Yum Yum Smiles

July 23, 2008 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Extras, Pies | 2 Comments
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You must have known it was coming. Photos of the winning chocolate cream pie with…


And speaking of winning awards…

I would like to thank Diannes Dishes for The Yum Yum Award!

and thanks to Megans Cookin for The Smile Award!

Characteristics for the Smile Award:

1. Must display a cheerful attitude. (not necessarily at all times–we are all human)
2. Must love one another
3. Must make mistakes
4. Must learn from others
5. Must be a positive contributor to blog world
6. Must love life
7. Must love kids

These are the rules:

1. The recipient must link back to the award’s creator (http://www.thebabblingsofmere.blogspot.com/)
2. You must post these rules if you receive the award.
3. You must chose 5 people to receive the award after receiving it yourself
4. You must fit the characteristics of the recipient of the award, as posted by Mere.
5. You must post the characteristics of a recipient.
6. You must create a post sharing your win with others.
7. You must thank your giver.

My first Smile Award goes to Diannes Dishes because her food is inspiring, her photos are wonderful, and her garden is a thing of envy.

I would like to pass The Yum Yum Award and The Smile Award on to:

Canela y Comino. I love how Gretchen shares about the people and dishes of Peru while honoring her very American upbringing.

Colette’s Bakery. She bakes and dances, has a fun family, and is only 16 years old. I love peeking into her life.

Couch Cubicle. This girl is a riot! She always makes me laugh with her funny life stories.

A Southern Grace. She has great food, great photos, and is a great story teller.

And my final Yum Yum award goes to Megans Cookin. It’s no surprise that Megan’s food looks yummy and tastes yummy.

If I could, I would pass on a slice to each and every one of you!

Award Winning Pie?

July 12, 2008 at 8:41 pm | Posted in Pies | 11 Comments
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How embarrassing! My goal was to make an edible pie that would be eaten rather than thrown into the garbage…I never expected (or even hoped for) 1st Prize!

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Chocolate Cream Pie

July 10, 2008 at 10:05 pm | Posted in Pies | 9 Comments

This is Chocolate Cream Pie done right! And, it couldn’t be easier! Forget the eggs, milk, and cream…this one has a secret ingredient. You can find the recipe and it’s secret ingredient here.

This Chocolate Cream Pie is luscious and creamy with great chocolate flavor. If you don’t believe me, ask my husband. He just had his second slice.

How did I get the pie right? First of all, I carefully followed the recipe. (That’s 2 cups of chocolate chips, not 2 bags of chocolate chips). Secondly, I adapted the crust and it worked great.

Chocolate Cookie Crust

  • 3/4 cup of chocolate cookie crumbs (I used Trader Joes Cats Cookies)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Press the mixture in a pie pan and baked it at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Allow the crust to cool to room temperature before adding the Chocolate Cream.

I liked it best covered in fresh whipped cream.

But it’s also good with just a dollop.

Really, it doesn’t matter how it’s dressed, this Chocolate Cream Pie tastes great.

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