Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Whole Bunch Of Firsts!

I love to watch the food network.  I find it very entertaining even though I would probably not make half of what they cook.  I've noticed they all use food processors, so I thought I should have one too.  I bought one at Costco about 6 months ago or maybe more but who's counting?  I finally took it out of the box a couple of weeks ago and set it out on my counter.  
I figured if it's on the counter I might use it!

Yesterday when I went to Costco they had really nice boxes of California Peaches.  I am not a big baker but I LOVE homemade peach pie!  I decided to buy a box and try out a new pie crust recipe from Martha Stewart I found a while back and at the same time use my food processor like all the chefs do.  So, last night I made my Martha Stewart pie dough with my food processor (sorry no pictures).  It worked great!  It was very easy to use once I figured how to unlock the darn thing!  I put my dough in the fridge overnight  so I could make my pie in the morning.
I also bought new cutting boards at Costco yesterday.  The paring knife is also new.  It's a Guy Fieri knife.  I bought it the other night when we went to dinner at his restaurant Johnny Garlics.  The knife works great and only required one trip to the first aid kit. :(

I painted this years ago...it comes in handy when you buy a new knife!
All the peaches finally peeled and sliced.
Cinnabon cinnamon is yummy!  I found it online.
Yum!
Ready to start rolling out the dough!
Mine never comes out round!
Already for the oven...so far so good!
In the oven for 45 minutes!
HOLY COW this is definitely a FIRST!  What in the heck happened to my pie?


I won't be winning a prize for presentation but the taste of the crust is yummy!
As you can see from the stains on the page this was not my first pie and definitely not my last!  If anyone would like my Martha recipe for pie crust I would be glad to share it with you. LOL 
One of the biggest challenges was trying to take pictures without getting all the peach goo on my camera!

Have a great day and next time you have peach pie I bet you think of me!



6 comments:

  1. Chuckle! Denise, what we don't impulse buy at Costco ... I should take mine out from inside the cupboard, I might then use it, also. Those first aid kits do come in handy ... how is the knife?

    Pie looks fabulous ...
    Have a great day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  2. HELLO DENISE....

    YOUR PIE LOOKS SOOO YUMMY!!!
    BUT REALLY WHAT IS IT WITH COSTCO THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO KEEP BUYING EVERYTHING WE SEE....LOL
    I HOPE YOUR CUT IS ALL BETTER TODAY AND THAT YOU ENJOYED THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR :)

    HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

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  3. Hey, Denise, I'll be right over!!!! Your peach pie looks DELISH, and I LOVE peach pie. So put the tea kettle on, and I'll join you for a tea break!!

    A couple years ago, I started making my pie crust in the food processor. Instead of using a pastry cutter to mix the butter in (I use butter, not shortening), I now just pulse it in the food processor. It makes whipping out a pie crust SO easy.

    We, too, love The Food Network. I have a daughter who intends to attend culinary school, so Food Network is among her favorite networks. She also subscribes to The Food Network magazine, and you know, we DO eat alot of the recipes. In fact, last night, she made a caramel apple cake (DELISH) and a chili chicken and fry dish, both recipes from the most recent issue of that magazine. I don't think I would be trying most of the recipes, but my daughter is always willing to try something new.

    Have a lovely evening,
    Patti

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  4. Darling first aid kit! I love FN. I cook vicariously!! Enjoy that new processor...let it do the work...and keep the knife in a nice holder!!

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  5. Hi Denise!
    I so enjoyed your peachy post of the journey of a homemade I.M RIPE Peach pie!
    I could eat them right out of the bowl and the pie would never get made HA! Dont you think the "uneven" crusts of homemade looks so much more delish that the assembly line ones in the store. Those tastey crusty bits that fell off are the best part! I hope Ms Baker Sophie got to sample those :-)
    Your first aide kit is absolutely charming and I'm in awe of your painting skills!! Get those brushes out again girly!
    Hugs, Lynn
    P.S. Gotta love Costco!

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