Okay, Pie People – or aspiring Pie People! – an invitation to join a celebration of homemade pie! C'mon, it'll be fun!

Join ♥ KitchenParade.com for #PieDayFriday, a celebration of pie. Recipes, tips and more.

#PieDayFriday. It's Our New Weekly Tradition.

Since Fathers Day in 2016, Friday here is Pie Day. Every.Single.Friday. No skips! (Well, not many.) It's been (twenty-one forty-four sixty, wow, make that seventy-three weeks so far!

Why? It's simple fun and of course, good eats!

Plus, there's nothing my 90 91-year old father loves more than pie. When he came to live with us last spring, I sensed that for him (and by extension for me) that the weeks pass slowly and quickly both at once. I wanted to create a little fun, a celebratory start to our weekend.

As it turns out, I find big fun in #PieDayFriday too. I'm revisiting favorite old recipes and pushing my boundaries with new ones. I'm working on my pie crust technique and even exploring new ones. (Keep reading, there's a pie list!)

And I'm learning a lot. Here's a start.
We like our pies on the plain side with familiar flavors and textures.
Men at the table go silent for cream pies while my eyes lift to the heavens for fruit pies.
A shallow pie is just as satisfying as a deep-dish pie.
A half cup of cream makes plenty of whipped cream to top a pie.
Time-wise, mix the crust the night before, bake early the day you're serving.
No-bake pies are a total time saver! Gotta love 'em!

Fresh Strawberry Pie for #PieDayFriday ♥ KitchenParade.com

Will You Join a Fellow Pie Baker for #PieDayFriday? Please Do!

That's right. I hereby call on all the pie bakers and all the aspiring pie bakers and yes, even those who concentrate on pie consumption not pie production. All are welcome ...

Follow me on Instagram, that's Alanna Kellogg and/or on Facebook via Kitchen Parade.

Then whenever you're inspired to make a pie, snap a picture and upload to either Instagram or Facebook. (Tip: To post to both at the same time, upload your photo to Instagram, then click the "Facebook" option to automatically/simultaneously post there too. Love that trick!)

Tag your posts #PieDayFriday and also #KitchenParade. Other people use #PieDayFriday so tagging it with #KitchenParade makes it easier to locate your posts. I can't wait to see your beautiful pies!

If you like, follow along here for inspiration:
#PieDayFriday & #KitchenParade on Instagram
#PieDayFriday & #KitchenParade on Facebook

Not into Instagram and Facebook? No problem. Just send me a quick e-mail via recipes@kitchen-parade.com to share your #PieDayFriday experience. I'll figure out what's next.

Questions & Answers: Just Remember, The Point is the PIE.

Q. Fridays only? A. Nope! The point is the pie, not the picture or the post. So bake and share your pie whenever it suits you.

Q. But every week, right? A. Only if you're as pie-obsessed pie-happy as I.

Q. What about recipes? A. If you want to share your own recipe, sure, do, but it's not expected. If the recipe is from a cookbook, a magazine or an online source, just give credit and if you like, link to the online source.

Q. Homemade crust? A. Again, the point is the pie – if crust makes you happy, make crust, otherwise, no stress.

Q. What about a Pinterest board? A. Good idea! #PieDayFriday on Pinterest.

Q. Anything else? A. I'm happy to answer more questions!

Butterscotch Cream Pie for #PieDayFriday ♥ KitchenParade.com

My #PieDayFriday Pies

(so far, 72 pies in 73 weeks!)

YEAR 2018


YEAR 2017

#73 Gingerbread Cream Mini Pies
#72 No pie, out of town!
#71 Banana Cream Pie from Kitchen Parade

#70 Fresh Plum Pie
#69 Atlantic Beach Pie &
Honey Pumpkin Pie from A Veggie Venture
#68 Grape Pie
#67 Grape-Apple Pie
#66 Old-Fashioned Raisin Cream Pie

#65 No pie, on vacation!
#64 No pie, on vacation!
#63 Fresh Plum Pie
#62 oops, no pie this week!
#61Naked Blueberry Pie

#60 Sweet Cherry-Mint Streusel Pie
#59 Summer Berry Pie from Kitchen Parade
#58 Cheesecake Pie from Kitchen Parade (this time, with a wonderful raspberry topping)
#57 No Name Pie
#56 Chocolate Cherry Pie (so rich, so good!)

#55 Blueberry Rhubarb Pie from First Prize Pies &
Coconut Cream Pie from Kitchen Parade
#54 No Name Pie
#53 What will be the one-year anniversary pie?! Believe it or not, no pie this week! How did that happen? Simple answer: hosting 50-some lawyers for a three-day meeting in St. Louis.

(54 pies in 52 weeks!)

#52 Flapper Pie, an old-fashioned Canadian pie from Dinner with Julie
#51 Coconut Cream Pie from Kitchen Parade

#50 Banana Cream Pie from Kitchen Parade
#49 Perfect Rhubarb Pie: Annie Dimock’s Straight-Up Rhubarb Pie from A Veggie Venture
#48 No Name Pie (again!)
#47 Rhubarb Custard Pie from Kitchen Parade
#46 Coconut Cream Pie from The Blue Owl for my column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

#45 Cottage Cheese Pie from Kitchen Parade
#44 No Name Pie (this name seems to be sticking! so good!)
#43 Bourbon Butterscotch Pie
#42 Lemon Cream Pie
#41 Fresh Strawberry Pie from Kitchen Parade

#40 Easy Margarita Pie from Kitchen Parade for Pi Day on 3/14 &
#40 Coconut Banana Cream Pie for #PieDay Friday
#39 Lemon Meringue Pie
#38 Old-Fashioned Raisin Cream Pie
#37 Ricotta Pie with Almonds
#36 Old-Fashioned Raisin Cream Pie (my favorite in 36 weeks, recipe coming next fall!)

#35 No Name Pie (definitely needs a better name, recipe coming soon!)
#34 Out of town, tried a grocery store pie (fail-fail-fail)
#33 Out of town, brought home pie from Cooky's Cafe in Golden City, Missouri
#32 Apple Marmalade Pie
#31 Orange Meringue Pie

#30 Coconut Cream Pie from Kitchen Parade (2 pies!)

YEAR 2016
#29 Coconut Cream Pie from Kitchen Parade
#28 Gingerbread Cream Pie (recipe coming next Christmas!)
#27 Vanilla Custard Pie
#26 Chocolate Mint Cream Pie (recipe coming next Christmas!)

#25 Butterscotch Pie
#24 Cranberry Apple Pie from Kitchen Parade
#24 Four Thanksgiving Pies!
Two Honey Pumpkin Pies from A Veggie Venture &
Cranberry Apple Pie from Kitchen Parade &
Gingerbread Cream Pie
#23 Old-Fashioned Green Tomato Pie from A Veggie Venture
#22 Pecan Puff Pie (a Farm Journal pie cookbook recipe, good but not great)
#21 Mulled Cider Cream Pie (recipe still needs work)

#20 Sweet Potato Chocolate-Swirl Pie new from A Veggie Venture
#19 No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie new from A Veggie Venture
#18 Honey Pumpkin Pie from A Veggie Venture
#17 Grape Pie (recipe coming next summer!)
#16 Apple Cider Cream Pie

#15 Chocolate Cream Pie
#14 Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from Kitchen Parade
#13 Lemon Meringue Pie from Kitchen Parade
#12 Dark Chocolate Cream Pie from Leite's Culinaria
#11 Fresh Plum Pie from an old Farm Journal pie cookbook (recipe coming next summer)

#10 Butterscotch Cream Pie
# 9 Fresh Strawberry Pie new from Kitchen Parade
# 8 Finnish Fruit Tart from Kitchen Parade
# 7 Fresh Peach Pie from Kitchen Parade
# 6 Blueberry Sour Cream Pie from Kitchen Parade

# 5 Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie from Farm Journal pie cookbook
# 4 Blueberry Cheesecake Pie new from Kitchen Parade
# 3 Blueberry Cheesecake Pie new from Kitchen Parade
# 2 Mexican Coffee Ice Cream Pie from Homesick Texan
# 1 Banana Cream Pie from Kitchen Parade

Shortcuts to Pie Recipes from Fellow Pie Bakers

Dinner with Julie Espresso and Cream In Jennie's Kitchen Leite's Culinaria Pastries Like a Pro Sally's Baking Addiction Simply Recipes Taste and Tell

A Bonus: What a Sweet Gift for Pie Bakers!

My friend Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes contributed her recipes to this illustrated 2017 Pie Calendar, a great holiday gift.

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Pie is my favorite way to eat fruit. Always has been, always will be. I will be baking and enjoying PieDay Friday! And I do enjoy savory pies as well!!

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