Tuesday, July 31, 2012

If donuts were healthy...

I'd eat one every day. And I'd rotate days between Kane's donuts in Saugus, Randy's donuts in LA and double down on Congdon's donuts in Wells, ME.

Last time we were in Wells, I got a honey dip and J got an apple fritter. How amazing do these look?! Tell me about your favorite donuts in the comments below!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunday Summer Berry Pie

Sometimes a summer night just needs some pie.  Berry pie.  And ice cream, of course.  Ever have one of those weekends, where this...

Is the perfect cap-off to this...?

Boston skyline from Spectacle Island

If you're anything like me, you don't feel like doing much besides sitting on the couch and sipping a glass of wine after a sunny day at the beach, but this pie is simple and totally worth the ten extra minutes on your feet.

This is an awesome berry pie that uses frozen berries and is nice and quick to put together (although I'm sure in-season, fresh berries would make it even better!)  If your summer night needs a little dessert, whip this up and you'll be happy as pie, sweets ;)

As always, let me know what you think if you try this recipe out by posting a note in the comments below.

Triple Berry Pie:

  • Enough pie dough for 2 crusts (for this one, I just bought the Pillsbury pre-made pie crusts in the refrigerated section at the food store.  Note- Pillsbury did not ask me to post them, I just really like their pre-made pie-crust and highly recommend it if you don't feel like rolling out your own!)
  • 5 cups frozen mixed berries 
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Mix the frozen berries with sugar, flour and cinnamon in a large bowl.  Let stand for 45 minutes so the berries can thaw out a little bit.  (I did this step, then took a shower and blow-dried my hair which took about 35 minutes and then kept going...perfect timing!)
  2. Heat oven to 375 degrees F
  3. Line a pie plate with half of the crust (or 1 crust, if you bought the 2-pack)
  4. Pour all the berries into the pie crust and spread around making an even layer
  5. Place the second crust on top and crimp the edges to seal
  6. Cut a few slits in the top crust to let the steam out
  7. I brushed the top of my pie with a little milk and put some Sugar in the Raw on top, but you can skip this step if you'd like.
  8. Cover the edges of your pie with tin foil so they don't burn
  9. Bake at 375 for 50 minutes, then remove the foil from the edges
  10. Bake at 375 for an additional 30 minutes - the pie should be bubbly and crust nice and gold at this point.
  11. Let the pie cool completely if you want nice and neat slices, or, you can dig right in and enjoy some nice gooey berry pie with a scoop of ice cream on top like I did :)
Step 1:  Berries + Sugar + Flour + Cinnamon

Step 1 cont.  Mix 'em up!

Steps 3 & 4 (after heating the oven) line a pie plate and fill with berry mixture

Steps 5, 6, 7- Put on top crust, crimp edges, brush with milk, sprinkle with sugar and cut steam slits

Fresh out of the oven, hot berry pie

I spy hot pie. <3

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Picnic on the Esplanade!

The Star Spangled Banner is playing, it's the perfect temperature outside, I'm sitting with two of my best friends in the world watching the rehearsal for the 4th, and we have CUPCAKES!!! From Curlycakes on Beacon Hill.

Here's to the USA!! Have a great weekend, everyone!