Pies! Pies! Pies!

How many of you have ever made pie?  It’s not that hard, right?  Well, on December 22, I went over to a friend’s house, and we made two different kinds.  We made two luscious apple cranberry pies (sorry, but the recipe is top secret!) and one heavenly chocolate cream pie (sorry, the full recipe is not available either).   Although the recipes are not here, I encourage you to cook, bake, and have fun with your friends and family every day!

Cranberries and Apples - Delicious!

Cranberries and Apples - Delicious!

Even though I can’t tell you how to make it, I can tell you:  It was good!  Our cranberry apple pie was a hit.  The tartness and crunch of the cranberry, and the spice and sweetness of the apple, combined to create a magical, spell-binding flavor!  It was one of the best pies I have ever had, along with our chocolate pie.   And speaking of chocolate …

Creamy Chocolate - Who can beat that?!

Creamy Chocolate - Who can beat that?!

The creamy, dreamy essence filled my mouth with longing for more.  This chocolate pie was heaven, and the peppermint Jo-Jo crust was a sweet pink cupcake after years of broccoli.  My sister Tabs helped put the crust in the pie plate, and then my friend’s mom filled it with chocolate cream.   Mmmmm!  What can I say, it was amazing!

But what I really want to tell you about was the importance of spending time with others, whether it is your family or friends.  Pie is delicious and all, but spending time other people is more important.  I say this because we had so much fun!  The kitchen was a roller coaster, with fun, friends, and a little experimenting at every turn!