apricot compote

Who doesn’t like Apricots?

Who doesn’t like apricots, came about as after I posted that I made apricot jam on Facebook – friends said, “I hope a jar has my name on one.” Apricots are a delicious fruit – tends to be more on the drier side, they also can be very juicy. I was following a recipe – […]

Happy 2015 Hudsons Art

Chess Pies

Chess pies remind me of going to a tea party the little tartlets or smaller pies, kinda give you permission to eat more. Chess Tartlets 1 recipe of South Pastry 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 3 eggs yolks 1 egg white stiffly beaten 1 cup chopped raisions 1 cup chopped nut meats 1 teaspoon […]

raspberry tarts

Raspberries, the Spring Treat

There’s just one thing I really love, that’s raspberries, the spring treat for tarts, crisps, muffins. In Alberta, Canada there are many U-pick berry fields – it a great way to take a break from your day. Pick your own berries and hangout with nature. There are here in the USA as well. Here’s a […]

the pumpkin pie

A Variation of a Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie is a form of custard. There are many secrets we all have in making our specialities. 3/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1.5 cups pumpkin, canned 2 eggs 1.5 cups of hot milk Blend sugar, spices and slat together. Combine with pumpkin, add beaten eggs, mix […]

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Fried Fruit Pies

Fried Cream or Fruit pies was one of the childhood favorites. Used to make them with the leftover pie dough my mom wasn’t going to use. This recipe is a little different, it’s a different kind of pastry that you’ll make. The Filling: 1 cup of milk – if you don’t like dairy use coconut […]

chess pie

St. Paddy’s Lime Pie

[huge_it_share] Since St. Paddy’s day is coming up, how about whipping up a lime pie? If unexpected guests drop in, this is really simple to whip up. 1 – 9″ pie shell 6 Tablespoons butter 1 cup of sugar 3 eggs Grated lime rind about 1/4 cup 2 Tablespoons of lime juice 2 teaspoons cornmeal […]


Cherry Halo Pie Recipe

Leaving you with this cherry halo pie recipe. No one will be guessing the name of this cream pie, with luscious red cherries piled high. Image credit Boulderlocalvore.org FRESH CHERRY PIE 1 1/4 cups of sugar 2 1/2 Tablespoon of flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 quart tart red cherries washed and pitted 1 recipe of […]

orange pie

Orange Marshmallow Pie

Interesting combination isn’t it? The orange marshmallow pie is a recipe that comes from the 40’s. It will look like the picture above except it has a marshmallow meringue on the top. 1 cup of sugar 1/2 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups of orange juice 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice 3 egg […]

Cream pie

Eggnog Pie Recipe

This is a wonderful pie for this season..for your holiday parties a eggnog pie recipe. The recipe is as follows: 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup cold water 4 eggs separated 1 cup sugar or equivalent 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup hot water 2 tablespoons rum 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 baked pie shell or make […]


Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

No matter what time of the year Blueberry Cream Cheese pie is always popular treat. Don’t you just Love Blueberries? Especially in a Blueberry pie. Start with a 9″ graham cracker crust, 1 8oz of cream cheese package, 1 cup of sugar, 2 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat all of these ingredients together and pour […]

Nectarine pie

Gifts from the Universe

How many times have you found yourself saying NO to gifts from the Universe? I was asking for an opinion from a trusted friend as I was given an opportunity to have Sedona Pies represented at a meeting, by bringing samples. I do believe in giving samples, sometimes though I’ve wondered if it has been […]

Pie labs and more

Pie labs and more are creating social change. Pie and Conversation = Social Change About PieLab PieLab is a breeding ground for positive change. Everyday you can brush elbows with community members over a slice of pie and cup of coffee and create something new. The Pecans! Project originated as a program that provided job […]

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas already next week!   It’s been a wonderful year and new season..getting ready for 2014. Some people are de-cluttering their closets, some are finishing projects, we here at Sedona Pies are still working on finding a commercial kitchen so we can get back to producing pies. Have […]

Culinary Incubators

Culinary incubators, or sometimes known as community kitchens help foodies to launch and start their food businesses. Getting the right help when beginning a business is critical to commercial success. Just ask recent NASFT sofi™ Gold Award Winner Argo Fine Foods. Co-owners Christel De Blasio-Pavlidis and Pavlos Pavlidis used the equipment at Mi Kitchen es […]

new juicer

Getting Squeezed

A new juicer from France is making it’s way into the marketplace, Press Art Squeezer.  It’s cute. Get squeezed. The lemons or other citrus fruits, really need to be sliced into smaller slices, in 1/4 inch or so. However, some other benefits are: * Seeds stay behind in the rind and that you don’t have […]

blueberry pies & tartlets

Friendship Pies

Friendship Pies are a wonderful say to stay connected to your friends, colleagues and your community. Friendshipies.foodstart from Mari-Lyn Harris As we are networking – it’s is the time of year when we start to plan our holiday dinners with friends and family for special occasions. Why do we wait for special occasions? Yes, we […]

Sedona Pies and Foodstart

Sedona Pies decided to partner with FoodStart to use as our crowd funding platform to raise seed capital so we can re-launch in East Bay California. Foodstart only serves new and expanding businesses in the food-and-beverage industry. That includes restaurants, breweries, food trucks, markets, bakeries and cafes, community farms, and packaged food and drink products […]


Cooking with Denay

Make White Zinfandel Wine Jelly, a cooking class with Denay..This recipe will make 6-8 (8 ounce) jars. Here’s what you will need: 6 cups sugar 4 cups red wine 1 bottle liquid pectin Directions: 1. Combine sugar and wine in a large saucepan. 2. Mix well. 3. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until sugar […]

National Food Day

Food Days is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food. Food Days, October 24, 2013 Food Day’s platform is very broad and goes across all sectors of the food movement, from public health to animal welfare. Food Day 2013 will focus on food education as a way to improve our diets, […]

Sensational Tartlets

It seems everyone in hopping on the bandwagon in serving these little sensational tartlets, or little pastries. And why not? This picture is a 5″ Strawberry Pie According to Dictionary.com: 1. a small pie filled with cooked fruit or other sweetened preparation, usually having no top crust. 2.a covered pie containing fruit or the like. […]

Vinegar Pies and more

I remember when my Mom made pies. She used to use Lard, it came in a one pound box. She would cut it up with a knife and viola pies were made. She made many apple, rhubarb & strawberry and lemon meringue pies. There was an antique store that recently closed, there was a box […]

Why we don’t use additives

The debate to use preservatives and additives, has been a concern for the pies and for customers. This is why we make them natural with honest ingredients. We really don’t like to add additives simply for the fact, why do we need them? On the FDA website, they have a great article about Food Additives […]

Do people know who you are?

When people know who you are, they’ll want more of you. Let us help you be appreciated. It’s just really simple. We find people just want to delight their husbands, their dinner guests or simply don’t want to bake or cook, so they call us to help them. If you want to be appreciated, order […]

Nectarine Pie

Have you ever made a nectarine pie? Neither had I until the other night. I was attending a workshop and went to Trader Joe’s to pickup fruit and wine to make a pie for the class. They happen to have Peaches on special – I looked at them and thought they would make a great […]


Written by Susan Jackson Higuchi Grace I believe I have a simple, grass-roots cure to end the GMO struggle. Perhaps I’m a dreamer, an optimist, unrealistic in the extreme. But today when I read your latest article on General Mills’ Cheerios backing down under the onslaught of criticism regarding the GMO grains in their cereal, […]

Holiday Specials with Chef Marian

Chef Marian is offering Holiday Specials on Cooking Classes. As a Bonus when you book a class now you can do the class in January and February. Do you owe dinner invitations but don’t want to plan, shop and cook alone? How about planning it with great easy recipes, going shopping with Chef Marian on […]

kindness@work book

Sedona Pies Is In, Are You?

Sedona Pies is in, are you? With sharing the Sedona Pies is sharing the Kindness@Work book. It’s produced by Heart@Work Productions along with 11 other wonderful contributors who have shared their story of how Kindness has made a difference in their life. You can read who the contributors are on this page. One of the […]

beer pie

Women are Emerging as Master Brewers

Women are emerging and becoming master brewers. Up until the last 20 years the American beer industry was almost exclusively male-oriented. They drank together they sold to each other. It was another Old Boy’s Network. This was their bonding time, just like watching football, baseball and other sports. NO women were allowed. More women are […]

Secret Culinary club

Sedona’s Culinary Club

Want to meet new friends for dinner? Bring yours and I’ll bring mine to the Sedona Culinary Club. This is one thing that I have always found is, when there in food, everyone starts joining in. They want to be a part of the event. As a family, there were picnics by the public pool, […]

Wouldn’t it be nice, Pies

 “Wouldn’t it be nice if….” It would be nice to have a place to serve pies and coffee even if it was one afternoon a week, like on a Sunday? Sometimes, it’s just nice to go somewhere and have a delicious slice of pie and coffee.. We’ll see what comes up. Have you placed your […]

What is a Foodie?

Most foodie, “eating” is listed as a hobby. The foodie lives to eat, and to eat to live is definitive boredom. A true foodie clings to all things culinary. From soup to nuts, a foodie seeks out the fun stuff about fine fare, along with the arcane, the academic, the in-depth, and the latest. To […]

Are you Reading the Food Labels?

Imported food we eat and the junk we buy….REAL EYE OPENER ‘Green Giant’ frozen vegetables are from China and so are most of ‘Europe’s Best’. ‘Arctic Gardens’ are OK. Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA or ‘Canada’, Buy only local honey, much honey is shipped in huge containers from […]

Home Cottage Law – CA

Our bill, AB 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, has secured a bipartisan list of co-authors, in addition to Assemblyman Mike Gatto, who authored the bill. Assembly members Jared Huffman, Bob Wieckowski, V. Manuel Pérez, Brian Nestande and Senator Mark DeSaulnier have all signed on as co-authors. You can read more about the bill here. […]

Empanada Pie Day

The Spanish word for bread is “pan”. ”Empanar” is a verb form that means “to bread”. Emapanada is the past-participle, “breaded”. It’s basically a single-serving turnover. It can be filled with sweet foods like fruits, sugars, and syrups, or savory foods like meats, cheeses, and oils. They originated in northwest Spain, in a region known […]

Pie Clubs

Thinking about Christmas gifts yet? A membership to a pie clubs can be costly – be sure to try one of their pies first before subscribing to joining a pie club. Most of pie clubs are for a minimum of 3 months. If you don’t like their pies, then you’ll know you won’t want to […]

It’s Official Sedona Pies

We have closed our doors for now…In August 2012 I spent considerable time raising money for expanding to get together a commercial kitchen and to establish a retail outlet. I was not successful. No one was loaning out money and there are plenty of people who are out of work or in financial dire needs […]

Oak Creek Wines & Pies

The Oak Creek Vineyard & Winery has been serving up fantastic area wines since 2002. We also offer the largest selection of wine-related merchandise in Arizona. Enjoy a wonderful selection of wines, cheeses, salami, and olives while relaxing in our newly renovated tasting room, which is now open daily, 10AM-6PM. They say,“good wine grows on […]

Preparing for Thanksgiving & Pies

What exciting things are you doing to prepare for Thanksgiving? Every year as long as I can remember I’ve always prepared dinner (except for a couple of times, when I have gone over to other people’s place for dinner) had orphans over for dinner. Not necessarily, that they are real orphans, just people who didn’t […]

What are your stories of making pies?

I was speaking to Denay of HomeBased Baking, last week, some ideas got thrown around about teaching pie making..then yesterday having tea with my friend P.J. (she’s in a few of my video’s) she said, it would be great to have Pie Parties?? I would love to hear about your own stories about making pies..send […]

Pie Dreams

I was chatting with a good friend of mine, and he asked me if I am writing about the new direction I am going with the Pies. I answered him with a sorta yes. He laughed, and suggested that I write about it. You may not know me very well or maybe you do..for most […]

Sinfully Delicious Blueberry Pie

Maralyn Hill Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie Submitted by Maralyn Hill 1 – 9” graham cracker crust 1 8ox package of cream cheese 1 cup of sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Blueberry filling (below) or 1 can of pie filling Beat the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Pour into graham cracker pie shell. […]

We have Berry Pie – not the bird kind

The story about Fresh Blackberries “If reason were as plentiful as blackberries, I would give no man a reason for compulsion.” Henry IV, Shakespeare. Shakespeare sure knew how to turn a phrase, didn’t he? For instance some refer to the blackberry as a Bramble Berry, not our friend Will. He knew the best way to […]

Father’s Day Pie Contest

Looking for a Father’s Day Gift? How about Beer and Pie! As a reminder it’s on June 17th. June is soon upon us, WOW where is the time going? It’s going to where we spend our time at. I have recently, re-acquainting myself with the Law of Attraction, listening to Rhonda Byrnes – “The Secret” […]

Getting Tagged for Pies

Lovefre.sh will be coming to you soon! Is leading the way to getting local farmer’s food to markets. A killer app was created by the founders Mark Spofforth and Georff Tidey to help find local food easier to find, promote and share. On Valentines Day they had over 28,000 downloads. Their pitch is “Lovefre.sh” is […]

Foodie Incubators

What I am proposing, is helping foodies to market their products..not only classes but a market where by they can sell their food in a Market. This is a private club..open to anyone that would like to be a part of it.

Foodies Feeding the Hungry

Business is usual at the Farmer’s Markets, some of them have actually seen a 20 – 30% increase over last years attendance and in sales. Most of the supermarket chains are trying to offer local farmer’s produce, other local producers are they thinking they should be competing with the Farmer’s Markets? They have figured out […]


Trending: Food Trucks

Trending Food Trucks, a revolution is coming, streets soon will be full to them, even food parks. Local governments should encourage the trucks because they bring communities to life, said Chris Muller, dean of Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration and a former University of Central Florida restaurant professor. “The streets should be full of […]

Spread a Little Sunshine

There is a fundamental thing about spreading sunshine around that will affect your food career more than getting a feel good out of it. You probably have heard about the universal law that when we give, it comes back to us ten fold. Try this. Go through your things an make a Goodwill run. Don’t […]

Is the Secret Out?

Spring must be arriving as if you have noticed there are more Foodie things happening. I just picked up Edible Phoenix a magazine about Phoenix foodies. Chef Gwen does write for them, of whom I met at the Farmer to Chef Day a few months back. She told me, she writes however she didn’t tell […]

Gift Offer for Pie Fans

Thank you so much for your generous offer Gail… Check out this special she has created for all of YOU Sedona Pie Fans. About Ahlers Designs Ahlers Designs provides corporations and individuals with innovative gift solutions, offering high quality executive gifts and awards. Our pieces are designed by Gail Ahlers, a graduate of Rhode Island […]

Some of My Favorite Pie Groupies

I tweet and find many wonderful people and their products on Twitter. The Hot Moppin’ BBQ are just one of the products/Tony, is who I have gotten to know. Our Sweet & Spicy Dippin’-Moppin’-BBQ Sauce is as close to “traditional” as we get! With the tangy flavor of apple cider vinegar, the sweetness of crisp […]

Chocolate Trees for Charity

This was written by Larry Knowles It wasn’t the first of Roby’s chocolate-themed feats. The French-born pastry chef at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago broke the Guinness World Record for World’s Tallest Chocolate Sculpture in October 2006. His 20-foot-high replica of three New York skyscrapers, displayed at the F.A.O. Schwartz toy store in Manhattan, was […]

Happy Holidays!

It’s that time of year to reflect our blessings, and certainly I have many things to be grateful. New relationships, friendships, and opportunities. Really this is all that matters – We appreciate you the readers, contributors and all of you who make a difference in my life and with Sedona Pies. Thank you, Happy Holidays! […]

Food Trends for Winter 2011

Culinary Incubators Getting the right help when beginning a business is critical to commercial success. Just ask recent NASFT sofi™ Gold Award Winner Argo Fine Foods. Co-owners Christel De Blasio-Pavlidis and Pavlos Pavlidis used the equipment at Mi Kitchen es su Kitchen, a New York City-based culinary incubator, to produce their tzatziki. One year later, […]


Loving Bowls for Pies

On December 11, 2010 I attended the Loving Bowls fundraiser in Sedona here – WOW what a line-they ran out of parking and they had a 2 block line-up by the time I got there. Of course after you bought you bowls you could go have some chili and chocolate. I didn’t stay for the […]

The Pie Shop

It’s been a busy weekend, I found a few things that I would like to add here for the Pie Shop, take a look at NAO Giftware, there are some beautiful pie lifters large and mini ones that will go well with my smaller pies. They are just beautiful! Another gal had gift baskets made […]

The Pie CookBook

The Pie Princess has announced a new project, A Pie CookBook. I e-mailed out this video to those who are on our mailing list, if you did not get it, please let us know. Otherwise you can watch it now. Below is a submit form, if you would like to participate in the Pie CookBook […]

blueberry pies & tartlets

Buy Local is a HOT Trend

Buy local is a hot trend, the demand is exploding for locally grown and made products–which means more support for mom-and-pop stores. The dividend: For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $68 comes back to the community. Only $43 recirculates from national chain stores. The “buy local”ethos has its roots in the farmers […]

Local Grain Project for Arizona

By today’s standards, many mills were powered by water, many mills were not converted to electricity until the 1920’s. Overtime stone mills were replace with a rolling milling process. Hayden Flour Mills is a local grain project , by re-introducing heritage wheat and corn as a local food crop in Arizona. In the 1800’s the […]

Top 10 Home-Based Baking States

Written by Detra “Denay” Davis who is a former home-based bakery, and brain-child of the ever popular HomeBasedBaking.com; a website that helps bakers and food crafters nationwide, who have expressed an interest in perfecting a “home-style” recipe and taking those food products from kitchen to market thereby promoting sustainable economic development in their community. A […]

New Trends: Food Entrepreneurs

With the job losses and many people seeking work, one of the things people are doing is taking their family recipes and taking them to the marketplace. Creating their own job. If you are thinking about doing this here are some resources to get started with: Looking to rent a commercial kitchen? You’ve come to […]

New Trends: Cause Giving

Community Philanthropy is one of the newest trends.. We’ll see more buying in bulk and a likely uptick in home freezer sales. People and companies stepping up to incorporate food philanthropy, so that it’s almost an automatic. Food drives will be enhanced by that $1 donation at the grocery checkout lane, In a tough economy, […]

Re-launching Sedona Pies

Why it seems to be so challenging to get Sedona Pies re-launched? To me everything should just flow – everything goes smoothly..do you know what I mean? I took the summer off, just to re-think the direction of where Sedona Pies should be heading to. I spent a year just doing marketing, product development and […]

CSA and Pie

What is the Verde Valley CSA? It’s a group of Verde valley farmers who provide just picked, locally grown produce to their community. I met Sandy Boyce that Director at the Farmer to Chef conference last Monday..like I said, I and glad that I went, met some really cool people. Sandy got into this project […]

Meet Chef Gwen

I wanted to introduce you to Chef Gwen, we met on Twitter and told me about the Farmer 2 Chef day, of course I went. The only thing I knew about her she said she teaches cooking classes, writes a bit..I found out she’s rather modest. here’s more of her story. Armed with a pen […]

Farmer 2 Chef

Yesterday I attended a Farmer 2 Chef event to learn more about who else I could buy from, network with my peers. Their mandate for this event is to forge lasting working relationships between food producers and food buyers. It’s about building a network. Fostering a handshake economy built on trust, strong relationships and a […]

The Pie Princess review..

It’s on Harry’s Hideaway Cafe Last night my hubby and I went to dinner at Harry’s Hideaway Cafe, it’s newly opened for a month now. Harry and I were Tweeting back and forth figuring out a day for the next Tweet Up. I didn’t feel like cooking so I asked hubby if we could go […]

slow food, local

What’s the Slow Food Movement?

What’s the slow food movement about? Slow Food Nation began in Italy with the founding of its forerunner organization, Arcigola, in 1986 to resist the opening of a McDonald’s near the Spanish Steps in Rome. In 1989, the founding Manifesto of the international Slow Food movement was signed in Paris, France by delegates from 15 […]

Tea & Pie Anyone?

I got to meet Valarie the proud new co-owner of Fleur de Teas located in Phoenix, AZ. We spoke several times on the phone about perhaps working together – Valarie was interested in either having people pick-up their pie orders during the week and eventually selling them as well. Also dropped off a sample – […]

Brownie Pie

On the road trip I was reading a paper about Gluten Free diets, from Sally Ann Shurmur who shares her recipes on gluten free. This particular recipe is from Carol Fenster Ph.D. Flour mixture you will need to make the brownies: 1.5 cups potato starch 1.5 sorghum 1 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup corn or […]

What’s a Community Kitchen?

This has intrigued me for a while, so I just Googled “Community Kitchens” and got several variations of what they are. This is something I would really like to have in Sedona, or somewhere close by – to have cooking classes, coordinate with the local Food Pantry’s/Banks, rent out space for new food businesses and […]

Oh Boy More for Beer Pie

There are more and more micro-breweries sprouting up, you can even do Beer Tours it’s not just for wine anymore. On our road trip I picked up the “Celebrator” it’s a beer news magazine. August/September was their 22nd Anniversary. Who says, you can’t be profitable working your passion? Not only are more breweries happening, some […]

Mussels Anyone?

Continued from the last post. Along our journey, I was able to take a few pictures.. About half way on our road trip we met Frank for lunch at the Front Street Grill in Coupville, WA. This link will take you to their menu. As an appetizer the boys ordered mussels, now I don’t eat […]

Pane d’ Amore

When I first met Frank, he’s the Master Bread Baker and his significant other – they were busy, we drove up to Port Townsend to visit them. Too busy for a visit. On August 19, 2010 almost a year later Frank met us in Coupeville, WA for lunch, you can read more about this on […]

Pear Cake or Pie

This is my friend Georgette’s recipe – I’ve been able to spend a few days with her. It’s been a blast! I will miss her when I leave. 1.5 cups vegetable oil 2 cups sugar 3 cups flour 2 eggs 3 cups of pears chopped 1 cup walnuts 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda […]

What Makes Us So Different?

Building your Food business one step at a time, I’ve put together some questions..for you to think about while you grow your food business. Ask yourself what my customers think about your _______? Pies: My customers love my pies..the raves I have gotten, and reviews really help. don’t forget to write a review on Yelp. […]

Are You the Next Star?

Food Network is seeking the next season stars – you have until October 2010 to apply I would apply if I could have a show on “Pies.” or “Desserts,” and of course you get to create your own recipes..which is what I love to do. I will continue to produce my own video’s..you never know […]

There’s a Shortage of Pies

How come? I don’t know. I am discovering that people want more than just a preservative filled pie, they want something unique like the ice cream story below. The Shortage of pies is because, people have forgotten about serving pies for desserts, of which my goal is to bring back pies to the marketplace. Yes, […]

From Planet to Pies

Since I like to work with local producers, like the wineries, the fruit growers, micro breweries and nut producers, Chef Gwen our of Phoenix suggested that I consider getting into the Slow Food show that is coming up in October…The event is for Trade Vendors only which really means that the food growers and producers […]

Sauza Tequila Pie Tasting

This is one of the video’s that I did to taste the Tequila Pie. I have tried making Tequila pies before and they didn’t turn out so I said, “They didn’t make the cut.” My friend Ashala said “I should give them another try”…so a few months later here is a recipe that seemed to […]

Where and What in the World

I have been very fortunate to have been written about over the past few weeks..Maralyn Hill and her husband Norman, came out the the Pillsbury tasting…these are just some of their writings.. Pillsbury Wine and Sedona Pies with a Recipe Posted: 01 Jul 2010 03:57 PM PDT Good wine, good pie, and good company makes […]

How to Fix a Store Bought Pie

Are you someone who likes to bake pies? If you are but just can’t seem to find the right pie pastry recipe and wants to learn how to bake them easily. There are hundred’s of recipes aren’t there, but how do you know which pie recipe will really work. I know, I’ve been there. That’s […]

Country Apple Pie

This apple pie is not my recipe, however I have made it before..it’s really quite good. The pastry recipe is more like a sweet dough. Here we go.. 1 3/4 cups flour 1/4 cup self-rising flour 1 T. icing sugar 2 T of butter 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 T lemon juice 1 egg white […]

Never Heard of Wine in Pies

Welcome to Sedona Pies. An update on the Tasting from the 26th of June.. It went pretty good. Comments like: “I’ve never heard of wine in pies before” that’s because Sedona Pies created them. “The pies are really good.” Thank you! “How did you think of combining the two ingredients together?” Just experimenting with ingredients […]

Vino Cotto & Pies

A while ago Deanna sent me a bottle of their Vino Cotto to experiment with my pies. Vino is made by Montillo Italian Foods. It’s a Sweet “Cooked wine” Syrup, they followed their family’s 4th generation recipe that came from Calabria, Italy. I have been experimenting, and posted a couple of recipes on Food Buzz […]

Sedona Pies Supports Feeding America

What can we learn from Las Vegas FMI? The exhibitors from the FMI donated to the Vegas Three Square Food Bank, 37,000 pounds of food! Who is FMI? “Welcome to FMI 2010, the largest and most comprehensive food industry event in North America! Join the world’s top retailers and wholesalers to learn the latest tools […]

Wine Pronunciation

Wine Pronunciation Guide Published byCoastalLiving.com Here’s a phonetic breakdown of popular wines, grapes, and wine terms so you can chat up the Sommelier [sum-muhl-YAY] next time you’re out for a nice dinner. And for me, sometimes I just don’t pronounce my wine correctly. Like Pinot Gris..it comes out like noir…wrong! Armagnanc [ahr-mahn-YAK] Barbera [bar-BEH-rah] Beaujolais […]

Cooking with Beer

The art of cooking with beer is challenging, however the essential principles are with a culinary craft boils down to a balance of sweetness and dryness of hops. ( a factor of malt and the residue of sugars). Beer can contribute richness-even sweetness and body-to sauces. Beware of the hops. They will change in nature […]

Name That Pie Contest

We’ve added a Rhubarb & Strawberry Pie to the family at Sedona Pies. Made with Rose wine, Rhubarb, Strawberries and Vino Cotto. (it’s a wine syrup) It’s delicious!  An excellent balance of the sweetness of strawberries and the tartness of rhubarb, with the wine providing a subtle flavor that both enhances and brings the flavors […]

My Pie Passion

My pie passion and purpose is about making a difference, this is what M.A.D. means. I do this by promoting, connecting people and then supporting a cause like Food Banks – “Feeding the hungry one pie at a time.” I consider myself a Serial Entrepreneur, Social Media Evangelist, Author, Blogger, a wonderful friend who is […]

Rhubarb Marmalade

From my last post I wrote about serving and making available a Rhubarb pie. For the tasting with Pillsbury wines they will be made available. You can pre-order them..for pick-up, however not until June 26, 2010, when they’ll be sampled. Here’s the recipe for the Rhubarb Marmalade..like I said, it’s great on toast, on a […]

Strawberry Crush

I recently started to do some experimenting with new recipes again, sometimes, this could be dangerous only because I usually end up with a great pie and new discovery. From there my beta testers sample it and let me know what they think of it. the newest is what I call “Strawberry Crush.” It’s just […]

Wine Pies

Wine Tastings

About Wine Tastings, they are becoming popular and an inexpensive for an evening out. A tasting is simply a tasting, it’s a sensory evaluation of the range of perceived flavors, aromas and general characteristics of a wine. To learn what you like and appreciate your own personal tastes. There are many new wineries popping up, […]

Buying Local

This one of our best solutions to keep money in our local community. Back in September 2009 Tim Holt a contributor to the Christian Science Monitor, called for a “Buy Local.” You can read more about his call here. A non-profit organization called First Arizona, started to work with local communities through supporting, maintain, and […]

Going Mobile

Yes, you can read my content on your iPhone, this topic isn’t about cell phones it’s about getting your pie, eating it and WOW’g your clients all at the same time. I recently was asked to deliver a large amount of pies to several locations. It has been an interesting exercise in being ready for […]

Mother’s Day Pie

Looking for something special for your Mom on Mother’s Day? Celebrate the day with a Sedona Pie. Saturday May 8 – The National Letter Carriers are doing a Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Not only can you leave a bag of non-perishable food items by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will pick it up and […]

Wine & Pie Tasting

It’s happening starting May 6, 2010 a Wine & Pie Tasting at Oak Creek Vineyards Winery. We’ll be tasting the Hello Mello which is mixed berries, blackberries, some blueberries maybe some strawberries too! With Merlot wine. This pie is very smooth… The second pie will be Amour which is pears and apples..I”ll likely mix a […]

Revive Yourself

Are you ready for that weekend getaway? It seems we’ve all had crappy weather, been very busy in our businesses or at work and why not take a break. I Love weekend getaways – it gives me a time to reflect take time to be kind to myself, to have a break away from my […]

Into the Soup

Take a bit out of life, with Heidi Lee. It’s her show on I had a great time..it’s a Party..If you would like to listen to the show..just click here. Gordon Parlova who is a PR guy for wine and food, got me the gig. If you want gigs from him give him a call..he’s […]

Meet Some Wino’s

What a busy week and fun it was to be at the Water into Wine Festival last Saturday. Met some great people, sold pie by the slice.. here’s some people I met there: Patt Manheim of the Manheim Gallery they are open from Wed to Sat 1-5pm – their Gallery displays and sells Painting, Sculpture, […]

2nd Annual Water to Wine Festival

2nd Annual Water to Wine Festival at Old Town Center for the Arts on April 17, 2010 Come celebrate spring at the Water to Wine Festival at Old Town Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 17th from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. Six Verde Valley Wine Growers will showcase their wines and offer wine tasting […]

Shop for a Good Cause

We support the local food pantry by “Feeding the Hungry one pie at a time.” Every pie that you buy $2.00 does go the local pantry.” Keep this in mind when you are ordering. Another Shop for a Good Cause has come up it’s for the New Life Childrens’ Home/Medical Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This […]

Wedding Traditions to Trends

History of Pie Fruit pies or tarts (pasties) where probably first made in the 1500s. English tradition credits making the first cherry pie, given to Queen Elizabeth I. Fruitcakes have been holiday and wedding cakes which have a very heavy fruit content. The name “fruitcake” can be traced back only as far as the Middle […]

Cake vs Pie

I have to share with you about Jezebel – A magazine dedicated to Celebrities, The good life…Jezebel is doing an on going contest of Cake vs Pies. Do take a look and vote.

Verde Valley Wine

As I have been working on my new menu for Sedona Pies, I came across some interesting information about the local wine makers here in Sedona, Cottonwood, Cornville and which is considered the Verde Valley area. Plus, I have been asking wine makers to do a pie and wine tasting – there is cheese and […]

Let’s Talk About Pie Trends

In the early 50’s to 60’s pie’s were a tradition for desserts, come the rise of frozen pies to turnovers, there are also the no- name brands available. Then we’ve moved into the 70’s fast food pies like McDonald’s turnovers. In the 80’s is where we began to have more organic, artisan baking..taking a look […]

Tequila Pie

I was adventurous the other day and made Tequila Tarts..I must say that the flavor in the filling was very good, almost too tart. After baking them however, the flavor of Tequila was no longer there. I even tried them with salt and whipping cream. Thinking that the salt would revive the flavor. It did […]

928 Brides

Did you know there is a new Bride Magazine that has just launched, they are presenting the Prescott Wedding Walk as a Partner? It’s called 928Brides, you’ll find them by clicking here. The buzz about the most anticipated bridal experience of the year has hit the streets… the Prescott Wedding Walk! This special wedding event […]

Sweet Dough

8 oz cream cheese 8 oz butter 2 cups of flour pinch of salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees Combine all ingredients with a pastry blender until it looks like large peas. Press pie crust in a 9” pie pan, it will make enough for 3 crusts or freeze what you don’t use. Put the […]

The Dough

I quite often say this little quote “Time to rock ’n roll.” What it really means to me is to let’s get going..or it’s show time! Most of us have our own way to motivate ourselves..While I was chatting with a friend of mine, hey this would be a great series to chat about..or write […]

How to Save on Wedding Costs

Most wedding dresses cost from $249 to $649 when they are marked down from full retail prices of $900. to $9,00. So where do you find these bargains? • At the end of the year sales at Bridal stores • Wholesalers may throw a trunk sale • Have someone make your dress for you The […]

Are You Planning a Party?

Recently, I introduced Tarts as a solution for smaller portions for people who want a bite size and yet didn’t want to buy a BIG pie. These tarts in this picture are called Naughty 2. Made from Beer, chocolate, agave and Pecans. They are about 2″, however I would prefer to have a larger size, […]

Doesn’t Your Man…

…deserve something naughty for Valentines Day? Sedona Pies are gaining popularity for Valentines Day and for Brides on their Wedding day. Did you know that…. • St. Valentin become the Patron Saint of Lovers? • Esther Howland was the 1st artist that massed produced Valentine cards, in 1840? • Candy, Chocolate, Flowers, and Jewelry have […]

National Pie Day in Sedona

Pat the Handyman, stopped by to chat up Linda about her shop and about National Pie Day. “AZ Blizzard, Floods, Tornado can’t stop National Pie Day at Imagine Art in Sedona.” The Video on the right was recorded the day before, Linda does a great job rep’g me, I ought to hire her. Well, we […]

Oak Creek Brewery

Did you know that Sedona, has it’s own Brewery? The Kraus family came to Sedona in 1993 with all their worldly goods and a dream, to brew great fresh beer the way Fred learned at the Gasthausbrauerei Hufeisen, or Horseshoe Brewery, in the picturesque village of Pottenstein, Germany. The dream became reality when they opened […]

Celebrate National Pie Day

With the Pie Princess & Imagine Art On Saturday, January 23, 2010 11am – 4:00pm If you want to know what that means you can follow the Pie Princess at http://twitter.com/sedonapies.  For a more decadent and direct experience you can sample her pies at Imagine Art. Order forms will be available that day (or orders […]

Feeding America

This year, Crisco is donating 1 million pounds of food to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief charity. You can help feed your community, too! Here’s how: * Buy ingredients for your favorite dish, bring them to a soup kitchen and help the volunteers prepare a meal. Check with your local soup kitchen for specific […]

Direct Pie Club

As a member you can customize your pie order: ✓ Select up to three ingredients to create your own flavor in your pie ✓ Order 6 or more pies and get a 10% discount Sedona Pies are great for: ✓ Dinner Parties ✓ Wedding Pies ✓ Birthday Parties ✓ Hostess Gifts ✓ For your woman […]

Client Appreciation

Do you have a client appreciation program for 2010? If not, have you considered partnering up with your vendors for client gifts? In some industries, like financial services there is an allocated fund for client gifts, that require the fund to be used or lose it. Another place to look for funding to pay for […]

Happy Holidays

To You and Yours. Tis’ the season is here already! My how time flies by. this is what happens when you are having fun. Might as well enjoy it, we never know how time we have here. I usually bake Shortbread cookies, Fruitcake and Tarts. Did you know, that I cannot find anywhere here in […]

Loving Bowls

Earlier this year I committed to contribute to the Loving Bowls fundraiser. Sedona Apple Orchards and myself – The Pie Princess have come together and we’ll be serving Apple Cobbler for the 1st Friday Art Walk. If you are in Sedona, please come join us. Over 500 bowls will be made available for sale for […]


Thanksgiving to me is about sharing with friends, family and orphans. There have been many years where I have hosted a potluck dinner for people and invited people who really didn’t have family or a place to go to for Thanksgiving. Fortunately, I have friends that invite me over for dinner and celebrate with them. […]

Welcome to Sedona Pies

Dear Friends, Thank you for being patient with us. We are on the mend again. For those of you who don’t know, along with making “Delicious, gourmet pies made with naughty ingredients and Love,” we also participate in “Shop to End Hunger.” About 3 weeks ago I was asked to participate in another Feed the […]