Birthday Pie Party Potluck

Birthday Pie > Cake

I am pretty low-key when it comes to parties and birthdays.  But this is a milestone year and I want to celebrate with friends.  Since I am actually born on December 24th, when nobody is free, I requested a gathering mid-month.  And since I am a freak about pie, I asked for no gifts, just pie.

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Our cousins Mark and Jen were kind enough to host in their backyard.  We set up two long tables with tablecloths - one for drinks (La Croix and Cold Brew Coffee) and the other for pies!

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Since this is a pie potluck, I leave everyone's interpretation to "pie" open.  Some people made homemade savory ones (Leslie Durso created a vegan pot pie with biscuit topping).  A lot of people bought them.  Sam Smith and John Newman brought the Mexican Chocolate one from The Pie Hole (above).  And there were several pies from House of Pies - like the Banana Cream, and Lemon Meringue below.

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There were mini pies (from Whole Foods), a quiche (from Le Pain Quotidien) and lots of empanadas and hand pies...

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...it's hard to pick a favorite; I still have half of Randall Park and Jae Suh's Chocolate Cream Pie (from Four 'n 20) in my fridge, keeping us pretty happy.

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Mye Hoang and Dave Boyle's spaghetti meat pie wins for originality!  Honorable mention to Dawn McCoy for her Sour Cream Sour Apple Pie with a Buttermilk Maple Bacon Crust.

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Pie is love.

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P.S. It's really fun singing "Pie Time" to the tune of Kacey Musgrave's "High Time."

P.P.S. My horror film Dying to Kill is out on Hulu starting today!