By Kevin Williams
Aster and I (she talks pretty well for a 2 1 /2 year old) were discussing our favorite desserts the other day. I asked what hers was and she said "ice cream." And then she turned the question around: "What is your favorite dessert, dada?" I thought about it a minute and answer "cookies." And she said "Like cookie monster?" Yes, like cookie monster. For me, if the cookie is done right, there are few things better than a moist sweety, perfectly textured cookie. Then I thought about it and told that pie was pretty close to the top also. The problem with cake is that you really just get a layer of icing on top of a thick piece of cake....for me, the icing is the main attraction, so why waste a bunch of stomach space on that? With cookies and pie you seem to get more sweet out of it...So here are five pie "Friday Favorites" from the Amish365.com archives.
BOB ANDY PIE: An Amish classic with a funny name.
OLD-FASHIONED RAISIN PIE: classic Amish funeral pie.
EDITOR'S FAVORITE - VANILLA CRUMB PIE: Wow, this pie was amazing....
ROSANNA'S RHUBARB CREAM PIE: from our Just Plain Rosanna columnist!
BUTTERSCOTCH CREAM PIE: This pie recipe gets the most visits on Amish365, surprisingly.
ROSANNA'S BEST-EVER PIE CRUST : Every great pie needs a great crust! Click here for Rosanna's recipe.