There’s something about pie, especially pies like this Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pie that I just love, I simply cannot help it. They are so incredibly delicious and a little nostalgic because they remind of the pies my grandmother used to make. Don’t let it’s simple ingredients fool you! This one is cool and creamy with a smooth butterscotch filling that is perfect for any occasion, but my husband loves it and since his birthday is this weekend I thought it was the perfect time to share it with you. I serve it with our favorite homemade sweetened whipped cream for an irresistible treat. Believe me I know, as I’ve been trying to keep a slice from our Easter pie safe until I could snap a few photos to share with you. I feel sorry for my family, it’s such a huge tease to have those last two slices staring them in the face every time they open the fridge. It’s been a little like fending off the wolves -don’t you dare, that’s my pie! Now that I am finally finished with the photography, I have a feeling these last couple slices of Old Fashioned Butterscotch Pie are not going to be around for much longer. Not that it’s a huge deal, I have a feeling I’ll be making more pie this weekend, a birthday pie. What’s your favorite kind of pie? Do you prefer pudding pies? Cream pies? Fruit Pies? And let’s talk crust? Do you love a flaky pastry crust or a cookie crust? Graham Cracker? Oreo? Shortbread? Let’s talk pie!!! Continue reading
It’s time to start getting ready for teacher’s appreciation week and to show our teachers some love I made these Take 5 for a Job Well Done teacher’s appreciation gifts. I was standing in the line at the grocery store when a Take 5 candy bar caught my eye. The name caught instantly had my attention, but when I looked closer and found these words on the label, sweet, salty, chewy, caramel, pretzels, chocolate, & peanut butter, I knew that these little gems would be a perfect little treat – they sound like the world’s perfect candy bar. How have I missed them all my life? Not only do I love all the flavors that are combined into this candy bar, I love the sentiment behind it’s name – Take 5. I thought it was a fabulous way to let teachers know how much they are appreciated, but I also think it would be fun to stick one of these tags on a candy bar for after that big test, tryout, or audition. The options are endless. Wouldn’t these be perfect for team moms to hand out after games? Or even to give to a coach after the last game? I think they’d even be appropriate for a boss to leave on an employee’s desk or in their mailbox just to show a little appreciation. What do you think? Do you have other ideas for ways to put these to use? Continue reading
Easter is around the corner, so I thought I would dust off some of my easter favorites to share with you. I’ve got fun ideas for decorating Easter eggs and delicious recipes for Easter brunch all rounded up in one place so that you don’t have to waste too much time poking around to find them. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t met a brunch that I didn’t like and Easter’s just not Easter without decorated eggs. So let’s talk about those eggs, shall we? Almost every Easter egg that I’ve ever come across starts as a plain old hard boiled egg. Have you ever wondered how to boil the perfect egg? Click here for three ways to create the perfect hard boiled egg. There are three different tutorials below each with different ideas for decorating Easter eggs. You’ll have to let me know which is your favorite.