Today is my last day on the couch, thankfully. School policy dictates that I must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school, and though I am fever free today, yesterday I was still a little warm. Also, there’s snow happening outside, and that’s not something I want to be driving in right now.
While I was sicker, my dad sent me pictures of his cat cuddled up with him. Izzy’s not much of a cuddle-bunny (unless she wants food), but I did manage to coax her once or twice onto my fuzzy blue blanket.
I may or may not have had papaya in my pocket. Or chocolate pecan pie. That would yield quite a messy pocket though.
This pie and I go way back, long before Bashful Bao was a glimmer in my eye. Most of the time, this was a visiting pie. I’d make one before going to visit friends at different colleges.
It eventually got so popular, whenever I’d show up at a particular school (you guys know who you are!) I’m pretty sure chocolate pecan pie were the first words out of their mouths, followed by, “Oh, hi, so glad you’re here too.”
So it’s a clearly a good pie: fudgy, gooey, decadent. Definitely one of my favorite pies, a recipe I fall back on whenever I need a reliably simple and delectable dessert. Or something to distract me from my lingering symptoms.
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For a great & simple pie crust recipe, click here .