The name of this pie is really outlandish, I know. But it has a lot of elements that make it more than just “cherry pie”, or “cherry cheese pie”. It just doesn’t quite cover it. It’s simple, creamy, whippy, walnut-y, with cherries and cream cheese. What was I supposed to call it? There’s no reason for the ‘Hippy’ part. It just rhymed with Whippy. And I suppose it doesn’t do your hips any favors either.
Many moons ago when I lived in Vancouver, I barely cooked for myself, nevermind baked anything. But a friend gave me a basic cookbook back then (I think I was 22 or 23), and I think it was the only one I owned at that time. It was thoughtful, and I flipped through it, but then I shelved it, and that’s where it stayed.
I’m going to call this “Creamy Potato Soup” because it’s a normal kind of soup name, and I don’t want people to think me strange, but really, it should be called “Creamy Potato, Bacon, Cheese, Ham Spectacular Spectacular Soup”. Because that’s more of what it is.
The holiday season makes me love being at home and being warm and cozy in the evenings. I change all of our bedding over to flannel sheets in November already, and I’m one of those people who has a Christmas bedding set for my bed, because decorating isn’t enough. I have to sleep in Christmas too.
I think everyone has a “best cookie recipe ever” in their arsenal of baked goods. I didn’t really ever think I would need one until I met my husband. Chocolate chip cookies are his favorite and I really wanted to make a good one for him, so I tried. Oh did I try. I failed many times.
I am so excited that December is finally here and I don’t have to feel so ashamed at the fact that my house has been fully decorated since mid November already.
I don’t know about you, but I love freezer cooking. Aside from my fridge/freezer, we also have a deep freezer for all of our butchered beef and pork, and then I have a stand up freezer as well. This is dedicated mostly, to all of my freezer cooking. It’s so satisfying to open up that door and be able to choose from various types of pre-portioned soups, breads, jams, sauces etc.
Also known as: My substitute for cornbread.
I’m just going to come out and say it. I don’t like cornbread. I will eat it when it’s served as part of a meal in a restaurant or at someone’s home, but I don’t choose to make it or eat it. I think it’s because it’s not as big of a ‘thing’ in Canada, where I grew up. I actually have no memories of even eating it before I met my husband. Now that I’m living in the States, I feel like it’s everywhere, and it is definitely, a ‘thing’. I’ve tried mixes, making it from scratch, and of course eating it at a friends home where it was a sworn “best cornbread in the world”, from a great grandmothers recipe. I still don’t get it. I’m sorry. I hope this doesn’t mean my greencard will not be renewed.
Happy day after Thanksgiving! Are you still lying on the floor with your pants unbuttoned, wishing you hadn’t eaten so much yesterday? Hopefully you had a great day, ate well and spent some time with loved ones. I know it’s a little soon to be thinking about making more meals, especially when most of our fridges are full of leftovers, but perhaps a turkey pot pie is just the thing to use up some of that turkey. And any good pot pie starts with a pie crust. A good one!