Saturday, December 10, 2011

Have I Told You Lately that I... Baked You a Pie?

Some people run, or knit, or grill, or paint…
I make pies.

 So you can understand why I am PUMPED about my new cookbook, “Mrs. Rowes Little Book of Southern Pies,” by Mollie Cox Bryan.


My wonderful mother gave it to me last week.

These are simple, delicious, southern recipes like our grandmothers used to make.

The stories about Mrs. Rowe and her restaurant will make you want to:
1. Take a trip to Staunton, Virginia
2. Be a better person
3. Bake, eat, and share pie

Remember when Carla Hall was on Top Chef?

At the time, she drove me nuts with her “Hootie-Hoo”
And insisting that the secret ingredient in her food was love.

Now that I've started baking pies, I have to take it all back. 

I understand, Carla.

From the time I pick out a recipe until I put the pie on the cooling rack, I'm thinking about the joy it will bring to my friends and family.

I think about how blessed I am to have you in my life. 

(I'm mean you, family and friends, not Carla Hall. Although I'm sure having her around would be great, too.)

My version of Mrs. Rowe's Brownie Pie with Cream Cheese Crust and Chocolate Sauce

When talking about her cookbook, Mollie said, "It's about love, 
After all, you don't make pie for people you don't like."

Is there anything you enjoy doing to show people you love them?

What kind of pie do you want me to make you?


  1. So nice to wake up to this on a Sunday morning. Thank you. Peace. Love. Pie.

  2. Thank YOU for sharing these recipes! I'm honored you stopped by my blog. :) You made my day!

  3. I guess I must have had ulterior motive when I gave you this book! That pie sure tasted good! Looking forward to you trying many more of Mrs. Rowe's recipes.


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