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Welcome to Pinot & Pie, and so much more!

The name Pinot & Pie is meant to capture my love for food, wine and sharing it with friends and family!  That means the name will be given its broadest interpretation, so recipes and articles will not always incorporate wine or pie.   But hopefully, they will all convey the warmth and fun found in creating food to share.  So, please lift your fork, raise your glass, and join me on this journey!

JD Carothers is also the author of novels involving food, romance, and mysteries.  Check those out on her author website.

909, 2015

How to Roast Hatch Green Chiles!

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In August each year, green chiles from the Hatch Valley near Hatch, New Mexico start appearing in a few of our grocery stores here in Southern California, but they ...[ get the full recipe ]

3008, 2015

Pineapple Cream & Rum Cupcakes

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These cupcakes were inspired by my grandmother and mother. My grandmother loved sweets but was not a big fan of chocolate.  (Hard to believe not loving chocolate and being ...[ get the full recipe ]

2608, 2015

For the love of buttermilk! Chocolate Cupcakes

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My mom just had a big birthday, so we celebrated with a cupcake tasting party!  For my contributions to the party, I decided to use recipes that include one ...[ get the full recipe ]

1008, 2015

How to Make Mom’s Cream Puffs (profiteroles or pâte à choux)

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For those of you thinking about making the cream puff recipe I recently posted, here are step-by-step instructions and photos you can follow.  Try  out the recipe and let ...[ get the full recipe ]

908, 2015

Cream Puffs (aka profiteroles, choux pastry, or pâte à choux)

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Cream puffs, also known as profiteroles, are made with a dough called choux pastry, or pâte à choux.  They look impressive but are really easy to make.  This is my mother's recipe, ...[ get the full recipe ]

1407, 2015

Easy Roast Chicken with Potatoes

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Roast chicken is perfect for guests or just for dinner with the family.  In fact, if I am in a hurry, I often pick one up from the grocery store's deli ...[ get the full recipe ]

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