Birthday Pie > Cake
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.
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.
There are mini pies (from Whole Foods), a quiche (from Le Pain Quotidien) and lots of empanadas and hand pies…
…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.
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.
Pie is love.
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.