Paula's Pie Project Blog

52 different pies in 52 weeks

Pie Update August 11, 2010

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I am back. 

Back from my epic 5-1/2 week trip to Colorado, Ohio, Maryland, and Virginia visiting family and friends.  I did take a vacation from blogging, but not pie-making, so bear with me as I get caught up on my back-log of culinary delights.

I was able to find time to make a pie with each one of my siblings on the trip.  That makes me happy.  I never imagined that when I started the project. 

I come back refreshed and feeling lucky to be surrounded by such amazing people in my life.  I have truly been blessed with an amazing friends and family- parents, siblings, in-laws and my own husband and four boys.  God is so good to me! 

 Thanks for all your love and support.  Now let’s make some more pies!

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The Beginning January 3, 2010

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Greetings pie lovers of  America!

What is the “Pie Project”? To make a new pie each week for the year 2010 and write about it.  Yep. Fifty-two pies (and posts) in all.

Why? One- to honor my mother, Jan, who is the “queen pie maker” from Ohio. Two- to learn more about the art of pie-making since my repertoire to date only includes peach and pumpkin. Three- to challenge my writing skills since I have always thought of myself to be the “last person on earth to have anything to blog about”. And four- to have fun experimenting and collecting new recipes.

Define the word pie? My definition is anything that has a soft crust or is has the word “pie” in its name.  The pies can be savory or sweet.  And I am willing to try them all, so if you see an interesting pie or have a favorite crust you want me to try, send the recipe my way.

My Declarations…..

I will use no pre-made crusts.

I will try to use all the freshest of ingredients. No, I will not plant seeds or mill the wheat, but I will (really try hard) not to use frozen fruits or vegetables. If there becomes a point of desperation due to the fact I have a husband and four beautiful, demanding boys and a freelance interior design career, I am not going to beat myself up about it. But you will know about the substitution. Let’s hope I don’t have to go there. So those of you who are mouth-watering for a fresh peach pie, you will most likely have to wait until the end of the summer when peaches are at their peak of ripe-ness.

I will make my pies on any day of the week. And I will try to mix it up at least one savory pie per month.

If you get a piece of pie or a half-eaten pie from me, it doesn’t mean the pie was a bust.  It means- one I am probably sick of eating pie or two- my kids did not care for  it. My husband on the other hand, loves pie, so he completely committed to eat a piece (or pieces) from every single pie that comes out of our oven.

Okay, that is it for now. On to the heart of the pie project…….