Tuesday, February 9, 2010

lessons of a chocolate pie


I splurged this weekend. Since it was Super Bowl Sunday, I decided that we needed a little extra something for dessert. Chocolate Pie won. It might not look very photogenic but it makes up for it in taste -- rich and creamy.


I learned a couple of lessons from this chocolate pie. A homemade graham cracker crust is well worth the effort. All these years I've spent in the kitchen and I had never made a graham cracker crust from scratch. I'll never buy another one again. The taste of my homemade crust was superior to the one you pick up off the shelf. No waxy or chemical taste. The goodness of the graham crackers shines through


Plain yogurt and 1/2 c. of melted chocolate chips make an excellent topping. Yep. Next time you don't have whipped topping, melt 1/2 c. of chocolate chips and mix it with a container of plain yogurt. Better for you and tastes good too


So, now I'm curious about you. What is something you've done in the kitchen that once completed you couldn't believe you hadn't done it sooner?

5 comments:

velvet said...

LOVE your yogurt topping idea!! genius. i started making my own microwave popcorn a few years ago, and it is SO easy i can't believe no one ever told me about it sooner! i just put 1/4 cup popcorn kernels in a paper lunch bag, fold the top down twice, put it in the micro and press the 'popcorn' button. comes out perfect every time, and WAY healthier and cheaper than the storebought stuff!! :)

Michelle said...

Made my own strawberry jam...there's no comparison...

dmoms said...

i made my own alfredo sauce the other night. easy peasy.

underthebigbluesky said...

i too tried my own graham cracker crust on my first ever cheesecake. almost 38 year old baker and never made a cheesecake! thought i didn't have a springform pan but turns out i do.

it was a graham cracker/toasted almond crust and it was heavenly.

your pie looks heavenly too. and i love the topping idea!!!!!

JC Mom said...

I learned to make homemade noodles several years ago, but it seems like time gets away from me and after a while a stop making them and just go back to store bought. Every time I make them from scratch I promise that I will not buy storebought. They are worth it! And clean up is the worst part of the recipe. Easy and quick.