Food Processor Crostata Dough

If you’ve never made a butter pastry in your food processor, now’s the time to start. This comes out perfectly flaky every time and it’s excellent for just about any fruit crostata (free form pie) you can dream up. The trick here is to run the processor just until the mixture starts to ball up […]

Fresh Tomato Pie with Pesto Cream Sauce

Without question, the thing I’m asked most frequently – by the media, at cooking demonstrations, and from people I meet in passing – is where do you get all your recipe ideas?  This is a perfectly logical question to ask someone who has written 13 cookbooks and hundreds of magazine articles. And yet, whenever I […]

Mini Quiche for New Year’s Day Brunch

In case you’re thinking about inviting me to your New Year’s eve party, you might want to reconsider: I’m not really a night person, or a party person. One of the worst nights of my life was the year my wife made me put on a tux and celebrate New Year’s eve with 400 people […]

Swiss Chard & Smoked Turkey Sausage Quiche

We are in the thick of entertaining season, a time of year fraught with the inevitable questions about what to serve guests and family when they arrive for a few hours…or a few days. Even those of us who love to cook and bake still want to prepare dishes that work hard for us, leaving […]

Meat and Potato Pot Pies

What Thanksgiving? There’s No Leftover Turkey in These Pot Pies…Just Plenty of Down Home Appeal to Spare It seems as if last week’s Turkey Leftovers Pot Pies struck a chord and inspired savory pie promise in more than a few readers. So this week I’m following up with another pot pie – one that’s as […]

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pot Pies

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware that America is facing a crisis of unprecedented proportions – a crisis which, if left unsolved, will have a negative impact on the US economy and America’s collective morale. The fiscal cliff? No – it’s what the heck to do with all of those Thanksgiving leftovers! […]

Savory Smoked Salmon, Dill and Gouda Pie

The Pie Academy’s Tailgate Pie of the Week: Week 7   Several months ago, you may recall, I mentioned that in the not-too-distant future you could expect to start finding savory pies here on the pages of The Pie Academy. That future has arrived with this recipe for one of my favorite savory pies: Savory […]