Food on Fridays: Happy Birthday Pies

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Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome. Recipes are enjoyed, but you can write about your favorite international food or link to a canning video on YouTube.In other words, the Food on Fridays parameters are not at all narrow. I think of it as a virtual pitch-in where everyone brings something to share; even if the content of one item is unrelated to the rest, we sample it all anyway and have a great time.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or the new smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post and join us through Mr. Linky.Here’s a Mr. Linky tutorial:

Write up a post, publish, then return here and click on Mr. Linky below. A screen will pop up where you can type in your blog name and paste in the url to your own Food on Fridays post (give us the exact link to your Food on Fridays page, not just the link to your blog).You can also visit other people’s posts by clicking on Mr. Linky and then clicking participants’ names–you should be taken straight to their posts.Please note: I return when possible during the day and update this post by hand to include a list of the links provided via Mr. Linky. If I can’t get to the computer to do so, you may access them all by clicking on the Mister Linky logo.

Food on Fridays Participants

  1. Premeditated Leftovers (broiled cherry tomatoes)
  2. e-Mom (outrageous cupcake art)
  3. Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker (home canned salsa)
  4. At Home ‘N About (ham ‘n cola)
  5. Feels Like Home (sandwich ideas)
  6. Kitchen Stewardship (packing a reduced waste lunch)
  7. Inside the White Picket Fence (fried ice cream)
  8. Hoosier Homemade (freezing sweet corn)
  9. Hoosier Homemade (blueberry cupcakes)
  10. Cook with Sara (hot fudge sauce)
  11. Finding Joy in my Kitchen (ratatouille)
  12. Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free (simple oven-baked brown rice)
  13. Twirl and Taste (Kennedy irish potato cakes)
  14. Newlyweds! (sangria)
  15. the Finer Things in Life (crescent taco bake)
  16. Heart ‘N Soul Cooking (glazed pear shortcake)
  17. A Welcoming Heart (Mexican pot roast)
  18. Not the Jet Set (peach syrup)
  19. Leftovers On Purpose (easy sausage & cheese balls)
  20. Unfinished Mom (make your own yogurt)
  21. Jean Stockdale (Watergate salad)
  22. Frugal Homemaking (chicken chow mein)
  23. Katrina’s Home (Anzac biscuits)
  24. Gathering Manna (God speaks through fountain drinks)

Food on Fridays with AnnMy little boy is turning eight years old very soon.He’s been planning his birthday for months. His top concern? He wants all of the family members who are coming to have a very good time. He doesn’t want anyone to be left out of anything. He wants everyone to be happy.One of his cousins isn’t crazy about chocolate or cake, so the birthday boy has been trying to come up with a dessert that everyone will enjoy.He loved the coffee cake I made, so he wrote a letter to his eight-and-a-half-year-old cousin (even though he could have phoned or sent an e-mail) asking if that would be a good option. “Do you like coffee cake?” he asked.The cousin wrote back a cute note and added at the very bottom of page two, “p.s.s.s. I like pie.”The birthday boy was ecstatic. “Pie!” he exclaimed, waving the letter. “He said he likes pie!” Now the birthday boy is confident he can serve a dessert that will make his cousin happy. It’s a birthday wish come true—the potential for happiness all around at his party!He is so relieved! Now everyone can have something they enjoy!This means, however, that I have to make three different desserts.But, you know, he asks for so little.His biggest birthday hope is that everyone will be happy. If three different desserts can increase the odds of that happening, I’ll be honored to spend a few hours in the kitchen this weekend preparing some coffee cake and pies.The final dessert menu for his birthday party:

  • Coffee cake: half with blueberries; half without (the birthday boy is not fond of blueberries)
  • Pumpkin pie (the birthday boy’s favorite pie)
  • Berry pie. I might make this blueberry pie, though I have a bag of frozen raspberries and could do a mixture. Thoughts? Advice? Winning recipes? What’s the happiest berry pie you’ve ever made?

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    1. You’re a good Mom! I would mix your blueberries and frozen raspberries with some (frozen) blackberries. Makes a great combo, and appropriate for August. Top with vanilla ice cream. Happy birthday, birthday boy!

      P.S. I found you over on Twitter. Will RT this carnival link. Fun!

    2. What a sweetheart! I hope he has a very happy birthday!

    3. My mom’s recipe has half cooked, half fresh berries. Maybe you can find one like that – it’s divine! The fresh berries give it just the right zing! Best of luck – Katie

    4. I’ve always secretly wished for a pie for my birthday instead! So jealous :D

    5. Oh my goodness. That is so precious, Ann! What a sweet boy you have. One of my boys isn’t a fan of cake, so he often asks for a cookie cake. I’ve only made pie a few times in my life, so I won’t offer advice. Good luck!!

    6. hoosierhomemade says:

      How great is that! I hope he has a wonderful birthday. My choice would be pie too.

      I linked two posts, couldn’t decide, I hope it’s okay.

      Thanks for hosting!

      ~Liz

    7. For me, this is what cooking is all about – bringing joy to those you love. I really love a good strawberry pie. I know, not on your list but it’s a favorite of mine.

      Thanks for hosting, Ann! I always enjoy Fridays a little more because of this carnival.

    8. kimberlee says:

      Ann, definitely do the berry combo!! I never thought to combine cherries and blueberries, but everyone said it was “the best” and it was!! For some reason I can’t have my baked goods plain jane. (I’m always adding something to chocolate chip cookies and brownies).

      Have fun! I’d be over in a heartbeat with that many desserts! :)

    9. Oops. Forgot to tell what my link was about. ;) It’s about God speaking through fountain drinks. LOL

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