Updated: May 14, 2021
I am so excited to introduce you to my newest series! Sweetie La Pie!
A small back story. I get teary every time I think of this. A few weeks ago Scott and I were driving around and a memory entered my mind. The nickname my Grandma called me. I think it was a night that Scott had a sweet tooth but couldn’t decide what he wanted. So we were driving around. And then I was telling him the story of my nickname.
This photo was taken in July 2004 (Courtney was 1) and my grandmother was deteriorating.
When I was a little girl my Grandma started calling me Sweetie The Pie. I don’t know why it started, I was so young and I am sure it started with Sweetie, but I wanted more. And that is what she would call me. Sometimes it was just Sweetie The. Sometimes it was just Pie. But she called me that until she could no longer talk or recognize me.
I shared this with Scott as we drove around. He thought it was cute. I said wouldn’t it be neat to have a little bakery like they have in Paris (we LOVED the boulangeries in Paris) but have it be all about pies? He said it was darling. So I downsized and decided to do a blog post series each month on baking a new pie.
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This month I baked a pie I had been hearing about on Instagram… The French Silk Pie recipe in the second Magnolia Table Cookbook. You guys, it did NOT disappoint at all. We polished it off in one evening. It was so so so so good.
Jaycee of Mind Body Kitchen came over to bake with me. The cake was a little labor intensive, but worth it. Both of our families agree it was some of the best pie ever.