When life gives you Lemons make…Jo’s Favorite Lemon Pie! I have been going through a wicked sweet tooth recently that I just can’t get a grasp on. It doesn’t matter how many yoga classes I take or how many times I try to distract myself…nothing and I mean nothing seems to be helping. Until….I came across Jo’s Favorite Lemon Pie.
But let me back up…I have a huge confession and obsession. I am a HUGE Joanna and Chip Gaines fan from HGTV Fixer Upper! My mom and I will watch them for hours. Their style is basically my style, everything they do I love. So when I came across Jo’s Favorite Lemon Pie recipe in their magazine…my inner obsession came out…
And I had to try it!
It is probably the best pie I have ever had. Hands down. I mean it’s rich, packed with flavor and lets say not legging pants wearing friendly…but perfect for a cheat day…or week. Whatever tickles your fancy…I will do a week cheat please!
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Sophia is my little helper in the kitchen. No matter what I am doing she always ends up helping me out, and I LOVE it. It only seems to be natural that she enjoys being in the kitchen as much as I do, she comes from a family of cooks and bakers on both sides. It’s in her blood. I hope she continues to enjoy it as she gets older.
She always drags a chair over to the counter (like a foot away from where I am standing). Not matter what, as soon as I stand in front of the counter within seconds I have my Sous Chef!
Sophia climbs up and says “help..help..mama…peas,” with her big green eyes. It melts my heart every time…I mean..whose wouldn’t?
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Nothing reminds me of Thanksgiving more than pie. One of may favorite parts of Thanksgiving is after dinner and everyone is in a Turkey comatose state, I love sneaking off downstairs to the game room with a piece of pie; and watch t.v. of course.
I was reading in a magazine earlier this week that stated “northern states prefer Pumpkin Pie over Sweet Potato Pie. Whereas Southern States prefer Sweet Potato Pie over Pumpkin Pie.” That got me thinking because every Thanksgiving we never have Sweet Potato Pie only Pumpkin Pie.
So I thought I would switch things up a bit this year and make Sweet Potato Pie..and boy was I glad I made it.
This recipe came from Food Network Magazine “Time for Turkey,” edition. And let me just say I am a sucker for those food magazines by the check out lines at the grocery store.
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