Sunday, July 31, 2011

at least we had pie

My father-in-law, who from here on out will be referred to as FIL, has held the prestigious title of best apple pie maker in this neck of the woods.

I was filled with trepidation when I attempted my 1st go at my FIL's recipe. For those of you who have followed along for a while, you know that I'm a total wanna be Martha, but I have no game.

Much to my delight, I rocked my 1st apple pie like it was nobody's business.

We had company on Sat. night. They are the kind of friends who I could serve pizza out of the box and they would not blink an eye, but I decided to make an apple pie and chocolate chip cookie bars for dessert. I like options with my sweets. Well, truthfully, I can't use the word "options" because I eat all of them. Guilty.

We were short on time as we prepped for our friends to arrive, so the hubs started making the pie while I was upstairs frantically cleaning. I walked downstairs and panicked when I saw him mixing all the ingredients together. He's good at a lot things, but has no street cred when it comes to the kitchen.

However, I have to admit he rocked it and would make Martha say, "it's a good thing, Kevin."


Unfortuanetly Martha would scowl at me and say, "kitchen time out for you missy!" if she saw what I did. I took the cookie bars in a glass baking dish out of the oven, rested it on the stovetop, and accidentally turned on the wrong burner for our corn. Instead of heating a pot of water, I heated the glass containing my delicious chocolate chip bars. As we were chatting and prepping food the glass popped like a gun firing and shattered glass everywhere.


So much for the chocolate chip bars.

At least we still had pie.

The best part? I found my hubs taking pics of his Top Chef experience. He must have an inner blogger in him.

And because we are friends, I'm going to share the recipe. I'm not one to keep secret recipes. When something is as scrumptious as this, you just have to share.


Much love,

Linking up with the lovely Heather. Come visit!


Leah said...

hehe. that was a totally cute story. i like that kevin took photos of the pie, ha

gratefulmama said...

Totally using that recipe Katie! I can't wait :) Love that Kevin took pictures of it :)

Heather from said...

Ok. that pie looks a-mazingly good. Love that your hubs took the cute. :)

Erin said...

Way to go Kevin! I did the exact same thing with the burners before...only it was brownies that bit the dust...five minutes before company shards and brownie bits everywhere...and what i was most upset about...the inedible brownies!

Marie said...

thanks for the know i'm totally addicted to baking!

{cuppakim} said...

i'm not a big fruit pie girl. but your apple pie may have just changed that. the crusty top makes me want to come over right now!!!

so sad about the chocolate chip bars.
and the MESS.
broken glass is the worst.

and look at your fancy recipe card.
did you picnik it?!!? :)

heartland farmhouse said...

Life is always better with PIE!
Way to go girl!


Jessica Johnson said...

you are so brave. i am a pie wimp. have never even tried. well. tried once. and didn't make it past the crust. so sad. yours looks delish! :)

natalie said...

thanks for the recipe! my husband goes gaga over apple pie so i will have to try it out sometime! oh…& about your glass-everywhere fiasco…a similar thing happened to me. it has been dubbed "the night of the exploding enchiladas"…i'm sure you can only imagine the mess. ;P hey. these are what memories are made of, right? :)
have a blessed monday!

theolivetree said...

hello yummy pie!

hannah singer said...

i LOVE pie. i rarely make them because i feel like a big fat cheater pants using "fake" crust. i can not make a legit, beautiful crust to save my pie-lovin' life.

i've haven't yet exploded a glass dish of cookie goodness though. so i guess you win some, you lose some.

also, i love you and hope your day is FAB!

Anonymous said...

That pie looks beautiful!! And yummy!

Susan said...

That exact same thing happened to me - it is L-O-U-D.
This looks and sounds amazing. Must try.

Stephanie said...

Your pie looks scrumptious!! Who needs chocolate chip bars anyway? :)

Jami said...

Oh how I miss pie! Oh how I wish I had some chocolate chip bars! sorry, this detox is getting to me ;)

Sarah B. said...

I like having "options" too for my deserts :). That apple pie looks DELICIOUS!!

rebecca said...

looks yummy. thanks for the recipe!

Siobhan aka Kiwivandal said...

Can you substitute ANY fruit? I know it's wrong but I'm not a big fan of apple :)

Jennifer said...

Sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing. :-)

april@gingerbread said...

im coming over for some of this....

Charla Liedahl said...

I would have cried with the loss of the cookie bars. Replaceable pan, irreplaceable cookies.