3rd annual Love the Pie Party! Link Up & Giveaways #LovethePie


PIE:  it’s simple, it’s American and come Thanksgiving…….. everybody saves room for it!


This History of Pie…….

The purpose of a pastry shell was mainly to serve as a baking dish, storage container, and serving vessel, and these are often too hard to actually eat. For hundreds of years, it was the only form of baking container used, meaning everything was a pie.

read the rest at What’s Cooking America

There are few things as American as apple pie, as the saying goes, but like much of America’s pie tradition, the original apple pie recipes came from England.  Pies today are treats made around the world,  filled with everything from sweet apples to savory chicken.

Today we are celebrating PIE!

“Love the Pie”

Time for everyone to link up your favorite PIE recipe!

What’s a PARTY with out prizes?

We have some GREAT sponsors who have been SO generous to provide some fabulous goodies for the Party!!



Wilton Pie Baking Tools (value $52.94)

 1 winner


-Wilton Pastry Mat
-Wilton Baker’s Blade
-Wilton Baker’s Pastry Brush
-Wilton Baker’s Pastry Wheel
-Wilton Gifts from the Kitchen
-Wilton Baker’s Pastry Blender
Le Creuset Pie Set (value $40)
2 winners
– Le Creuset 10-inch Pie Dish
– Le Creuset Pie Bird
Cherokee USA Heritage Pie
Gift Certificate (value $60)
1 winner
Cherokee USA
 – Heritage Pie (homemade gourmet pie) Gift Certificate
Bags by Bloom Apron and potholders
1 winner
Bags by Bloom (opening in January 2012)
– 1 handmade ruffled apron from (one of a kind) vintage linens
– 2 handmade pot holders from (one of a kind) vintage linens
Havard Common Press Pie Book (value $24.95)
2 winners
Harvard Common Press
– Pie 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie
   by Ken Haedrich
Pillsbury Pie Crust Prize Pack
5 winners
– 5 coupons for Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust
-1 Love the Pie t-shirt







How to Participate in Love the Pie

 You can copy  the button in your post if you’d like.



 **** GIVEAWAYS have ended – you can find all the winners in the Love the Pie recap ****


1. Write and post a recipe on your blog featuring a pie, tart or cobbler. (can be an old post…just PLEASE be sure to link back AND follow #2 below)

2. Include the line below in your blog post. (you MUST include this line to be eligible for prizes)
Come join Love the Pie with TidyMom  sponsored by Cherokee USA, Le Creuset, Wilton, Bags by BloomHarvard Common Press and Pillsbury

3. Add the link to your pie post to the widget  and leave a comment letting me know you linked up. *you can link up to 2 posts

4. Don’t have a blog? no problem…..leave your recipe in the comments on this post

Extra Entries: (leave a comment on this blog post letting me know you did any of the following, total of 3 entries)

  • spread the word about “Love the Pie” through social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter

Sample Tweet: Join the fun @TidyMom for #LovethePie  Share your pie recipes (and WIN) here:

  • Share the news about Love the Pie party with your friends on Facebook


Ok, ready to link up? I will keep the linky open for one week, thru November 23, 2011. Anyone can participate in the link up, but the prizes will ship to US addresses only

Official Rules:  No purchase necessary.  US Residents Only to win.  Must be over 18. Giveaway will end on November 23, 2011 at 5 pm CST. Winners will be announced the following week . All winners with a valid entry will be selected at random using Winners will be notified by emailed and  will have 48 hours to claim their prize. TidyMom and sponsors are not responsible for lost or undelivered emails. Thanks for participating! Happy cooking!!





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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

324 Responses to “3rd annual Love the Pie Party! Link Up & Giveaways #LovethePie”

  1. Paula posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm (#)

    Been waiting for this! Already I want to bake everything that has been linked up so far. It’s going to be a great party. You are truly the best hostess Cheryl. Thanks for this wonderful event.

  2. Kim @ Sand & Sisal posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:10 pm (#)

    Hi Cheryl! I linked up my Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie (#11). Thanks for hosting!

  3. Kim @ Sand & Sisal posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:15 pm (#)

    Did a shout out for you on Twitter too!

  4. Sheila @Eat2gather posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm (#)

    Yeh! I LOVE PIE…so this is the perfect party for me! Thanks for the great prizes and chance to link up and share our favorite pies!

  5. Heidi posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm (#)

    Linked up my Chocolate Silk Pie and Buttermilk Pie. Love your Pie Party! Thanks for hosting. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Amanda posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm (#)

    I entered a Chocolate Chip Pie! Thanks for hosting us, and I can’t wait to try some new pie recipes!

  7. Sara @ Mom Endeavors posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:32 pm (#)

    So fun! Just linked up! :)

  8. Sara @ Mom Endeavors posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:33 pm (#)

    Tweeted!! :) Thanks for hosting such a fun link-up & giveaway!

  9. Beth@UnskinnyBoppy posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:49 pm (#)

    I pinned your post to spread the love! Hope that gains me an entry into the contest. :)

  10. Catherine @ Make Myself at Home posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm (#)

    Linked up my grandmothers uber-rich milkless pumpkin pie! (#19) Thanks for hosting!

  11. LeGwen posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:50 pm (#)

    “Come join Love the Pie with TidyMom sponsored by Cherokee USA, Le Creuset, Wilton, Bags by Bloom and Harvard Common Press”

    Cherry Cream Cheese Pie

    Graham Cracker Crust
    8 oz. cream cheese, softened
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    1 can cherry pie filling

    Beat cream cheese and milk until smooth. Add vanilla and lemon juice and continue to beat until fluffy. Pour into pie shell and top with pie filling. Chill for 2 hours.

    Do not underestimate this delicious pie because of the lack of ingredients and ease of instructions. It is so good and will get compliments every time.

  12. LeGwen posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm (#)

    I posted to my FB!

  13. Milehimama posted on November 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm (#)

    I tweeted about it earlier!

  14. Heidi Hawyes posted on November 16, 2011 at 12:31 am (#)
  15. Robin Bennett posted on November 16, 2011 at 12:54 am (#)

    I love this super Easy Key Lime Pie


    1 sm. can limeade
    1 can Eagle Brand milk
    1 sm. Cool Whip

    Mix well and pour into 9 inch graham cracker crust. Keep in refrigerator.

  16. Kathy - Panini Happy posted on November 16, 2011 at 12:56 am (#)

    I linked up my Grilled Pumpkin Pie!

  17. Kathy - Panini Happy posted on November 16, 2011 at 12:58 am (#)

    I also linked up my Chai Pumpkin Pie, from Cooking On the Side.

  18. Robin Bennett posted on November 16, 2011 at 12:59 am (#)

    I spread the word about “Love the Pie” on my Facebook and on Twitter!


  19. Amy Tong posted on November 16, 2011 at 1:07 am (#)

    What a fun and exciting party! The prizes are awesome! :) I’m linking up my Mini Egg Tart Recipe. :)

  20. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates posted on November 16, 2011 at 1:17 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting such a fun party! Linked up some Pear Custard Pie! Looking forward to lots of delicious pie ideas!

  21. Amy Tong posted on November 16, 2011 at 1:17 am (#)

    I’m also sharing my Spinach, Brie and Prosciutto Tart with Pecan Crust. Thanks for hosting such a fun event. :)

  22. Amy Tong posted on November 16, 2011 at 1:18 am (#)

    Just tweeted about this giveaway and party!/uTry_it/status/136704565243424768

    amy [at] urty [dot] it

  23. Carrie posted on November 16, 2011 at 3:23 am (#)

    Of COURSE I would tell my friends about such a delicious post!!! I spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

  24. Michele posted on November 16, 2011 at 4:53 am (#)

    Hi Cheryl. I linked up my Crumb Topped Apple Pie, #29. Thank you!! Had so much fun doing this. :)

  25. Debbie@Mountain Breaths posted on November 16, 2011 at 5:08 am (#)

    I linked up with my Lattice Top Apple Pie with Rosemary. I can’t wait to try some of these delicious pie recipes! Our local school students are busy making over 400 pies to donate to the Rescue Mission for Thanksgiving ;o) Thanks for hosting, and Happy Thanksgiving. I found out about the “Love the Pie Party” from Teresa at Bags by Bloom.

  26. Cara posted on November 16, 2011 at 5:32 am (#)

    I linked up my Wanna-Be Pecan pie!

  27. Janet posted on November 16, 2011 at 5:35 am (#)

    I have linked my Macadamia Nut Pie recipe. I can’t wait to try the other great pie recipes!!

  28. Jerri posted on November 16, 2011 at 5:37 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting Cheryl. I linked up my Southern Brownie Pie and some Mini Apple Pies.

  29. Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama posted on November 16, 2011 at 6:04 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting! So much fun, I linked up my Maple Brown Sugar Cream Pie Brown Sugar Meringue and my Apple Pie Pops. <3 Carrie (Bakeaholic Mama)

  30. Amy posted on November 16, 2011 at 6:19 am (#)

    What a fun challenge! I’ve linked My Favorite Cherry Pie recipe. Thanks so much!!!

  31. marla posted on November 16, 2011 at 6:21 am (#)

    LOVE THIS idea!! I want to win Teresa’s awesome gift package! OMG her stuff is amazing :) I submitted my nontraditional Pumpkin Pie Tarts.. xxoo

  32. marla posted on November 16, 2011 at 6:25 am (#)

    I put the link in my post :)

  33. Fran N VA posted on November 16, 2011 at 6:58 am (#)

    Cute blog…just found ta the link. I love pie. The easiest pie is Hershey Bar Pie. Melt a large Hershey bar in the microwave (almond bar does great) – once melted combine with a large container of cool whip and pour into a graham cracker pie shell and chill (or freezee). So siimple and so yummy,

  34. paula posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:16 am (#)

    I just linked up my pecan and chocolate chip mini pies. Looking forward to all the great pie entries!

  35. Gigi posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:18 am (#)

    Fun event! Just linked up my gluten, dairy, soy, nut-free Champagne Pie with Press-In Crust!
    Gigi 😉

  36. Melissa // thefauxmartha posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:27 am (#)

    Just linked up my apple pie to the pie party. So fun! Keeping my fingers crossed for that Le Creuset pie set!

  37. Sarah posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:39 am (#)

    Easy Banana Cream Pie

    2 medium ripe bananas, sliced
    1 ready-to-use reduced fat graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz.)
    3 cups cold fat free milk
    2 pkg. (4-serving size each) jello vanilla pudding/pie filling
    2 cups thawed cool whip, divided

    SLICE bananas. Place 1/2 of the banana slices on bottom of crust. Set remaining banana slices aside.

    POUR milk into large bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping with wire whisk. Spoon 1/2 of the pudding mixture into crust. Top with remaining banana slices; cover with remaining pudding mixture.

    REFRIGERATE 3 hours or until set. Serve topped with remaining whipped topping. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

  38. Allison @ Decadent Philistines Save the World posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:43 am (#)

    I DO love pie! Any pie – I could eat pie all day!
    I just linked my savory mushroom and red win pie that I posted last week.
    This is so much fun – love all the pie recipes coming in!

  39. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:43 am (#)

    I realized I haven’t put any of my pie recipes on the blog yet, however, I linked up my pumpkin pie truffles, perfect for a hostess gift for the holiday! Enjoy! Thanks for hosting, and some great giveaways as well!

  40. Aimee @ ShugarySweets posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:44 am (#)

    I tweeted!

  41. Amanda posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:48 am (#)

    Look at all those gorgeous pies!! Such an amazing event!

  42. Melissa | Dash of East posted on November 16, 2011 at 7:48 am (#)

    I’m all linked up (#49)! Thanks for hosting this pie link up! What a fun idea that also gave me a kick in the pants to bake a pie :)

  43. Tiffany Phillips posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:02 am (#)

    This is my grandma’s pumpkin pie recipe and my family’s favorite!!

    Pumpkin Pie

    2 cups pumpkin (can use canned)
    2 beaten eggs
    3 Tbsp flour
    1 cup sugar
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    1/2 cup milk

    Mix all ingredients together. Pour mix in a graham cracker pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.


    • Tiffany Phillips replied on November 16th, 2011 at 5:35 pm

      Oops…not a graham cracker pie shell! ****Pour mix in a frozen pie shell*****

  44. Gina posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:03 am (#)

    I linked up a post – what a great giveaway! can’t wait to look at all the yummy pie goodness!!

  45. Jo-Anna posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:08 am (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting this! I linked up a Butternut Squash Pie and Apple Crumble Pie! I love pie!!

  46. NanaBread (Jeanne) posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:18 am (#)

    Thank you, Cheryl! I’ve been beside myself waiting for this day. I LOVE PIE! Thank you for hosting. What a fabulous idea, and just in time for the holidays. Brilliant!

    NanaBread (Jeanne)
    #53 – Bananas Foster Fried Pies

  47. NanaBread (Jeanne) posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:27 am (#)

    Well, I’m an idiot. Put my name instead of the recipe name in the link, so I had to delete and re-post. I’m now #55 instead of #53, as stated in my previous comment. Live and learn, right? Now, back to the pies!

    I tweeted about #LovethePie and linked to this post at @HeyNanaBread.

  48. Sommer@ASpicyPerspective posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:28 am (#)

    What a great event Cheryl! I added 2 pies and linked up. :)

  49. Julie @White Lights on Wednesday posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:33 am (#)

    I linked up my Banoffee Pie. This is a super fun idea. Thank you for letting me join in.

  50. Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos posted on November 16, 2011 at 8:39 am (#)

    I linked up 2 pies! Can’t wait to see all of the deliciousness!

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