I entered into my first ever pie contest. It was KCRW Good Food's first pie contest too. They definitely need to improve on a lot of aspects for next year's contest (in my humble opinion). But it was a learning experience for all.
I entered into all four categories:
Fruit/ Nut Pie
Cream/ Custard/ Chiffon/ Mousse Pie
There was a HUGE turn out. Look at all those PIES!
Although none of my pies won a ribbon, my Chocolate Mousse Pie came in as a Semi-Finalist! Yay!
Here is Nick's beautiful pie he created. It's a Purple Potato and Red Onion Pie with Homemade Ricotta Cheese!
Here's the classic - Apple Crumb Pie
And for the interpretive, I created a Boston Cream PIE. There are two layers of Pastry Cream with a slice of vanilla cake between and Chocolate Glaze covering the top! And of course its encased in a pie crust! Intense!
My amazing sister, Heidi and my new Brother-In-Law, Jeff tied the knot on October 10, 2009!! Their ceremony & celebration overlooked their new hometown of Beacon, New York. It was a cool, crisp and a little windy, but absolutely beautiful day!
Overlooking the Hudson River... just beautiful! Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing, topped with fresh Raspberries and Blackberries! That's me standing next to my masterpiece! (My 91 year old Grandmother is standing to the left!) Heidi and Jeff cutting into their cake!