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REVIEW: Dinner Pies by Ken Haedrich

In the summer time, I love to bake pies – all kinds of pies. Blueberry, strawberry rhubarb, and apple pies are common in my kitchen. When the weather turns cold I start to crave heartwarming comfort food. Add a crust to it and I’m in heaven. So when I came across, Dinner Pies, in our collection I was excited to take it home and give it a try.

The full title of the book: Dinner Pies: From Shepherd’s Pies and Pot Pies to Turnovers, Quiches, Hand Pies, and More, with 100 Delectable & Foolproof Recipes pretty much sums up what type of recipes the cookbook contains. In addition, the first chapter covers pie pans, tart pans, rolling pans and other pie making essentials. There is also a whole chapter devoted to different types of pie doughs & pastries from the “Go-To Pie Dough” to Pumpkin-Sage Biscuit Crust.

Although, there are traditional recipes such as “Chicken Pot Pie with Winter Vegetables”, I wanted to try something a little different. I ended up selecting, “Curried Chicken Pot Pie”.

The ingredient list was not long and I found that I had most items already on hand except for the vegetables. To save on time, I used a premade pie crust and frozen grilled chicken. The recipe was easy to follow and was mixed together in one pot on the stove prior to moving it to the pie plate. The amount created would feed six and the flavor was mild and not too spicy. My only difficulty was with the small size of the font used in cookbook. I wish it was a little bigger, but I could just be in denial about needing reading glasses!

The book is organized well and has a lot of beautiful colored pictures. I’m looking forward to the leftovers and trying more of the recipes!

Dinner Pies is available for loan at Griffin Free Public Library along with many other tantalizing cookbooks. Stop in and give one a try today!

Kathy Growney

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This entry was posted on November 20, 2019 by in Books, Reviews.

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