I love all kinds of pie, but those pastries have a ton of food in them.
That can be a problem when everyone has had two or three slices and they don’t want any more. In my house, we struggle to finish dessert pies, specifically fruit ones.
Betty Crocker gave me the answer!
I'm from the Northwest, and when I married a Southerner, I learned that not all of the United States is the same. At all.
The biggest surprise to me was the cuisine. My husband introduced me to a whole world of foods I knew nothing about.
It’s not easy for a new food blog like mine to stand out from the plethora of blogs on the internet. It occurred to me that if I really wanted to teach families how to use all their food and eliminate waste, I needed to do something unique to get traffic to my site. Maybe I’d come up with my own recipe.
Then I remembered: The Falling in Love Pie.
When my husband and I were newlyweds, I loved the movie Waitress. The main character, Jenna, creates pies based on her emotions and experiences. Example: I Hate My Husband Pie and I Don’t Want Earl’s Baby Pie, aka “Bad Baby Pie.” (I made Bad Baby Pie once. It was yummy.)
A friend begs Jenna to make her "magic" Falling-in-Love Pie. While the movie describes how she makes every other pie, it didn’t explain how she made that one. It was early enough in my marriage that the feeling of falling in love was still fresh in my mind, so I decided to come up with my own version.
You probably think that at some point, I’m going to say to use old bananas to make banana bread. That’s what everyone says: “Those bananas are going bad. Oh well, I’ll just make banana bread.”
Well, I’m not going to tell you that. Don’t get me wrong; I like banana bread, it’s just that this blog is about using up food to reduce waste, not making more food that needs to be eaten.