Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Grandma Carol's Famous Strawberry Pies

My husband, his siblings, and everyone they went to scouts with grew up making my mother in law's famous strawberry pies with a secret ingredient. My husband is totally easy going about everything, except his mom's pies. I tried to make him one three years ago after his mom gave me the recipe. He told me it didn't taste right. That is the one and only time he has ever told me that. He dreams about opening a strawberry pie shop, named "Grandma Carol's Famous Strawberry Pies".  I was at my mother in law's the other day, and she sent me home with some red goo, she ran out of strawberries. I cut up the strawberries normally she keeps them whole de-stemmed. But it was her goo, and it still didn't taste right! I'm a pathetic.
I always wonder what Liz would think of the pie, in all her vast pie knowledge.  But it would do no good to ask, because she could never tell me if she didn't like them. My husband could never forgive someone who didn't like his mom's pies, and I can't keep a secret from my husband. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Better Late than Never, Valentine Brownies

About two weeks after Valentine's we finally made our heart shaped brownies. I was suprised how much the boys like brownies. I haven't made brownies regularly since before I had a colicy infant. Chocolate doesn't do well for colic. I was surpised everyone liked brownies, I only remembered me liking them.
Even though these are all cute and valentiney everyone liked them plain better.