My mom's birthday is in September. She says she's 49, but I find that hard to believe (since I know what year she was born and can do math) but whatever! I struggled to find a really great gift for her (but I did!) and now, here we are at Christmas and once again I'm surfing through website after website or cruising through store after store trying to buy for her again.
Is buying a present for your mom as hard as buying for my mom? Not that she doesn't love everything I buy, but lord-love-a-duck, the women has everything...and anything she doesn't already have, she doesn't want!
So we usually end up taking her out to dinner and then some cake. This year, we did the dinner thing (yum - Colorado Grill) but I didn't bake a cake. I made two homemade pies (Double YUM). Coconut Cream Pie and Mile High Pie. So where did I get these incredible pie recipes?
A few years ago, my husband and parents took a trip to MN. (Beautiful state, BTW) We were near Two Harbors and saw a place with absolutely no parking left in the parking lot. (Always a sign of a good place to eat!). We stopped and discovered the most incredible pies EVER. For her birthday that year, I got my mom the Betty's Pies cookbook. (I also got a copy). So far, every recipe in that book is moan-worthy. But this lady loves heavy cream!
So, if you have a pie passion, check out her website. Better yet, get a pie. Need a recommendation of which one? Just ask me. I've tasted more than my fair share!
Here is her Coconut Creme Pie Recipe from the website:
Coconut Cream Pie
- 9-inch baked pie shell or graham cracker shell
- 3.4 package coconut cream INSTANT pudding & pie filling
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 pint whipping cream
- 1 1/2 cups coconut
- Toasted coconut for top of pie
To toast coconut, heat oven to 300 degrees. Spread coconut into cake pan, place in oven and turn the heat off. After 5 minutes, take a peek. If lightly brown, remove and let cool. Store in covered container.
Enjoy! Don't blame me for your extra 10 pounds after you try her pies!
Until Next Time