Thoughts on Banana Cream Pie


My husband convinced me to practice restraint and not cut the pie last night, so I just cut a slice to try it out.

Sadly, I think that the color just freaks me out too much to be able to love the pie. Pies are already at a disadvantage with me because when given the choice I will choose a chewy cookie or a fluffy cake any day over a slice of pie. This didn’t really apply to Crack Pie because it was so freaking tasty, but with banana cream I’m just like…meh.

Another issue I had was that although the cream filling set really nicely and seemed to be the right texture, the crust was hard for me to get out. I like a good cohesive crust and this just isn’t happening here. My cutting skillz could be suspect, so I will see how the slices my honey cuts look.

I love banana and I love pudding-y, creamy fillings so I am not disappointed here, but I may try the banana cream out in the other Milk Bar recipe it’s featured in: banana cream cake. (yes, Oprah’s favorite cake)

The funny thing is, the yellow color just made me want to make a fresh batch of corn cookies (the first recipe I tried and one of my favorites so far) instead of trying a new recipe.

Aside from just wanting to make more cookies, I’m not sure what new adventure awaits me in the Momofuku Milk Bar cook book. When I feel like I’ve sufficiently conquered it I will either go on to the Bouchon cook book or try out something from a Martha Stewart book my sister in law recently gifted me.

I do have to say, I do feel bread whispering in my ear so that just may be the next big project. My sweetie and I have been talking for months about making bread baking our ‘couple’s bonding time’–he bought me some bread cook books and a baguette pan for my birthday and I think it’s just about time. I sampled some yummy Easy Tiger sourdough at Whole Foods the other day and it definitely planted a seed.

What’s going on in your kitchen this weekend?

Halloween Flashback




























I don’t have my littles this year for the first time EVER. Yes, this is the first time in the history of their lives that I will not be spending it  with them. I have to admit, if I think of it too long I may start to hyperventilate. I do acknowledge that it may not be fair that I have had my guys every Halloween since their dad and I split up three and a half years ago, but in my defense I will tell you that our court order did not recognize Halloween as a holiday so this is the first year it has fallen on his time with them. It was my bad luck that Halloween is on a Wednesday this year, but I’m sure they will have a blast with him. So, since my Halloween this year will not be as rowdy as usual I give to you…Halloweens past, in no particular order.

Can we say…cutest.zombies.ever??? They were four years old here. LeeLee LOVED that hoodie and lost it somewhere. He STILL talks about how much he misses it even though there is no freaking way it would still fit. 

Here is my sweet baby G’s first costume, last year. I almost didn’t dress him up but…I found a costume how-to by favorite evil genius, Martha Stewart and so how could I resist? (I couldn’t decide whether to make the shrimp or the tuna sushi so I made both!)75840_1666001058158_1481242764_1665323_6349247_n