I have been selected by The Pampered Chef to be an ambassador for their Help Whip Cancer®program. While I have received product in exchange for my post, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments
For the past year, I’ve been working hard on improving my photography and my “food styling.” I want pretty pictures.
Let’s face it, if the picture looks good, drool worthy, you’re more likely to want to try it. Or maybe you’re not as shallow and superficial as I am. I admit it, I do judge food on the internet by it’s photo.
I have no misconceptions of being magazine quality. And I’ve given up on the big Food Photo Sites. They are just too judgy- too light, composition, too close, too far. Maybe if I adjust something by one millidegree (wow, that really is a word!) then they’ll like it? That’s not why I get in the kitchen and create.
I bake and create in the kitchen because I love to do it.
Let me tell you, this pie is easy to make, something the kids can help with, perfect for a summer BBQ. And it’s a pretty pink color. Oh, and it will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.
But my photos. To me, they were off. I was getting a reflection, then a shine. And I noticed a streak. then a tiny lump.
And then I remembered why I was writing this post. I was writing it for my amazing Mother-n-Law, and her sister…and her brother. All of who passed away from Cancer. 3 out of 4 siblings, all taken from us by this horrible disease. I was writing it for my husband, and my children, who based on the probability of genetics…I don’t even want to think about the odds.
It didn’t matter anymore that my photos weren’t perfect.
It mattered that Pampered Chef is trying to make a difference with their Help Whip Cancer Program. Since 2000, Pampered Chef has raised over $10 million for Cancer research, One dollar at a time. To me, that’s amazing.
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A few Pie crust tips. Make sure your butter is cold. Take your time blending it into your flour mixture, it only takes a few minutes. Add your water a little at a time. You don’t want your dough to get pasty.
I prefer to roughly trim my crust before placing it in my pie dish. Just invert the dish over the crust and leave a little extra edge.
When blind baking (baking without filling) either use pie weights or just use a fork and poke lots of holes, otherwise the crust will get air pockets.
I’m sharing at some of these great parties.