I love to bake. Like, a lot. I really love it. The problem is that I also love to eat baked goods, and I cannot be trusted to have them in my house. It’s a real conundrum, because I will eat all the things. I do tend to bake a lot around the holidays, and while I’ve mastered things like my famous pumpkin rolls, until this year there was one area I had not ventured in to.
Making pie seemed so… complicated, and I really didn’t know anything about it. But, one night shortly before Christmas, I was up to my ears in flour and baking supplies, and I got it in my mind that I should make a pecan pie for my grandma – her favorite treat. I turned to my good friend Google, and before long I was whipping up the Karo syrup pecan pie recipe along with Wesson oil crust. Believe it or not, it worked.
At least, I think it did. I didn’t actually have a piece.
In any case, I no longer feel like pie is beyond my capabilities, and I am looking forward to trying out more recipes.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t even remember the last time I looked in a cookbook. I still have some, but they are downstairs and really don’t make their way to my kitchen. When I need a recipe, I bring my iPad into the kitchen and I’m good to go. Searching all over the internet for a recipe I ran across two weeks ago isn’t always convenient, and it’s good to have recipes in one place.
Enter Foodie.com. You can browse, sort and search more than a million recipes and restaurants, and collect the ones that interest you all in one place. Their toolbar makes it easy to grab recipes from all over the internet, too. The collection posted above is my “Pie” collection, but as I scrolled through Foodie I also made collections for breakfasts, desserts, slow cooker recipes, and appetizers/snacks. I’m sure there’s more where that came from, too. One thing that struck me about Foodie is that it’s JUST food – there’s less noise and it makes it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. I think that this is a tool I will use a lot.
Check out Foodie.com and let me know what you think!
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