Vino Cotto & Pies

Share This: 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 – one of them is what I call Strawberry Crush.. You can get the recipe by clicking … Read more

Sedona Pies Supports Feeding America

Share This: 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 to expand market reach and keep business on the cutting edge.New Product Showcase. See the latest trends … Read more

Wine Pronunciation

Share This: 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 [boh-zhuh-LAY] Bordeaux [bohr-DOH] Brut [BROOT] Cabernet Franc [KA-behr-nay FRAHN (FRAHNGH)] Cabernet Sauvignon [ka-behr-NAY so vihn-YOHN (soh-vee-NYAWN)] Chablis … Read more

Cooking with Beer

Share This: 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 in the cooking process, particularly when reducing sauces, and take on a bitter character that will dominate. … Read more

Name That Pie Contest

Share This: 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 together as a whole.  I’d recommend that pie to anyone who would like an excellent fruit pie … Read more

My Pie Passion

Share This: 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 supportive, I champion paying it forward. Love meeting and helping people. Recently, I changed my life forever … Read more