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Grouchy Girl Pie

Monday, February 14, 2011


I totally woke up on the wrong side of the bed today! I've been feeling crabby for no reason at all. Olivia has a bit of a cough and isn't feeling her best so we spent the day being crabby together.

 I still had a wonderful valentine's day since I spent it with my two sweethearts, Pj and Olivia and as you can tell by my smile, they both made me feel better! :) We gave Olivia a little bitty box of chocolates and a stuffed sock monkey. For dinner, we ordered Chinese and made my new invention, "Grouchy Girl Pie".

Since I was feeling yuck, I wore my pretty red maternity skirt (tutorial coming tomorrow) and new vintage blouse, which I thirfted yesterday. The sun was shining all day and melted some of the snow so I wore some open toe wedges, which give me a bit more stability than heels. I am past the point of being able to reach my toes so I've been without nail polish for quite a while! Even though the snow has mostly melted, the camera can't hide that my toes were quite chilled.


I also wore my pretty blue confetti clip on earrings, which I haven't worn in ages. A little glitter and shoes that make "clack" noises always perk me up! :)



There's nothing that makes a grouchy girl feel better like a good sinful chocolatey treat. Today,  I created this recipe which includes an Oreo cookie crust, a thick chewy layer of caramel, a layer of french silk and whipped cream on top. What more could a girl ask for?

 Grouchy Girl Pie


For the chocolate pie crust: 
You will need
2 1/4 cups crushed Oreo cookie crumbs, finely ground
2 1/2 ounces melted butter

 Combine cookie crumbs with melted butter in a bowl. Pour into a 9 inch pie pan and press into the bottom and up the sides. Smooth it out with the back of a spoon and refrigerate for an hour. 


For the Filling Layer 1:
You will need
8 ounces caramels unwrapped
3 tablespoons whipping cream
1 cup oreo cookie crumbs finely ground

combine caramels and whipping cream in a sauce pan, stirring occasionally until melted. Pour into pie crust. Sprinkle the oreo cookie crumbs on top of the caramel.

For the Filling Layer 2 
You will need 
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 1 ounce squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs

Cream butter in a mixing bowl. Gradually beat in the sugar with an electric mixer until light colored and well blended. Stir in the thoroughly cooled chocolate, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes on medium speed after each addition. Spoon the chocolate mixture into the pie shell and refrigerate for two hours. Finish the pie with a frothy layer of whipped cream and shaved chocolate. Voila- no more grouchy girl! I hope that everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! xoxo



Outfit
vintage blue polka dot blouse- thrifted yesterday at Goodwill
red maternity pencil skirt- handmade by me
ivory snood- Designs by Kate
vintage confetti earrings- bought from Temperamental Broad (I think!)
nautical wedges by Madden Girl- Consign by Design Resale boutique, O'Fallon MO











11 Responses to “Grouchy Girl Pie”

  1. "I am past the point of being able to reach my toes so I've been without nail polish for quite a while!"

    Isn't that what husbands are for? ;)

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  2. Sounds scrumptious going to try the recipe! Your outfit is lovely also!!

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  3. I love blue and red together!
    Looks lovely and the pie sounds super tasty.

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  4. What a darling outfit! I love a wedge shoe; are those cherries on them? I have also been without nail polish on my toes most of the winter; and I have no excuse except that I can't stand chipped nail polish and have been too busy to give myself a proper pedicure lately. My second boy, Bentley Jeffrey; LOVES a woman in red nail polish; ever since he could talk he's always complimented my painted toes, and reminds me when they need to be redone :D He even helps me pick out a great color! He only believes in either red or sparkly pink; all other colors are not acceptable to him! Silly boy!

    I will definitely try that pie; I'm assuming it works just as well for grouchy boys?

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  5. That pie sounds amazzzzing! And your shoes are fantastic, too. :D

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  6. God that sounds - YUM!

    I love the outfit - I am a sucker for anything blue, white and red - and I am not even American! :-)

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  7. Okay, first of all, I NEEEED shoes like that! Seriously I've been looking everywhere for similar. Help? That pie sounds perfect for me right now. You may have felt grouchy, but you looked so lovely!

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  8. Nice details on the blouse! And you look as sunny and happy as allways.

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  9. You look amazing! I lve the color combo and the shoes.....theres aren't words!
    I will have to try that pie, it sounds yummy!

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  10. You look so darling! And vibrantly healthy considering it's so wintery for you! I love those shoes!

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  11. Cute wedges! I have a soft spot for all things nautical.

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