Classic Diner-Style Chocolate Pie

30C hot hot heat, F1 Grand Prix weekend with food trucks lining up at the Olympic Stadium and Monkland street party going on and anonymous billionaires are hiding free beer in the city. It’s officially summer in Montreal! This recipe is great for summer since you don’t need to turn on the oven. The filling…

Butterscotch Pudding Tarts

A new Baked cookbook is on its way! As if I didn’t have enough recipes to get through as it is. But of course, Baked Occasions is now on my wishlist. This recipe for butterscotch pudding tarts is from the first Baked cookbook. I’ve been eying it for some weeks now since my dad likes…

Peaches and Cream Pie

While typing up this recipe I was listening to the hockey game on the radio, Montreal Habs versus New York Rangers. I got distracted, which is why I’m only getting back to this recipe now. Games on the radio get so tense! Sadly, we didn’t make it to the playoffs. Til next season, GoHabsGo! The…

Lemon Chess Pie

Pie is not my forte. More specifically, flaky, golden crust eludes me. You might have noticed the abundances of cakes on my blog which is in stark contrast to the amount of pie recipes offered. My recent purchase of the Elsen sisters’ The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book will bring about some change. Despite…

Pecan Pie

I found this recipe in Chuck Hughes’s cookbook Garde-Manger. Despite the title, this is more of a sugar pie with decorative pecans. Sugar pies are a Quebec specialty very different from the pecan pies popular in the American South. This simple recipe showcases Quebec’s staple ingredient: maple syrup. Chuck’s mother is the author of the…