My first EVER cherry pie

Hello Friends,  I hope you are doing well.  We had a warm weekend, but the cold front has returned.  I am here in front of the computer all bundled up as I type.

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I made my first ever cherry pie this week in honor of General George Washington’s birthday!  My home-made pie filling isn’t bright red because I didn’t add the prescribed red food coloring.  I actually like the more subdued shade of red better.   We really like how the pie filling tasted — so, it will be bye bye to Comstock’s Cherry Pie Filling for me.


I made spaghetti and meatballs last night.  I swirled my noodles into a “bird’s nest”, and dressed up the meatballs as little birdies with some carrot beaks to put in the center of the nest.   I thought Miss Baby was going to be all impressed.   Instead, she answered “No” when I asked if she could tell the meatballs were birdies!  I was going to take a picture of my culinary masterpiece, but didn’t since Miss Baby couldn’t tell the difference between meatballs and birds (haha!), and for fear you wouldn’t either.  So, you will just have to imagine what my bird’s nest spaghetti meatballs would have looked like last night on my Spode Blue Tower plates (shown here without the spaghetti noodles and meatballs). ;)


In my attempts to keep up with my pathetic little New Year resolution, I have indeed enjoyed cooking for my family better.  I tried over the weekend one of the cookie recipes you have left on my Snickerdoodles recipe post.  I plan to try them all and show you how mine turn out soon!

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9 thoughts on “My first EVER cherry pie

  1. Yum to the cherry Pie…what pastry recipe did you use? Andrea is currently enjoying cooking at weekends…is doing some a school, so we get to sample. You have made me hungry so I am off to have some food before I contiue to do my quilting! Shame you didnt take a pic of the ‘birds nests’ always a treat to see what you do :)

  2. You put a lot of effort into the spaghetti and the pie looks delicious, I’ve never in my life had cherry pie, who needs the food colouring anyway, it’s not good for us.

  3. What a fun idea to make a cherry pie in honor of Washington. The spaghetti nest sounds like fun. I’m trying to envision little meatball birds…

  4. What a lucky little girl you have! Homemade spaghetti and birdmeat balls, AND homemade cherry pie, on the same day? Things like that only happen at my house on Thanksgiving Day! I agree, your “natural” color cherry pie looks a lot more appetizing than the weirdly bright red pies. I never realized that was from artificial food coloring!

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