Baking with Allison: Blueberry Hand Pies

pie 1pies 2Ray’s dessert of choice is always pie. Berry pie to be exact. After our berry pickin’ extravaganza a few weeks ago, we had an abundance of blueberries and I knew I wanted to make hand/mini blueberry pies for Ray. A few things you should know first:
1. I’ve never made a pie.
2. I’m really bad at rolling dough.
3. I’m not usually a fan of pie crust.

So, don’t be angry when I tell you I used store bought pie crust. I know it’s really easy to make pie crust at home and I’ve seen Ray do it many times… I just can’t be bothered. Also, this is the easiest “recipe” in the world.pie 3

Ingredients:
1 package of pre-made pie crust
2 cups of berries (I used blueberry)
1/2 lemon
1/4 cup of sugar
a couple dashes of cinnamon
1 egg

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Unroll your pie crusts and cut out 4″ circles. Combine berries and sugar. Squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the berry mixture and add a couple dashes of cinnamon. I smashed my berry mixture a bit because I prefer that texture, but feel free to just let those guys hang out whole. After your berries and sugar have lived together for a while, add a couple spoonfuls to the middle of your crust circles. Pinch your crust circles so your filling doesn’t fall out. whisk together your egg with a little water and wash over your pies and sprinkle some sugar on top. Bake for about 16 minutes or until golden. Voila! Best served with homemade ice cream. ;)

Nailed It!

80s 2I, like most girls my age, when through an 80′s movie phase. Even though I was -1 years old when 16 Candles came out, I can still recite that movie almost word-for-word. Can we just take a moment and remember what a dreamboat Jake Ryan was in 16 Candles and how ruthless James Spader was in Pretty and Pink? Or how we all kind of wanted to be Baby in Dirty Dancing?
These nails are dedicated to the Brat Pack and my love for 80′s teen flicks. 80s 1

July 2014 Favorites!

july faves 1july faves 2july 3july 41. Ms. Marvel
2. Vintage space race glasses we recently purchased at a yard sale
3. Vintage copper mug we recently purchased on a blog sale, perfect for Dark and Stormys and Moscow Mules
4. Georgia peaches
5. Star Wars bow
6. a brand new pack of curved black bobby pins, because I’ve lost thousands of them. Literally thousands.
7. Pacific Blue by Sally Hansen
8. Dream On by Sinful Colors
9. Baby Skin primer by Maybelline
10. Falsies Big eye mascara by Maybelline
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11. Twin Peaks
12. New locally owned delicious restaurants opening in Lake City
13. Infinity Con!