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RASPBERRY ROLLS (a way to use up leftover pie dough)

clown RASPBERRY ROLLS (a way to use up leftover pie dough)

')"> I discovered this hellish monstrosity in the hospital gift shop. This is the stuff nightmares are made of.

In an update I’m sure everyone was waiting for with bated breath, shark-dog finally got his walk. Of course given that it happened more than 30 minutes ago, he has totally forgotten and is back to acting like he’s the most put-upon and neglected creature the world has ever seen. He whined at me for 20 minutes straight yesterday, then chewed his food bowl apart in protest against the many wrongs done to him.

zig street RASPBERRY ROLLS (a way to use up leftover pie dough)

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On the walk we discovered this sidewalk which zigs, but does not zag,

two tone tree RASPBERRY ROLLS (a way to use up leftover pie dough)

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As well as a two-tone tree.

deer statue RASPBERRY ROLLS (a way to use up leftover pie dough)

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The first few times we walked shark-dog past this statue he was uncertain if it was a dog and approached it hesitantly, but he’s now wise to the fact that it’s not living. Jury’s out on whether he’s also realized it represents a different species.

One of the dilemnas I most like getting faced with is what the heck to do with spare pie dough. I have weirdly sized pie pans, so I make a batch and a half to two batches of dough, and this usually leads to extra. I view this as an opportunity to do some recipe testing and fridge cleaning. That last little bit of blue cheese? In it goes. A lone half portabello mushroom? Don’t mind if I do. Pears, apples, or any other fruit that doesn’t sound nasty (I’m shooting side eye at you, bananas) are also fair game.

In this vein, my quiche efforts led to extra dough, and combined with BS’s temporary insanity when faced with 99 cent raspberries at the store last week, this is where we ended up:

rolls prerolling RASPBERRY ROLLS (a way to use up leftover pie dough)

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RIDICULOUSLY EASY PIE CRUST

wrecked house RIDICULOUSLY EASY PIE CRUST

')"> Our neighborhood is oddly mixed – this abandoned monstrosity is but four houses from the showpiece below:

nice house RIDICULOUSLY EASY PIE CRUST

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Our house fits somewhere inbetween, not fully neglected, but definitely ramshackle. The living touches that make it home are all the doing of BS.

geraniums RIDICULOUSLY EASY PIE CRUST

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My pie dough is somewhat (I like to think) like the flowers above, shaggy but wonderful. I really prefer homemade crusts to those ones you buy pre-rolled at the store – no shade on those who use them, but there’s something special about the homemade ones.

pastry blender RIDICULOUSLY EASY PIE CRUST

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