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Holiday Treats For The Eyes And Taste Buds

Holidays for my family are an excuse to eat and eat… and eat. All of our traditions revolve around cooking, decorating and eating festive sweets.

For thanksgiving every year those who are lucky enough to dine with me received a pie decorated and baked by myself. This year’s was a mixed berry pie with multicoloured lattice-work and the mathematical symbol for Pi.

Now for the Christmas cookie tradition; many have consumed these cookies but few have participated in the actual decorating. I’m always very proud of my decorated gingerbread men. In the past I’ve constructed zombies, ninjas and pop stars out of dough and frosting. This year, along with Angel, Kaitlynn and our mothers, I went more for the theme of (as Angel would say) “Christmas threw up”.

 

 

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Pi π

I love pie. All types of pie. Pumpkin, apple, pecan, with ice cream, with whipped cream. Any form, any flavor.

Usually from October to December I make quite a few pies. Because it is the fall season and my name is Autumn I decorate accordingly with leaves.

 

Here’s a tip: before baking the pie brush the crust with egg whites. It gives it a golden shine. For the leaves’ colours I just used food colouring.