I love the Pioneer Woman. I have used many of her recipes and used hers to create some of my own. I love to cook, so I follow quite a few cooking blogs, but hers is my favorite.
Today she is going to be on the Food Network at 8pm- doing Throwdown with Bobby Flay! My DVR is set!
Anyway, right now she is doing a series on holiday pies. I am a pie person and prefer it to cake almost any day. (Except my birthday when I get a white cake with pink cream filling and cream cheese frosting from Costco!) I had been talking with my mom about inventing a new pumpkin pie. I like pumpkin pie, but it's not my favorite. My husband on the other hand is in LOVE with pumpkin pie and could finish a whole one himself- and has. More specifically, he loves his mom's pumpkin pie. I've tried to make it from her family recipe, he says it's good, but not like his Mama's. I hope I have a pie that Will is going to say that about someday!
Back to my pie idea. I think what I don't like about a pumpkin pie boils down to 2 things: the crust and the absence of something crunchy on top. I'm more of a graham cracker crust kind of gal. So my idea was to do a ginger snap crust with some kind of candied nut topping. Apparently I'm not that original in my thinking because when I Googled it there were many examples. Oh well. I still plan on making this and will let you know how it goes!
One of the pies the PW made lately was this Pumpkin Creme Pie. It looks amazing and I will be making that one soon too. Also, there is talk among her followers of a mysterious chocolate bourbon pecan pie. I will be waiting to see what that looks like!
Let the pie making begin!