Friday, February 22, 2013



{if your life was a pie.....what kind would you be?}

that is the question Jo Packham asked me
when she wanted me to contribute a pie recipe
for her new book

so this is what I came up with.....

Baked Raspberry
Pink Meringue Pie
with a
Rich Chocolate Crust

does this sound like me? 

this book is filled to the brim with yummy sweet and savory pies
~a pie lover's dream~
pop on over here to take a closer look

if your life was a pie.......what kind would it be?

a wee little SHARING note......

Why my life is like my baked raspberry pink meringue pie with a rich chocolate crust ..............

Raspberries, sweet raspberries, little bundles of joy. My pie would have to be filled 
with these little parcels of pure goodness. My pie, like my life, is filled with many sweet 
blessings—oodles of little joys, like raspberries. 
Of course, not every day is filled with sweetness. Just like the berries in my pie, not 
every berry is perfectly sweet, plump, and juicy. There are some small sour ones and 
old mushy ones. I cannot possibly pick out every bad berry before I make my pie; I 
know the bad ones will cook up with the sweet juicy ones, and my pie will taste amazing 
even with the bad ones still in. Just like life, the bad days get absorbed by the good days 
when you take time to focus on the blessings all around you. There’s always more to be 
thankful for than not. Finding the joys makes for one incredibly sweet life.
A rich chocolate crust combines perfectly with sweet raspberries. My life is rich in 
spirituality, the foundation I live and grow by. If I did not have my feet planted firmly 
on rich spiritual ground, it would be hard for me to recognize these blessings and joys 
of mine. Spirituality and blessings go hand in hand, just like the firm pie crust that holds 
the juicy berries in place. 
What would life be like without a little bit of whimsical fun—hence the pink meringue 
topping! I am happiest when surrounded by soft pinks, an oh-so-sweet girly color that 
makes my world fanciful and fun. I love using my imagination to bring smiles to the 
faces around me. And a raspberry pie topped with mile-high fluffy PINK meringue: now 
if that doesn’t make you smile, nothing will.

Taken from the pages of Pie*ography

weekend hugs {xox}


Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your pictures and your blog, however I must add that the font is too small and too light for me to read I hope you can fix this cause I sure love seeing it...pretty pink pictures...

Unknown said...

That book looks delicious Koralee! I'll have to see if I can find a copy :-)

Have a beautiful weekend!
Sarah xx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Oh my what a wonderful pie and loved reading why this one is special to you.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friend


The Blue Farmhouse said...

I would positively be a "peach pie"...

Have a good weekend my friend...

Hugs Rita

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my goodness, Koralee, you definitely are sweet raspberries with pink meringue. What a lovely way to describe life and a very pretty visual, too. Congratulations on your contribution to this charming book; another to add to my library.

If I were a pie it would be blackberry - always found in the countryside. Happy weekend to you! Hugs xoxo

homemade@myplace said...

happy weekend "pink meringue raspberry pie"!!!!
xxxx Tiramisu' (aka Ale) ;oD

Duni said...

Pie*Ography - how ingenious!!
That pie certainly sounds like you, Koralee :) I bet it tastes amazing!
It looks VERY tasty...
Duni xo

leon 10 said...

great post the raspberry pie looks lovely tasty love the pinks in it love the story wy a bit raspberry pie in youre life great post

francis said...

This is SO you Koralee .
It's always THE Whole package ...
THE idea , THE JOY , your twist of happy , bit Also your smile in everything , THE combination THE colours and Also THE dishware and THE surrounding
You are An inspiration to me and ALL of us to celebrate life and love
You are always SHARING and I guess you are already musing about a New book !
Happy weekend dearest

paisleysummer said...

The pie sounds beautiful but I got awfully sick from eating raspberries once, so haven't eaten them since. Such a shame they look so gorgeous. Any other berry is fine though!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Well Koralee,
I have to say that your pie sounds as if it could be up there with my favourites. It sounds irresistible ..... I LOVE raspberries. XXXX

Ann said...

And those colors so heavenly and it.

NanaDiana said...

koralee- What a SWEET post (no pun intended). I can see you being EXACTLY that kind of pie! I think that must be a fun book! Hmmm...what kind of pie would I be? Hmmmmm...I'll have to think on that for a while...but it will be something with NUTS in it, I think!;>) xo Diana

Dagmar said...

Good morning and congratulations on such a splendid pie reciepe...I can really see why that pie would be you..It will be another book to add to my list...looks amazing!
I would definitely be a hand picked apple pie with a sugared lattice crust. Happy weekend my dear friend! ❤

Libbie said...

YUM!!! Looks divine! Looks like a book to buy my mom so she can make me some :)

P.S. We just made your s'more shakes this week! Love the book!!!!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, that is such a yummie pie and i love reading the story! That looks like a really good book! I think i will be a raspberry pie. :) Have a beautiful weekend and love to you!


Marilyn Miller said...

If there were only one dessert in the world it would have to be pie. I love that you share spirituality and whimsy, the sour sweetened by the sweetness. Thanks so much. I think I would be a lemon meringue pie with the meringue being the whimsy and the lemon that tartness sweetened with sugar the meat of life.

It's me said...

Yammie !! delicious !! from me happy love love!!

vintage grey said...

How pretty and yummy does your pie look! It is definitely you, sweet Koralee! Pretty in pink! Have a blessed weekend! xo Heather

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pies look pretty and delicious! I'm so happy you are in the book! I love to make pies, especially I guess that's what I'd be!


Linda said...

What a sweet post!! I am going to have to try and get that book...pie is awesome...and yours looks light and sweet and perfect! Have a lovely weekend!!

Crafted by Carly said...

Yes! That DOES sound like you!!! AND it sounds very scrumptious indeed. Please can you send me a big, fat slice through the post???
Hope you're having a good weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How could I have missed this? I KNOW..I was out grocery shopping today and eating vanilla ice cream!!!!!!

THis is the cutest, the most adorable post. Oh dear, PINK MERINGUE! Let's see...if my life were a pie.....I would have to be any type of French tart. ANY KIND. The sublime tastes of ripe and seasonal fruit with a good and solid crust. Like you, a foundation upon which the light and sweet rests....this is such a darling post Koralee. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING TODAY! Anita

Teresa Kasner said...

I love your pie and your story. You rock! If I had a favorite pie it would be pecan. It's got sweet and nutty savory and on top is pretty shiny and crunchy and underneath is gooey, buttery and sweet. My mom was renowned for her pies. Apple, cherry, apricot, peach, berry - and cream pies such as chocolate (all our favorite), banana, lemon, coconut. I love pie!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

lesa said...

I love the idea of this book!

Anne Marie said...

it is a beautiful book because of the contributors such as yourself...your pie was wonderful!
p.s. I'm going to start next week doing a 'pieography thursday' featuring one pie a week and where others can link up and express themselves with pie too! hope you can join me :)
xo + blessings,
Anne Marie

Unknown said...

I would be a vanilla strawberry pie with chocolate crust (brilliant idea that last one :)mmm yummy!

Bleudelavande said...

Oooohhhh your blog is soooooo lovely!!!!! I'm so happy to discove it!!!!! Nice sunday to you.

Barbara said...

Such a cute idea, Koralee. And your pie along with your sharing note was exactly what Jo Packham wanted for the book. You made a perfect choice for yourself, right down to color.
My pie would be lemon meringue. Sweet and tart. Just like me. :)

andrea creates said...

what a pretty pie! i will definitely be checking out this book :)
i'd have to be a pie with chocolate involved somehow ;)
thanks for stopping by...
have a super weekend~~

Palomasea said...

Dearest Koralee, what a wonderful surprise to see your note this morning...thank you!
I hope you are having a most splendid weekend...and I am so excited to order your ice cream book...
But now I want the "companion" pie book...I must I must!!! :)
This raspberry pie is very "you" indeed!
If I were a pie...probably French Silk with a hazelnut crust...I am a little nutty...but warm and comforting...I hope ;)
And I cannot go a day without chocolate!
Have a beautiful day, sweet friend...
Blessings to you,
- Irina

tinajo said...

Pineapple or apple pie, love both of them! Lovely pics! :-)

Helen Philipps said...

Your pie looks perfect to me, and I would love to try it! I will look for this wonderful book :) (I have your very own book on order from amazon now :D)Have a happy week, Koralee!
Helen x

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love this post! SO fun and that pie sounds exactly like you! Soo many good pies out there, but I might be a "Blueberry Peach Pie" :) xox Happy new week to you! Holly

Madelief said...

You sound deli(ghtful)(cious) Koralee :-)!!

Such a difficult question. I think you sound a bit like me. A meringue, yes, light and airy, but something warm and rich should be underneath. And on top colour, preferably flowers. Do you have any suggestions :-)?

Enjoy your new week! Only three more weeks to go!!!

Love Madelief x

Paula said...

Hello sweetheart Koralee! The book sounds wonderful and your pie looks so yummy and sweet! You are amazing my friend! Love your pretty photos and wee words! Yes, dear heart... that pie fits you perfectly and you did a beautiful job sharing why! You are so inspiring!!! I am so thankful to have God and the blessings in my life and lots of pink!!! Pink is a blessing too! Thank you for sharing your sweet heart! Love you much! Paula xo

wendy said...

What a great name for a book about Pies. I love pies OVER cakes any day.
Maybe I'd be Lemon Merigune (or however you spell it)
Lemony because I like to be edgy
But with a beautiful topping which would respresent my love of family and friends.
OR.....Banana Creme pie want me to get started on all my love of pies.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

I SOOOOO love raspberries...but you just reminded me that they can be BETTER!!!! that pie is calling my name...can't you hear it??? : ) hugs my friend and thanks so much for being you!

Sylvia said...

Lovely and sweet post, Koralee!
Oh, for me it would be one with a lot of chocolate for sure :-)
Have a nice week,

Sue said...

Pink meringue raspberry pie is so YOU! Sounds yummy, looks lovely!