Let's see, when we last left off I was in the midst of a big transition in my life. I was about to start a new job and feeling really positive about where I was going. So that all got shot to hell. The job, the transition, my planned re-invention, my positive outlook, my happiness and well-being, all of it blown to smithereens. And so I once again made a big change in attempt to get back to the place where I wanted to be before. I'm a very self-aware person. One might say almost painfully self-aware. I know what my demons are, I know why I do the shit that I do. I endeavor to do better and be better but it is a slow process and I don't always move forward. Sometimes I stand still for a long time and sometimes I take a step or two back. But I'm not afraid to change. If something in my life doesn't work I change it. And then I'll change it again, and again, and again. I still haven't found that balance I've been seeking, but I'll keep trying. Lately I've realized that I keep changing situations and circumstances, but what really needs the most changing is me. And that is the really, really hard part. I'll keep trying.
So, what the hell does all this inner-reflection nonsense have to do with pie, you ask? Nothing. I was just rambling. Anyway, I have been making pies in the last year, just not posting them. So I've put some photos below to show you what I've been up to. Not all of them have recipes yet, but I'll get there someday. I'll keep trying.
|I sold pies during Thanksgiving and Christmas to make a little extra cash. These two are sweet potato with Italian meringue, one my my most favorites. Get the recipe here.|
|Salted caramel apple, one of the most popular pies that I sold this holiday season. Get the recipe here and prepare for your friends to swoon.|
|This is a turtle pie. Turtle as in caramel, pecans and chocolate. Not the slow reptile with a shell. This was a special request pie I made for a good friend. Her world was rocked.|
|Chocolate peppermint mousse pie that I sold at Christmas.|
|Bananas foster cream pies that I sold for Mardi Gras. Vanilla pastry cream, rum caramel, fresh bananas, oh my!!|