FarmVille to Table Cookbook


At BlogHer Food 2014 I learned about Zynga and FarmVille-to-Table, the new digital cookbook for big time fans of the super fun game. One of the main reasons I was keen? Farm to table eating is important to me; as a wife, a mother, and simply as a human on an earth that we sometimes […]

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Caramel Apple Pie

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Okay, so it’s not really the “season” for caramel apple pie, but I’m never one to let the season stop me when I’ve got a craving. There’s still plenty of great apples popping up at my local market, and who’s with me: there’s never a bad time for pie. I’ll be honest and tell you […]

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Double Black Diamond Pudding Pie & Giveaway

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Dear Internet: I have made a refrigerator pie to end all refrigerator pies. Meet Double Black Diamond Pudding Pie. Layers of Newman’s Own chocolate sandwich cookies soaked in dark and dangerous coffee, rich chocolate pudding made with more of that coffee, and luscious whipped cream are topped with dark and milk chocolate chips. When left […]

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Pear Pie Bars

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You guys, why isn’t Pear Pie a thing? This is what crossed my mind as I bit into my eleventy-fifth Pear Pie Bar the other day. Think about it – we make apple pie like we breathe air. It’s just a given that as soon as the crisp fall weather rolls around, we’ve got apple […]

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Peach Raspberry Pie

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When your CSA gives you copious amounts of peaches, what do you do? You make pie. Peach Raspberry pie, to be specific. A lot of people think peaches and immediately think Georgia, but I’m here to tell you that Texan peaches can easily give the Georgians a run for their money. Saying I miss them […]

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Secret Recipe Club: Lemon Pineapple Cream Pie

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When it comes time for Secret Recipe Club assignments, I always feel a little like I’m opening a Christmas present when I open the email from our group organizer, Jane. Who will it be? Do I know them? What will I make? This month my email led me to Megan’s Cookin’. Megan is new to […]

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Lemonade Cheesecake

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Maybe it’s just me, but the arrival of spring weather has me craving fruity, citrusy desserts. In recent years I’ve developed an increasing love for all things lemon. When I spotted this recipe for Lemonade Cheesecake on Sargento’s website, I knew I had to make it. When it comes to cheesecake, I much prefer fruity […]

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Giveaway: King Arthur Flour & National Cherry Pie Day

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February 20th is National Cherry Pie Day. While the dish is credited to Queen Elizabeth the 1st of England, most Americans are more likely to think of George Washington and his cherry tree when thinking of this bubbly, tart dessert. Little known is that the story of George Washington and his cherry tree is a […]

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Apple and Gooseberry Pie

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You might be asking yourself just what in the Sam Hell a gooseberry is. I first had these tart little beauties at a tiny English Tea room in San Antonio, which is probably the oddest place in the world to have them. They really only grow in cold climates like England and the Northeastern Seaboard […]

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Nanny’s Kahlua Pie

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Kahlua Pie has always been a big deal in our family. Nanny made it a lot, especially at Christmas time, when my Uncle Charlie would request it as his “birthday pie” – he was born on Christmas Eve. One thing I’m grateful for is that my family recognizes the special bond Nan and I had […]

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