December 3 – Pie Fun

We’re getting geared up for our Pie Party on Saturday!  The fun begins at 1 and continues through the evening.  We’ll be open until 8pm the next two Saturdays for Victorian Walk.
This weekend we’ll feature Karen Sullivan.  She will be demonstrating nalbinding and spinning.  I believe she is bringing her great wheel, which should interest those of you who spin.  She is an amazing artisan.
The Victorian Walk and Karen’s demonstrations begin at 4pm  It is going to be a very fun day!
Our pie party is going to be quite a treat.  If you love making pies and would like to bring one to share – please do.  If you just like eating pies, come on in and eat.  I will be making mini-pies.

I am not an expert pie maker, but I have been honing my skills.  I highly recommend the Perfect Pie Crust recipe from Ina Garten’s new cookbook.  My latest pie left a lot to be desired, but the crust was excellent.  Since I got the hard part right, I am confident that Coconut Cream Pie, take 2 will be divine.
Today I have a special treat for everyone.  I am giving away one $25 gift card to one lucky winner.
All you have to do put your name in the hat for the drawing is tell us what is your favorite pie by leaving a comment on this post.  Comments close at midnight tonight!


  • 61st lat knitter

    03.12.2012 at 01:17

    fav pie: cherry crumble
    Thanks to SWAK for having another 24 days of Xmas!

  • onionringsandsoda

    03.12.2012 at 08:44

    My favorite kind of pie is a Sour Cream Raisin pie. I dressed mine up this Thanksgiving with the addition of dried cranberries and cinnamon. It was great! : )

  • Melann526

    03.12.2012 at 08:49

    I was never a big pie person, until I discovered a recipe for a chocolate mousse pie. Chocolate mousse, whipped cream, what more can a girl ask for?

  • jlbeene83

    03.12.2012 at 09:57

    That’s a no-brainer! Pecan Pie!!!! 🙂

  • pharris824

    03.12.2012 at 10:21

    Well, as a kid growing up my favorite was always cherry pie. One time I picked up a piece of rhubarb from a cafeteria line thinking it was cherry. Boy howdy, was I disappointed!!!

  • rjpirrong

    03.12.2012 at 10:38

    Chocolate of course!!!!

  • sooz

    03.12.2012 at 11:19

    warm apple pie w vanilla ice cream : )

  • okieannie

    03.12.2012 at 11:57

    I thought just the word “PIE” pretty much covers my favorite! Never met a pie I didn’t love…….

  • mbkinser

    03.12.2012 at 12:27

    Lately, I’m all about key lime pie. Yes, it just screams Christmas, doesn’t it?

  • laurasart

    03.12.2012 at 12:57

    love triple berry pie

  • Leah

    03.12.2012 at 13:34

    Apple pie is my favorite — we had some apple trees when I was growing up, so my mother had to come up with a variety of ideas for using them.

  • SarahB

    03.12.2012 at 17:01

    I love Lemon Meringue pie but I always eat apple pie for the holidays.

  • Patricia Riden

    03.12.2012 at 18:05

    Definitely key lime pie. Every time I go to Florida, I get at least one whole pie and pretty much devour it in 2 days (what am I saying – one night!)

  • mschoir01

    03.12.2012 at 18:43

    I’m with Okieannie – my favorite pie is…all of them. Even rhubarb. Even mincemeat. Yeah. I said it. Mincemeat. There. I said it again. I only make it once a year and my sil and I enjoy it along with all the others, pumpkin, pecan, cherry….mmmmmm…let’s have pie for supper!

    • okieannie

      04.12.2012 at 07:01

      Next time you make mincemeat pie invite me over. I love it. Now you have made me say it!

  • aprilthedinger

    03.12.2012 at 18:46

    Pecan pie is my all time favorite!!!!

  • Betty

    03.12.2012 at 19:26

    Pecan pie made by my grandma was my all time favorite. She had pecan trees on her property and we would help her gather the pecans, help her shell the pecans, and also help bake the pie. She only used the whole halves in the pie, no pieces. When baked, the perfect half pieces looked as though they were purposely placed. The inner side of the pecan floated up, and there seemed to be perfect radius’ from middle to edge. 🙂 Yum!

    • keely

      05.12.2012 at 09:27

      Congratulations! You are the winner of a $25 gift card. You can pick it up next time you’re here.

      • Betty

        05.12.2012 at 16:58

        Oh, thank you! I’m so excited! I hope to get there soon.
        I love the 24 days of SWAK!

  • Yarntramp

    03.12.2012 at 20:14

    Lemon Meringue is my fav!

  • jennifer

    03.12.2012 at 21:02

    I like buttermilk with coconut, but also apple. You know I just really like pie.

  • Ashley

    03.12.2012 at 21:16

    Right before Thanksgiving I found a recipe for a pecan/chocolate chip/spiced rum pie. It’s now tied with coconut cream pie as my favorite.

  • jmccoy

    03.12.2012 at 23:50

    Lemon Meringue!!

  • csledge

    04.12.2012 at 07:04

    Coconut cream pie with whipped cream is my favorite! Good luck with yours!

  • Meli40

    04.12.2012 at 07:06

    Coconut Cream Pie is my favorite!

  • machelle

    04.12.2012 at 08:17

    My favorite pie is coconut pecan pie. It is traditional pecan pie made with maple syrup instead of corn syrup and coconut added with the pecan halves. I got the recipe about 25 years ago and my family insists on this pie at every holiday.

  • fibervore

    04.12.2012 at 09:07

    Strawberry rhubarb pie is my very favorite–also like, but have never made, chocolate pecan pie.

  • JudySmith

    04.12.2012 at 09:43

    chocolate cream

  • maryktb

    04.12.2012 at 10:49

    Kentucky Derby Pie.. What’s not to like about chocolate chips, pecans, and bourbon in a pie crust!

    • keely

      05.12.2012 at 09:27

      Congratulations! You’re the winner of a $25 gift card. You can pick it up next time you’re here.

      • maryktb

        07.12.2012 at 05:11


  • hthrldwg

    04.12.2012 at 17:53

    My mom’s homemade apple pie!

  • pandie

    04.12.2012 at 18:03

    My favorite pie is pumpkin. Year around!!!!.

  • lollie

    04.12.2012 at 18:55

    My favorite pie is my great aunt’s pumpkin pie recipe. The recipe must be over 100 years old by now. Every time I bake one it reminds me of family gatherings when I was a child and I remember all the sweet faces of family members long gone.

  • execsec54

    04.12.2012 at 19:34

    My favorite pie is the lemon ice-box pie my grandmother used to make when I was a little girl. I’ve made a couple as an adult but my daughters are not big lemon fans so I never make them anymore.

  • dave123

    04.12.2012 at 19:39

    chocolate meringue!

  • keely

    05.12.2012 at 08:28

    We have 2 winners. Congratulations maryktb and Betty! You can pick up your $25 gift cards next time you’re in the shop.

  • mommacathy

    07.12.2012 at 09:40

    My favorite pie would be my mom’s Mince-meat pie. This was something that she made special every Thanksgiving and Christmas for my Dad and me because we were the only ones who liked it. In the past 2 years with her age and illness it became easier to just buy a Brahm’s Pecan Pie, which everyone would eat, and I do admit, Brahm’s makes a very good Pecan Pie. This being the first Thanksgiving and Christmas without her I think I will be dreaming of that Mince-meat pie and helping Mom make it.