Erin Cooks The Internet: October 31, 2007

October 31, 2007 · 7 comments · Print This Post

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Fake & BakeNo One Will Ever Have To KnowI’m so glad that Halloween is almost over so I can start obsessing about holiday baking. Now this is MY favorite time of the year. Cookies, cakes, pie, turkey, eggnog, wassail, fudge you name it — I want to make it! This morning I received a friendly email update from Trader Joe’s and they really jumpstarted me into super holiday mode with their featured baking shortcut products. I can’t wait to try out their very affordable versions of ready made pie crusts and puff pastry. I know you’ll probably call me a cheater but I’m more than aware what my limitations are in the kitchen and they mainly consist of pie crust disasters. Note to self: make some space in the freezer for all that dough.

*Sigh* The Pie Maker

Speaking of pie, is everyone else as in love with ABC’s new show Pushing Daisies as I am? I get positively green with envy every time one of those perfect pies appears on screen. If you’re a member of Bakespace you can add the Pie Hole profile to your friends and be updated when new recipes inspired by the show are released (and you can add me as a friend as well). So far they have the following recipes listed: Chuck’s Mixed Tomato Cobbler With Gruyere Crust, Olive’s Deep-dish Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, and Ned’s One-Minute Blueberry Pie. Maybe I should give pie making one more shot…If you haven’t tuned in to this fabulous show yet it airs Wednesday nights on ABC at 8:00 PM EST.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anna October 31, 2007 at 3:09 pm

I caught Pushing Daisies entirely by accident and fell madly in love. I kept forgetting to ask you if you watch it, but I am so happy you love it too!


2 Erin October 31, 2007 at 4:22 pm


I adore Pushing Daisies and Ned the Pie Maker. Every time I watch it though I feel slightly anxious that he’s going mess up and touch Chuck. And then I totally “ohh and ahh” when they wrap themselves in plastic wrap or bee suits and make-out. Hmm…come to think of it this show is a little high on the “kink” side. Ha ha…


3 pink*box October 31, 2007 at 7:52 pm

You read my mind – while I’m not very kitchen savvy (which is why I loved finding your site!), I’m actually excited about making treats for the holidays. I loved all the cookie ideas in the new Blueprint mag!!


4 leigh November 1, 2007 at 10:46 am

hey erin, i love your blog, and i agree, i love this time of year, but unfortunately, i don’t have a lot of time to cook because i’m busy with work and my kids and everything. do you think you could find some yummy holiday recipes for moms that don’t have a lot of spare time? that would be awesome!!!


5 Erin November 2, 2007 at 7:06 am

Hi Leigh,

I’ll definitely see what I can do about coming up with some quick recipes for the busy holiday season. I might even share my super “top secret” dip recipe. Although when I reveal the source people will no doubt be mortified.

Hope you survived Halloween without any major incidents 😉


6 leigh November 2, 2007 at 3:36 pm

bring on the top secret dip! i’ve got to bring something to the family thanksgiving celebration!


7 Kristina A. December 20, 2007 at 1:29 pm

I love Pushing Daisies, too! Let’s hope it survives for next season!


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