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Sweet Ricotta Pie

This is my first go at baking with everyone over at Tuesdays With Dorie. If you like to bake or just to look at food others make go check out the blog. It is pretty cool!


So this time we’re making Sweet Ricotta Pie from the book Baking With Julia by Dorie Greenspan. You can pick up a copy on Amazon or wherever you go to buy books. Since this is not my own creation I will not be posting the recipe. But I encourage you to go buy the book. It has a ton of great baking recipes.


As usual I had my little chefs helping out. They love to cook, which makes me smile. It’s a great learning activity plus it gets them to try foods they might not normally want to try. I firmly believe if a child grows and/or cooks it they will try and love all different kinds of food.

We started by making the crust or Pasta Frolla. Dough is always a fun process.






The crust recipe was very simple and turned out great.

Next we mixed the filling, added it to the crust and created a quick lattice top.




And right out the oven:


The pie turned out great! We all loved the mildly sweet flavor and creamy ricotta texture. We will definitely make this again.


What is your favorite kind of pie?


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What Did Our Garden Do?

Earlier in the year I wrote a post about gardening with your children. I hope it inspired you to plant some seeds of your own! Here is what our garden did this year:

We grew 5 varieties of tomatoes, 2 varieties of cumber, squash and zucchini. Baby watermelons, cantaloupe, eggplant, bell pepper and jalapenos. We also grew Curly Kale and Dinosaur Kale and Basil.

Our garden did really well! We did have a problem with Tomato Horn Worms and grasshoppers but other than that pests weren’t too bad. I think it helped that we had an army of little spiders helping us out.

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The boys also got to enter their produce in the local county fair and won several 1st and 2nd place ribbons as well as Best of Show. I was super proud of them!

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We are still getting a ton of tomatoes, which I love because I can eat tomatoes until I’m sick! It’s a problem. But not really because they’re healthy. Right?

The best part of our garden this year was how much the boys loved every aspect of it, from planting to tending to picking and eating the vegetables. We made a lot of good memories together amongst the plants and dirt.

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See you later, I’ve got to go eat some tomatoes. 🙂


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