scoop: Continue reading “7 “Pi Day” Hot Spots in Chicago”

8 Christmas Pie Crust Ideas

The final countdown is on. Christmas will be here before we know it. There’s a million things left on my to do list, but the good news? I’ve been stocking up on puns all year, so I’m well prepared to wish everyone a Meowy Christmas.

I’ve also been accumulating a list of Christmas pie crust design inspiration. Because if it’s not insta-worthy, did you even bake it?

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Santa & His Reindeer - List of Christmas Pie Crust Design Ideas

via @mariesaba on instagram

 

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Ho Ho Ho Slab Pie - 8 Christmas Pie Crust Design Ideas

via @jojoromancer on instagram

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Creative & Spooky Halloween Pie Ideas

Spooky Halloween Pie Ideas

Halloween is right around the corner. Which means you’ve picked out a costume, chosen a spooky cocktail, and purchased a surplus of candy…but what’s the status on your epic halloween pie?!

I know halloween is typically a strictly candy holiday, but I’m of the belief that every holiday deserves a delicious pie. So, I’ve searched the internet for the most creative, funny, spooky, and boo-tiful pie ideas to help you kill it this year.

 

Frankenstein Pie

Creative & Spooky Halloween Pie Ideas

via I Wash You Dry

 

Mummy Pies

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via veggie desserts

 

Spiderweb Pie

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via Bigger Bolder Baking

 

Jack-o-lantern Pies

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via DIYs

 

Graveyard Pie

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via Very Best Baking

 

Pumpkin Pie Pops

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via one little project

Happy Halloween! Hope you eat too much candy, enjoy a creepy cocktail (or two), and step up your game with a spooky pie.

Creative & Spooky Halloween Pie Ideas

8 Drool-Worthy Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

Instagram is a beautiful place. In under 30 seconds I can see puppies tubing on a lake laugh at a spot-on meme, and drool over delicious baking.

To help you out with that last one, here are the 8 best baking instagram accounts out there.

PSA: If you weren’t hungry already, you will be now.

8. Molly Yeh | @mollyyeh

Her pics are seriously beautiful. She sure knows how to frost some drop-dead gorgeous flowers.

7. Baking it Happen | @bakingithappen

Who knew doodles and baked goods went together so well? It’s adorable and I love it.

6. taartwork | @taartwork

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The witty messages on these treats will surely put a smile on your face.

5. Alex Roberts | @kealro

First, he’s a fellow Alex. People with the name Alex are arguably the most awesome. Second, he makes some killer emoji macaroons. Sometimes you just need an eye roll cookie in your life.

4. Jo Harrington | @jojoromancer

Jo has an uncanny ability to make literal masterpieces with pie dough. It’s outstanding.

3. Samantha | @elleventy

She makes some adorable cookies…how could you possible eat those. Too darn cute.

2. Drake on Cake | @drakeoncake

If you haven’t heard of Drake on Cake, you might be living under a rock. But that’s okay, because now you can spend 10 minutes scrolling through these hilarious cakes. You’re welcome. Joy the Baker is the genius behind these, and she deserves a round of applause for her brilliancy.

1. Pies Before Guys | @thepieblog

Duh…

 

 

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5 Patriotic Pies to Wow Your Friends

To quote my British coworker, “that American holiday is next week, right? …what’s it called again?” Apparently “the 4th of July” is a tough one to remember 😂

If you can remember the name or not, it’s right around the corner. Time to break out your American flag tank and whip up a red, white, and blue pie.

For those of you in the mood to be adventurous overachievers—I’ve scoured the internet for the best patriotic pie ideas. Dust off your star-shaped cutouts and get to work.

1. Seeing Stars
Patriotic Pies - Seeing stars

via The Recipe Critic

2. Red, White, and Berries

Patriotic Pies - Red, White, and Berries
via Simply Recipes

3. Star Spangled Slab

Patriotic Pies - Star Spangeled Slab pie
via Wife Mama Foodie

4. Mini Stars

Patriotic Pies - Mini star pie

via eHow

5. American Flag

Patriotic Pie - American Flag

Last but not least, one of my favorite pies of all time. And I promise it’ll be a show stopper at any BBQ.

Fine more red, white, and blue pie ideas on our Pinterest board →5 Patriotic Pies to Wow Your Friends

Hap-PIE Thanksgiving

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May your plate be full of pie and your glass full of wine.

I have a few other #piegoals today too…

  • Transport three pies without ending up with a pie casserole in my trunk
  • Convince my family to eat dessert before dinner
  • Make sure everyone knows I’m thankful for pie
  • Sneak a second (or third) slice of pie
  • Manage to stay awake after all that pie
  • Contemplate what pie I’ll make next

Thanksgiving table of pie

I hope all your pies came out beautifully and taste even better. Have a dough-licous Thanksgiving. See you on the other side (with our fat pants on).

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Friendsgiving Essentials

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We can all agree that the only thing better than Thanksgiving dinner is TWO Thanksgiving dinners. So this week as everyone gets their to-do lists organized, we shall toast to the genius who created Friendsgiving.

Obviously the critical question on your Friendsgiving to-do list is: what pie am I making!? I would be seriously offended if that wasn’t your first priority.

Bourbon Pear Crumble | pieofthemonth.wordpress.com

But people also get hungry for non-pie foods (weird…), and thirsty for things that are not pie shakes (strange…), and they want to take instagram worthy pics (gosh humans are needy). So I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of Friendsgiving essentials for the overachiever in all of us.

Time to roll out the fat pants.

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Fill your plate

Friends don’t let friends get hangry.

  • The real reason I need fat pants is stuffing. If it was acceptable I’d probably eat an entire meal of the glorious dish. WOW your friends with this drool-worthy wild mushroom stuffing
  • No one says no to bacon—except maybe your one vegetarian friend—but that just means more bacon for you. Check veggies off your list with these bacon brussels sprouts. Yes, you do need these in your life right now.

Fill your glass

Drinks worthy of a toast.

Fill your already full guests

No one will judge if you eat dessert first.

Fill your camera roll

If you didn’t instagram, did it really happen?

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  • No matter which pie you choose, go all out with your pie crust: add some leaf cutouts, put something witty on top, craft a mind-blowing turkey out of dough…whatever floats your boat. Cue the impressed insta stories.
  • Note to self, take cute pics before your second helping of stuffing. Regardless, a cute banner takes your friendsgiving to the next level. Head to your nearest craft store and get to work. Stickers and pre-cut paper are your friend–or you can be a lunatic like me and cut scrapbook paper into the shape of leaves by hand (I don’t recommend it 😆).

Cheers to an epic Friendsgiving!