Sunday, September 20, 2009

Changes in Themes, Changes in Rules - PLEASE READ - IMPORTANT!

First off, congratulations to June from Sweet Therapie who is the winner this month with her Berry Blossom pie! You will be the host for December, so please start thinking of what you would like for your theme and just email us the details by Nov. 1st.

A quick reminder for Judy of Judy's Gross Eats - your pie theme is up for November, so please email that in to us by mid-October if possible. Thanks!

As for a few changes - you probably noticed we are several days late in posting - well, we've been thinking - and have decided to try to make the deadlines easier for all of us to remember. From now on, here (and in the sidebar) will be to send in your photo, link and entry by the last day of the month. That way, the roundup can be posted within a couple of days after that. It usually takes a couple days to get it together, so if the roundup isn't posted, and it is the 1st or even 2nd of the month, email it on in to me and I'll try to get you added!

I'm going to shoot for posting the roundup by the 4th of the month at the latest, winner and new theme to be announced around the 7th. We think that will give everyone a chance to have a few more days to create their pies and hopefully an easier to remember deadline date.

If you have any questions or anything, please let us know! Thanks to all of you who participate regularly and keep us going! Though Susan and I haven't been able to participate in a while, we are thoroughly thrilled and astounded with your creativity and genius each month and love checking it out!

Thanks again and again!

NOW, on to the theme for October! It is a fun and very interesting theme that I think will be challenging, so I think we will all appreciate having until the very end of October to send in your

Hosting this month are Mary at alpineberry and Jeanette at Jeanette's Mommy Musings. This dynamic duo bring us the challenge of the Masquerade Pie - what could be more perfect for the month of Halloween! Here is how they describe the challenge:

"Masquerade Pie" - Make a pie that has a secret.

You can conceal your pie's secret identity (with a robe of dark
chocolate, maybe?) or disguise your pie as one thing when it's really
something else (like a mock apple pie deceptively made with Ritz
crackers instead of apples). You can use a mysterious, unusual or
surprising ingredient in your pie or if you're more inclined to step
out from behind the mask, you can reveal a secret recipe or technique.

Thanks and take care!
-Mary ( and Jeannette

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Vacation Pies Round Up!

Wow! Another Great Round Up! I am constantly amazed by all of the creativity in this group…you have no idea! I hope everyone enjoyed making their pies this round, and I can’t wait to see who you choose as your winner. Remember, only those in the Round Up are eligible to vote, so pick your 3 faves today & tomorrow, and we’ll announce a winner on Friday!  Good Luck!




image Andrew’s First Concert Pie by Carrie

image White Peach Pie by Larie

image Creamy Chocolate Pie byChaya

image Strawberry White Nectarine Cheesecakes by Nicole

image Cinnamon & White Chocolate Mini Pie by Kate of Grin & Bake It

image Oatmeal Pie by Kayla (she’s a first timer here!)

image Strawberry Cream Tart by Jenn of This Little Piggy’s Life

image Baked Alaska Pie by Judy of Judy’s Gross Eats

image Fresh Fig Tart by Mary the Food Librarian

image Berry Blossom Pie by June of Sweet Therapie

image Roasted Tomato, Basil & Goat Cheese Tart by Madam Chow

image Macaroni & Cheese Pie by Adria of Wok Through the Fire

image Vacation Plum Tart by Jane of Many Trades


image Grape Pie-Two Ways by GirliChef

image S’mores Ice Cream Pie by Sara of Cupcake Muffin

image Cannoli Pie by Suz at You Can't Eat What

image Buckeye Pie by Michelle at Something New is Cooking

Again…WOW! Great going, Tarts! Now, Vote!

---Susan aka DoughMessTic