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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
[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 […]
Have you ever had a chard pie? I thought I’ve never had chard until a friend said to me, do you eat mixed salad greens, then you’ve had chard. A girlfriend made this Chard & Feta pie, it was delicious. I want to share this recipe with you. 2 cups of shredded potato (use the […]
Have you ever had a Logan Berry or Marion Berry pie? A friend asked me over the Christmas Holidays as she never heard of these kind of berries. She’s from the south and I’m more from the Northwest. This prompted me to give you berry pie recipes, both are chiffon style. This time of year […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s that time again, to wish you a Happy Halloween. When all the ghosts and goblins come out to scare us while they play. My friend Reno Lovison created his annual Halloween video. Enjoy! Happy Halloween! Be safe and happy!
So many of my friends are eating more gluten free pies, here’s a Gluten Free Pie Pastry Recipe. Do it yourself mixture. 1 cup of gluten free flour 1/2 cup of corn starch 1/4 cup potato flour – not potato starch 1/2 cup chick pea flour 1/2 cup rice flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, 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 […]
Happy Thanks Giving to you! It’s that time of year again to remember the kindness, the generosity and joy that is in all our lives. I found this Thanksgiving song, that I wanted to share with you, just to say, Thank you!
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 […]
Since moving to California, moving Sedona Pies to success is my next step and asking for your help. As a fan, what drives you to share and tell? I was still getting calls, like “What time are you open until?” “We want to buy a pie, what flavors do you have?” “Where can I get […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Gratitude Day, what this brings up for me is LOVE in my heart. Just sharing the LOVE for myself, Sedona Pies and my friends.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Sedona Pies being the social change vehicle promoting Gardens for Humanity
help us reach our goal so we can provide healthy, ALLERGEN FREE foods to kids everywhere, at a price their parents can afford.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
More and more food products are considering the idea of adding more protien to these new snack products.
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 […]
Happy Valentines day – a recipe for flour less chocolate. cake at Harry’s Hideaway restaurant in Cornville in AZ
According to Ray Pearson it does. Ray is a nationally recognized single malt Scotch expert, with nearly 20 years in the spirits industry. This glass he is talking about is called the NEAT Glass. George Manska, an engineer, and management executive Christine Crnek, founded Arsilica, Inc. in 2003 to radically improve this situation. Design of […]
One of the many things besides promoting Sedona Pies, is to showcase other local businesses. There are many wonderful places to stay and visit, like Desert Rose
I Love your pies, I can’t remember my entire life a more memorable pie, than Sedona Pies, I just love your 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 […]
CRUZ Tequila is an all natural, 100% blue agave tequila creating by adhering to strict production standards. Enjoy a tequila pie from Sedona pies.
Our vineyards have over 19,000 vines and offers 12 different varietal’s. Come and try our red and white wines, and order a slice of wine pie from Sedona Pie.
Yes we are shipping our Gourmet Pies..not our fruit ones yet, as we haven’t figured out how to ship out the fruit pies,
Much Love and Happiness in this holiday season to all of you!
These mini apple turn-overs are great for your kids to help you bake and to serve.
If you would like to become a customer or Our Mission Coffee and help change the world. Good Coffee doing good, one small batch at a time.
The Arizona Blue Ribbon Pie Round-Up & Bake-Off Three pre-qualified contestants from each category: young bakers, amateur bakers, professional and commercial bakers January 2013
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 […]
During the lives of the pioneer women, I wanted to create a bit of history of how baked goods got started.. (really more about how pies got started) Many women got married and followed their newly married husbands and moved out west..and most of the time of course they gave up all their amenities that […]
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 […]
For Halloween, I created this little video message for you, and a short story of delivering Dave his pie and pre-order bonuses.
Pie-drunk- State in which any creation by Sedona Pies and baked by the Pie Princess renders one’s mind and body…drunk – with the pie princess recipes
Perhaps you want to gather your girlfriends together for a fun afternoon or you just want to surprise your partner. Discover the art of baking pies
If you are in Sedona, AZ I am hosting a Girls Night Out, calling it a Happy Hour. Plus you’ll sample Sedona Pies.
What are the top whys to buy a Sedona Pie
At Sedona Pies we are still accepting orders for Weddings, Events and Holiday seasons..with Thanksgiving coming up, consider ordering a pie from us.
This is not just sweet pies, this is savory pies, bite-sized pies. Pies top in 2011 in the Restaurant News.
I was asking about her aprons as I have been thinking of setting up a Pie Accessory Store for Home Bakers.
I have discovered, it’s about the little things in life that really make us so and my life has certainly become better, give kindness a chance
This is a cute comic, my hubby sent me, I wanted to share it with you. It’s really about Pi, but then Pie works too!
This has been one of my favorite recipes, as you can use any kind of fruit for the filling.
If you have a business or a passion, I encourage you to keep asking for help, get answers to your questions and reaching out.
it’s one of our newest additions to Sedona Pies, is a bit of a take off from the Naughty 2 pie, instead of beer it’s flavored with Tequila.
Welcome back to Sedona Pies. Share your stories with Sedona pies. I surrendered doing what I was doing to get the funds to expand. It simply wasn’t flowing and I felt it was time to stop. So, I did. I am bummed about it right now, however I know something else will show up. Let’s […]
It’s been quite a week asking for peer to peer financing to help me to take Sedona Pies to the next level, asking people to invest in me so I can expand into the National level. I know that I said, I would do this to help me to learn to ask for support for […]
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 […]
Here at Sedona Pies, we believe that people who like the finest things – fine wine, fine music, and fine food – are the people who Love Sinfully Delicious Pies.
For Pie Day I made a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie..which has always been one of my favorite pies.
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. […]
Did you know 52% of families take out food from restaurants or fast food places for dinner or lunch? We are much more concerned with being convenient in our eating. With this comes an issue with food safety.
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 […]
Arizona and Tennessee now have a bakers home cottage law..Get your Sedona Pies starting July 20., 2011
Desserts for Grown-ups is where Sedona Pies come in, fulfilling your taste-buds with rich flavors, delectable.
I thought it is happening only in China?….yet Americans are doing the same!!! Sharing with you about a shocking discovery of “faked blueberries contained in our food
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” […]
Seeking donations to help me to take Sedona Pies, to the next level, which is to restructure Sedona Pies so we can be positioned for World Wide Distribution.
What I found is, that I kept getting in my own way..it’s pretty easy, just asking for people to invest in an opportunity.
The disparity in our schools, to the homeless and the hungry are growing, how can we all get involved is solving this epidemic of not eating healthy
Join me along my journey of moving forward in expanding Sedona Pies to create the vision of serving you and serving humanity.
If you would like to raise money for your organization think about Sedona Pies to help you. Say hello to Pies + Fun = Money.
Thank you to all my subscribers and follwers: Love,
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 […]
Sedona Pies is a vehicle for Social Change, my goal is to feed the hungry through Feed America. Once we are in a bigger facility to hire veterans, or people who are homeless or at risk.
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.
We have used it a few times, it makes a flavorful cup of coffee. I just prefer when I make my coffee in the Aero Press – I will make myself a Cafe Latte- oh, don’t forget to add a slice of pie with it…
This is great news..everyone is talking about Pies..move over cakes and cupcakes.
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, 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 […]
By matching businesses based on relevance and reputation, purchasing decisions are made more efficiently and accurately for both buyers and sellers.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s a simple enough idea, but its impact has been profound. Tens of thousands of families have joined CSAs, and in some areas of the country there is more demand than there are CSA farms to fill it.
After a little thought, mostly just action I decided to create a Facebook Group for this movement As I felt that there are likely more states that are trying or would like to have a Home Cottage Law in place.
Over-regulation is one of the problems that makes it difficult for people to make a living, he said. Senator John Whitmire, who was also sitting at our table, agreed and said he found himself becoming more of a libertarian every day.
When you donate, to Feed America, the Sinfully delicious Pie book will be given to you for free, on National Pie day. January 23, 2011
Submit your favorite pie recipe and pre-order your own Sinfully Delicious Pie Bake Book, only from the Pie Princess. a percentage of the proceeds will go to the Food Bank.
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 […]
I met Mercedes Warrick last Friday and we were talking about “What makes my soul to sing?” And I replied, Sedona Pies – my plan is to use Sedona Pies as a vehicle for Social Change. The cause would be feeding the hungry. Mercedes said to me “Why isn’t there anything on your site about […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Apple Crumble Video – my friend PJ and I are making Apple Crumbles together. This video will give you an idea in how to make them. To get the recipe head on over to the recipe page
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Recently I got a hold of some Gluten Free Flour..of course the bean flour really didn’t work out well, so I bought some Bob Mills Biscuit Mix, which he has a recipe on it to make a pie crust..I just followed the recipe and made 3- 9″ pies from one bag of mix. Here are […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
I had another post in mind for today..however my good friend Gordon Parlova was on Into the Soup Radio, Heidi is the host – a couple of weeks ago and I want to share it with you.. here’s the show. Scroll down to the July 31st, show. click on it and listen in. Gordon gives […]
This Art Barn is fantastic, I’ve learned so much from taking Dennis’s Classes in pottery, is such a cool place. I hope you’ll take the time to vote to help re-build the barn. You can vote everyday for the Pepsi’s challenge they are giving $250,000 away to the winner who is most voted for. VOTE […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
A wonderful day to finish of your Easter Celebrations, or if you are strolling and shopping in and around Talaquepaque or Hillside Plaza. Sedona, AZ
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
…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 […]
Many people would prefer a pie rather than a cake for their wedding. Recently I was speaking with a soon to be bride and she didn’t anticipate her cake to cost $2,000 to $10,000. Pies are a little more versatile, in the fact you can select many flavors or have The Pie Princess design one […]
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 […]
Mocha Almond Tastes like a burnt almond, with a hint of coffee finish. Contains beer, coffee, agave, chocolate and almonds. 9″ x 1″ and weighs 3 lbs.
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 […]
You’ll find Maralyn Hill traveling, writing and sharing everything about food. Maralyn also has two books that she has written. You can find them on her blog. When the Hill Team was in Rockland, Maine last summer, they discovered all about National Pie Day – January 23. Now, they are also aware of a celebration […]
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 […]
National Pie Day – January 23, 2010 A Baker’s Dozen Ways To Celebrate Pumpkin Pie National Pie Day? Well, why not? Pies have always been a sweet treat to warm the cold winter days and with the holiday celebrations a fading memory, this is a great way to warm up a January cold snap. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Join Imagine Art, Sedona Pies, Gigi Bags and a few others for a Holiday Gift Sale & Bizarre on December 13, 2009. Imagine Art on 90 Brewer Rd, Sedona, AZ You don’t want to miss this happening!! Stay tuned… for the updates
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. […]
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 […]