Chef's Notes

10 Recipes Every Cook Should Know: Apple Pie

The second recipe we believe every home chef should know is apple pie! Apple pie is eaten all year around and it’s the perfect dessert to bring to a get together or just make on rainy day. It may seem daunting at times with all of the steps that make […]

Family Fun

All About Meringues

Have you ever tried to make a lemon meringue pie and ended up with a sort of sad, droopy meringue top? We all have! Luckily, once you master the meringue, it’s a super simple trick to have up your sleeve for pies, cookies, and even cakes! Whipping egg whites with […]

Chef's Notes Plus

Alumni Spotlight: Erin McDowell

You may know her for her pies, or her helpful but relatable how-to videos, or maybe you just know her from Instagram, where you follow along for the occasional sighting of her little dog, Brimley! But here at the CIA, Erin McDowell is family, and like all of our alumni, […]

Pies & Tarts

Apple Slab Pie

Makes one, 5 1/2 by 17-inch slab pie Chef’s Note: If desired, make a vanilla icing glaze by combining 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons milk in a bowl. Mix until smooth, adding additional milk 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, to make a […]

Main Dishes

Beef Pot Pie

Makes one 9-inch deep-dish potpie DISH Member Login Forgot Password? Forgot your password? Enter your email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. Sign In

Desserts

Blitz Puff Pastry

Makes 2 pounds of dough There are a few ways to make ultra-flaky puff pastry, but this one is the quickest (that’s why it’s called blitz!). The layers in puff pastry are a result of folding the dough four times. We included a photo at the end to show you what […]

Pies & Tarts

Coconut Cream Pie

Makes one 9-inch pie DISH Member Login Forgot Password? Forgot your password? Enter your email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. Sign In