Chocolate Chip Cookies and an Unexpected Snow Day

Chocolate Chip Cookies. If you are a baker they are most likely either your nemesis or your claim to fame. Even if you’ve developed the perfect recipe, entirely your own or tinkered with someone else’s to give it your own flair, you’re most likely tempted to make one more recipe from a blog or Pinterest or a newspaper clipping. You do still read actual paper literature, don’t you? There’s a scientifically proven difference in intelligence between those who read turnable pages and those who turn their pages with just a finger, but I digress.

Cookies and unexpected snow days. How pleasant when they happen to coincide. Another digression, don’t you just love all these gadgets with spelling tools that allow you to correctly spell words like digress and coincide without looking them up in a dictionary? I’m much too easily distracted. Let’s move on.
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The best pie of 2014

Sometimes I get an idea and let it simmer for a while. This gives me the time to decide if it’s really worth the time and energy to pursue it. Other times I get an idea, all the ingredients are right there, the kitchen’s a mess anyway and I have the time. Those times are sheer joy and I jump in with abandon whenever they come. This pie, my favorite of 2014, is the tasty outcome of just such a moment. The idea hit when I was in the middle of the busiest baking time of the year, the week before Thanksgiving until the week after Christmas.

You want to know what the pie is, right? You want the recipe, right? Okay, okay, I’ll share just because I’m nice like that! Cranberry Custard is my favorite pie of 2014 and as far as I know, it’s an original idea. I checked all over the internet to find a pie like it and I really couldn’t.

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