Easiest & BEST Key Lime Pie EVER

So yeah…I won the National Pie Championship in 2013 with this Key Lime Pie, and while I’m still super proud of that pie, it didn’t take me long before I realized that there was an easier way to make the same pie in half the time. The original pie, “Sittin’ on a Sandbar Key LimeContinue reading “Easiest & BEST Key Lime Pie EVER”

Farm-to-Table Dinner: Dark Chocolate Espresso Cream Pie with Amaretto Cherries

2016 National Pie Championship Chocolate Cream Winner It’s funny how things happen when you least expect them.  I’ve been competing in the National Pie Championships since 2008 and a professional since 2015.  Going into this year, I knew that my chances of winning anything are low.  There are some AMAZING professional pie chefs, especially EvetteContinue reading “Farm-to-Table Dinner: Dark Chocolate Espresso Cream Pie with Amaretto Cherries”

National Pie Championships: Ode to Peanut Butter Pie

a pie that incorporates peanut butter into every layer…peanut butter cookie crust, peanut butter truffle, peanut  butter cream, peanut butter whipped cream, peanut butter cookie garnish. 

National Pie Championships: Bourbon-Blueberry Pie with White Chocolate Truffle

We replaced the blackberries with blueberries and layered the jam over a layer of creamy white chocolate truffle to create a pie that is the perfect balance of creamy sweet and bright, yet smokey fruit.

National Pie Championships: Sunsational Islander Coconut Cream Pie

For a person who doesn’t particularly care for coconut, I seem to bake a lot of coconut themed desserts, and for the past few years, it’s been my coconut recipes that win the most awards.

National Pie Championships: Double Chocolate Macchiato Pie

One of my favorite flavor combinations is dark chocolate and coffee. By it’s 1st place win in the Open Category at the 2019 National Pie Championships, I think the judges agreed. Print Yum National Pie Championships: Double Chocolate Macchiato Pie IngredientsCrust: 15 shortbread cookies (enough to make 2 c. crumbs) 4 TBSP butter Filling: 2-8ozContinue reading “National Pie Championships: Double Chocolate Macchiato Pie”

Sittin’ On A Sandbar Key Lime Pie #SundaySupper

March 20th was the official start of Spring this year, and what better way to celebrate than by whipping up some citrus treats! Key Limes vs. Regular Limes Being from Florida, we have an over-abundance of citrus, but it’s the tiny, tart Key Lime that takes center stage in this citrusy, spring treat.  However, Key LimesContinue reading “Sittin’ On A Sandbar Key Lime Pie #SundaySupper”

Harvest Pumpkin Pie 

Award winning pumpkin pie recipe with apple butter

National Key Lime Pie Day!

Since it’s National Key Lime Pie Day, here’s my version. However, this isn’t the traditional key lime pie.  No, this key lime pie has a hint of coconut and cream cheese to keep it more stable in the Florida heat & humidity.  Likewise, this key lime pie also sits on a crust of vanilla wafersContinue reading “National Key Lime Pie Day!”

Chubby Hubby Peanut Butter Pie 2.0

This isn’t my first attempt at a Chubby Hubby Peanut Butter Pie; however, this is the new & improved version of it. Other than a traditional pb&j sandwich, I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter.  HOWEVER, my husband and kids have peanut butter running through their veins.  Peanut butter candy, peanut butter ice cream, peanutContinue reading “Chubby Hubby Peanut Butter Pie 2.0”

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