It's my birthday in 2 weeks. Help me figure out what birthday cake (or pie) I want my mother to make for me. [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Apr 8, 2010 -
My romantic associate lives in Canada. I live in the US. He loves pie. I love baking. Help me make Valentine's Day a success. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 3, 2010 -
My ideal pumpkin pie is very moist, not too sweet, and quite structural. Is it possible to achieve this in a vegan recipe? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Dec 24, 2009 -
Years ago, I saw a cartoon using images of a man and a pie to illustrate the difference between absorption (man eats pie) and adsorption (man gets hit in face with pie). Anybody have a link to a copy? [more inside]
posted by mr_roboto
on Apr 27, 2009 -
Last minute Christmas dessert. Someone at my wife's work made this. It's a "cake" made by taking three pies (pecan, pumpkin, apple) and smashing them one on top of the other into a three-layer "Pie Cake". It was frosted with Pecan Coconut frosting. Apparently it was very very good. We can't get in touch with the guy who made it, so we were hoping the hive mind could help us out. If anyone has heard of this, please let us know if it is as simple as taking pies out of their tins, smashing them (gently) into three distinct layers, applying the frosting and VOILA, a weird but tasty dessert item!
posted by high0nfire
on Dec 24, 2008 -
Need help planning a special birthday celebration for husband in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area. His birthday is in the first half of December and we mostly just have weekends together. It will be just the two of us celebrating. [more inside]
posted by Snoogylips
on Nov 9, 2008 -
I'm cooking my first ever pie for a lunch tomorrow (apple pie from Jamie Oliver's "Jamie's dinners" book if that makes a difference). I'm likely to be busy in the morning so can I get away with making it tonight so it just needs heating tomorrow? Or will the pastry go soggy overnight? Second option is to make the pastry and filling tonight, keep separate and assemble tomorrow. Or just get up ridiculously early?
posted by hibbersk
on Sep 13, 2008 -
Whenever I make a cake or pie in a baking dish, I always find that once it's done, I always wreck the first piece while trying to get the first piece out of the dish and onto a plate. After the first piece, getting subsequent pieces out is easy but that first piece is impossile. But there must be a way! Share your tips on how to get the first piece of pie/cake out of the baking dish and onto a plate without destroying it!
posted by Effigy2000
on Dec 24, 2007 -
I recently purchased several boxes of magazines at a garage sale, including copies of a German magazine called "Lisa." It's a typical "woman's magazine" (i.e. fashion, celebrity news, recipes, human interest stories). It's been fun to peruse through it since we don't get much exposure to "foreign" stuff here in the sticks, and one of the recipes caught my eye: Luftige Joghurt-Aprikosen-Torte. [more inside]
posted by amyms
on Nov 7, 2007 -
Help! I'm running a pie contest Sunday. I need pointers on how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Jun 29, 2007 -
There's a standard cartoon routine, where a woman whose head you can't see puts a pie on the windowsill, "fingers of aroma" waft off the pie and swirl around until they find this particular cartoon character and pull him towards the pie which he then discovers and steals.
I'm pretty sure it's a Looney Tunes character. It was a recurring schtik but I'm pretty sure it was always the same Looney Tunes character. Which one?
posted by mikemonteiro
on Nov 20, 2006 -
TV Trivia question - what sitcom was this? Thanksgiving episode, frustrated wife & her mother-in-law's 'Secret Apple Pie Recipe'. [more inside]
posted by jaimystery
on Jul 25, 2006 -
A couple of days ago, I was googling around for help when it came to cooking rhubarb and cherries together. I found a recipe that looked really good that called for baking them wrapped in tortillas with butter, sugar, and I don't remember what else. Now I can't find the recipe any more. Any suggestions on how this might work? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Jul 1, 2006 -
ExcelFilter: I need help creating a pie chart as a separate worksheet in Excel that counts how often values appear in a column and creates a pie graph based on that data. I'm stumped, I'm not using the right Google terms, and my company's help desk couldn't guide me through the process, either. (That sounds awkward, so I describe it more comprehensibly inside.) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on May 19, 2006 -
Looking at pumpkin receipes, they all seem to be mostly sugar and gunk with a little pumpkin thrown in to make sure it lives up to its name. Am I looking at the wrong receipes?
posted by twine42
on Oct 26, 2004 -
What does one do with two pounds of Key Limes? They were selling them at the local produce mart today and I picked them up on a whim. The eponymous pie is an option, of course, but I'm wondering if there's anything else worth trying.
posted by Johnny Assay
on Oct 2, 2004 -
They say there's nothing more American than apple pie, but I've yet to have a decent apple pie in NYC. Could you please help me find a good (eggless) apple pie in NYC?
posted by riffola
on Dec 11, 2003 -