Saturday, January 9, 2016

First Ever Selfie Saturday: Pies on Parade

My husband and I don't eat refined sugar, so whenever we're in the mood for a sweet treat, we'll usually bake a pie. Over the years we've learned that the right mix of fruits can make things plenty sweet without need of sugar or artificial sweetener.

Anyway, when either of us throws a pie together, we always use any extra leftover crust to create an edible design on top, something relevant (big or small) to whatever's happening at that time. I'm not sure when or how this tradition started, but it's been going on for so long now that it's part of each pie we make.

Thought I'd share a few of our recent favorites, including:

• A big "The End" for finishing my last manuscript

• A palm tree in honor of an upcoming trip to Bermuda

• A turkey for Thanksgiving

• A Christmas tree for Christmas

• An Amish horse and buggy upon the release of Amish Christmas at North Star

And finally, our most recent pie, which I baked over the Christmas holidays, during our own personal Star Wars marathon with the kids...

That's it for today, with just one final thought: May the Pie be with you!


  1. Those are impressive pie crusts! I think the Christmas tree one is my favorite.

  2. Thanks, Rachel! The whole pie thing is silly, but fun. :)

  3. How creative! The pies look yummy, too. :-) Thanks, now I am craving pie. haha!