Birthday Pie Party Potluck

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I am pretty low-key when it comes to parties and birthdays.  But this is a milestone year and I want to celebrate with friends.  Since I am actually born on December 24th, when nobody is free, I request a gathering mid-month.  And since I am a freak about pie, I ask for no gifts, just pie.

A Pie Birthday Party Potluck

Our cousins Mark and Jen are kind enough to host in their backyard.  We set up two long tables with tablecloths – one for drinks (La Croix and Cold Brew Coffee) and the other for pies!

The Pie Hole Mexican Chocolate Pie

Since this is a pie potluck, I leave everyone’s interpretation to “pie” open.  Some people make homemade savory ones (Leslie Durso creates a vegan pot pie with biscuit topping).  A lot of people bought them.  Sam Smith and John Newman bring the Mexican Chocolate one from The Pie Hole (above).  And there are several pies from House of Pies – like the Banana Cream, and Lemon Meringue below.

Lemon Meringue Pie House of Pies

There are mini pies (from Whole Foods), a quiche (from Le Pain Quotidien) and lots of empanadas and hand pies…

Whole Foods Mini Pies

Birthday Pie Party Potluck

…it’s hard to pick a favorite; I still have half of Randall Park and Jae Suh’s Chocolate Cream Pie (from Four ‘n 20) in my fridge, keeping us pretty happy.

Chocolate Cream Pie from Four 'n 20

Mye Hoang and Dave Boyle’s spaghetti meat pie wins for originality!  Honorable mention to Dawn McCoy for her Sour Cream Sour Apple Pie with a Buttermilk Maple Bacon Crust.

Spaghetti Pie with Meat

Pie is love.

Samantha Quan and Lynn Chen eat birthday pie

P.S. It’s really fun singing “Pie Time” to the tune of Kacey Musgrave’s “High Time.”

P.P.S. My horror film Dying to Kill is out on Hulu starting today!  Click here to read the behind-the-scenes from filming.


8 thoughts on “Birthday Pie Party Potluck

  1. Viola

    Happy Birthday Pie Day! As for La Croix, Amazon Prime had my new favorite flavor (mango!) going at $3.69 a case. I had six cases delivered! Should hold me a week or two. 😉

  2. Dawn McCoy

    It bears repeating…so I’ll say it again.
    Can I please be friends with Mark and Jen?
    I’m starting to think that anyone I meet through you, Lynn Chen, is GOLD – which makes sense – because YOU’RE gold!!!
    Happy birth month!

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