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    Pecan Pie

    “Waiter there is too much pepper in your Paprikash, but I would be proud to partake of your Pecan Pie.” I always think of Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan saying that with a silly accent in “When Harry Met Sally” when I have Pecan Pie. I love that movie and have probably seen it 50 times. I think this is one of which Harry and Sally would proudly partake. 🙂 I really like the flavour of this because I am not really a fan of the gooey, gaggingly sweet pecan pies made with corn syrup. I like the flavour of the nuts and some brown sugar, caramelized buttery goodness in this Pecan Pie. …

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    Hattie’s Pumpkin Pie with my touch

    Sometimes there is a person in your life as a child who opens your eyes to the possibilities of a life lived with style and joie de vivre.  Hattie was just such a person for my husband Rick. “She had class oozing out of her marrow. Her being was effortless.” is the way he describes her. Hattie did things her own way. She was a family friend and as a teenager he worked for her doing yard-work and was rewarded with her homemade chocolate milkshakes which became his ideal. She is a legend that lives on past her years and we often drink to her memory when we are having a celebration. This is…

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    The Best Pie Crust

    The best pie crust, in my humble (pie) opinion, is this all-butter pie crust which I have tweaked over the years. It has a great flavour, is flaky and doesn’t leave the roof of your mouth feeling greasy as shortening based crusts tend to do. Plus, I just don’t like shortening. 😛 Gabi’s Best Pie Crust 2-1/2 cups unbleached All Purpose wheat flour 1 cup cold, cold butter, salted or unsalted as you have on hand and cut into small bits large pinch of salt if using unsalted butter, smaller if using salted 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, can omit if making a savoury pie 1/2 cup of iced water  (a…

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