Wow! I just heard from several people that apparently were not aware that this morning’s image of scrumptious Pear and Cheese Pie was my own! Let me set the record straight: YES! It is mine! MINE, ALL MINE! Well, Kristin’s too. :D

As proof, here is Kristin fighting the impulse to submerge her face in the fresh-out-of-the-oven pie, knowing that such an act will likely be as painfully scalding as it is delicious.

Suggested caption: “To omnom, or not to omnom?”

WOOHOO, Pi Day was a resounding success! We decided to order pizza rather than make it, as making the dough from scratch required more prep time than we were prepared to offer, but the pie making was lots of fun! I originally wanted to do my famous Apricot and Ginger Pie, but as apricots are a summer fruit, Whole Foods didn’t have any. Boo. Instead, I chose to go with a Pear and Cheese Pie, as pear was one of the few tasty-looking fruits available. Also, it’s reminiscent of Chuck’s Pear and Gruyere Pie on Pushing Daisies.

As promised, as we made the pie, we had the pilot of Pushing Daisies on in the background. It turns out Kristin hadn’t seen the pilot, so she kept sneaking glances as she zested the lemon and I chopped the pear into mildly obsessive-compulsive slivers. So ridiculously cute!

We each ate a slice (yuuuuuuuuuuuummmm!), and Kristin set aside a slice to take home, then I gave the rest to my neighbors.


Episode 9 of The Butcher Block is up! My news segment starts at 2:48. (Did I mention that I’m now the official news correspondent? Because I am. I’ve also been recruited to do news posts for There’s also an Easter Egg of sorts at 29:57. I miss being called an Industrious Little Gnome. :D

In case I didn’t post about it before, Episode 8 is here (my bit begins at 4:09), though my segment was a bit less smooth. Firstly, I was moving at a breakneck pace because there was SO MUCH NEWS to report, and because I rambled like a crazy person in the previous episode. But most significantly, it was because I kept bursting into giggles for no particular reason (well, Chungy’s presence in the next room might have had something to do with it) and had to redo whole chunks, and Fred had to splice everything back together. He sent me the “outtakes” reel of us screwing up and laughing at each other, and it’s over seven minutes long–nearly as long as my actual segment!

Someone, somewhere, has started a drinking game based on how many times I say “Yesssss” and “Eeeexcellent” and is now either comatose or dead from alcohol poisoning. I really don’t use those words that much in real life!

In other news, I made some brownies for friends, and they are GORGEOUS.

Oh my good gravy. Sannali, I thank your mother on bended knee for the best Rice Krispie Treat recipe in world history. The “Heart-Healthy” version they’re sticking on boxes nowadays can bite me, because MAN that’s delicious.

Sannali’s Mom’s Recipe of Deliciousness:
16 oz marshmellows
9 cups cereal
Whole stick of butter

I also added M&M’s minis to the mix. Then after refrigerating them a few hours, I stuck them in the oven a couple minutes to warm them up before bringing them to Matt’s Superbowl party. YUM.