Thursday, November 12, 2009

Giving Thanks

I'm thankful to have my parents, my sister, my neice, my brother-in-law, my cousins, my aunties, my grandmother, & a host of close friends in my life. Even though we celebrate Thanksgiving with all the trimmings, I'm just thankful I get to call on all these meaningful people in my life every day of the year. What a blessing!

Here's some pictures of our Thanksgiving dinner from last year. I can't begin to imagine what it's going to be like this year..beyond amazing, I'm sure!
What a view-- The turkey, dressing, & those luscious golden sweet potato pies baking in the oven!

Up, close, & personal

About to chow down!
I guess someone needed 2 forks to down all their food & wash it down with some sweet tea in a mason jar...Luv it;-)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Who's Your Mama Now!

Who is really your mama? No... who's the mama or better yet..where's yo mama and why hasn't she introduced you to Hoosier Mama Pie Company? This newly opened gem located in Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood is truly about to become a phenomenon. I have to say that amaaaazing is an understatement of how much deliciousness this place is giving away. From your first step into the door, this bakery captures your senses, putting you into a trance, and before you know it, you've eaten two or three slices of pie! Me and a good friend have been frequenting this spot every Saturday since we discovered it walking to a craft fair in the late summer. Here is a little list of what we've tried thus far:

Classic Apple Pie-crust! crust! crust! with firm, sweet, juicy, & cinnamony apples.
Banana Cream Pie- whipped cream heaven at its finest
Raspberry Pie-delectably sweet and savory
Sugar Cream & Pumpkin Pie-see pictures below

We simply can't get enough of the above mentioned; however, there are sooooooo many more selections to choose from: Strawberry Rhubarb, Maple Pecan, Coconut Chess, Lemon Chess, Peanut Butter, Coconut Custard, Key Lime, & Chocolate Cream w/ Bananas. Their menu changes with the season, of course.

Now look at how easy on the eyes this place is-

Say hello to the best pumpkin pie in the city of Chicago. Bundled in heavy whipping cream with staples of cinnamon, nutmeg, and a crust that won't quit, you'll be quick to say that it just doesn't get any better than this! Believe you me, I am not a huge fan of pumpkin pie whatsoever. Sweet potato is my honest to goodness favorite. However, this pie has changed my life!

Sugar Cream Pie--this was sooooooooo delicious! Imagine the best ever caramel frosting you've ever had converted into a cream pie. Yes, this is exactly what this pie tasted like. I honestly wish this post was edible!

So why are you still reading this!?!! Please believe they do sell out! That's right-run, don't walk to get your slice of sheer divineness. Tell 'em Greedy Food Chic sent ya:-)

Hoosier Mama Pie Company
1618 1/2 Chicago Ave
Chicago, 60622