Pie Day and Birthday Plans

There are 3 great things happening this week.

1. Today is Pie Day! That’s right. Bloggers all over the place are going to be posting all about pies today. If you didn’t have breakfast yet…you might be in trouble.

2. The Avett Brothers are going to be playing on Conan this Thursday!!!! I will do my best to shove my old lady tendencies back for one night so I can stay up late enough to watch.

3. It’s my birthday week. Come Sunday, I’ll be charging into a new year, hopefully with that cookie cake up there.

My birthday cake of choice has always been a huge chocolate chip cookie cake. No regular cake, no layers of icing, no ice cream cakes. Cookie cake. That’s all I ask for. It’s the best when it’s still warm with a scoop of ice cream….and it makes a pretty rockin’ breakfast the day after your birthday, too.

But if I couldn’t have a cookie cake, my next choice would probably be some kind of homemade pie.

Before last spring, I had never made a pie. Never! At 28 years old, that made me sad.

So I finally made my first pie and pie crust. And now I’m hooked.

I was totally scared to make my first pie from scratch, but seriously – it’s one of the easiest things to do. It’s not a quick process, but it’s not hard.

Pie crust is so simple to mix by hand and even easier and faster if you have a food processor.

So, are you going to celebrate today?

Pick your filling. Make your crust. Fill it up. Bake or chill or freeze your pie. Share it with someone you love.

And……if you feel like making a chocolate chip cookie cake today, I’ll let you send it to me this weekend so I don’t have to make my own birthday cake. Deal?

My favorite pie recipes!

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Bars

Bite Size Strawberry Nutella Mini Pies

Strawberry Rhubarb Double Crust Pie

Oat Flour Pie Crust

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

27 Responses to “Pie Day and Birthday Plans”

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    Lauren — June 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Yay! Happy Birthday week!!!

    And so cool that the Avett Bro’s wil be on Conan. My friend is naming her baby Avett after them and I just thought that was the cutest thing.

    And I totally agree, pie over cake any day!

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      I LOVE the name Avett – so cute!

      pie > cake

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 20, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Happy almost birthday!! I used to always ask for a Cookie Cake:-)

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      and this is why we would be bff in real life ;)

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    Amy B @ Second City Randomness — June 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I always request cookie cake for my birthday, too. :) Great minds think alike!

    If I don’t get to “talk to you” beforehand, enjoy your birthday week!!!

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      yeah, cookie cakes!

      thank ya!

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    Rachel Cooks — June 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I totally slacked on pie day. Your pie looks fantastic, the crust looks great!

    And because I will SURELY forget later (let’s just blame it on pregnancy brain)…HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      thanks! :)

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — June 20, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Happy birthday early! It’s funny – I didn’t make my first pie until I was 28! And I love that 3 of your 5 favorite pie recipes involve strawberry rhubarb. That is my all-time fav pie flavor combo! :)

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      I know, right? I need to branch out.

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    Sarah from 20something cupcakes — June 20, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I LOVE the icing on cookie cakes. Does that still happen on homemade as opposed to the ones you used to get at the mall? Hope you have a fabulous birthday!

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      oh yeah. my dad ALWAYS iced my cookie cake. i ate it like that on my actual bday (dessert…or afternoon snack), but i always wipe it off if i’m eating slices for breakfast. weird? probably.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    These pie posts are going to send me over the edge today. So good! And happy early birthday! :)

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    Becky — June 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    this pie looks delicious! It’s my birthday week too! I’m turning 29 on Saturday so um we are basically twins. My go-to birthday cake is good old NY style cheesecake. I can’t wait for it! haha. Enjoy your special day…Happy Birthday!

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      yay almost birthday twins!! happy happy early birthday :)

      cheesecake is also a good option. i would pick that over cake, too.

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    Melissa @TryingtoHeal — June 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I don’t know that I’ve ever had a cookie cake…sad times. Just means I can have one now right, so I can say I have?! lol

    Happy birthday week!!!

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      you’ve never had a cookie cake? girl…you have not lived.

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 20, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    No wonder it’s the Pie Day – perfect for 1st Day of Summer! Love your collection!

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    Cassie — June 20, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Yay for birthday week! I hope it’s fabulous like all of these pies!!

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — June 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I can’t believe I didn’t know that today was pie day! That cookie pie looks divine! I made a crumble today so that kinda counts, right?

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

      definitely counts!

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    Kathryn — June 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Happy early birthday!!

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    janetha [meals & moves] — June 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Happy birthday! I will be out of town this weekend so I might miss the actual day. So I wish you an early one :) xoxo

    • admin replied: — June 20th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      thanks so much! :)

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    Shannon — June 20, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    cookie cakes are pretty much where it’s at :) have a wonderful birthday!!

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    Sarah — June 20, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Can I tell you happy birthday now? Cuz I’m gonna. Happy birthday!

    Don’t forget…new She Reads Truth plan starts tomorrow :)

    • admin replied: — June 22nd, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you!! and thanks for the reminder :) I’ve started! love it.

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