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Homemade Pie Crust: Everything You Need to Know

Homemade Pie Crust: Everything You Need to Know

I’ve been making pies for a long time. My mom taught me to make a homemade crust when I was young, and I’ve been making them every Thanksgiving, Christmas, Fourth of July and occasional birthday since then. Here’s one I did for Thanksgiving last year (we ate it while watching football :). My mom originally […]

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My Great-Grandma's Apple Pie

My Great-Grandma’s Apple Pie

We always make two pies on Thanksgiving. Usually, apple and pumpkin, or bourbon-pecan and pumpkin. For the pumpkin, I use Libby’s tried-and-true recipe; it’s easy and always turns out well. For the pecan, I use my own favorite recipe for Double-Shot-of-Bourbon Pecan Pie; this one is also easy (you just need one bowl!) and is absolutely […]

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How to Make an All-Butter Pie Crust

How to Make an All-Butter Pie Crust

The first thing my mom taught me to make was a homemade all-butter pie crust. When she first learned to make a crust, she used the tines of a fork to combine the flour, salt, sugar and butter. Later, following the advice of Julia Child, she upgraded to electric beaters, and that’s what she taught […]

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My Mom's Luscious Key Lime Pie

My Mom’s Luscious Key Lime Pie

Yesterday was so much fun!  I taught a cooking class at Lake Austin Spa, which is one of my absolute favorite places to teach.  The kitchen is huge and gorgeous, and there is an entire wall of windows that looks out over the water.  It’s cathartic just to be there. Plus, they have some pretty […]

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