Category Archives: Festival of Pie

Festival of Pie 2016

My goodness what a fabulous holiday we had. Hubby was away at a conference from the Thursday to Tuesday, so it was only Logan and I who went to pick up Liam at the airport on Saturday:

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Logan, who is 4 years younger than Liam, is catching up to him!

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We watched some movies, got the house picked up, and did lots of food shopping, and before you know it, the day before Thanksgiving had arrived and it was time to bake some pies, 9 to be exact! I print out all the recipes and figure out which pie pan to use with each:

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I had a fun time sharing the pies as they came out of the oven on Instagram:

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This year we had both some local friends and my Aunt, Uncle, 2 cousins and their spouses + Lucy, for a total of 19 people! It took 4 tables, but I was able to set a place for everyone:

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Lucy was entranced by the daughters of Brad and Nicholle:

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The dinner table was full of happy people with big appetites. Note: it’s hard to take a picture of 19 people around a table with everyone looking and smiling at the same time!

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Lucy loved the cranberry sauce!

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And everyone loved the pie!

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The week flew by, soon Liam was back at the airport, with 6 turkey sandwiches in his luggage!

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He’ll be back in under 3 weeks for Christmas though!

Tried and True Pie Recipes

Each year we invite a lot of people to enjoy Thanksgiving with us and I make lots of PIE! We’ve cooked Thanksgiving for lots of people pretty much our whole married life, and there’s always been enough people that we would have needed 2-3 pies to have enough for everyone, but what KIND of pie… Continue Reading

Festival of Pie 2015

Oh my, what a week! It was chock full of activity, we had a lot of fun, but boy am I tired!!! The holiday week started last Saturday with a trip into LAX. Liam’s plane from Nashville arrived just a couple of hours before his girlfriend Celia’s (she was checking out a college on the… Continue Reading

Festival of Pie 2014

What a fabulous Thanksgiving we had! I spent most of Wednesday baking pies! I had some help from Liam, who made the filling for the sugar cream and the apple: and Logan, who made the filling for Derby pie: By the end of the day, I had made 9 pies: The looked fabulous cooling in… Continue Reading

Festival of Pie 2013

I took a bit of a blogging break because there was too much pie to make! I hope Thanksgiving (for all my US readers) was full of family, friends and FUN! Because that’s what ours was! 🙂 If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that we call Thanksgiving the “Festival of Pie”,… Continue Reading

Festival of Pie 2012

Well, the Festival of Pie (what we call Thanksgiving, because we have so much PIE!) was a rousing success! Actually, this was quite possible our best Thanksgiving EVER! We had lots of friends on hand, and my cousin Jessica, whom I haven’t seen since she was a flower girl at our wedding like 20 years… Continue Reading

Festival of Pie 2010

Well, it wasn’t the holiday we’d planned this year, we were supposed to be celebrating in Massachusetts with my family. But I am sooooo grateful we got Logan to the doctor before his appendix burst, oh my goodness, I try not to go down that road… Anyway, it’s amazing that just one week ago my… Continue Reading