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Blueberries & Cabernet Sauvignon wine created the Sacrebleu pie. The blueberries offer sweetness to the Cabernet grapes which makes it delicious. PieLettes Special of the month are priced at $2.99 each, click here for more info. Cabernet Sauvignon is pronounced (cah-behr-NAY so-veen YAHN). The Cabernet offers a BIG taste, most of the world-famous wine regions […]




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Pielettes

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Welcome to the Sedona Pie company the Pielette. After looking for a way to add another size, a friend of mine sent me a video in how to make mini pies. After some experimentation, and creating a new flavor for Mike & Niki’s honey I came up with a new flavor for them. Peaches, honey […]




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Kick it up a Notch

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Kick it up a Notch at the fall Wine and Food Fest sponsored by the Concierge Association of Silicon Valley is coming up on September 14. We recommend if you want to attend, that you get your tickets today, as of September 2, they will go up to $25./person VS $10 now. We will be […]




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Are you still engaged?

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Are you still engaged? Once you enter into an agreement with your clients to serve them, it also means to take care of them. Too busy to give the very best? Most of us are busy, we want to spend more time with our clients or at least appreciating them more often. How? If you […]




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Fremont Wine Tasting

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Fremont Wine Tasting along with enjoying samples of Sedona pies that will be paired with wine from around the world.. There are many activities for people to partake in and of course, people are on holidays too! There are those who are still hanging out at home. I hope you come and join in on […]



The Present Tasting

The Present Tasting

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The Present is a wine from Santa Rosa, a great balance of acidity and sugar, 95% Merlot and 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon with Hello Mello. I did a pairing with this wine and Hello Mello – a delicious crumble made with mixed berries. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries and Merlot wine. The camera was a […]




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What is a Thank you?

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What is a Thank you? It’s appreciation. A recognition that someone else understands you and wants to recognize the part you play in their life. They are grateful. Thankful. Appreciate those who give you money. Depending on your generation, the words ‘Thank you” may or may not be part of your regular language. Sadly, with […]




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What makes you smile?

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What makes you smile? Having a pie delivered to your house or office each month? “A smile is a facial expression formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a “Duchenne smile”. Smiles […]




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Tastings are happening

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Tastings are happening, I have partnered up with a wine distributor and I will also be doing pie tastings for your enjoyment. Over the past few months I have reached out to local wine producers and for whatever reason doing a pie tasting with them has been challenging. When I was in Sedona, growing the […]




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Pie Membership Club

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog Pie Membership Club

The Pie Membership Club is a new product category we’ve added, as we have started pie and wine tasting events to create some fun opportunities. The difference is when you buy a pie club membership, the pie membership price is reduced as it is an annual subscription. Verus buying the pies individually. Included in this […]




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Do you have a client appreciation program?

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Do you have a client appreciation program? Did you know it costs less to keep a client than to lose them? If you don’t, why not? Did you know it costs less to deliver some LOVEto your clients? When you send them some appreciation like a Sedona pie, you’ll get referrals or recommendations back from […]




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Mother’s Day Special

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Our Mother’s Day Special is for all women who deserve our special attention on Sunday, May 14. Mothers’ get a special day, why not celebrate other women in your life? It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It was established by […]




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Wow your Best Customers

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Wow your best customers is a new program to help you appreciate, attract and prosper better relationships with your customers. Often we are always thinking about getting new customers, which markets can we tap into? What’s our marketing strategy this week? Why not take a look at the lifetime value of your current ones? There […]




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Recession proof your business with referrals

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To recession proof your business with referrals, a strategy will work. Getting more referrals isn’t a quick fix, it’s a long-term strategy to increase sales. More often than not, we spend too much time and money on disloyal customers, these customers won’t stick around long enough to pay back the acquisition investment you’ve made. 68% […]




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Join us – Girls Day Out Shopping

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Girls day out shopping will benefit the fundraising efforts for the new Kappa Delta Chapter House for the Gamma Iota Chapter at San Jose State University! Date: Saturday, April 22nd from 1‐4 p.m. The address for the shopping day: 405 S. 10th St., San Jose, CA 95112 (it’s at the church rec room directly across […]



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Events & Happenings

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Upcoming Adult Gourmet Pop-Ups and Happy Spring! This is what is happening with the Sedona Pies for the month of April 2017. Our upcoming pop-up events are: April 15, 2017 – Celebrate Easter 11:00am – 3:00pm SanJose Made at Whole Foods 777 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126 May 13, 2017 – Celebrate Mothers Day! […]




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News Flash – Get your Sedona Pies now!

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This is great news..everyone is talking about Pies..move over cakes and cupcakes.




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Credibles.co

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What and who is Credibles.co? They have a unique platform of helping other food companies to raise money and awareness. “The concept is simple: Customers prepay for food and receive edible credits to use like a gift card. Large prepayments can even earn edible interest. In the meantime, food businesses get the money they need […]




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Pi Day is March 14

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Pi day is March 14, it happens every year – it’s a great play on words for the day. time to enjoy a Pie on Pi Day! Pi Day is really celebrated to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) and to eat lots of pie. Celebrated in countries that follow the month/day (m/dd) date format, […]




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Pie in the Sky

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Pie in the Sky: Launching a business and feeding the hungry. These female entrepreneurs put helping others near the heart of their enterprises. Written By Chuck Carrol Business schools have traditionally taught would-be small-business entrepreneurs that literally every penny counts. When starting out, owners must mercilessly control costs, the experts caution. Spend on essentials — […]




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How to Surprise and Delight

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How to surprise and delight those you love with a Rum Butter pie. It’s the December pie of the month flavor. Share some love and ship out a Sedona Pie. I know for a few years people have asked me “Do you ship?” Answer: “Not at this time.” Being that one of the offerings has […]




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Holiday Special

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The holidays are upon almost.. we have a holiday special happening in our local area. Evergreen Coffee and Sedona pies are coming together to help you celebrate. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? If not, come join us! P.S. We are now on Yelp.. check us out!




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Discover our Pie Recipes

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Discover our pie recipes the more there are the merrier. We have quiet a few of them posted on this website, they are under the category of Delicious pies. For example how about Biltmore Pumpkin Pie? https://sedonapies.com/recipes/biltmore-pumpkin-pie/ The fall season is something that I love, the leaves are falling.. the warmth of the day is […]




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Holiday Season is almost here

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Holiday season is almost here, Sedona Pies are celebrating you with a special offer. There’s always something to celebrate, perhaps it’s a wedding, a just because party, a birthday party, open house, or you just want another weekend off. If you are planning a dinner party, then don’t forget to order your pies from us. […]




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How to Raise Money

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How to raise money is the topic for this post, it is always a hot topic especially for women and food businesses. At one of the talks Sedona Pies was co-hosting along with KitchenTown Central here’s a recording of Arno Hesso’s talk about Crowdfunding and a little about Kiva.org. It’s a short clip, Arno really […]




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Tequila Pie Tasting

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Tequila Pie Tasting

This tequila pie tasting was done in 2010, with my friend Micheala. We had a fun day hanging out. This tasting is a short clip.. Enjoy! Just recently, I made up some strawberry tartlets made from tequila, people didn’t like them as much as the “Delicious,” which are made from dark chocolate, pecans. There are […]




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Customer Loyalty Program

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Customer Loyalty Program

We’ve just put together a customer loyalty program when you join not only can you get 20% off your orders we have other perks too! Keeping our customers loyal is really important to us. We’ve partnered up with CB20 it’s full name is Cash Back 20. Not only can you get 20% off of Sedona […]




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A blast from the past

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on A blast from the past

A blast from the past is a video about making crumbles with a girlfriend at the time, we created some video’s making pies. P.J. had a different name in Sedona than she did in New Jersey, so I just called her PJ. She was fine with that. Here’s a video of us making crumbles. Between […]




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What’s new with fundraising?

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on What’s new with fundraising?

What’s new with fundraising? As a company we want to make a difference in our local community. We are launching a fundraising program. Many years ago I worked in the Fundraising field, I really enjoyed it. Had the privilege of helping many non-profits both in the traditional side and the corporate social committees side to […]




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Money Talks

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Money Talks

Money talks a lot. When don’t we talk about money? Sedona pies is producing educational events to help food Entrepreneurs grow their businesses. This is a part of of Educational Talk Series We have put together a talk on where to find money for your food business. Whether your are just starting out or need […]




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Getting Your Share of the Pie

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Getting Your Share of the Pie

Getting your share of the pie, which means getting seed capital or a micro-loan. Myra Goldrick interviewed me on Blab about Kiva Zip and how I used them to fund Sedona Pies. Never say, it’s impossible. This is Myra’s mantra and tag line. Read more about Myra on her website.




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We are 100% Funded

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on We are 100% Funded

Yes! We are 100% funded through Kiva Zip as of February 19th, 2016 come join us for our adventure in 2016. I have been spending my time calling following up leads for a shared commercial kitchen, so we can start selling Sedona Pies. As an Update it’s been an interesting ride. Even though we are […]




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Mincement Pies

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Mincement Pies

The recorded history of mincemeat pies can be traced to the year 1413, when it was served at the coronation of Henry V of England. In the late 1600’s, mincemeat was served as a meat pie flavored with fruit and spices. Read more about it During the Stuart and Georgian times, in the UK, mince […]




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Gluten Free Flour Reviews

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Gluten Free Flour Reviews

Gluten Free Flour Reviews came about as I’ve been experimenting with a couple of new flours for making pie pastry. Coconut Flour by Nutiva, I found this flour in Costco – I was excited to find something that would possibly be something I could use for gluten free pie orders. Sunday, I took this Coconut […]




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Fall Harvest Pie

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Fall Harvest Pie

Nothing like a fall harvest pie to experience the the warmth of the fall season. Pumpkin is very versatile in making muffins, bread, jam, marmalade, crepes, soups and not just for jack-o-lanterns. The contents, the meat of the pumpkin freezes well for future uses. I prefer to use real pumpkin rather than canned pumpkin..it just […]




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Hot Raisin Pie

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Hot Raisin Pie

One of the favorite pies my dad loved was a Hot Raisin Pie, one that was just fresh out of the oven. Here’s a Apple & Raisin Pie Combo 4 cups sliced apples 1 cup water 1.5 teaspoons flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 cup raisins 2 Tablespoons butter I always find […]




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Who doesn’t like Apricots?

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on 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 – […]




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Chess Pies

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on 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 […]




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Raspberries, the Spring Treat

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on 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 […]




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A Variation of a Pumpkin Pie

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings 1 Comment on A Variation of a Pumpkin Pie

This variation of a 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 […]




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Fried Fruit Pies

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on 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 […]




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St. Paddy’s Lime Pie

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on 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 […]




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Have you ever had a chard pie?

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Have you ever had a chard pie?

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 […]




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Logan Berry or Marion Berry Pie

Mari-Lyn Harris Adult Gourmet Pies, Blog, Causes, Community, Events & Happenings, Gourmet Pies, healthy, Pies, Recipes, Reviews, suppliers, the pie princess, The Power of Love, videos pie fan raves, weddings Leave a Comment on Logan Berry or Marion Berry Pie

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 […]




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Cherry Halo Pie Recipe

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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 […]



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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 […]




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Eggnog Pie Recipe

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This is a wonderful Eggnog 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 […]




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Happy Holidays for 2014

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Wishing you Happy Holidays for 2014, will all the blessings your a holiday season. There are so many miracles happening right now – even if you are feeling sad, remember to turn on your switch to shine you bring inner light. Wishing the very best during the holiday season.




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Happy Halloween 2014

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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! produced by Reno Lovison RenoWeb.net Be safe and happy!




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Gluten Free Pie Pastry Recipe

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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 […]




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Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

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No matter what time of the year Blueberry Cream Cheese pie is always a 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 […]




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Gifts from the Universe

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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 […]




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Pie labs and more

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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 […]




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Culinary Incubators for Foodies

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Culinary Incubators for Foodies, 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 […]




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Happy Thanksgiving to You

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Happy Thanksgiving 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! Thank you for being a part of the Sedona Pie family.




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Getting Squeezed

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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. The other benefits are: * Seeds stay behind in the rind and that you don’t have sticky […]




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Moving Sedona Pies to Success

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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 […]




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Friendship Pies

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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 […]




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Sedona Pies and Foodstart

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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 […]




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Make White Zinfandel Wine Jelly

Mari-Lyn Harris Blog, Recipes Making White Zinfandel Wine Jelly

Make White Zinfandel Wine Jelly, a cooking class with Detra Davis. 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, […]




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National Food Day

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National Food Day 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 […]




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Sensational Tartlets

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Sensational tartlets or little pastries. And why not serve them. A great slice of deliciousness. 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. 3. Slang. a prostitute or promiscuous woman. Verb phrases 4.tart up, Slang. […]




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Vinegar Pies and more

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Vinegar Pies and more came about from the time when my mom would make pies. 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 […]




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Why we don’t use additives

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Why we don’t use additives in our pies. The debate to use preservatives and additives, has been a concern for the our 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 […]




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Do people know who you are?

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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 […]




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Have you ever made a Nectarine Pie?

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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 Pie Day

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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.




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The GMO Struggle

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There is a simple, grass-roots cure to end the GMO struggle. Perhaps I’m a dreamer, an optimist, unrealistic in the extreme. Written by Susan Jackson Higuchi Grace 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, I figured it […]



Holiday Specials with Chef Marian

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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 […]




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Sedona Pies Is In, Are You?

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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. One of the many things that is coming up is Thanksgiving, which is […]




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Women are Emerging as Master Brewers

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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 […]




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Sedona’s Culinary Club

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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, […]




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Wouldn’t it be nice, Pies

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“Wouldn’t it be nice, Pies.” 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 […]




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What is a Foodie?

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Most foodie, “eating” is listed as a hobby. What is a foodie? A 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, […]




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Gardens for Humanity & Pies

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Sedona Pies being the social change vehicle promoting Gardens for Humanity



Great tasting, ALLERGEN FREE

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help us reach our goal so we can provide healthy, ALLERGEN FREE foods to kids everywhere, at a price their parents can afford.




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Are you Reading Food Labels?

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Are you reading the food labels? The imported food we eat and the junk we buy, is the 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 […]




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Home Cottage Law – CA

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The home Cottage Law in 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 […]




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Empanada Pie Day

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Empanada Pie day, is about celebrating the Spanish pie called Empanada. 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, […]




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Pie Clubs

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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 up to a year. If you don’t like their pies, then you’ll know […]



Protein in Our Snacks?

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More and more food products are considering the idea of adding more protien to these new snack products.




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Valentines Special 2012

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Happy Valentines day – a recipe for flour less chocolate. cake at Harry’s Hideaway restaurant in Cornville in AZ




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Does a NEAT glass make a difference to smell the aromas?

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Does a NEAT glass make a difference to smell the aromas? 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 […]




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Oak Creek Wines & Pies

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The Oak Creek Vineyard & Winery has been serving up fantastic wines since 2002. 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 gentle slopes […]




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Delicious Pies.. made from Tequila

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CRUZ Tequila is an all natural, 100% blue agave tequila creating by adhering to strict production standards. Enjoy a tequila pie from Sedona pies.




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Featuring Alcantara a Local Winery

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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.




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Gourmet Sedona Pies Now Shipping!

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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,




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Apple Turnover Pies

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These mini apple turn-overs are great for your kids to help you bake and to serve.




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Coffee & Pie

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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.




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Blue Ribbon Pie Round Up & Bake Off

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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




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Preparing for Thanksgiving & Pies

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Preparing for Thanksgiving & pies. What exciting things do you do 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 […]




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How the women pioneers won the west!

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How the women pioneers won the west. 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 […]




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Pie Making Classes with Sedona Pies

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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




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Why Pie?

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What are the top whys to buy a Sedona Pie




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Sedona Pies – PR 2011

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At Sedona Pies we are still accepting orders for Weddings, Events and Holiday seasons..with Thanksgiving coming up, consider ordering a pie from us.




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If Pie is the new Cupcake…

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This is not just sweet pies, this is savory pies, bite-sized pies. Pies top in 2011 in the Restaurant News.




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Give Kindness a Chance

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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




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Get Your Apple Pie Recipe

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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!




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Strawberry & Rhubarb Platz Recipe

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This has been one of my favorite recipes, as you can use any kind of fruit for the filling.



Share your Stories with Sedona Pies

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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 […]




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Get ready to be talked about!

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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.




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Pie Day 2011

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For Pie Day I made a Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie..which has always been one of my favorite pies.




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Sinfully Delicious Blueberry Pie

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This sinfully delicious blueberry pie recipe was given to me by Maralyn Hill, it’s always been her favorite. Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie Submitted by Maralyn Hill 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 […]



Home Safety Tips

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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.



We have Berry Pie – not the bird kind

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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 […]



Top 10 Dessert Trends, 2011

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Desserts for Grown-ups is where Sedona Pies come in, fulfilling your taste-buds with rich flavors, delectable.




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Fake vs Real Blueberry Pies

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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



Father’s Day Pie Contest

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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 […]



Feeding the Hungry

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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



Foodie Incubators

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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.



Aero Press Coffeemakers & Pie

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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…



Donate to Japan’s Relief Efforts

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Donate to Japans relief efforts, When you do, I am giving you “The Sinfully Delicious Pie Book” written by The Pie Princess & Friends. You’ll receive thirty-three pie recipes, which contain a whole section of Sedona Pie recipes. Or Buy the book and I will give the proceeds to Japan’s Relief Fund. Currently, it says […]



Foodies Feeding the Hungry

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Foodies feeding the hungry are 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 […]




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Trending: Food Trucks

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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 […]




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Positively Inspirational Encouragement = P.I.E.

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Positively Inspirational Encouragement = P.I.E. My friend Vincent Wright sent this over to me, it’s a wonderful thought and quote how anyone can think of it, and be uplifted in some way. Life is pretty good. My hubby was considering in moving us to California (2011) in a couple of months which would throw a […]



How to Find a Match for Food Specialities

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By matching businesses based on relevance and reputation, purchasing decisions are made more efficiently and accurately for both buyers and sellers.



Spread a Little Sunshine

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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?

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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 […]



Developing a Relationship with a CSA.

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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.



How I See it For Cottage Laws

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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.



Sinfully Delicious Pies

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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



Get Your “Sinfully Delicious Pie Bake Book”

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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.



Gift Offer for Pie Fans

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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 […]



Pies: A Socially Conscious Business

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Pies: A Socially Conscious Business, got started when Mercedes Warrick last Friday when 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 […]



Some of My Favorite Pie Groupies

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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

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Chocolate trees for charity was written by Larry Knowles, the page no longer exists. 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 […]



Happy Holidays! 2010

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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

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Food trends for winter of 2011. read more on Specialty Food. To read more on the Food Trends click here. 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 […]




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Loving Bowls for Pies

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Loving Bowls for pies, it was a fundraiser in Sedona, AZ. Of course after you bought you bowls you could go have some chili and chocolate. I didn’t stay for the food, however I did get a couple of bowls for gifts. I was actually hoping to buy back a couple of bowls that I […]



The Pie Shop

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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

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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 […]




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Buy Local is a HOT Trend

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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

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The 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 […]



How to Make Apple Crumbles

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How to make apple crumbles a recipe is included. Watch the Apple Crumble Video with my friend PJ To get the recipe head on over to the recipe page



Top 10 Home-Based Baking States

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The top 10 home-based baking states. Written by Detra Davis, she is a former home-based bakery, and brain-child of the ever popular Home based baking website. A surprising thing is happening across America; many foodies are trying their hand at baking from home to not only make extra income but sell delicious food products in […]



New Trends: Food Entrepreneurs

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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 […]




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New Trends: Cause Giving

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Let’s take a look at the new kind of trends which are called Community Philanthropy or cause giving. 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 […]



Re-launching Sedona Pies

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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 […]



Are You Ready for Gluten Free Pies?

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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 […]



CSA and Pie

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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

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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

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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..

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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 […]




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What’s the Slow Food Movement?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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, […]



Educational, Engaging & Entertaining

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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 […]



Vote for Sedona’s Art Barn – Pepsi Challenge

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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 […]



From Planet to Pies

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]




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Wine Tastings

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]



Reminder – Open House

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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




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Wedding Traditions to Trends

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Wedding traditions to trends with the 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 […]




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Verde Valley Wine

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Verde Valley Wine is 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 wine, why not pie and wine? The event will cover, “How to select a […]




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Let’s Talk About Pie Trends

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Let’s talk about fire trends. In the early 50’s to 60’s pie’s were a tradition for desserts, come the rise of frozen pies to turnovers. 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 at what we […]




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928 Brides

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928 Brides is a new Bride Magazine that has just launched, they are presenting the Prescott Wedding Walk as a Partner. Read their magazine here. The buzz about the most anticipated bridal experience of the year has hit the streets… the Prescott Wedding Walk! This special wedding event is dedicated to all of you brides […]




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Wedding Pies are Becoming Popular

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Wedding Pies are becoming popular for Grooms. Here are some Tips for Shopping for a Sedona Wedding Pie When you are looking for a wedding cake or pie check out your options, to make your day truly a very special one. Here are some tips: Start early, to find your baker or designer who you […]




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How to Save on Wedding Costs

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How to save on wedding costs, some of them are the things you can do yourself. Not all of them, just some of them. Most wedding dresses cost from $249 to $649 when they are marked down from full retail prices of $900. to $9,000. So where do you find these bargains? • At the […]




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Doesn’t Your Man…

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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. Valentine become the Patron Saint of Lovers? • Esther Howland was the 1st artist that massed produced Valentine cards, in 1840? • Candy, Chocolate, Flowers, […]




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Have You Considered Wedding Pies

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Have You Considered a Wedding Pies. 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 […]




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Where and What in the World is Maralyn?

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Where and what in the world is Maralyn up to. 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 – […]




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Celebrate National Pie Day 2010

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Come celebrate national pie day with Imagine Art and Sedona Pies 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 […]




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Feeding America

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Feeding America, in 2010 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 […]




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Happy Holidays 2009

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Happy Holidays To You and Yours, (2009) 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 […]




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Thanksgiving 2009

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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 2009

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Dear Friends, Thank you for being patient with us. 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 Hunger campaign starting Dec 15, 2009 […]




Boss Appreciation Day October 16th

Boss Appreciation Day is on October 16, now that most of us are working at home are you going to appreciate your boss? How about appreciating you. Maybe it should be a day where we appreciate everyone. The day was founded by Patricia Bays Haroski, then an employee at State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois. Back in 1958. Guess who her boss was? Her father, it was a special day, because it was her father’s … Read more

Effortless Fruit Platz Bars

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Effortless Fruit Platz Bars, my mom used to call this Fruit Platz, is made with leftover fruit. This one is made with end of season peaches and plum sauce. Yep, it’s considered a coffee cake, it’s an old mennonite recipe. 1 cup flour (regular wheat or Gluten free) 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup milk (yogurt or buttermilk) 1 fresh egg (slightly beaten) 1 tsp. vanilla Preheat your oven to … Read more

Need a Little Help?

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Need a little help? It’s been a few months now, we have all adjusted or pivoted to changing how we are in our lives. And learn how to give and get help. I recently made up a flyer on my morning walks I’ve been dropping them off to the neighbors houses. I’m usually walking 2x a day, at the beginning of August I wanted to do some walking or hiking… so many people doing the same. … Read more

It is Surprisingly Peach Season

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It is Surprisingly Peach Season still and what about those nectarines? I’ve found them still in the stores and at the Farmers Markets. Did you know? The peach (Prunus persica) is a deciduoustreenative to the region of Northwest China between the Tarim Basin and the north slopes of the Kunlun Mountains, where it was first domesticated and cultivated. It bears edible juicy fruits with various characteristics, most called peaches and others (the glossy-skinned varieties), nectarines. read more about their history. I love both fruits and of course they … Read more

Guilt-free life can be different

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Guilt-free life can be different, Matt Walgren says, “Each of us is doing our best to handle the curve balls that have been thrown our way.” Many of us have taken on new roles, like teacher, as children stay home from school. We set aside our travels, whether that is your daily trip to the office or a past vacation. We do it out of necessity but also out of kindness for one another. For that, … Read more

A Heartwarming Apple Pie

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A Heartwarming Apple Pie, recently I made this apple pie from granny smith pies which I don’t usually use them basically because they require more sugar. It’s delicious with whipped cream or perhaps ice cream. How I made the apple pie – use this recipe – pastry crust recipe, then I cut out the seeds, core and then I thinly slice the apples 🍏 with the skin on. Why create extra work by peeling them? Plus … Read more

Chard and Feta Pie is Guiltless

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Chard and Feta Pie is guiltless one of my favorite recipes to make the original recipe I’ve mixed it up by adding different ingredients. Just by experimenting Here is goes, this serves 8 plus people 2 cups of shredded potatoes (2 large potatoes) or 1 package of frozen potatoes any flavor 2 green onions minced 3/4 teaspoon salt 6 eggs 1/4 cup flour (reg or GF) 1/4 teaspoon blk pepper 2 Tablespoon olive oil 1 small … Read more

The Power of Kindness

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The power of kindness, people learned about the different ways on how Kindness can make a big difference in businesses at the Kindness Matters conference. Olivia McIvor said, “That she is tired of defending of how kindness can make the difference in business.” When I was baking and selling pies, I would find different ways to spread the message about kindness. It’s amazing how people love to experience it and yet, trying it out themselves seem … Read more

Got your favorite recipes?

Got your favorite recipes? Are they handy? Do you have a recipe book with all of them, that are easily available? It’s time to create a recipe book, join me. All my belongs have been in storage and I got into baking – well what happen was a friend of mine wanted to do some random acts of kindness. She wanted to give grads $20. and I suggested that we do some baking. You know using … Read more

A Little Inspiration to Uplift You

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A Little Inspiration to Uplift You, is about giving you some inspired actions for you and your organization. Don’t let the past dictate your future. Inspiring organizational cultures, is based on a book that I am reading, written by Kimberly Wiefling. The book itself is a short read, it gives you actionable steps to take to really creating the kind of culture that you want to have. Here’s one: “If you want to create a better … Read more

What are the next heartbreaking challenges

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What are the next heartbreaking challenges we are facing in our businesses, communities and what can we personally do about it. We are we willing to stand for? Standing in Solidarity is one choice we have or we may choose not too.. whatever we do we need to take a look at what we value. How will you define this? For some of us it’s about re-valuately what is really important to us. Pivoting from this … Read more

Ready to make a pie?

Ready to make a pie? Want some creative expression while you are home, revisiting my videos’ about making the pastry. Sign up for a pie making class. What I have found sometimes someone can just remind you about something you did years ago and they want you to keep going with it, even though I forgot about it or given up hope on how it’s going to work? Thought I would share a couple of older … Read more

Why staying stuck isn’t working

Why staying stuck isn’t working, is about not moving forward in your business or you have an issue and you don’t know how to solve it, what can you do about it? I’m speaking directly to my customers and people who are in the hospitality field. This shut-down has likely taken too long, or you may feel you will never recover, but you will. The key thing is to reach out for help, if someone offers … Read more

Rather than suffering, let’s network

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Rather than suffering let’s network through the virus learn from what other people are doing how they are breaking through, pivoting and build their reputation. For me working at home is normal I just have a few restrictions as far as socializing.. it’s just done more online. I am inviting you again to join me: It’s called Social Circle Networking: May 1, 2020 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) every Friday, please just pre-register for … Read more

Let’s supercharge our networking

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Let’s supercharge our networking together. Inviting people who have businesses that would like to have some mentoring. It’s a real simple process. Social Circles. Social Circles Meet every Friday, starting on April 24, 2020 @4:00pm Register Now The format is you’ll introduce yourself, we’ll have a business share what their challenge or business issue is. Everyone on the call will ask questions and give recommendations. After each meeting you can stay in touch with each other … Read more

Are you struggling?

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Do you feel you are struggling emotionally right now? Do you feel life has been a challenge? You feel stressful, a strain, battle; just a hassle. During the time of being sheltered at home, it’s either been a great time to rest, do things you haven’t been able to do for a long time, like hobbies or catch up with courses you wanted to take etc.. Use the time like a retreat.. and not worry about … Read more

Food Service Resources to Kickstart 2020

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Food Service Resources to Kickstart 2020, there are in several publications, just want to send them out to you, in case you don’t know about them all. I’m tired of hearing about how we are supposed to pull together, we all may have more time, just don’t know where to start. For the food service workers and owners. Financial help, I hope the resources I post here, provide some relieve. If you need to get help … Read more

Ways to Support You 2020

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Ways to support you 2020, has been on my mind for awhile. Since Sedona Pies, is paused, I’m inviting you to share your desserts by blogging here. Thank you for your kindness and friendship through the years.. Everyone is in transition, we are becoming more concerned with a lot of issues, yet in some aspects we are burned out or just exhausted about the stuff that is going on around the world. I have to say, … Read more

Ask, Ask and Ask be Empowered

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Ask, Ask and Ask, be Empowered – I’m learning how to do this more and more as the transitions that are happening with Sedona Pies and the baker who is, me. In the new year of 2020, I believe is bringing changes for many of us, we can either think of them as an adventure or dread.. Positive is better than negative. If you ask yourself where are you now, how did you get there and … Read more

Let’s Talk About Pie Trends 2019

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Let’s talk about pie trends 2019. In the early 50’s to 60’s pie’s were a tradition for desserts, come the rise of fresh, frozen pies, to turnovers.  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 at what we are eating, and the years are moving along people are recognizing their sensitivities to chemicals, food allergies, corn syrup, … Read more

10 Ideas to be happier

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10 Ideas to be happier, this is important, if you aren’t or willing to be or can’t be happier then it’s time to change your mind set, or your environment. If you aren’t happy then you have to be willing to change your mind about this. Here are 10 ideas that will help you to become happier. Kindness forges meaningful relationships and connects us all. Paying it forward is giving an act big or small to … Read more

About the Powerful Anti-CEO Playbook

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About the powerful anti-CEO playbook read about it in the Food Manufacturing magazine, talks about Hamdi Ulukaya, the better rules of operating your business. It’s a great story about how he got started creating his world famous yogurt company, Chohbani. written by By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief It’s about how businesses need to stand for the people and people in the community not what the business is going to get out of a city, county … Read more

Have an amazing 2020!

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Have an amazing 2020! Be Kind. Sedona Pies, would like to Thank you for your support through out the years. May you continue to appreciate and uplift each other up. As 2019 ends, Sedona Pies is taking a hiatus.. even though we have great reviews, people are now talking about us more.. I am finding it a challenge to do everything on my own and the costs of being a custom baker is getting too expensive … Read more

A Jubilant Merry Christmas 2019

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Wishing you a Jubilant Merry Christmas 2019, leaving you with some songs you can sing along to. I know a few days ago I put out a message to see if anyone wanted to get together for an orphans dinner with me. It’s been pretty quiet. Even friends I have spoken to are behind the eight ball with cards and gifts. I know my cards will be Happy New Year message. The energy has been intense … Read more

How to make a Perfect Gluten Free pastry

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How to make a perfect Gluten free pastry, even though I’ve posted the recipe already, I was making a few more in advance the other day, let me walk you through. The recipe is really simple. Gluten Free recipe is one another page. There are many variations, and it depends upon if someone asks for a Vegan crust or just a regular GF one. 2.5 cups of Gluten Free flour – ( I use Bob Mills … Read more

Delicious GF Sweet Potato Bread

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Delicious GF Sweet Potato Bread, I had some leftover sweet potatoes from making Thanksgiving pies. As my last article talked about what sweet potato is. I made the bread, here are some pictures.. It’s very moist, I baked it in a convection oven, next time I’ll increase the temperature as the recipe called for a low temp of 325 F. 2 cups flour ( I used Gluten free flour) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda … Read more

3 Ingredients to Inspire People

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3 Ingredients to inspire people, maybe a couple more..to have more fun in life and at work. I’ve heard that people are only interested in freedom and money. Not really sure if this is true or not.. the 3 ingredients I am talking about are pie, coffee and conversations. There are many things that I am concerned about, just as many people are, one is about having a kinder culture in business. Given the idea is … Read more

Sedona Pies wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving 2019

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Sedona Pies wishes all Happy Thanksgiving 2019 it’s a heart giving time to spend time with those who you love and care about. Have you got friends or family or co-workers that you haven’t seen for a long time? What do you think of joining together for a baking class? Whether you are doing a pie class for the holidays, or you want to learn how to make holiday cookies. You’ll learn everything you need to … Read more

A Sweet Potato is not a Potato it’s better

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A Sweet Potato is not a Potato it’s better, belongs to the bindweed or morning glory family, it’s large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are sweet roots The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas), tuberous roots are a root vegetable. Not a potato family nor does it belong to the nightshade family. The sweet potato, especially the orange variety, is often called a “yam” in parts of North America, but is botanically very distinct from true yams. Learnt something new about Sweet … Read more

Are you missing out?

Are you missing out? Offering pie making classes to release the stress for team success. If stress is at work, this is a great opportunity for a social connection. Be the time you read this.. Happy World Kindness Day! Nov 13. Most of us love food, cooking, wine and all the things that bring us together. Just like Food, Wine or Beer Festivals’ do. After thinking about doing more of these, the Pie Party was added … Read more

Delicious Holiday Celebrations

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Delicious Holiday Celebrations cookies always gives you the aroma of warmth, to start making cookies now. And even if it isn’t quite Christmas season yet! My favorite holiday cookies are “Shortbread cookies,” of course there is Fruitcake and Tarts. It took me a long time to find pre-lined tart shells. Once I did I’ve been making tarts and pies. In remembrance of my mom, here’s her favorite Shortbread Cookie recipe.1 c of butter 1/2 c of … Read more

Halloween Healthy Treats for 2019

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Halloween healthy treats, for 2019,  I’ve always enjoyed halloween. I found some treats to make as it’s only  a couple of days away.  Wishing you all a happy and safe one. I like these marshmallow ones, simply dipped into your favorite candy and chocolate. The Mello oranges made into pumpkins, healthy treats. I also found some rice crispy squares dipped and found some whole strawberries dipped in white or dark chocolate.. The trend seems to be … Read more

Holiday Seasonal Pies 2019

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Holiday Seasonal Pies 2019, a special menu has been created for the holiday season. Some new flavors are being introduced, which I am sure you’ll love. Where is the pie menu? I can’t find it… do you have this problem? I have you covered it’s listed in a couple of places on the menu bar, also under the Pie Club Membership and you’ll find the pictures and prices in the shopping cart. Shipping, I was speaking … Read more

A Holiday Slab Pie or a Pen or Cup?

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A holiday slab pie or a pen or cup? It’s a question I’ve been asking others about. They want to receive a pie.  Givers would rather give a pen or cup Why? When Holiday Slab Pies are a great way to serve your hungry crowd and you don”t even need a pie plate. They are just as easy to make, well maybe for people who love to bake. Better than a pen or cup with someone’s … Read more

What’s so cool about Pop-Ups?

What’s so cool about pop-ups, it’s a great way to taste and experience different, food, beverages and have a great experience. From tasting events to dinners. Pop-Ups are one of the best ideas to explore and expand a food business – businesses have networking meetings, when you add food it brings many more people together. Eventbrite just came out with a study about Pop-ups of why they are so popular and why are they rising. Pop-up … Read more

Thank you from Sedona Pies

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We thank you from Sedona Pies, for another successful Food and Wine Fest, we are so appreciative of those we spoke to. We gave away 650 kind messages. Why stop the enthusiasm here? – Check out the 30 day kind deed event for the month of October. I would also like to thank my friends Karen Stanford and Jai Hues for hanging out with me for the evening, after all the samples were gone, they both … Read more

Pies and Diamonds for Love

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Pies and diamonds were selected to signify ones enduring love, chosen for its durability, the diamond was chosen for the engagement ring. And a pie for Love. This was given by Medieval Italians because of their belief that the diamond was created from the flames of love. The diamond’s fire is also associated with “love’s clear flame.” The Venetians were the first to discover that the diamond is one of the hardest, most enduring substances in … Read more

Using Sedona Pies, to promote Kindness

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Using Sedona Pies, to promote Kindness was the theme at the Food & Wine Fest last Thursday. Mocha which was Kahula & Peaches also went missing.  We had several people ask for that flavor, I couldn’t find them.. guess where it went?  Jai & Karen were helping me at the Fest that afternoon, Jai was doing a little networking too, by dropping of the swag bags to the vendors at the event. Mocha and a few … Read more

Winchester Mystery House 2019

Winchester Mystery House 2019 is hosting  Wine & Food Festival  on Thursday, Sept 12, don’t miss out on the event of the year! Sedona Pies is participating again this year, come engage with friends you haven’t seen in awhile just have a fun evening of food, drink and networking. Tickets are only $10 for the evening – it’s a steal. 5:30 – 7:30pm Love to see you all there. My table will be on the side … Read more

How to make an apple crumble

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Making an apple crumble, is quite easy actually. Years ago when I first got started, a friend of mine PJ and I would get together make crumbles and pies. Below we are making an apple one, at the same time we also got gifted some plums. We made plum crumbles too! The basic recipe for the fruit crumb filling is: 1 cup sugar – reduce the sugar or replace it with a replacement if you would … Read more

Life is Delicious

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Life is delicious if we let it in, we all go through ups and downs in life, we wonder when the next client is going to work with us, or we wonder if we can …. are able to pay the rent, or what happens when everything feels like it’s going south. I know how this feels, I’m with you, I  just remind myself that everything is working out for me, even if it doesn’t look … Read more

Appreciation: The Unexpected Bliss

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Appreciation the unexpected bliss is about giving from your heart, showing your appreciation for expected or unexpected kindness from the people you work with, or who are in your life. “Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.” – Margaret Cousins Think of the last time you received unexpected appreciation. What was said? How did it make you feel about yourself? How did … Read more

Food & Wine Festival 2019

The Food & Wine Festival 2019 is coming up, Sedona Pies will be in the show again this year, when we did it two years ago, with our friends from Cannella Spirits. This year they won’t be coming back, they’ve moved to Reno, NV and are in the process of building a distillery there. That’s ok, off to their greater success on their new adventure. This year now that I know more about it from the last … Read more

Why Kindness at Work Matters

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Why kindness at work matters, without kindness you will find many people who are miserable, cranky perhaps they may think that they just aren’t good enough. People who are critical about themselves will start to bully themselves and others.  I know that’s a strong sentence, every day I hear people tell themselves, that was a stupid thing to say – why didn’t I help that person? You are so incompetent, can’t you do anything right!  Just … Read more

Do you ask for reviews?

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Do you ask for reviews? Asking for reviews or referrals seem to be a challenge for some businesses, when do I ask? How should I ask? I always ask for a review after I get a response from the customer once they have said it’s good, they enjoyed it. If they did not, I will ask why not, was there something that I can do to make it right? Some may say something and people are … Read more

Gluten-free is the fastest-growing segment

Gluten-free is the fastest growing segment or category of non-traditional baked goods. The global market for gluten-free goods reached $6.2 billion in 2018, a 65 percent increase over 2012. It’s expected to grow an additional 7 percent a year through 2025, according to Markets and Markets. They’re popular even though the condition they’re designed for, celiac disease, affects only about 1 percent of the U.S. population.  Many consumers who don’t have celiac disease swear by a … Read more

Summer Greetings

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Summer greetings – having a special while seasonal ingredients last. It’s a mortgage fundraiser, to help others pay their rent or mortgage. Buy any one of these pies, Apple, Peach or Plum the 10″ size. Buy 1 for $31 or Buy 2 or more for $27. each. Gluten free, taxes, shipping or delivery is extra. Years ago I used to work for a company that offered their product to traditional fundraisers – I figured a way … Read more

Celebrations or not

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I was going to write about Celebrations, or not. I just got the news today that one of my biggest supporters for Sedona Pies, passed away on June 30, 2019. Eitan Fenson. There will be a celebration of his life in the future. He was a very nice, well liked guy. I met him through the Transitions Cafe – where a group of us used to meet for coffee each Friday evening. Then I started going … Read more

My apologies, thinking of you

My apologies, thinking of you. Technology works great when it works. The Sedona Pie newsletter finally went out, last week. Sedona Pies are still available, the aspect of it being e-commerce based or by custom order only works if it’s planned out. For the people/person who want a pie at the last minute, it doesn’t work out so well. The lack of a store front is a bit of a challenge. If you ever want to … Read more

What’s a Community Kitchen?

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What’s a Community Kitchen, there are many variations. The idea I had was to be able to offer cooking classes, coordinate with the local Food Pantry’s/Banks, rent out space for food businesses and feed the hungry.. Guess what I discovered? There is a Chef that teaches culinary skills to the homeless in San Francisco..there is an organization that does what I would like to have. Please read more. Many Community Kitchens offer specialty food processors, farmers, … Read more

Wine News and Local Events

Wine, News & Local Events sharing some events that are happening in the Northern California area. Always something to do with your friends and visitors. Auction in Napa Valley Raises Nearly $12 Million for Local Charities by Erin Kirschenmann In its 39th annual Auction Napa Valley event held this weekend at Meadowood Resort, the Napa Valley Vintners raised nearly $12 million dollars for community health and children’s education. To date, the organization has invested more than $185 … Read more

Have you heard the news?

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Have you heard the news that the Silicon Valley Concierge Assn, is going to do another Wine & Food Fest? Going to be in September 12, 2019.  At the same location,  to have 1,400 people attend. One of the things it seems business owners who belong to the Concierge Assn, they want more to promoted. What does this mean for each of us. Are we actively promoting each other or are you just worried about what … Read more

Business Events & Gatherings

Business events & family gatherings are usually fun to attend, not always to organize. Let Sedona Pies help you to create a memorable experience. Memorable experiences for: Mothers day, Birthdays, Graduations, Memorial day, BBQ’s. Customer appreciation, Employee recognition Life celebrations – funerals Christenings Weddings Baby and bridal showers and many more… Sedona Pies are here to help you to create a great experience for your Business Events & Gatherings.  All you have to do, is pick … Read more

Say Yes!

Say Yes, is one of my favorite things to say – even though I may find too many things on my plate. When I get into the place to say STOP!!The flow stops too! I was challenged by a couple of people to do a 30 Day Kindness Challenge, as they wanted to support me in pursuing kindness workshops and the message Kindness can have in your business. Many of you don’t know that 19 years … Read more

Praise Yourself

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Why am I and writing about praise yourself on the Sedona Pies newsletter? I am calling out all of you who don’t take the time out to be kind to yourself. I recently was challenged to do a 30 day #Kindness Challenge – I’ve been posting them on my Facebook profile page. The intention for me to do this, was for me to shift back into the Kindness in Business model. How can this happen? I … Read more

Here’s 10 Tips about Food Truck Catering

Here’s 10 Tips about Food Truck Catering, things you need to plan for, in your private functions. If you are wondering why I am writing about Food Trucks when I don’t have one – I hope it helps you in your planning of your catered events. Many people think of let’s bring them on.. it’s true bringing a kitchen right to your door is a great idea, there are things you need to do too! 1. … Read more

Do Better by Doing Good

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Do Better by Doing Good, has always been a good idea it’s my mission to make a difference. “Feeding the hungry one pie at a time.” Saying this it also means to be supporting local causes, not just charities. Recently I was asked to donate to a business for their office party. Usually in this circumstance it’s someone I know or I see a value of doing this I may. Asking another business to give, when … Read more

Small Business Person of 2018

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Small Business Person of 2018, I just found out that I won on Alignable. Something fun to share. It just sprinkled a litte sunshine on my business. It seems we all can have wacky days, some you just have to go with the flow and others you want to say “What the #$%*?” I knew voting was happening on Alignable, as I did post about it. It was announced a couple of days ago. It’s exciting … Read more

Looking to be Remembered?

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Looking to be Remembered? I think we can all agree we want to have more fun, joy and create memorable moments in our lives including to increase our sales. Old habits are hard to break especially if we are so used to just doing networking events, prospecting, emailing people are latest thing for sale. What can help us get what we want? Try this. You may or may not know, I decided to spend more time … Read more

What’s been the best way to WOW your customers?

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This question was asked on Alignable, of “What’s the best way to wow your customers,” there were well over 1,000 answers. Patrice DeHaven from CARRIED AWAY Gifts Providing great customer service is a given, but that’s not good enough any longer. I have a few gifting programs that provide little touches and puts your name in front of the client when they least expect it.   A Birthday and Gift of the Month Program are my most … Read more

Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee?

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Drinking a really good cup of coffee goes really well with a slice of pie. Why? Because they both create a social experience. Memorable. Coffee can be just as romantic as a glass of wine as it’s about the experience of who you are with. You know when you are out with friends and you are sharing a nice bottle of wine then when you get home it doesn’t taste the same? It’s because you aren’t … Read more

Have you ever been surprised?

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Have you ever been surprised, for some people is like a loss of control. For some people being it’s a delight. What if you surprised someone? I was at a meeting the guy facilitating was asking people if anyone had a surprise birthday party created for them and how did they feel? A few people said they loved it and a few people said they hated it, it was a feeling of a lack of control. … Read more

How to stand out from the crowd

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How to stand out from the crowd is about a new relationship strategy. Someone has likely asked you what is your marketing strategy is for 2019 by now. I was asked this by Brian today as we were trying to remember how we were connected – we met for coffee the second time. He asked me what networking groups am I joining or going to. I said currently only one. CF3. I am thinking of maybe … Read more

Valentines Gifts for your Sweetie

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Valentines gifts for your sweetie. It’s a great time to share your love and they will most likely appreciate you even more. The best Valentines flavors for winter pies are made with the fruits currently not in season like cherries, blueberries, raspberries, marion berries & strawberries. Mixed berries are a perfect combination for Valentines day. Hello Mello would be the perfect flavor. Take advantage of our Valentines Day offer It’s a package of mini hearts 6 … Read more

Celebrating life

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Celebrating life, is a big part of living a happy life or not. It’s part of giving, sharing and doing what you love to do. It’s all about creating what you want to experience. For the new year coming up in 2019, make a decision to celebrate your life with positive people and create it so that you can celebrate each day. One thing for sure for me is to keep moving forward with Sedona Pies. … Read more

Bonus Gift with Purchase

Bonus Gift with Purchase, remember when you went into the department stores they would give you a gift when you purchased a package? For this Christmas and holiday season, I decided to offer a gift with purchase. They are cute. A gift can, with 3 tarts inside. Try some different flavors, ones that you want to try, just haven’t yet. Or maybe you want to gift them to someone else? It will be a fun package. … Read more

A Perfect Gift to Give

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A perfect gift to give at Sedona Pies, is the Pie Membership and the e-Gift Card from Square. The Pie Membership was something I wanted to offer as an additional offer besides our delicious pies. Working on some packages for the Christmas Holiday season. They both together are the perfect complimentary gifts. I hope you enjoy yours.  Here are a few benefits: 3% year end reward (based on your purchases) 3 tastings a year – pie … Read more

It’s about doing something different

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I have started a Kiva Small Business loan. Doing something different, is about finding out what makes you tick., this will help you to grow and expand what you are already doing. Sedona Pies has a Kiva Loan campaign.   Three years ago this is how I got Sedona Pies started and I paid off my loan. I am asking for much more $7,000. This will help me scale up my operations, be a Gluten Free … Read more

It’s time to be Giving Thanks

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There are so many things, curves and blessings to be thankful for. Let’s give thanks together in 2018. This past summer I took the time out just to pause and make plans for the fall. I am sure most of us do this. I purposefully decided to refocus on what I really want to do and achieve. Sedona Pies hasn’t been one of those ideas to disappear.. what’s next I asked? The holiday season for celebrations … Read more

It’s my Birthday! Let’s Celebrate

It’s my birthday! Let’s celebrate with you, at the Cinnabar Hills Golf Club.  Pick up your gift from me. September 27 this event is happening – get your tickets  they are Complimentary.   Drop by and visit me – Sedona Pies. We’ll be sampling some of our newest flavors. Tickets are on Eventbrite  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/more-than-golf-tickets-50363234791?aff=efbneb At this event I’ll be giving away Pie Memberships. What is a Pie Membership?I’ve come up with a few ideas –* 3% year … Read more

Customer Appreciation with Love

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The season of customer appreciation is almost here for giving your annual gifts or give a holiday event, to thank them. What if you could do better? I know not everyone does this, why should you? At every sale you could put away 5-10% towards a customer appreciation fund, you’ll  be well on your way to growing your business . At a meeting this morning, the discussion was about “How could a new business owner or … Read more

Oh Boy More for Beer Pie

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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 liquor laws are changing too! Look out for those people. Did you know that beer … Read more

Positively Inspirational Encouragement = P.I.E.

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Positively Inspirational Encouragement = P.I.E. My friend Vincent Wright sent this over to me, it’s a wonderful thought and quote how anyone can think of it, and be uplifted in some way. Life is pretty good. Little messages that inspire you to grow is always welcomed. If seen some really good ones mostly about family. “Count your blessings.” “Be grateful for the life you have.” “Family are the friends you chose to have in your life.” … Read more

Want to increase customer retention?

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If you want to increase customer retention, it will improve when you increase the P2P engagement. You’ll also increase your profitability and sales. When Sedona Pies first got started I did the usual things that speciality food companies do. I had many successes and many not so successes. I got to learn what works and doesn’t for Sedona Pies. I had many people say to me, you don’t realize what I have. In some aspect I … Read more

What if you could be more memorable?

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What if you could be more memorable? How often do you say Thank you, not Thank you, for your business But, really appreciating your customers. Why don’t more businesses, Entrepreneurs or owners show their appreciation for the sales they just received? Sometimes, I get a sense that the business owner thinks, “It’s a good thing that I provide _____ what I do.” It’s because of your customers you are still in business. It’s a two fold. … Read more

Father’s Day Pie Contest

Father’s day pie contest. Looking for a Father’s Day Gift? How about a Beer 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” audio’s. Then a friend introduced me to a book “Wildly Wealthy” by Sandy Forester..I haven’t gotten the … Read more

Pear Cake or Pie

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Pear Cake or Pie, this is my friend Georgette’s recipe – I was able to spend a few days with her. It’s was a blast! We made peach pies, pear cake much and more. 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 1 tsp salt Mix together and put in a 9×12 pan. Bake at 350 degress … Read more

Sauza Tequila Pie Tasting

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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 Garen said “I should give them another try”…so a few months later here is a recipe that seemed to work for a Tequila pie. Micaela Cordoba an Event Planner and PR person said she would … Read more

Mother’s Day Pie

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Got your 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 deliver to a local food bank or pantry! Cool hey? Since the Food Bank or Food … Read more

How to get high paying clients with Pies

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How to get high paying customers with Pies. The pies are vehicle to show your appreciation of your client’s business, this seals the trust they have with you. Due to the Facebook data scandal, it’s a catalyst to help you to build stronger relationships with your customers. We have to start treating our customers as people not a target on a sheet of paper or how you use the words to describe your customers. They all … Read more

Why Sedona Pies offers a Private Label

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Why Sedona Pies offers a private label strategy for you? By creating a private label product, you are keeping your company name active in the marketplace and with your customers. 1. The more people who know about you and like what you offer will buy from you. 2. With private label branding, you create your own unique brand, which begets a marketing identity which promotes stronger customer recognition and loyalty. 3. The packaging and labels are … Read more

How to Fix a Store Bought Pie

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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 why I decided to make up my own recipes. You’ve give up in frustration … Read more

There’s a Shortage of Pies

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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, sure there are pies you buy in the stores..have you read their labels recently? It’s got … Read more

Why have an Appreciation System?

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Why have an appreciation system? The best reason is because you truly appreciate customers and clients.But the second reason is just as powerful, even if not as morally upstanding- money. Clients who feel appreciated stay with you longer, spend more, and refer your business more often. All that translates directly to the bottom line. Appreciate those who give you money Depending on your generation, the words ‘Thank you” may or may not be part of your … Read more

Spread a Little Sunshine

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Let’s 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 do it for a tax write off, do it for the simple pleasure of giving. Even … Read more

Brown Beer Pie Pairing

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Brown Beer Pie pairing is the perfect selection for a gal day any day. Brown like a good stout and chocolate beer tastes great in the Naughty 2 pie. About Brown Beer This heavily malted beer style features full-bodied notes of caramel and a sour finish. Best food pairing option: Salty and savory foods taste best; desserts and sweet food will distract from the sugary malt of the beer. read more about brown beer. When pairing … Read more

What Makes Us So Different?

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What makes us so different? I’ve put together some questions to help you decide what you would like to buy. Besides just for special occasions, we been known to work for other events. 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 or Google Why is your product _____ is not a luxury? Pies: … Read more

Why Celebrate PI Day?

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Why Celebrate PI Day? It’s about a circle in mathematical formulations. PI is now celebrated with pies. Traditionally, PIs are fruit pies, like pecan, apple, pumpkin, mixed berry, strawberry & rhurbarb. Only 13 Days away! Say Pie. We at Sedona Pies, encourage you to celebrate with a sweet pie share with your friends and co-workers, enjoy a one-of-a-kind pie. Your friends and co-workers will appreciate you even more. If you want to know more about the … Read more

Pies: A Socially Conscious Business

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Pies: A Socially Conscious Business, got started when Mercedes Warrick, when we were talking about “What makes my soul to sing?” And I replied, Sedona Pies. My plan for Sedona Pies is it’s 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 this?” Hence “We feed the hungry one pie at a time.” Mercedes Warrick has an Achievement Sanctuary for visionaries … Read more

Lessons learnt about a food biz

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Lessons learnt about a Food Biz. Why does it seem to be so challenging to get a food business going. I’m sharing my lessons. 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. (2012) I spent a year just doing marketing, product development and research. What I found is that: People are … Read more

Cabernet Paring with Sacrebleu Pie

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Cabernet Paring with Sacrebleu pie. Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s most widely recognized red wine grape varieties. It is grown in nearly every major wine producing country among a diverse spectrum of climates from Canada’s Okanagan Valley to Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley. Cabernet Sauvignon became internationally recognized through its prominence in Bordeaux wines where it is often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Franc wine blends. Cabernet is a dry red wine made from a variety of grapes. They tend to be dry red wine made from … Read more

Surprise your Sweetie for Valentines Day! Only 8 days away

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Surprise your Sweetie for Valentines Day! Only 8 days away! From the death of Valentines’ to where we are now celebrating it as a day of Love. Whatever it means to you, you only have 8 days to go. What are you going to do? as Mr. Wonderful says in the Shark Tank. You have two offers. What are you going to do? If you notice in the show, if you take too long to make … Read more

Paring Chardonnay wine with Adore

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Paring Chardonnay wine with Adore, it’s a peach pie. Sedona Pies use Chardonnay with most of their seasonal fruits, like peaches and nectarines. They are closer to a white or blush fruit. The Chardonnays due to their oak flavors, will hold the flavor through the baking process. 75% of all spirits burn off in the baking process. Sorry for those who think they’ll get drunk eating a slice of pie. The wine for me enhances the … Read more

Paring Merlot Wine and Hello Mello

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Paring Merlot wine and Hello Mello is the taking two different ideas or recipes and putting them together. It makes a very smooth pie. Hello Mello filling is made with Mixed berries which consists of a variety of berries, like strawberries, marion berries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries. If the fruit is sweet enough, the wine used should be smooth enough to give the filling a rich smooth flavor. As well the mixed berry fruit is sweet … Read more

Paring Ice Wine

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Paring Ice Wine with our Wine Pies is a perfect match when you want to enjoy our Rhubarb & Strawberry pie called “Blissful” It’s a type of dessert wine produced from grapes that have been frozen while still on the vine. The sugars and other dissolved solids do not freeze, but the water does, allowing for a more concentrated grape juice to develop. The grapes must be pressed from the frozen grapes, resulting in a smaller … Read more

Celebrate National Pie Day

Celebrate National Pie day on Jan 23rd, according to the American Pie Council it’s time to celebrate with a pie or two. National Pie Day, is an annual celebration of pies started in the mid-1970s by Boulder, Colorado nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher Charlie Papazian after he declared his own birthday, January 23, to be National Pie Day. Since 1986, National Pie Day is sponsored by the American Pie Council. According to Wiki Here at Sedona … Read more

Customer Happiness

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Customer happiness, what does this mean to you? For many of us we want to know if we are serving our customers/clients well. If I’m not, I want to know how I can better serve you. The one thing I’ve noticed is that the people who keep buying from us over and over again are those who we support is some small way. I had one customer say to me, “That what little she knows about … Read more

Your Opinion Counts Here

Your opinion counts here, we want to read what you have to say about Sedona Pies. Sure we are growing we just want to know how to serve you better. I’ve created a feedback form so you can give me your opinion. I know you have one, my friend Georgette used to say “Everyone has one, they are like belly buttons.” I do miss her. It will take you 5 minutes to fill it out, if … Read more

Adopted 52 Grandparents

Sedona Pies Adopted 52 Grandparents, those who are either forgotten about or just don’t have enough friends and family who visit. Gave gifts from the heart. “The kids and parents really enjoyed being part of the event today. Even though we only had a few students that could join it really was a school effort : ) We are from Ramblewood Elementary School in the Franklin McKinley School District. Happy Holidays!” Melissa Balamurugan, Teacher. My introduction: … Read more

What is gluten? It’s complicated

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What is gluten? It’s complicated. I’m going to break down the description of what it is so you can make an informed choice. There are two parts to gluten, Gliadins are known for their role, along with glutenin, in the formation of gluten. People with gluten-sensitive enteropathy this is a severe form of celiac disease are sensitive to α, β, and γ gliadins. Those with WD urticaria and Baker’s asthma are sensitive to ω-gliadins. Gliadin is: … Read more

Saturday, Shop Small is here Nov 25th

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Saturday, Shop Small is here Nov 25th. SEDONA PIES is participating. We are offering 10% off our wine pies. Thank you for all your support! We are offering 10% off our Wine Pies on Saturday. Just order them here or call us 510-320-8332 you can pick them up, delivered or shipped out. Tomorrow, Saturday Nov 25, we want to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It’s a holiday shopping tradition that celebrates small businesses like ours. … Read more

Do you give “Thank you” gifts?

Do you give Thank you gifts? It’s a question I ask many people and wonder why people don’t or who do – don’t they have customers & family to appreciate? When it came to gift giving at Christmas time, I always gave my Grandparents a gift box with cheeses, sausages and little cookie packages. They Loved them! They were older and couldn’t get around much, and it was something that I knew they really enjoyed. Sure … Read more

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is coming up on November 13? Yep it’s on this date every year. Why we only have one day, I’ll never know, it’s a great day to get started in getting other people to be kinder. What are some ways we can show our Kindness? Sedona Pies is giving you the Kindness@Work ebook stories about kindness. Drop on over to Heartatwork’s site and download the Kindness@Work I would like your help Do you … Read more

Our Fundraising Bake Sale

Our Fundraising Bake Sale was inspired by the Fair trade bake sale, they are calling for a national month for a bake sale in October. Fair trade bake sale is about supporting fair trade and giving back. According to Wiki “Fair Trade USA, formerly “TransFair USA” is a 501 non-profit organization, that sets standards, certifies, and labels products that promote sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers and protect the environment.” Although I applied to be a … Read more

Come Celebrate with us

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Come celebrate with us along with other funded Entrepreneurs at Kiva’s San Jose & Peninsula Launch Party. Sedona Pies will be featured. It’s an evening celebrating the region’s small business owners. From your favorite fruit stand in San Jose to a daycare in Redwood City, neighborhood businesses who bring diversity and character to our communities. We are proud to support local entrepreneurs with 0% interest loans. Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Corinthian … Read more

San Jose Made Harvest Fest

The San Jose Made Harvest Festival is coming up this weekend, Saturday, Oct 7. at the Martial Cottle Farm, come buy a pie or two. Thank you for all of you who visited Sedona Pies at the Wine & Food Fest on Sept 17, 2017 at the Winchester Mystery House. Wasn’t that fun! I know I had fun! Adam said he did too! the picture below show us ready for the evening. I really enjoyed meeting … Read more

Blueberries & Cabernet Sauvignon

Blueberries & Cabernet Sauvignon wine created the Sacrebleu pie. The blueberries offer sweetness to the Cabernet grapes which makes it delicious. Cabernet Sauvignon is pronounced (cah-behr-NAY so-veen YAHN). The Cabernet offers a BIG taste, most of the world-famous wine regions are Bordeaux and Napa Valley. The Cabernet grapes come from merging the red Cabernet Franc and the white Sauvignon Blanc grapes started to appear in Bordeaux before the 18th century. Cabernets deep color is reflected by … Read more

Pielettes

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Welcome to the Sedona Pie company the Pielette. After looking for a way to add another size, a friend of mine sent me a video in how to make mini pies. After some experimentation, and creating a new flavor for Mike & Niki’s honey I came up with a new flavor for them. Peaches, honey & rum. The first batch that I made worked out well, perhaps dark rum next time. People loved them!! The maiden … Read more

Kick it up a Notch

Kick it up a Notch at the fall Wine and Food Fest sponsored by the Concierge Association of Silicon Valley is coming up on September 14. We recommend if you want to attend, that you get your tickets today, as of September 2, they will go up to $25./person VS $10 now. We will be at #31 which is near the front gardens. Cannella Spirits will be at the same spot with me sharing their newest … Read more

Are you still engaged?

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Are you still engaged? Once you enter into an agreement with your clients to serve them, it also means to take care of them. Too busy to give the very best? Most of us are busy, we want to spend more time with our clients or at least appreciating them more often. How? If you don’t have time or know how to do this, let Sedona Pies help you give the very best. A gift that … Read more

Fremont Wine Tasting

Fremont Wine Tasting along with enjoying samples of Sedona pies that will be paired with wine from around the world.. There are many activities for people to partake in and of course, people are on holidays too! There are those who are still hanging out at home. I hope you come and join in on the fun! What better way to meet new people over a glass of wine and socialize? We’ll be tasting White and … Read more

The Present

The Present is a wine from Santa Rosa, a great balance of acidity and sugar, 95% Merlot and 5% of Cabernet Sauvignon with Hello Mello. I did a pairing with this wine and Hello Mello – a delicious crumble made with mixed berries. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries and Merlot wine. The camera was a little shaky it was my first video of the series I will be posting. It would be great to create videos … Read more

What is a Thank you?

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What is a Thank you? It’s appreciation. A recognition that someone else understands you and wants to recognize the part you play in their life. They are grateful. Thankful. Appreciate those who give you money. Depending on your generation, the words ‘Thank you” may or may not be part of your regular language. Sadly, with the advent of the digital age, these simple words, or the actions that reflect their meaning, have disappeared from our day … Read more

What makes you smile?

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What makes you smile? Having a pie delivered to your house or office each month? “A smile is a facial expression formed primarily by flexing the muscles at the sides of the mouth. Some smiles include a contraction of the muscles at the corner of the eyes, an action known as a “Duchenne smile”. Smiles performed without the eye contraction can be perceived as “weird”. Among humans, smiling is an expression denoting pleasure, sociability, happiness, joy … Read more

Tastings are happening

Tastings are happening, I have partnered up with a wine distributor and I will also be doing pie tastings for your enjoyment. Over the past few months I have reached out to local wine producers and for whatever reason doing a pie tasting with them has been challenging. When I was in Sedona, growing the pie business there I worked with many wineries. I sold my pies and they sold their wines. Many years ago, it … Read more

Pie Membership Club

The Pie Membership Club is a new product category we’ve added, as we have started pie and wine tasting events to create some fun opportunities. The difference is when you buy a pie club membership, the pie membership price is reduced as it is an annual subscription. Verus buying the pies individually. Included in this membership are tasting notes, a new pie flavor added on a monthly basis, there isn’t a 48-hour advanced notice required when … Read more

Do you have a client appreciation program?

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Do you have a client appreciation program? Did you know it costs less to keep a client than to lose them? If you don’t, why not? Did you know it costs less to deliver some LOVEto your clients? When you send them some appreciation like a Sedona pie, you’ll get referrals or recommendations back from them. 68% of your customers have left you or barely sticking around. Wouldn’t you rather keep them? (unless you didn’t like … Read more

Mother’s Day Special

Our Mother’s Day Special is for all women who deserve our special attention on Sunday, May 14. Mothers’ get a special day, why not celebrate other women in your life? It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It was established by Anna Jarvis, with the first official Mother’s Day was celebrated at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, on May … Read more

Wow your Best Customers

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Wow your best customers is a new program to help you appreciate, attract and prosper better relationships with your customers. Often we are always thinking about getting new customers, which markets can we tap into? What’s our marketing strategy this week? Why not take a look at the lifetime value of your current ones? There are many service-based businesses who totally rely on referrals to keep the revenue flowing, this arrangement relies on having great relationships … Read more

Recession proof your business with referrals

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To recession proof your business with referrals, a strategy will work. Getting more referrals isn’t a quick fix, it’s a long-term strategy to increase sales. More often than not, we spend too much time and money on disloyal customers, these customers won’t stick around long enough to pay back the acquisition investment you’ve made. 68% of your customers will leave because of your indifference. Rather than losing them, it would be better to find a way … Read more

Join us – Girls Day Out Shopping

Girls day out shopping will benefit the fundraising efforts for the new Kappa Delta Chapter House for the Gamma Iota Chapter at San Jose State University! Date: Saturday, April 22nd from 1‐4 p.m. The address for the shopping day: 405 S. 10th St., San Jose, CA 95112 (it’s at the church rec room directly across the street from SJSU.) Sales start on Saturday, April 8th and end on Saturday, April 29th online so we can reach … Read more

Upcoming Adult Gourmet Pop Ups

Upcoming Adult Gourmet Pop-Ups and Happy Spring! This is what is happening with the Sedona Pies for the month of April 2017. Our upcoming pop-up events are: April 15, 2017 – Celebrate Easter 11:00am – 3:00pm SanJose Made at Whole Foods 777 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126 May 13, 2017 – Celebrate Mothers Day! 11:00am – 3:00pm SanJose Made at Whole Foods 777 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126 Drop by for a sample or … Read more

Credibles.co

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What and who is Credibles.co? They have a unique platform of helping other food companies to raise money and awareness. “The concept is simple: Customers prepay for food and receive edible credits to use like a gift card. Large prepayments can even earn edible interest. In the meantime, food businesses get the money they need to grow.” You have a favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or grocery store? Open a tab by paying in advance. Enjoy the … Read more

Pi Day is March 14

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Pi day is March 14, it happens every year – it’s a great play on words for the day. time to enjoy a Pie on Pi Day! Pi Day is really celebrated to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π) and to eat lots of pie. Celebrated in countries that follow the month/day (m/dd) date format, because the digits in the date, March 14 or 3/14, are the first three digits of π (3.14), Pi Day was … Read more

Pie in the Sky

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Pie in the Sky: Launching a business and feeding the hungry. These female entrepreneurs put helping others near the heart of their enterprises. Written By Chuck Carrol Business schools have traditionally taught would-be small-business entrepreneurs that literally every penny counts. When starting out, owners must mercilessly control costs, the experts caution. Spend on essentials — and only on essentials. After all, launching a business is hard enough without adding any unnecessary burden to the effort, especially … Read more

How to Surprise and Delight

How to surprise and delight those you love with a Rum Butter pie. It’s the December pie of the month flavor. Share some love and ship out a Sedona Pie. I know for a few years people have asked me “Do you ship?” Answer: “Not at this time.” Being that one of the offerings has been a “Pie of the Month Club,” decided “Let’s find a way to ship!!.” The Pie of the Month Club is … Read more

Holiday Special

The holidays are upon almost.. we have a holiday special happening in our local area. Evergreen Coffee and Sedona pies are coming together to help you celebrate. Are you ready for Thanksgiving? If not, come join us! P.S. We are now on Yelp.. check us out!

Discover our Pie Recipes

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Discover our pie recipes the more there are the merrier. We have quiet a few of them posted on this website, they are under the category of Delicious pies. For example how about Biltmore Pumpkin Pie? https://sedonapies.com/recipes/biltmore-pumpkin-pie/ The fall season is something that I love, the leaves are falling.. the warmth of the day is still with us and yet it starts to cool down a bit in the evening. It’s a great time to cuddle … Read more

Holiday Season is almost here

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Holiday season is almost here, Sedona Pies are celebrating you with a special offer. There’s always something to celebrate, perhaps it’s a wedding, a just because party, a birthday party, open house, or you just want another weekend off. If you are planning a dinner party, then don’t forget to order your pies from us. Besides the usual pumpkin pie why not try something unique and unusual? Like a wine, beer or spirited pie? We have … Read more

How to Raise Money

How to raise money is the topic for this post, it is always a hot topic especially for women and food businesses. At one of the talks Sedona Pies was co-hosting along with KitchenTown Central here’s a recording of Arno Hesso’s talk about Crowdfunding and a little about Kiva.org. It’s a short clip, Arno really goes over the basics about finding money for your business especially for food businesses. This past week I attended Jenny Kassen … Read more

Tequila Pie Tasting

This tequila pie tasting was done in 2010, with my friend Micheala. We had a fun day hanging out. This tasting is a short clip.. Enjoy! Just recently, I made up some strawberry tartlets made from tequila, people didn’t like them as much as the “Delicious,” which are made from dark chocolate, pecans. There are many various kinds of tequila, what I find is that the darker the better works for baking. It seems to retain … Read more

Customer Loyalty Program

We’ve just put together a customer loyalty program when you join not only can you get 20% off your orders we have other perks too! Keeping our customers loyal is really important to us. We’ve partnered up with CB20 it’s full name is Cash Back 20. Not only can you get 20% off of Sedona Pies you can also shop with other merchants on the app or any of your favorite stores and still get cash … Read more

A blast from the past

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A blast from the past is a video about making crumbles with a girlfriend at the time, we created some video’s making pies. P.J. had a different name in Sedona than she did in New Jersey, so I just called her PJ. She was fine with that. Here’s a video of us making crumbles. Between apple and plums, we got into a couple sticky situations. This video was made in 2010.. I had a few Beta … Read more

What’s new with fundraising?

What’s new with fundraising? As a company we want to make a difference in our local community. We are launching a fundraising program. Many years ago I worked in the Fundraising field, I really enjoyed it. Had the privilege of helping many non-profits both in the traditional side and the corporate social committees side to raise money for their causes. Came up with “Let’s work together” Sedona Pies can help you to raise money for your … Read more

Getting Your Share of the Pie

Getting your share of the pie, which means getting seed capital or a micro-loan. Myra Goldrick interviewed me on Blab about Kiva Zip and how I used them to fund Sedona Pies. Never say, it’s impossible. This is Myra’s mantra and tag line. Read more about Myra on her website.

We are 100% Funded

Yes! We are 100% funded through Kiva Zip as of February 19th, 2016 come join us for our adventure in 2016. I have been spending my time calling following up leads for a shared commercial kitchen, so we can start selling Sedona Pies. As an Update it’s been an interesting ride. Even though we are now located in the bay area, I’ve realized that I didn’t ask for enough money. As a lesson to other people … Read more

Mincement Pies

The recorded history of mincemeat pies can be traced to the year 1413, when it was served at the coronation of Henry V of England. In the late 1600’s, mincemeat was served as a meat pie flavored with fruit and spices. Read more about it During the Stuart and Georgian times, in the UK, mince pies were a status symbol at Christmas! Very rich people liked to show off at their Christmas parties by having pies … Read more

Gluten Free Flour Reviews

Gluten Free Flour Reviews came about as I’ve been experimenting with a couple of new flours for making pie pastry. Coconut Flour by Nutiva, I found this flour in Costco – I was excited to find something that would possibly be something I could use for gluten free pie orders. Sunday, I took this Coconut flour out for a spin making pastry shells for Thanksgiving dinner. I have to say, I was really disappointed. It was … Read more

Fall Harvest Pie

Nothing like a fall harvest pie to experience the the warmth of the fall season. Pumpkin is very versatile in making muffins, bread, jam, marmalade, crepes, soups and not just for jack-o-lanterns. The contents, the meat of the pumpkin freezes well for future uses. I prefer to use real pumpkin rather than canned pumpkin..it just a personal preference. 1.5 cups of cooked pumpkin + 1 Tablespoon cornstarch /3 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/4 cinnamon 1/2 … Read more

Hot Raisin Pie

One of the favorite pies my dad loved was a Hot Raisin Pie, one that was just fresh out of the oven. Here’s a Apple & Raisin Pie Combo 4 cups sliced apples 1 cup water 1.5 teaspoons flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 cup raisins 2 Tablespoons butter I always find pre-cooking the apples a bit, leaves them softer for the pie. It’s up to you. Thinly slice the apples into slices … Read more

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 – it kept saying to add water, which the amount I thought was too much. I added 2 cups of water – … Read more

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 vanilla 1 recipe Whipped cream Line individual shells with pastry. Cream butter, sugar, add beaten egg yolks and stiffly beaten egg … Read more

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 recipe from Roy’s Raspberries Tarts! – Mrs. Elsie Jones 1 can 7- Up or Ginger ale 1 cup sugar 3 Tablespoons … Read more

A Variation of a Pumpkin Pie

This variation of a 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 well. Stir in hot milk. Pour into a uncooked pie crust at 425 F. until crust begins to … Read more

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 cream or almond milk 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon butter 4 teaspoons cornstarch 5 teaspoons water 2 egg … Read more

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 Pinch of salt A couple of drops of green coloring Mix the filling in a blender or food processor. Preheat the … Read more

Have you ever had a chard pie?

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 frozen kind) or not at all 2 green onions minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 Eggs 1/4 cup flour 1/8 teaspoon black … Read more

Logan Berry or Marion Berry Pie

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 frozen berries are plentiful. Logan or Marion Berry Chiffon Pie 1 Tablespoon gelatin 1/4 cup water 1.5 cups of loganberry juice … Read more

Cherry Halo Pie Recipe

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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 pie pastry for a 9″ pie Mix sugar flour, salt and cherries together. Line your pie with pastry. (or you can … Read more

Orange Marshmallow Pie

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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 yolks beaten 2 Tablespoons butter Grated rind of 1 organ you could substitute with 1 teaspoon of orange zest 1 vanilla … Read more

Eggnog Pie Recipe

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This is a wonderful Eggnog 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 your own 1/2 recipe of whipped cream topping ( I would use real cream) Chopped toasted almonds. Soften gelatin in … Read more

Happy Holidays for 2014

Wishing you Happy Holidays for 2014, will all the blessings your a holiday season. There are so many miracles happening right now – even if you are feeling sad, remember to turn on your switch to shine you bring inner light. Wishing the very best during the holiday season.

Happy Halloween 2014

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! produced by Reno Lovison RenoWeb.net Be safe and happy!

Gluten Free Pie Pastry Recipe

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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 butter 1/2 cup shortening or lard 1 egg 1 teaspoon vinegar 4 Tablespoons of cold water Combine the dry ingredients, cut … Read more

Blueberry Cream Cheese Pie

No matter what time of the year Blueberry Cream Cheese pie is always a 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 it into the graham cracker base. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, just until the custard is set. … Read more

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 worth my while. In this case, it was a request that was, was out of the norm. Could I bring samples … Read more

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 training skills and scholarships to youth in the area, and is ran out of PieLab. Unfortunately, the YouthBuild grant has ran … Read more

Culinary Incubators for Foodies

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Culinary Incubators for Foodies, 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 su Kitchen, a New York City-based culinary incubator, to produce their tzatziki. One year later, they were winning awards. … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving to You

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Happy Thanksgiving 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! Thank you for being a part of the Sedona Pie family.

Getting Squeezed

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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. The other benefits are: * Seeds stay behind in the rind and that you don’t have sticky fingers * The lemons don’t quirt over the table. * You get more juice out of the lemons or fruit that … Read more

Moving Sedona Pies to Success

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 a pie?” “We are going to Sedona in November, or I am getting married and would like to order your pies.” … Read more

Friendship Pies

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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 get busy with work, our volunteer activities and other things. I would think most people are thinking and feeling coming together … Read more

Sedona Pies and Foodstart

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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 – in other words, if you can eat it or drink it, Foodstarters can back it! Why I picked them, is … Read more

Make White Zinfandel Wine Jelly

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Make White Zinfandel Wine Jelly, a cooking class with Detra Davis. 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 is dissolved. 4. Remove from heat. 5. Add liquid pectin and mix well. 6. Skim off any foam and … Read more

National Food Day

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National Food Day 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, address obesity and other health issues, starting with schools and campuses. Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, … Read more

Sensational Tartlets

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Sensational tartlets or little pastries. And why not serve them. A great slice of deliciousness. 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. 3. Slang. a prostitute or promiscuous woman. Verb phrases 4.tart up, Slang. to adorn, dress, or decorate, especially in a flamboyant manner: The old restaurant was tarted up to look like a Viennese … Read more

Vinegar Pies and more

Vinegar Pies and more came about from the time when my mom would make pies. 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 full of books..I found a pie … Read more

Why we don’t use additives

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Why we don’t use additives in our pies. The debate to use preservatives and additives, has been a concern for the our 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 which is really another word for Preservatives. Some food and color additives … Read more

Do people know who you are?

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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 a Sedona Pie, your guests will be happy that you brought them something different. Something sinfully delicious. Face it, most of … Read more

Have you ever made a 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 pie. I got home and realized they were NOT Peaches they were nectarines. Even though the box said, “Peaches.” Well, another … Read more

The GMO Struggle

There is a simple, grass-roots cure to end the GMO struggle. Perhaps I’m a dreamer, an optimist, unrealistic in the extreme. Written by Susan Jackson Higuchi Grace 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, I figured it was time I finally write this idea of mine down; it’s not doing any good rattling around in my head. After … Read more

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 the phone advising you, before the event, so that she can explain how to pick fruits and vegetables, and what products … Read more

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. One of the many things that is coming up is Thanksgiving, which is a really BIG holiday in the USA. Later Christmas comes, it’s Canada’s BIG day. What do you give someone as a … Read more

Women are Emerging as Master Brewers

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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 preferring beer – according to a Gallup Poll in July 2010 there has been an increase of 7% of women are … Read more