Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rainy Day Baking

It has been a very GAA.LOOOM.YYY day. So I decided it would be a good day to bake something.

Earlier this week a recipe… a very easy recipe… was shared over at The Farm Chicks. The cutest little pies.

I have to be honest here though and tell you, my very first thought when I saw them was, “Oh! Wouldn’t those be good fried!” You can tell where I’m from, huh?
But I was a good girl and baked them… gotta watch out for the Farmboy’s ol’ ticker, ya know.

I used, much to the dismay of said Farmboy, the current house favorite, Cottage Raspberry Currant Conserves. I say "dismay" because I used it all up. Which, in my opinion, makes this little treat a wonderful way to clean out the door of the fridge. You know, all those jam jars that only have a couple of spoonfuls of jam left in them and are taking up precious space that you could be using for some de-lish Devonshire cream and lemon curd. Mmmmmmmmm. Oh, sorry, got a bit off track there. And I just happened to have some pie crust in there also.

Anyway, these are easy-peasy and quite yummy too. I think I'll go make some coffee, to finish this one off with and then find my Snuggie. On second thought, I can hear the thunder in the distance.... maybe I should bake a Thunder Cake instead.

Have a beautiful evening!


knitterbeader said...

Hi, Alisa. I went over to the Farm Chicks website and copied her recipe for the Sweetie Pies. Loved it and going to make some for Valentines Day. I have a recipe for homemade Lemon Curd which is wonderful, but I even found some on my grocer's shelf a month or so ago that was actually very good. I love the taste!

Sandy Michelle said...

What a beautiful display and the 'fried' cookie looks yummy! Is there really such a thing as thunder cake?

Sandy xox

tina said...

GORGEOUS pictures, Alisa! Those little pies look too sweet to eat. :) Too bad I wouldn't have much self-control. I hope your weather looks a bit brighter tomorrow.

jenny holiday said...

Ohhh I could just fall over...these look so so deelish!! And yep..I too thought..ohhhh imagine them fried!!! ;)

Can't think of a better way to spend a gloomy day!! You turned it right around!!

XOXO Jenny

Lori said...

Alisa, those are so pretty...and they sound yummy as can be!!!

Geralyn Gray said...

Oh my gosh....these look soooooo good.....I just blogged about the great tag swap....I hope you stop by and say hi. I hope they taste as good as they look!

Anonymous said...

Honey, you don't need to be from the south to know these babies would taste heavenly FRIED! ;-)

They're so pretty!!! And so are your photos.

Diane (who just put on a couple of pounds from emotional eating! *sigh* )

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Two words: YUMMMMM......MMMMMEEEE! Thundercake? Hmmmm. Sounds interesting. Is that anything like better than sex cake? I don't's just you mentioning thunder got me thinking... hee hee.

natalea said...

these look picture-perfect! xo


Oh, those look divine! And so beautifully photographed, Alisa. Thanks for sharing (the photos that is). Wouldn't mind a cookie too, though. :} ~ Angela

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

Yummy! those looks wonderful... the cookies & the photos!

I have got to get my camera fixed!!! Eeek!

So, the bad weather in Arkansas kept me home this weekend. :(

Maybe I'll try your recipe in between my crafting.

Have a good weekend! hugs, Joanna

Jenny Holiday? comment. Eeek!!! :)

kana said...


Thanks for my pretty Valentine tag in Natalea's swap. I like your blog!

Anonymous said...

Those pictures and the cookies are absolutely beautiful, a work of art. What a wonderful job you did Alisa!!

Charlene said...

YUM!!!!!! They look wonderful! Charlene

Caleen said...

Those look So Yummy... You take such beautiful pictures.. I will have to check out how to make those.. I don't think I can stop at just one..

cindy said...

They look fab. Sweet Hub loves a fried pie just as much as the next guy...but I might to try the baked route! :D

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