Happy Pi Day!!

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Happy Pi Day!! In the past, I’ve posted a few pie recipes, including the Cherry Pie Pops on Pi Day 2012. This year, I decided to share something a little different…

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In addition to all the time I spend baking, I spend a lot of my free-time sewing and crafting. Typically, I’m making clothes and costumes for events or every-day use. But one day, while browsing through patterns, I saw this one for a giant pie cushion, and I knew that I needed to make it!

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The picture above shows the size of this project. (I didn’t have a banana for scale, so I had to make do with a wine bottle!) The pie is about a meter wide, which takes up the entire space I normally use for blog photos. It’s wider than my table!

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Along with the pie, I also make 2 strawberry and 3 blueberry pillows for decoration. 🙂

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So, embracing my love of pie and need for whimsy, I now have a giant pillow pie in the corner of my living room. And I do the happy-dance every time I see it. 😀

Hope everyone has a wondermous Pi Day! 🙂

~ Emily

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Homemade Chips & Fruit Salsa

While I got a little caught up in the Star Wars themed desserts for “May the Fourth Be With You”, I also made a few Mexican-inspired desserts to celebrate Cinco de Mayo last weekend! So last weekend, I decided to combine my love of chips and salsa with my love for all things dessert! My boyfriend and I devour chips and salsa, especially when it’s homemade. Some nights, we’ve sat down before dinner to munch on a few chips, only to discover that we’ve eaten half the bag… It’s quite dangerous, and definitely not healthy!

Using fresh ingredients, I made a fruity dessert salsa that was mostly sweet with a little bit of tart. Like most salsas, it tasted even better the next day after the flavors marinated a little, but I couldn’t resist digging in when it was fresh! It was especially hard to resist when paired with homemade cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips… In middle school Spanish class, I remember frying up tortillas and sprinkling them with cinnamon and sugar for dessert. However, I wanted to keep this dessert light and refreshing, so I decided to toast the chips in the oven instead of fry them. This dessert was quick, easy, and tasted amazing! I hope you enjoy it like I did! 🙂

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