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.com
– 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 Bloom,  Harvard 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: https://bit.ly/rP7MZ9

  • 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 random.org. 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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