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Chocolate Ice Cream with a Splash of Rum

Are you in the mood for homemade ice cream?  If so, give this eggless recipe a try.  It’s creamy and a little icy at the same time, which I love. Chocolate Ice Cream with a Splash of Rum Recipe Type: Dessert Author: Pinot & Pie Inspired by and […]

Halloween decorated mugs filled with 22 minute cake bites

22 Minute Cake with Fudge Frosting

When I was very young, our neighbor made this yummy cake.  I remember sitting at her kitchen counter one day when she let me eat two big pieces.  I am smiling just thinking about it.  But it’s not for the faint of heart.  Be ready for a buttery cake topped […]


Adrienne’s Asian-Style Barbeque Sauce

Adrienne told us this is a modified version of Roy Yamaguchi’s recipe for ribs! 1/4 cup white miso paste 1/3 cup hoisin sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger 1 1//2 Tbsp. minced garlic 2 Tbsp. sake 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar 1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce 1 Tbsp. liquid smoke […]

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Exciting News! Pinot & Pie Is Back!

After some time off, Pinot & Pie is back with some exciting news!  I took a break to realize a long-time dream – writing my first novel!  I can’t believe it is actually finished and will be released this spring!  Details for where to get your electronic or print copy […]


Chocolate Hazelnut Filled Raspberries & Champagne

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Celebrate with an indulgent, but simple addition to your favorite sparkling beverage. (Scroll to the end for the recipe.) If you are looking for the perfect way to toast your sweetheart or just yourself, check out these fresh raspberries filled with chocolate hazelnut spread.  Frozen, they are […]


Mini Double Chocolate Cheesecakes with Rum

It’s my birthday so given that we are all sheltering at home, I decided it was time to bake something to celebrate!  For me, that means chocolate, but traditional cake or cupcakes just weren’t getting me excited.  Thinking through the ingredients on hand, I decided to make some cupcake-sized chocolate […]


St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Icing

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  To celebrate, I made these chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow buttercream icing and shamrock sprinkles. These are really easy.  Just start by making your favorite batch of chocolate cupcakes.  I used my grandmother’s recipe, which I previously posted on my other website FoodieOasis.  Check it out here.  […]