Pies of a Feather?

What a surprise this turned out to be!

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What y’all think about this Chick Pea Pie baked up by Biskit Roller’s daughter Leilani for family dinner. I know that not everyone enjoys a chicken dish as much as I (hard to imagine!) but to each his own. I myself have eaten and enjoyed vegan and cooked up a few dishes myself but never a Chick Pea Pie.

Hope I get a taste! – Arturo

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In a pinch …

What with the rain we have been having – beautiful days – we haven’t much messed with too much kitchen or culinary efforts. Just trying to weather the storms.  I forget the details or even the date, but I put a Callender in the oven, small size.

Here’s what it looked like:

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I messed with the snapshot in an online editor. Funny I had never before done that for Chicken Pie photos, always believing that the art in is the gravy and the gravy’s in the pie. – Arturo

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Whither, o Muse, no more

How long has it been? We was walking the streets of New York City last time I posted here. Sure I could blame the remodel, as in 3 months of garage hot plate cooking and the lack of a proper oven, so it was out of the questions. Finally got the New Kitchen in and working, so it was Chicken Pot Pies for all on my Birthday!   Thank you, Ms. Biskit Roller!   A few frozen Stouffer’s along the way just to keep my hand in the game.

So while pie was going in, “pie” wasn’t coming out! You start to wonder “Am I washed up in the Chicken Pot Pie Bloggers worlds?”, “On Hiatus?” or worse.

So today, I was cruising the Slaveway frozen aisles, I admit I bought a Stouffer’s “small” (for emergency basis) and headed to Checkout. In the magazine rack, it caught my eye:

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Tell me about it! The Pie Muse is back! — Arturo

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New York City Pie!

To all my pie friends,
First excuse the long gap in Pie Posts. It’s not that I been off the pie, but been off the old social network. Living life instead of imitating it through “art” …  but I do digress and I’ll try to be a more frequent writer.

So, long story short, me and Biskit Roller were in New York City a few weeks ago and strolling the city. Man that is a place for walking and subways get you there quick and easy. Believe you me, I had done some pre-trip research for “the best Chicken Pie in New York City” and similar, and not a winner to be found. Most had weird stuff like foie de gras and truffles. No thank you, ma’am. So my hopes for a Big Apple Pie were not high.

One day while walking through Chelsea Market checking out all the good lunch spots to grab a bite, many choices caught our eye as we strolled through the crowds. We turned a corner and there it was, Chicken Pot Pie at Savory Pies, sitting pretty in the warming oven:

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I was tempted, I admit. But just having eaten Cambodian Banh Mi – 5 Spice Pork Belly for me and a Tiger Shrimp for Biskit Roller- I couldn’t eat another bite! Dang!  At least I know they exist and New York City is not a total wasteland for haute pie cuisine!  – Arturo

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New Year’s Eve Pie

Happy New Year, to you all, near and far, family and friend.

As you can see today is January 1, 2016, the first day of the New Year. You may well ask what does this have to do with Chicken Pot Pies? I would not get too philosophical on you, but that really is the big question: What it is?

Anyway, yesterday was busier than planned and Biscuit Roller was in the kitchen making up a double batch of Toll House cookies. I do think she has this down, nice and thin, crispy, just this side of a burn edge, in a word, perfect. So, that being said, we had pretty much had our fill of culinary arts when dinner hour struck … (I had planned an evening of Coquille St. Arturo or maybe panko fried scallops) … so not in much of a mood to cook.

Cocktail hour was approaching and appetiter of cheese ball on hard tack was served while the old standby, Marie Calendar’s CPP took it’s 65 minute trip to the dinner table. So that it what it was: CPP for NYE! Mighty good eating too. – Arturo

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CPP … Cajun Style

Dear Friends and Families,

Well, Turkey Day has come and gone. We did away with a 14 pounder but man that bird served a lot of diners and the leftovers are still chilling.  Well, I will emit I thought about a TPP using leftovers but they got consumed with some  Green Chile Turkey Enchiladas. Mm’mm good.

So while me and my Biskit Roller were down in New Orleans, we went eye shopping in Rousse’s Market upon first arrival. Looking for goods to sustain the 6 days at Terrel House B&B. Then, Biskit Roller spied this …

Crawfish Pot Pie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

… and said “It’s a CPP! Crawfish Pot Pie!” True enough I couldn’t argue with that. Well, we had no way to cook it and besides we were there for the Po-Boys! – Arturo

 

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‘Tis the Season …

yes, Ma’am! Gotta have those home bake tasting good! Now is the season to think about putting one on the table for your family and friends to feast upon. We, here in California, are finally getting some rain. In fact today it is coming down nice and soft but regular.

Anyway, enjoy your day, with or without pie! – Arturo

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