Monday, July 06, 2009

More cherry pie?!

Do you know what that means?! It means I have totally missed my one year Blogiversary! I actually made my first post in May of last year, but Cherries Jubilee was one of my favorites and I can't believe the time has gone by so quickly!


Our cherry tree was nothing like last year. The weather and birds really took their tole. We didn't pick any. But that's ok, frankly I'm still cherried out! We had some in the freezer and I made two pies to take to our friend's house for their annual 4th of July party.


I never like how the crust edge turns out when I use my fingers/thumb/or a spoon. I was looking at my various flatware and decided to use the handles to make impressions. Yes, Pillsbury makes lovely pie crusts...






This crust turned out "ok", but you couldn't see the floral motif from the handle I used.


But I really liked how this one turned out. The rose impression is very tiny, but cute!


...if you squint you can see it!

Our friend's party was on the 3rd this year, so we had a quiet day to ourselves on Independence Day. That night, Kevin and I each had a piece of pie and he popped some pink champaign that had been in the fridge forever. Happy Birthday America!


And Happy 1st Blogiversary to me! I suppose I'll have to come up with a give away, eh?

12 comments:

Liz said...

I know what you mean.... I missed my one year to! It was back in June. I am going to be having a give-away.

Your pies are adorable. You are so stinkun talented! How do you think of these things! :)

Happy 4th! Yay America!
~Liz

Lee Laurie said...

Those pies look delicious! I love cherry!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I love the cherry decoration on that pie. You put a lot of thought into that and it shows. Great idea for the pink champagne to go with it too.

I just had my Blogiversary Giveaway as I started blogging June 28th of last year. My winners will be notified tomorrow. Everyone was a winner again, just like my first giveaway. :)

Happy Belated Blogiversary to you, dear girl. I still love coming here to visit. xxoo

Lori said...

Nikki
What a adorable pis and even better idea for the crust!! Hope kitty gets well soon! Lori

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Happy Blogversary!!
What a cute idea to use the patterned spoon handle for the crust indentations!
:)
~Becca~

PAT said...

Happy Blogiversary, Nikki!

The pie is beautiful. I love those Pillsbury crusts too! I'll have to remember the flatware handle idea! Neat!

Justine said...

Happy blogeversary, a couple months late! And oh my, pie and champagne? how decadent!

Justine ;o )

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary!

Beautiful pie and great idea to use the spoon handle! "She's pretty, and she can bake a cherry pie!!" Isn't that the words to a song? Well, it should be!

Katherine

Kelly B said...

It looks like a wonderful pie! You should post your recipe!! I would have never thought of using the back end of the silverware. I will definitely be trying that this week!! :)

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Happy 1 year! What a fabulous pie!

Lallee said...

What a great idea for finishing your crust! I loved the cherry motif on top too. Looks delish.....and with pink champagne no less! Happy blogaverary, Nikki!

Queenie said...

Hey Nikki!
Congrats on your Bloggiversary...that pie looks delish!
I am glad that your Nellie is doing better....I hope she continues to improve, and thank goodness you were able to retrieve all of those pictures. Whew!
Your sister and her husband are such a beautiful couple...I hope they share many many wonderful years together. By the way...you and your sister look so much alike in the face...so pretty.
You take care...miss ya!
Big Hugs,
Queenie~