Iā€™m Sarah.

After graduating college, I worked as a TV news reporter at an NBC affiliate outside of Chicago. I then retired from that life to be a stay at home mom to my three little ones. While at home I was able to rekindle my love for decorating and crafts. A blog seemed like the perfect place to share those ideas. There is inspiration everywhere, I hope you find some here.

American Flag Mini Pies

American Flag Mini Pies

I love making these little American Flag pies this time of year! I like to make mini pies because personal pies are such a popular dessert-and they look so cute. When serving pie slices, especially my American flag pie, by the time you cut it and serve it, it doesn't look like an American flag :) So this way, you can serve the little pies and they still look like an American flag when they reach the plate. 

I used THIS buttery pie crust recipe. In place of a cup of regular flour, I used a cup of cake flour. I love this pie crust recipe. I rolled it out to about 1/8 inch thick and spread it in my little ramekins. These particular ramekins are about an inch deep, but you could use other sized ramekins. I rolled over the tops, so it looks thicker around the edges. 

To separate the blueberries from the cherries, place a little piece of tinfoil inside the pie. I kept it in there for about half of the baking process. I filled the pies with canned cherry pie filling on one side. Canned blueberry pie filling on the other side. I also added in some fresh blueberries right on top of the blueberry pie filling. I cut some little stars and stripes out of the leftover pie crust. 

I cooked the pies at 375 for about 45 minutes. About 10 minutes before they were done, I spread on an egg white and heavy cream wash to give the crust some color. Just use the whites of one egg, mixed with about a tablespoon of heavy cream. Spread it on to the crust and as it finishes cooking, it will turn the crust a nice golden brown. 

These pies taste so yummy and are perfect for your fourth of July picnics. 

Patriotic Ice Cream Station

Patriotic Ice Cream Station

Patriotic Sugar Cookies

Patriotic Sugar Cookies

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