Mexican Chocolate Pie

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Fun fact about me: I used to be a math wizard. I started taking high school math classes when I was 11 years old, and in a recent conversation, I described my high school experience of taking calculus and calculus-based physics at the same time as “A Lot of Fun”. Once I went to college, I focused on ~artsier~ things, and my math brain is now a mushy, soggy pie. There are 4 artifacts that remain of my math glory days: Read more

Cranberry Pear Pie * with VA Foodie

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I wrote a recipe for a winter cranberry pear pie, and you can find it on VA Foodie’s site! Which celebrates different aspects of the Virginia food scene, from farms, to restaurants, to vineyards, and connects people and makers. I was really excited to partner with them, when they asked me to create a winter dessert using seasonal ingredients we can find here in Virginia, as a part of their holiday mailing. Head to their site for the recipe, and peep some pics of the pie below. I sent this recipe to them months ago, and in that time, I had kind of forgotten how wonderful this pie smells and tastes until I made it again this week. Y’all. Don’t sleep on this. It is just the right combo of sweet and tart, and it has all the best spices. And if you’d like to see how I made the chevron lattice pattern in these pictures, I have a tutorial saved in my story highlights on Instagram! STAY WARM, AND HAPPY BAKING!

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Mixed Berry + Red Wine + Black Pepper Pie

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Snow day baking really is the best: it always pushes me to try new things, since I have all the time in the world, and only the ingredients are in my pantry. One Monday morning, I found myself trapped at home in the snow, but needing to pull together a pie for a shoot with Amy Jackson for the Cville Weekly (still so cool I get to say that ! ). I had no fresh fruit in the house, but as always, I had a bottle of red wine at the ready, and a bunch of berries buried in our freezer, that were probably originally supposed to go into a healthy smoothie or something. I think they found a better fate in this pie.

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On Sweet Potato Pie

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Happy Fπiday! I wrote a blog post about baking at Brookville over on their website. Sure, it’s about pie, but it’s also about two of my other favorite things: being black + feelings. So next time you’re looking to get a little sappy about butter, give it a read!

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