SMiLes by Meg

Grasshopper Pie

Yesterday, as I am sure you are aware, was the Pi Day of the century. 3.14.15. Naturally, as a teacher, I had plenty of people to invite over who were equally excited about such an event. And, obviously, this week I had to make pie. Now, my dilemma came when I realized that this would also be my last time to post before St. Patrick’s Day, which really is the highlight of the month of March. So my goal became to find a recipe that could double as celebrating both.

Lemon Meringue Pie

On Friday, I played a round of golf with my dad (I get out maybe once a year) and we were discussing summer desserts.  I, personally, am of the belief that any real dessert has to include chocolate, and the denser that chocolate, the better.  However, my dad, also a sweets connoisseur, was arguing for the merits of a light, sweet, lemon meringue pie.  I have always shied away from meringue, because some part of me was convinced it was far too hard to make (it’s not), and have never actually truly made a pie from scratch, crust and all.

Nightcap Tart

So today is the first day of the year where I’ve been able to convince myself it’s nice enough to sit on my balcony to type my blog.  Granted, I’m wearing a fleece and cradling a cup of hot tea, but I am outside! Anyways, this weekend I had a group of teachers from my high school over for a potluck dinner.  Now, I’m really bad at potlucks.  Not because I don’t know what to make, but because I want to make everything.  It’s very hard for me to pass up the opportunity to cook things for other people, and by

Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Happy Diwali!  Sorry for the Monday morning rather than Sunday afternoon post – but I don’t have school today so for me its like a Sunday.  And I don’t have school Thursday.  And I don’t have school Friday.  And I don’t have school next Monday.  Life of a school teacher in November.

Trout Farm Apple Pie

This weekend, I was beyond excited to have my parents visiting my new apartment.  Living in a new state, a little bit of home was long overdue.  They indulged me in walking (farther than I may have told them) to my farmer’s market and then took me out apple picking in the unseasonably warm 85° weather.  Thanks, Mom and Dad! Love you guys!