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!


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…….