Book Finder
    
 
> Cooking > Baking > Pies
 

Cherry Pies and Lullabies

0688133916


·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Cherry pie is the appetizing first course in Reiser's (Best Friends Think Alike) mirthful celebration of domestic traditions. With each appearance of the treat, a new generation is marked: fresh-picked cherries are baked in the homemade pies of the narrator's great-grandmother on the farm; cherries are retrieved from a tin can in the grandmother's suburban kitchen; cherries come frozen in the microwave pie that the narrator's business-suited, urban mother "bakes" for her; and cherries are made from clay in the pie the girl serves her teddy bear. "Every time it was the same, but different," sings the refrain. After the pies, Reiser offers similar treatment to family traditions of making garlands of flowers (once gathered in fields, now wrapped from the florist) and quilts (once hand-sewn, now store-bought). But...


Humble Pie: Musings on What Lies beneath the Crust
Anne Dimock
0740754653
September 2005
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Anne Dimock grew up in a household where, she notes, "A dearth of good pie was a hardship I never encountered, never knew must be borne up by most folk." When she realized that the decline of the American pie civilization might be a harbinger of even deeper cultural problems, Anne became a woman on a mission to save pie from extinction. Dimock shares her thoughts on the Zen of making pie crust, the politics of pie, judging a man's character according to his pie protocol, state fair pie competitions, the kinship between pie and baseball, and the search for edible pie at roadside diners. Folksy and full of humor, Humble Pie is more than just an evocative journey through a life lived in pie. It is a culinary manifesto for a pie renaissance, inviting readers to take up their rolling pins and revive an endangered slice of...


Rotten School #1
R. L. Stine
0060785861
July 2005
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Important Message!

Welcome to the Rotten School. We are proud of our school, founded 100 years ago by I. B. Rotten. If you follow the rules, we know your time here will be happy. RULE NUMBER ONE: Watch out for Bernie Bridges. Bernie is trouble!

That is my important message. Enjoy your stay. I know that after a short while, you will all truly deserve the name Rotten Students.

Headmaster Upchuck

-----------------------------

Today we're having the world's grossest pie-eating contest! My ROTTEN HOUSE buddies against the wimps at NYCE HOUSE. Who can eat 25 blueberry pies? Will it get ugly? Who will barf first? Will we win? Dudes, Bernie B. doesn't know the word lose. Ready, set, EAT PIE!

Bernie Bridges

About the Author

R.l....



American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza
Peter Reinhart
1580084222
November 2003
Hardcover
·
 
Book Review
Baking bread is mysterious enough. But creating truly great pizza--the transformation of next to nothing into something extraordinary--is downright alchemical. It is for no small reason that there are distinct words in Italian for those disciples of these mystic arts who bake pizza and focaccia, pizzaiolo and focacciaiolo. Peter Reinhart, he who gave us Brother Juniper's Bread Book and the multi-award winning The Bread Baker's Apprentice, takes the reader of American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza right into the heart of the matter.

Reinhart begins his inquiry into pizza with his baseline palate memory for what a great pizza should be. As a teenager he had worked in a pizzeria, Mama's, and instinctively knew this pie to be the best. Returning as an adult years later, he discovered otherwise. Had he changed, or had...



Enemy Pie
Derek Munson
081182778X
September 2000
Hardcover
·
 
From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 3-What should have been a perfect summer for one young boy is ruined when Jeremy Ross moves in and becomes number one on the narrator's enemy list. Fortunately, his father has a secret recipe for a pie that is guaranteed to help get rid of enemies. While Dad works on mixing the ingredients and baking the pie, he explains his son's role in the plan: "-you need to spend a day with your enemy. Even worse, you have to be nice to him." It sounds tough, but the boy decides to give it a try. Predictably, between throwing water balloons at the girls, playing basketball, and hiding out in the tree house, he decides that Jeremy is not so bad after all. There's still the problem of the pie, however. When his father serves up the dessert, the young protagonist decides to warn Jeremy that it is...


Cat's Eyewitness
Rita Mae Brown
0553801643
Jan 2005
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
The 12th novel in this bestselling cozy series from Brown and her feline collaborator (after 2004's Whisker of Evil) offers the usual irresistible mix of talking animals and a baffling murder or two. After she decides to quit her job as the Crozet, Va., postmistress because her animal companions--cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter and corgi Tee Tucker--are no longer permitted to accompany her to work, Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen and best friend Susan Tucker retreat to a Blue Ridge Mountains monastery, where a statue of the Virgin Mary suddenly begins to bleed from the eyes. This curiosity, which attracts national media attention after a local reporter, Nordy Elliott, files a short piece on it, becomes more of a concern when Susan's beloved great-uncle, a monk, turns up dead at the foot of the statue. While Harry, her...


Death by Deep Dish Pie (Toadfern Mystery Series)
Sharon Short
0060537973
June 2004
Mass Market Paperback
·
 
Oakland Press
"Engaging...a tasty treat."

Romantic Times
"[A] page-turning mystery."

See all Editorial Reviews


Stock Market Pie: Grandma Helps Emily Make A Million
J. M. Seymour
0971290008
August 1, 2002
Library Binding
·
 
James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review, March, 2002
Stock Market Pie is more than just another picturebook - it is a highly informative introduction. Enthusiastically recommended.

Steve Rosen, MoneyWise/Kansas City Star, November 2002
Explains money stuff in a way that won't bore readers to tears. Many adults could profit as well.

See all Editorial Reviews


Lemon Meringue Pie Murder
Joanne Fluke
0758201516
Feb 2004
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
A lemon meringue pie, two pieces cut and only one eaten (an important clue or an insult to her cooking?), an empty bottle of wine and only one of two take-out dinners consumed-these bits of evidence set Hannah Swenson, amateur sleuth and owner of the Cookie Jar Bakery in Lake Eden, Minn., on the trail of a murderer in Fluke's fourth fun, frothy cozy (after 2002's Blueberry Muffin Murder). Who could have killed voluptuous Rhonda Scharf, whose half-buried body Hannah's interfering mother discovers in the basement of an old house one of Hannah's swains has just purchased? The investigation proceeds unhurriedly, with plenty of time for cookies, coffee and small-town gossip. Enticing recipes for cookies and other treats, presented with helpful procedural hints, are an extra bonus. Copyright 2003 Reed Business...


How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
Marjorie Priceman
0679880836
September 1996
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
Singling out the "offbeat nostalgia" of the "energetic" watercolors in this tale of a round-the-world grocery trip, PW called Priceman "a master of whimsy." Ages 4-8. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3-In this whimsical, geographical shopping journey, a young baker thinks of how to proceed if the market is closed. She directs readers, via various modes of transportation, to gather seminola wheat in Italy, a chicken (for its egg) in France, bark from the kurundu (cinnamon) tree in Sri Lanka, a cow (for butter) in England, salt water and sugar cane in Jamaica, and apples in Vermont. Processing the worldly ingredients is quickly handled, a pie is baked, and friends are invited to share. A look around the table reveals...


Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie
Ken Haedrich
155832254X
October 2004
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
At 640 pages and nearly two inches thick, Pie, the big book with the shortest possible title, is difficult to read in bed. It's hard to hold up. It weighs on the stomach. But bed is where you will want to take it, night after night, following author Richard Haedrich's lead through fruit pies, berry pies, nut pies, custard pies, turnovers, ice cream pies, and more. Headrich has the most reassuring voice in food literature, and his lifelong passion--the making and baking of all manner of pies--soon begins to fit the reader like new skin.

The first 60 pages are given over to general directions (for example, Haedrich is a firm believer in reading a recipe through to completion before lifting a finger; he rolls his dough on wax paper) and the making and shaping of crust. You will find everything you need to know about...



Claws and Effect
Rita Mae Brown
0553580906
Jan 2002
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
In a small town, everyone knows each other's secrets--or do they? When a Crozet Hospital staff member is found murdered in the boiler room, everyone in the bucolic Virginia burg is puzzled and none more so than postmistress "Harry" Haristeen. With the help of her two curious kitties, Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and her corgi, Tucker (who find human perception maddeningly slow), Harry soon finds herself entangled in the strange web of misdoings at the hospital.

The ninth installment in Rita Mae Brown's "Mrs. Murphy" series, Claws and Effect is more entertaining than suspenseful, with a liberal dose of witty conversations among the animals punctuated by Itoko Maeno's adorable illustrations of the four-legged sleuths. There is just enough misdirection to keep mystery buffs guessing and enough social gossip among the town's...



Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook : The Best Recipes from Southampton's Favorite Bakery for Home-Style Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Muffins, and Breads
Ina Garten (Foreword), Kathleen King
0312334176
July 1, 2005
Hardcover
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
King's previous book, Kathleen's Bake Shop Cookbook, is one of the most solid baking books out there; its no-frills—and no-fail—recipes were inspired by the mouthwatering fare served at the author's old Southampton, N.Y., bakery, Kathleen's Bake Shop. Now that King has moved on to Tate's Bake Shop, the treats she's whipping up haven't much changed, as the 100 recipes in this solid work demonstrate. The two books have a lot in common (including identical subtitles); standards like Orange–Poppy Seed Muffins, Ginger Hearts, Chocolate-Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Squares appear in both. This new work includes some slightly fancier recipes, like Nutella Shortbread Sandwich Cookies, Warm Individual Chocolate Cakes, Mocha Pecan Muffins and Fresh Blueberry and White Chocolate Tart. Of course,...


Betty Crocker Bisquick Impossibly Easy Pies: The Complete Cookbook of Pies That Create Their Own Crust
Betty Crocker
0764559176
August 2004
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description
Make tasty dinners and desserts easy as pie! Do you have a box of Bisquick on your shelf? Why not whip up tempting home-baked pies that are impossibly easy and impossibly delicious? These pies magically make their own crust, and they’re a hit with kids and adults alike. Whether filled with ground beef, chicken, cheese, vegetables, or fruit, they’re perfect any night of the week–great after work or for casual get-togethers and potluck suppers. Try These All-Time "Impossibly Easy" Favorites: Coconut Pie Chicken and Broccoli Pie Cheesy Tuna Pie Zucchini Pie French Apple Pie Cheeseburger Pie

From the Back Cover
Make tasty dinners and desserts easy as pie! Do you have a box of Bisquick on your shelf? Why not whip...


The Betty Crocker Deluxe Pie Kit with Other
Running Press
0762416025
Sept 2003
Paperback
·
 
Book Description
Here's a tasty book-plus destined to bring out the pie lover in all of us! Our deluxe kit offers a 32-page book of pie-making tips and techniques, plus 7 time-tested Betty Crocker recipes for apple, pumpkin, key lime, and other favorites. A pie vent to prevent messy overspill, plus 2 cookie cutters to create decorative top crusts, round out the offerings.


Cat on the Scent
Rita Mae Brown
0553575414
Apr 2000
Paperback
·
 
Book Review
The animals in Crozet, Virginia, are a lot smarter than the humans, which will come as no surprise to the devoted fans of Rita Mae Brown's mysteries featuring Mrs. Murphy the tiger cat, the luxury-loving feline known as Pewter, and Tee Tucker, a curious corgi. In their seventh outing, they're leaps and bounds ahead of Harry Haristeen, the spunky postmistress they call Mom. Long before anyone else knows what's going on, they've figured out the connection between the shot fired at wealthy Sir Henry Vane-Tempest during the reenactment of a Civil War battle and a missing airplane hidden in Tally Urquhart's barn. They're better at finding evidence trampled underfoot at a crime scene than any detective is, and they know just whose lap to drop it in. While they might not understand exactly why county commissioner Archie Ingram is...


Colette's Christmas/Cakes, Cookies, Pies and Other Edible Art from the Author of Colette's Cakes
Colette Peters, Alex McLean (Photographer)
0316702064


·
 
From Library Journal
Peters ( Colette's Cakes , LJ 8/91) was a designer at Tiffany's before starting a successful cake-designing business in New York City, and her artistic talents are evident in the elaborate, often jewellike cookies, cakes, and ornaments and decorations in her new book. Decoration is the star in this collection of whimsical fantasies, from stunning stained glass cakes to a miniature Victorian greenhouse constructed of royal icing. There are some less complicated projects, and holiday bakers will be inspired by the cut-out cookies and gift ideas--but busy cooks would probably have to start now to complete some of these creations before next year's Christmas! For most baking collections.Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Booklist
From the creator of...


Little Bear and the Missing Pie
Else Holmelund Minarik
0694017051
September 2002
Paperback
·
 
Book Description

The pie that Mother Bear baked for Father Bear is missing. Where can it be? Join Little Bear and his friends as they look high and low for clues to the mystery of the missing pie!

About the Author
Else Holmelund Minarik first introduced readers to her timeless character in the classic Little Bear. The book's publication, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak, launched the I Can Read series. This much-loved author continues to write stories for children at her home in New Hampshire.



Piggie Pie!
Margie Palatini
0395866189
Aug 1997
Paperback
·
 
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3?A very contemporary-sounding Gritch the Witch sets out for Old MacDonald's Farm to get herself a meal of plump piggies. Alerted, however, by her skywritten "Surrender Piggies!," the swine hastily don sheep, cow, and other barnyard disguises and fool her with their good acting (moos, quacks, etc.) and poker-faced denials of any pigs in residence. The still-hungry Gritch is persuaded to give up by a Big Bad Wolf (he's been unsuccessfully chasing three pigs for days), and the two go off for lunch, each picturing the other made into a sandwich. Children may not catch all the humorous references, like the yellow-pages ad for Yazgur's farm (site of the real Woodstock), but will quickly catch on to refrains in the text echoing "Old MacDonald." The exuberant illustrations are colorful and...


More Pies!
Robert Munsch
043953285X
October 2003
Paperback
·
 
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2-Samuel wakes up famished, as Martchenko humorously demonstrates in a colorful, cartoonlike illustration that shows the child's pillow, magazine, and teddy bear with big bites taken out of them. Although his indulgent mom seems willing to feed his enormous appetite, after three bowls of cereal, four milk shakes, four stacks of pancakes, and a fried chicken, she is fed up. Frustrated and "starving," the child jumps on his brother's suggestion that he enter a local pie-eating contest. Of course, he is victorious. Returning home with his prize, he is dismayed to find that his mother has baked him pies for lunch. Munsch's fast-moving plot and deadpan delivery combine with Martchenko's bright hues and outrageous exaggeration to create a typically zany whole. Fans of this author/illustrator team...


Ed Emberley's Picture Pie (Ed Emberley Drawing Books)
Ed Emberley (Illustrator)
0316789828
February 1, 2006
Paperback
·
 
Card catalog description
Shows how to cut a basic circle into arcs and curves and use the pieces to draw birds, animals, snowmen, fish, and many other objects and designs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Getting Your Slice of the Pie: A Definitive Source for Prospering in Pizza
Tracy Powell
0970919506
October 1, 2001
Paperback
·
 
Vince Cianfichi, owner of Vince the Pizza Prince, Scranton, PA, Oct. 2001
This book is a necessary tool for understanding your pizza business, whether a startup, next generation, or eyeing chain expansion.

Antoine Bakhache, CEO Pizza Corner, India
This book isn't about pizza recipes; it's about the recipe of success in managing your pizza business.

See all Editorial Reviews


Pies: Cook Books from Amish Kitchens
Phyllis Pellman Good
1561481912
June 1996
Paperback
·
 


The Pie and Pastry Bible
Rose Levy Beranbaum
0684813483
Nov 1998
Hardcover
·
 
Book Review
Reading about the ins and outs of baking the perfect, flaky pie crust is a little like reading about how to achieve the perfect golf swing: the proof is in the doing. And it often takes a remarkably intuitive reader to understand exactly what the author is getting at. Not so the work of Rose Levy Beranbaum, the author who gave us The Cake Bible. If ever there was a cookbook author who could place her hands on top of yours, putting you through the proper motions, helping you arrive at just the right touch, Beranbaum is the one.

The Pie and Pastry Bible begins with the crust. The author confesses right up front that 21 years ago, when she first began her quest for the perfect crust, "it was a complete mystery to me." She wasn't looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but something she could consistently turn out at a...



Sweet Dream Pie
Audrey Wood
0439394724
July 2002
Paperback
·
 
From Publishers Weekly
"Wood may not discourage sugar junkies from eating sweets at bedtime, but she and Teague whip up a truly spine-tingling tale," said PW in a starred review. Ages 4-9. (July) Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2?An extravagant spin on the wish for sweet dreams. Ma and Pa Brindle cook up a secret recipe for a giant pie that causes many disruptions in the normal routine of Willobee Street. The oven produces such extreme heat that everyone swelters, and a chocolate tornado knocks the paperboy off of his bike. By afternoon, the sugary aroma permeates the area and mouths begin to drool in anticipation. That evening, Pa Brindle strings festive lights and sets up tables and chairs in the yard. Ma Brindle cuts the first...


Pie in the Sky Successful Baking at High Altitudes : 100 Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Breads, and Pastries Home-tested for Baking at Sea Level, 3,000, 5,000, 7,000, and 10,000 feet (and Anywhere in Between).
Susan G. Purdy
0060522585
May 31, 2005
Hardcover
·
 
Book Description

Do your cakes collapse, soufflés slump, cookies crumble, and fruit pies fail? For those living at high altitude, baking can be a challenge at best, or a total disaster. More than thirty-four of the fifty United States, plus many Canadian regions, have cities and towns at altitudes of more than 2,500 feet, yet there are hardly any cookbooks that address the special needs of these local bakers. Until now. Award-winning cookbook author Susan G. Purdy has finally written the first-ever foolproof guide to high-altitude baking.

Purdy has actually "gone there and done that," staying as long as it took to bake these recipes to perfection at five different locations -- and elevations -- across thecountry. In Pie in the Sky, Purdy leaves behind old conversion tables, disproves many oft-repeated...



Alligator Pie (Collector's Edition)
Dennis Lee, Frank Newfield (Illustrator)
1552633381
May 1, 2001
Hardcover
·
 
Margaret Laurence
"You can almost hear the skipping ropes slapping on the sidewalk."

Book Description
"Alligator Pie, alligator pie, If I don't get some I think I'm gonna die. Give away the green grass, give away the sky, But don't give away my alligator pie!" You savored it as a child. You served it every night to your children. Now it's back-the tasty, delicious nonsense of Alligator Pie, in a collector's edition complete with the original artwork from the classic 1974 edition. Dennis Lee's wonderfully playful rhymes, along with Frank Newfield's memorable illustrations, have enchanted two generations of young readers. What better way could there be to discover the magic of books?

See all Editorial Reviews

  ©BookFinder USA LLC.
  All rights reserved.