Friday, October 3, 2008

Favors as Easy as Pie

Favors at showers, favors at weddings, favors at parties...they are a small little touch that screams "I CARE!". And I do.

So in order to decide on the perfect favors for Brook's Baby Shower, I racked my little brain till my big noggin ached. Then it dawned on me. It was like I reached up and pulled the imaginary string that turned on my imaginary light bulb. And that little light bulb turned around (he looked like Mr. Bluelight) and said "Favors are easy as pie!"

And then I knew what must be done.

You see, it all goes back to July. I made this pie in July for my brother's birthday. He's a big boy and boy, does he like his pie! He even asked to take the leftovers home. He is not a leftover kinda guy so I knew that he loved it.

Bakerella provided the recipe of a chocolate chip cookie pie for all the bloggin world to see. And I stole it.

But you see, I switched the regular pie crust out for something a little easier to make. I am that much of a slacker. I switched it to the graham cracker crust.

Jeremy then jumped on the pie parade and the next day I had to make another one. I think I have made this dessert once a month...which is a lotta baking for me. You should really try this recipe - it has only like 6 ingredients and is sooo super easy.

Not only is it easy but combine the warm gooey pie slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it is heavenly. It truly puts the 'amore' in "a more pie please!"

And it was only natural for me to mess with a good thing. So one day I decided to try the same recipe but put the innards into mini graham cracker pie crusts.

And it worked! I lowered the baking time and it really worked. I was a little amazed to tell the truth. Like I said before...I am not much of a baker.

Where am I going with all this? And how does it relate to baby shower favors?

So glad you asked.

I want to give this wee dessert out in pretty packaging as the favor for Brook's baby shower. Of course it will have the recommended heating and enjoying instructions. And on the tag it shall read :

Little Sweetie Pie
Brook's having one
So should you!


Kim & Ryan said...

I totally love this! Such a cute saying, such a great idea.

And, I'm totally trying a pie... 6 ingredients, I'm in.

Jen M said...

Oh my gosh, you are a genius! I love it! Can't wait to see how you package them up.

Michael said...

Woo hoo...that recipe is a keeper!

Freckles Chick said...

I am drooling all over my 'puter. I LOVE THIS! So much so that you might have an uninvited guest at the shower just so she can score one (or 12) of these little pies I'm just forewarning you to have a nametag w/ Freckleschick on it, just in case =)

Jen M said...

I've tagged you on my blog! Check it out.

G+D said...

What a great idea, Katie! I love it!

Kimberly said... precious. Little Sweetie Pies, I love it!