Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Holiday Pies Winner & The New Theme!

I am a slacker.
No two ways about it. I have had the votes counted for a couple of days already, but am just now posting our winner. Please forgive me!

Your winner by a small landslide is......

Mary! The Food Librarian! That was a very creative Holiday Pie, Mary...a Partridge in a Pear Tart!?! So smart! Along with being the winner, you'll recieve our "One Creative Tart" Badge for your blog, AND you'll be picking our them for February. So think about it, think some more, and then let us know by January 5th what theme you have chosen.

As for January's theme, you may remember we had a tie last round, and our two winners Nic & Carrie chose the perfect new Years Theme!

"With it being the New Year and a time for us all to make (and usually break) resolutions, our theme is the Resolution Breaker Pie. A pie that sounds so decadent and delicious that you simply can't resist. A crust so buttery and flaky you quickly call dibs on a 2nd slice. A filling so gooey and creamy that you dig out your fat pants without remorse. A pie so fantastic you begin hatching a plan to keep the whole pie for yourself...... of course telling the entire family that the dog/cat/drunk Uncle Ed ate the whole thing and sadly there will be no pie tonight."

Oh wow...after seeing this months entries and watching my waistline increase, I can only IMAGINE what you Tarts will come up with for January! Please follow the same protocol as in the past by January 5th this time. We will vote from the 6th through the 8th - all at 3:14pm EST. Remember to email your link and picture to us!

Cant wait to see what you do!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Holiday Song Pies Round-up

Whoa! Take a look at the creative tart-age we pulled in THIS round!! I was expecting a few clever pies, but this, well this takes the cake - in PIES!
Okay everyone...cast your vote here on this post - pick your top 3...but only if YOU made a pie! You have until 3:14pm on the 8th to cast your Pie Vote! So Vote NOW!

Mary the Food Librarian made a "Twelve Days of Christmas" Partridge in a Pear Tart - too cute!

Susan of She's Becoming DoughMessTic made a "Last Christmas I Gave You My Tart" - Wham!

Beryl of Cinemon Girl made a Cool Yule indeed!

Natalie of Oven Love made us a Blue Christmas Tarts...

Libby of The Allergic Kid made an Immigrant Pie, based on The Fairytale of New York

Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake went tropical on us with her Mele Kalikimaka Pie...

Mary of Meet me in the Kitchen made a pie that's "Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" - yum!

Mary of Alpineberry made a Chestnut and Pear Tart, based on "The Christmas Song"...

And so did Madam Chow...but without the Chestnuts or the Open Fire!

Kate of Grin & Bake It made a Up on the Housetop Tin Roof Pie - complete with santa coming down the chimney!

Natashya of Living in the Kitchen With Puppies also made a crazy - super creative - Fairytale of New York Pie...Irish Cream here!

Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes came up with an Apple Crumb Pie for Mary - isn't that sweet??

Our hostess this month, Anne Strawberry, made a gorgeously yummy Jingle Bell Rock-y Road Pie

Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy made a pretty White Christmas Pie

Barbara at Traveling Aprons made a Felix Navidad Pie for the song of the same name

Kelly at Baking with the Boys made a sweet and sentimental Christmas Time is Here Pie for the song of the same name from A Charlie Brown Christmas

Jen at Piccante Dolce joins in the fun this month with her take on a You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch Pie - which is pretty self explanatory (and now probably stuck in your head too!) ;)

Carrie at Cooking with Carrie made You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch Pie - same song (just in case it wasn't stuck in your head yet - but a totally different delicious take on pie)!

Judy of Judy's Gross Eats made a Wassail Christmas Pie for one of her favorite holiday song albums Sing We Noel

Stephanie at Confessions of a City Eater brings us Santa Pie because Here Comes Santa Claus!

Elizabeth at Cake or Death? with her Blue(berry) Christmas Pie in tribute to Elvis' Blue Christmas

Suzanne B of made a Grandma Got Ran over By A Reindeer Pie - too funny!

Monday, November 10, 2008

We Have a Winner...And a New Theme!!

Wow! Congrats to everyone who made a fashion statement this month! 30 pies. All great! But, we must have a winner, and so, without further ado...

We have TWO.

Two winners. Didn't see that coming, did you?

Batik Pies, by Nic of Bakeologie and Tie Dye Pie, by Cooking With Carrie tied for the honor of winning this months fashionable theme!! Great going, ladies! We'll be emailing you shortly with your Winning Badges so that you can display them on your blogs!

Because we are just a little off our rockers here, we do things however we want. That being said, we want Carrie and Nic to SHARE the hostessing of the next theme. That means you two will be buddies, working as an awesome pie creating duo to come up with the theme that will take us into the New Year! Please get together and get your theme to us by December 5th, so that we can announce it with our next round of winners!

Now, the moment you have all been waiting for...The Third Theme. Chosen by Anne Strawberry, who shared the winning badge with Holly the PheMomenon last round, has emailed us her AMAZING theme idea. Ready??

Holiday Songs

Cold weather is here. Halloween has come and gone and the malls in my area are already decorated for the holidays and playing that wonderful music. Music and food are both strongly tied to memories and moods so I thought these would go together perfectly.

This month's theme is holiday music- make a pie inspired by your favorite holiday song.

Whether it's a snowy white "Winter wonderland" pie covered with meringue, or a "Rudolph" tart, covered with red berries in honor of everyone's favorite reindeer. Whether it's ingredients, colors, flavors, or even traditions that remind you of your favorite holiday song, the results will be delicious.Get your creativity going and come up with a truly unique and inspired holiday pie.

With a group like this I can't wait to see the awesome things people come up with!

Wow, Anne!! Great idea!

Okay, Creative Tarts. You know the drill, right? Post your pie on your blog anytime between now and December 3 at 3:14pm EST. When your post is up, email pieswiththat (at) gmail (dot) com with a link, a thumbnail photo, and of course, the name of your pie & your name, etc. New Pie Makers...want to be a Creative Tart? Just email us with your entry and we'll get you added, just like the others.

Voting will begin December 6th and last until 3:14pm EST on the 8th. Only those who participate can vote, so MAKE A PIE!!

Good luck, and once again, Great Job everyone!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Fashionable Pies Roundup

Look! I threw a party and you came! Thanks so much to everyone who was able to participate this time around. You all made me not look like a total fashion victim, so thank you, thank you, thank you! You all rock!

Holly @

Wow, what a turnout!! Just LOOK at all these Fashionable Pies! Great choice Holly, you got a lot of response!

Now, who wins? Check out all the amazing and oh so fashionable pies and then vote for your three favorites here on the comments. Remember, voting will still only be open to those who participate in the month's challenge and is open til 3:14 pm (Eastern US Time) on the 10th of November.

Be sure to check back on the 10th for the winner and the announcement of the theme for December! Not to tease or anything (ok, it is a total tease) but Anne has come up with an absolutely perfect and fantastic theme you won't want to miss!