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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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Try The World – Marrakesh



Try The World is a subscription service that brings you a gourmet taste of a new country every 2 months. The first box I received is the Marrakesh box. I am so excited about this subscription!

Every 2 months Try The World sends you a box of 6 -9 delicacies from a new city around the world. Each item is curated by a local culinary expert. You also get a card describing each item and a cultural guide with music, movies, recipes and more. It is a great learning tool for kids!

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When I signed up there was a promotion going that when you signed up you get an additional box for free. So in addition to my Marrakesh box I should be getting a Paris box sometime soon. I will post a blog on that one as soon as I receive it.

On to the items in my Marrakesh Box:

Dari Organic Whole Wheat Couscous

IMG_1673Couscous is one my favorite things to eat so I’m so glad this was in my box!


Dip & Scoop Culinary Argan Oil

IMG_1668Handmade by Berber Women in Southwestern Morroco. This oil is good for topping off fish or vegetable dishes or as a dip for flat bread. I haven’t tasted it yet but it smells really good!


Tajini Tajine Sauce

IMG_1670This sauce was created to make things like tagine (a stew cooked in a clay pot) and other Morrocan cuisine that much easier to make!


Orientines Biscuits

IMG_1667These are delicious! Flaky butter cookies that go great with Morrocan Mint Tea. My boys were most excited about this one.


Villa Jerada Kefta Rub

IMG_1669An aromatic spice blend to use for making Kefta (Morrocan Meatballs) as well as other dishes. This smells so yummy! I have actually had kefta before and I love it. I can’t wait to use this to make my own.


Titus Sardines in Oil

IMG_1671Okay, so I’m not super excited about this one. I’ve never been a sardine fan but they are a staple of Morrocan cuisine and my sons are dead-set on trying them. So I’m going to figure out a good recipe to try them in. I’ll let you know how that goes.


That is all of the food items in the box. The cultural card had a lot of really cool information like a recipe for Marrakesh Stew, the Morrocan Tea Ceremony and Culture, a list of Morrocan Movies and a link to a playlist of Morrocan Music (which we all danced around to).


Overall this subscription box is awesome! It’s great if you love to cook and try new foods. I am most excited about it because it is going to be a great tool to teach my boys about different places around the world and to learn to like all different kinds of food.

You can check out Try The World here.

Also, the Tagine in these pictures did not come in my box. It is one I already owned. Mine came from Williams-Sonoma. You can also find them on Amazon.


This is not a sponsored post. All items were purchased by me and all opinions are my own.

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