Thursday, October 07, 2010

Goal for Fall/Winter 2010

As some of you may know, I've made a personal goal for myself this fall/winter. Why? For starters, I believe goals are important. They help us to grow as we are working toward something. They push us to our limits and out of our "box". Goals give us a greater sense of worth.

That's why I like to make them.

So, this particular goal I have made is to perfect my pie making this winter.

Not what you were thinking, right?

Probably going to contradict my goal to eat healthier, but I'm restricting the pie making to a small amount. Mostly, I want to try out this amazing pastry recipe I discovered while making these, only in pie form. It is, by far, the best pastry crust I've ever tasted.

With that being said, my first pie that I would like to tackle and perfect would be this Pecan Pie by Pioneer Woman. I LOVE a good Pecan Pie. It's always been my favorite, from the time I was a little child and we would go to the Natchitoches Festival of Lights each year around Christmas, buying one from Grayson's BBQ (the best BBQ in Louisiana, nay the South, in my opinion). The crunch of the pecans, the chewy sweetness of the filling, the light buttery-ness of the crust. It's all good.

Besides, Pioneer Woman boasts that this is "The Pie That'll Make You Cry". How can I go wrong with that description?

I'm excited to begin my preparations for the best pecan pie and many others, which will follow soon, I assure you!


  1. Hunny, I am queen of pies! Ha! I did 4H all growing up and me and my sister always took 1st place in the pie contests! Let me know if you need help or any good recipes to test out. I have THE BEST pie book as well!


  2. Oooo, Arianne! I just might have to borrow that pie book from you. And, I'm thinking we'll need to do some pie baking together this season. Won't that be fun?!?