Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Autocrat Coffee in Pie and the Holidays!

Hey all!!

First off, we're featuring an Autocrat Coffee Milk Pie this week. I'm curious to see how well it bakes and what exactly it'd do, so I'm going with that. There's also going to be something chocolate (maybe a Chocolate Cherry Whip? A Chocolate Carmel Puff? We'll see! It's a surprise, even to me!), both will be featured at the Hope Artist Village in Pawtucket this Saturday at the Farmers' Market from 11-2. Hope to see you there!

Now for the holidays....

I love holidays, as anyone can tell you. Any reason to get together with those you love or feel a bond with is a good reason, and an even better one to share a pie.

For this year you'll see some old Cutie Pie holiday favorites and a couple new on the menu. If there's something that really floats your boat, just give a shout and we'll make sure it hits your table. Here's the line-up:

Classic Pecan Pie - $25.00 You know it, you love it, nothing says Christmas like pecans!
He-Can Pecan - $25.00 As featured in the Thanksgiving Rhode Island Monthly issue. Decadent Chocolate Pecan Pie, sure to wow everyone!
Traditional Pumpkin Pie - $20.00 This classic isn't just for Thanksgiving!
Naughty Pumpkin Pie - $24.00 Pumpkin fused with brandy and covered in candied pecans. One of our best sellers and the best of both worlds.
Dutch Apple Pie - $22.00 This double crusted beauty is everything an apple should be, and a little more.
Jelly Mince Pie - $22.00 A sweet, jellied mince version of the traditional English Mince. Not for everyone, but just the right person.
Eggnog Pie - $20.00 Eggnog in a pie. A huge hit last year and we're happy to present it again. One of my personal favorites.
Sweet Potato Pie - $20.00 A sweet potato is the perfect potato, this pie screams love from the south.
MERI Mint Pie - $20.00 Rich and cream chocolate peppermint Schnapps with a peppermint swirl of colored sugar on top.

The last, but certainly not least, is our holiday charity pie. As most of y'all know we choose one charity that we, as a Cutie Pie family, believe in to support though our work. This year I'm proud to present the MERI Mint Pie in support of MERI or Marriage Equality Rhode Island. 25% of all proceeds from the MERI Mint will benefit the organization, so feel free to give this as a gift in someone's name or present it to your family with pride.

Our New Years Pies (which can also be ordered for other holidays, if you so choose) are as follows:

Mocha Cherry Jubilee Pie $24.00 Cherries under a layer of chocolate and coffee cream.
Espresso Chocolate Chip Pie $22.00 Sure to wake up anyone for their drive home!

Due to expected volume we're accepting prepay only (cash, check and credit card via PayPal).
The last Day to order is December 22nd! There will be a $4 fee for any special dietary needs. You may call or email to order and talk to one of our happy Cutie reps, or place your order with MERI. You're welcome to place your entire order, not just the MERI Mint, with MERI, so feel free. We would suggest all credit card orders go that way.
For cutie Pies call 401 331-2414 or email cutiepiepies @ cox . net

Pick up is at Tina's Jamaican Caribbean Restaurant - 223 Atwells Ave. Providence from the 21st to the 24th.

Thanks so much, y'all and if there's any questions, don't hesitate to give a shout. See you soon, and have a delightful holiday!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Before getting to the holiday menu, let me go over our specials this week real quick. We'll be at the Hope Artist Village in Pawtucket from 11-2 at the Wintertime Farmers' Market. Aside from Pecan Rolls and Quiche, we'll have some Buckeye Pie (sold out too quick last time, so we're reruning!) and Sweet Potato Pie. If there's any time I'll come up with something a little lush as an extra.

Thanksgiving!! I've been trying to post this, but haven't been able to, for some reason. Silly blogger! Bad blogger!

First off, get your order in by the 23rd! We're having pick-up from the 23rd until the 25th at Tina's Jamaican on Atwells Ave. That's at 223 Atwells, right across from the Blue Grotto. While it's open from 10-10, please indicate a time.

Payment. Give a call, we'll work it out with you. You can also email and get more info. We'll also work with your scedual and arrange your pickup time.

The menu! A little expanded this year. You'll see some old favorites and some new delights:

Double Dutch Apple ($22) - a fine, double crusted apple pie with a bit of vanilla crumble inside.

Traditional Pumpkin Pie ($20) - We all know it, we all love it. The Cutie Pie Pumpkin comes from pumpkins, not cans, so you'll have a much more round and full taste. Heavily spiced to knock you off your feet.

Naughty Pumpkin Pie ($24) - Our Traditional Pumpkin, fused with brandy and covered in candied pecans. This is a pumpkin so good it wants to be spanked! Our best seller from last year.

Chocolate Irish Cream Pie ($21) - Creamy chocolate cranked up a notch. Growing up this was the only thing my favorite uncle wanted, and with good reason.

Sweet Potato Pie ($20) - This southern classic (sweet, not savory!) is like mother's milk. If you like pumpkin pie but want something with a little more bite, here you go.

Roasted Pecan Pie ($25) - The house favorite. If you haven't had a pecan pie made by someone from south of the Mason/Dixon, you're missing out, y'all.

The He-Can Pecan ($25) - This is the richest chocolate pecan pie out there. The recipe was given to RI Monthly so y'all could make your own pies this season, but the demand has been staggering. This might knock the Naughty Pumpkin off the best seller list. Make your own or give a shout, we'll make it for you.

PARL Apple Peanut Butter Pie ($20) - The kids won't eat pecans? Hate Sweet Potatoes? Give them this. Each holiday we choose one charity to design a pie for, this Thanksgiving it is PARL, the Providence Animal Rescue League. 25% of all proceeds from this pie go to PARL. As many of y'all know I have a little rescue pug named Snorkels, and rescue is near and dear to my heart. As my pug loves apples and peanut butter, I figured the only pie more appropriate might have bacon in it. If this doesn't appeal to you, you can always donate to PARL directly.

So that's it, folks. Order early and often!! Give a shout and a Cutie rep will walk you through painlessly. Thanks so much, and stay thankful.

Cutie Pies - Our Only Competition is Mom
401 331/2414

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Winter Market and Pumpkin Pie

Hey all!!

Just catching up over here... we've got the Pawtucket Winter Market opening tomorrow, and couldn't be more excited. We're doing things a little different this year, instead of being in the hallway we're inside a shop. Yes! A shop! We're right in the middle, left hand side, together with Tina from Tina's Jamaican. So awesome, right? We've stepped up from no shop to half a shop.

The pies this week... we're looking at an Apple Vanilla, bright happy apple with a touch of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Crisp, tart, sweet.

We've also got Classic Pumpkin Pie. I got a heap of pumpkins right after Halloween and have been boiling and straining ever since. Have you ever had a real pumpkin pie from a pumpkin? Why not start!

Last, I'm bring back a favorite, just for the open of the market, our now famous Buckeye Pie. Peanut Butter, chocolate, cream cheese whipped into a frenzy. This is a classic everyone loves.

We'll also have some Cutie Quiche, which has been a big hit, and our perfect Cinnamon Pecan Rolls. C'mon by and see us, and while you're at it, how about asking about our holiday pies? I'll get posting about that on Monday. Hope everyone's having a great fall and will see you soon!

Cutiepies - Our only competition is Mom.
400 flavors, 9 crusts, and 3 sizes
at your local market or for home delivery.

- Providence Phoenix & RI Monthly 2009

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Flavors this week

Announcing our tasty flavors this week. We have a traditional Pumpkin Pie and also we will have our new Apple Peanut-Butter Pie. See us Downtown in Kennedy Plaza Friday from 10-2. Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Cancelled at Brown U on WED the 28th

Well folks we like it when the weather cooperates but tomorrow (wed 28th) looks like it is going to be miserable rain all day, so unfortunately Cutie pies will not be there. Sorry for everyone who is craving pie but rain and flaky crust just don't mix. But don't worry, we will be at the Downtown Friday market in Kennedy plaza from 10 -2. Look us up then. Thanks everybody.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday oven can cancellation

Hey there, folks!

Just letting y'all know, while our burner situation is good, the ovens are still out and won't be completely repaired until tomorrow afternoon. Which means we're out of commission. I'll be down at the market anyway to take care of some other business but as far as the Cutie, we'll be out until tomorrow night. Very sorry, we're working with what we've got. Deliveries will go out tomorrow night as planned, and we'll be back in full swing for next week's markets.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bad weather and broken ovens, Oh My!!

Hey all!

Sorry for no update last week. With all the bad weather we couldn't really get on out. Pie and rain do not mix.

Unfortunatly, we're having to call off our Weds. Brown Market this week as well. Why? It's called three hours to bake four trays. Unheard of!! Our oven, which was recently replaced, has decided to simply die. We'll have this little technical difficulty taken care of by Friday, we hope.

Which means we'll be at the Friday Downtown market!! With what, you ask? Well, a bit of a hodge podge. Look for some more Thai Green Tea Pie, it's been such a hit I've made it until my fingers are raw. We'll also have some pumpkin, cause 'tis the season, and a little Harvest Apple Pear.... also, because we did it for Perishable Theater this past Monday to much Cheer, Passion Pear. You'll have to come and take to see what exactly could make a pear passionate.

Alright, so that's it for now. If anyone needs delivery give a shout, and wish us luck on the ovens!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thai Green Tea Pie and, wait for it, Pumpkin!

Hey all! A little late, this week. Just figuring out the week.

Our Wednesday market was canceled (by me) because of foul weather. Many apologies, y'all, had no idea it would clear up like it did, though it was nasty all day.

Friday, tomorrow, we'll be downtown at the Burnside Park/Kennedy Plaza market from 11-2.

This Saturday is the next to last at Lippit Park, so if you haven't gotten down there, do so now! We'll be there from 9-4, and boy howdy, there's some awesome vendors there, other than yours truly.

Now to the pies.... ok, so I've been experimenting. Playing and having a wonderful time at it. My thought was that, seeing just how popular the Sweet Chai Pie has been, maybe a toe should be dipped into the other teas. In comes Thai Green Tea Pie. This is a soft, sweet green tea whip melded with a little coconut and just a hint of lime. I have, honestly, out freakin' done myself. I don't often say that, but this is a little bit of pie genius that I just can't wait to unleash on y'all.

Next we're going a little more classic. I know the wonky flavors aren't for everyone, so just to keep things cool there will be a nice, classic Pumpkin Pie. Y'all know what it is, no need to explain, but I will say the pumpkins I've gotten have been just divine.

Last, we'll have a little Apple Pie for the Saturday market. Yes, I know I don't always split flavors like that, but it's been requested and the Friday market's bake time is all set aside. So if you'd like a little classic Apple, give a shout or just head to the Saturday market at Lippit Park.

Hope everyone's having a great week, look forward to seeing y'all with a little extra Cutie Quiche, some cornbread and those killer Cinnamon rolls at the markets. If you don't come because of the holiday weekend, make sure you do something wonderful!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Rain cancellation 10/2

Hey y'all!! Just in case you haven't seen the weather, it's crap tomorrow. I mean... go to the movies crap. Usually Cutie Pies won't work in harsh rain, but even the Open Market people said that was just too much, and they NEVER cancel!
Still on for Sunday! That's a rain or shine event, so give us a shout, show up and have some silly, wonderful pie. Have a great rainy day, none the less!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Apple Oatmeal and Mocha Pies

Hey y'all! A little pie update comin' at you.

This week we're featuring two wonderful little pies, both of which I truly love.

First off we've got Apple Oatmeal, a spicy, homey kind of pie that's all kinds of comfort food. Perfect combination of Apple Pie and Oatmeal cookie. Yupper, it's that good. And just in time for fall!

Next we've got a nice, rich, sweet favorite, Mocha Pie. A layer of coffee custard on the bottom with a layer of dark chocolate on top. This is perfect with a cup of coffee or an ice cold milk. Yes, I've done this before but it's been requested. As always I try to keep up with requests, so away we go.

Markets this week! We're at the Brown University Market tomorrow, Wednesday, from 10-2. This is in the quad right off George St., in front of the Ratty. You can find a map and directions at this link.

Friday we'll be at the Downtown Market at Burnside Park from 10-2. Once again you'll find directions at this link.

On Saturday we'll be back at Lippit Park, which is one of my favorites. From 10-4 you can look at wonderful handmade artwork and craft, get a pie (or quiche or cinnamon roll or cornbread or...) and even see the Saturday Farmer's market next door. Directions can be found here.

And last!! On Sunday, the Fourth, we've got a great little festival, it's the Family Fun Day at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus. That's right at 80 Washington St. This event is from 9-3, and aside from Cutie Pies there's going to be a whole lot of fun for the family. Along with a farmer's market there'll be face painting, pumpkin hunt, music, a magic show and lots more. Also Stella Marie Soap Company, my very favorite excuse to splurge, will be there. Once you've experienced her chocolate mint soap you'll be spoiled forever.

Alright, y'all, that's it! If anyone needs delivery let me know, otherwise we'll see you at the markets!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Honeyed Pears in Dark Chocolate and Sweet Chai Pie

Alright y'all, you did it again!

Everyone has been requesting the Sweet Chai Pie all over again, so there you have it. Light, creamy, wonderful Chai Tea in a pie. Decident, but still leaving room for ice cream, this is now the most repeated Cutie Pie. Three whole times. Wow. At least to me, I tend to change it up.

As for our other pies, we've got a Honeyed Pear in Dark Chocolate. This sounds better in French, but it's way better in your belly. The pears are at their peak and I've been itching to use them, so here we are. This is also a very dark chocolate we've been getting from our friends over at Mast Bros. Chocolate. Don't let the beards fool you, these guys are serious!

For the rest of the week we'll be at the Downtown Market at Burnside Park, right across from Kennedy Plaza. You can go right to Farm Fresh for exact directions. This market runs from 11-2 on Friday.

On Saturday we'll be back at Lippit Park from 10-4, the Open Market is in full swing and there's tons of new vendors as well as some old favorites. C'mon out, it's going to be a beautiful day.

Also look for our Cutie Quiche, Pecan Cinnamon Rolls (with and without frosting!) and a little Cornbread. Next week we're going to start cracking out some Pralines.

Hope everyone is doing beautifully and enjoying this wonderful weather!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Chocolate Raspberry and a Stinger!

Hey all!! Just a quick shout of this week's flavors.

Our pies of the week start with the very last good raspberries of the season, a Chocolate Raspberry Divine. Sweet, sensual, a classic that always pleases and sends mouths watering. Perfect to share with someonme special or gobble up all on your own!

Next we have something unusual, a Lemon Stinger Pie. As some of y'all might recall, Lemon Stingers were a popular cocktail in the 60's and then in the 80's. Since a lot of 60's fashion has come back, I've decided the Stinger should too, and designed a pie after it. Tart, sweet and a nice kick at the end, this will please everyone. At least those that drink a little alcohol, although it has burned off in the bake.

As a side note, I promised someone I'd have Chicago Blues for them last week, but with all the bad weather didn't see them. We'll have a little bit of that on hand as well.

We've also got two flavors of Cutie Quiche, Brocklie Cheddar and a Feta, Spinach, Garlic and Green Onion. I really need to start naming these quiche as well! We'll also have Cornbread and Pecan Cinnamon Rolls. Y'all now have the option of frosting, or plain!

The rest of this week's markets go something like this, there's Downtown at Kennedy Plaza tomorrow from 11-2, I know we've unexpectedly had some cancellations with this market, but I'll be there come hell or high water. We'll also be at the Open Market at Lippit Park on Saturday from 10-4. The big Hope St farmer's market will be on one side, the Open Market is on the other, right on Hope St., across from Chez Pascal.

Hope everyone's great, this should be a perfect weather weekend so get on out and see us while it's still beautiful!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Rain cancel for Saturday Open Air Providence Market

With thunderstorms predicted for Saturday, I'm afraid that Cutie Pies will need to cancel on the Open Air Providence Market at Lippitt park. Sorry but just because our Pies are not rain resistant doesn't mean you can't check out the other wonderful vendors at the market.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Three Markets and a Wedding

Hello, all!

It is certainly nice to be back. Thank all y'all that've sent best wishes for my mama, we're not out of the woods, but she is kinda better. Again, thanks, and I'll keep everyone updated.

So... this week.... this week is a very, very big week for us. We're opening the Brown University Market on Wednesdays from 11-2, this is a nice market, lots of folks and always a great energy. We'll still be at the Downtown Market on Fridays from 10-2, always a good time. But also this week is the Open Market at Lippit Park on Saturdays from 10-4. We typically get there way early for set-up, so any time after 8 is really alright for that market. This is our biggest market by far.

And the pie? What oh what do I have for y'all this week?

I've had a request for quite some time and have finally decided to fill it before the season is completely over. Our first pie of the week is Chicago Blues. This is a lovely little thing, chocolate crust, dark chocolate filling smashed with blackberries and blueberries. Very classic, believe it or not. This was a great favorite last year and I can't help but give in and bring it back.

Also this week we've got Caramel Apple Pie. Kind of a sidestep into normal for me, but it is getting to be fall, and what says fall better than apples in caramel? Simple and to the point.

We do have a wedding to cook for on Friday, after the market, so for this reason there will be no deliveries this week. If you'd like pick-up, that's available at Tina's Jamaican Restaurant. Just let us know you're coming and we'll have it there for you.
As always, thanks for supporting Cutie Pies and we'll see you at the markets!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Friday Market Sept 4th

This is Iris' partner Sean Shea with a letter to you about the markets for Cutie Pies in the upcoming week. Currently iris is sleeping after just having come back from dealing with her mother's ailment down in Florida.
As a result we are not going to be able to schedule kitchen time to bake for this Friday's downtown market (Sept 4th). We still expect to be doing the Brown U market on the 9th and downtown market next week on the 11th and the Open Market on the 12th.
Iris said to make sure I let you guys know she's doing Chicago Blues next week.
Hope everyone out there is well and in heath. Thanks

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Downtown market cancellation

Hey guys.

Unfortunately, I'm canceling our Friday market. We're having a family medical emergency and I've got to get myself south. I apologize for any inconvenience and will be back as soon as I can. Hope y'all have a good week and we didn't put any kinks in any plans.

All ordered deliveries will go out as scheduled, no worries. And thanks to Matt for taking care of it, very sweet.


A Kennedy Pie

In honor of the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy, I thought I'd post a Pie recipe that Sen. Kennedy must have had a few times in his life.

Here is Rose Kennedy's recipe for Boston Cream Pie.
This Boston Cream Pie was taken from the cookbook "Cook Book Favorite Recipes of the Ladies of St. Francis Xavier Parish Guild" Published in 1969.

Recipe for Boston Cream Pie

Bake a cake in two seven-inch or eight-inch layer cake tins using a cake mix, a one-egg cake or golden layer cake recipe; or use the following recipe for Boston Favorite Cake.

1-3/4 cups flour (if using all purpose flour, decrease the amount by 2 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup milk
2 egg whites

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees for the cake layers. Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, cream the butter. Add the vanilla and gradually beat in the sugar. Beat this till fluffy. Next, beat
in 2 egg yolks and stir in 1/2 a cup of the flour mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup of milk and then add 1/2 cup of the flour mixture and another 1/4 cup of milk. Mix. Add the rest of the flour mixture and beat just enough to blend well. In a separate bowl, beat the 2 egg whites until they stand up in soft peaks. Fold the egg whites into the batter. Spoon the batter into 2 7 or 8 inch cake pans (round) Bake the layers 20-30 minutes at
375 degrees.

Please note: if you are using an electric mixer or beater, do not separate the eggs. Add to the creamed butter and sugar one at a time, beating well.

Put together the cream pie:
Put the layers together with whipped cream, cream filling or rich cream filling. Sprinkle the cop with confectioner's sugar or spread with chocolate frosting.

Recipe for the Cream Filling:

1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour or 1 tablespoon cornstarch
few grains salt
1 cup milk
1 egg or 2 egg yolks (slightly beaten)

In a small heavy pan, put the sugar, flour and salt. Stir in milk. Mix a cook over low heat until the mixture thickens (about 5 minutes) Add the 1 egg or 2 egg yolks and mix. Cook and stir for 3 minutes more. Chill and Flavor.

Recipe for the Chocolate Frosting:

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Place the chocolate, butter and milk in the top of a double boiler. Cook on medium low until the chocolate melts. Stir Well. Take off the heat and let stand until lukewarm. Stir in the sugar and vanilla. Beat until thick enough to spread.

Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Sweet Chai Pie and Banana Cream

Hey all y'all beautiful pie people!!

I'm in a particularly fine mood this evening, so you'll have to forgive the over enthusiasm. Let's get to the pies of the week!

First off we've got some Sweet Chai Pie. Yes, this is a repeat, but I'm starting to crave fall and this is as close to a fall pie as you can get. Without the pumpkin. What's in it? Chai tea. Custardish, but not too eggy. Soft, sweet, spicy. This was a big hit last year with the Brown University farmer's market, and with some of the kids coming back they've asked for it again. I aim to please. Most of the time.

Next up we've got an old favorite that I can't believe we haven't touched on yet! How on earth could I have passed over Banana Cream Pie? What's that about, ignoring a classic like that. For shame! Sweet layer of fresh bananas on the bottom, beautiful vanilla cream on top. I use an old version of this recipe, so think 40's, think rich, decadent and creamy. This one's a hit with the whole family.

So where are we this week? You guessed it, at the Downtown Farmer's Market, right across from Kennedy Plaza in Burnside Park from 10-2. After which time we'll be making deliveries. One of which will be to Tina's Jamaican Caribbean Restaurant on Atwells across from the Blue Grotto. If you miss us at the market you can pick up a pie there. For delivery give a shout, we'll be on the road Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and remember, delivery is no extra charge.

So. August is almost over. Which is a good thing because it tends to be slow all the way around. In September Cutie Pies will have a lot more markets, a bunch of festivals and several weddings. We've also got a lot of really freakin' good news coming up. I'm not allowed to talk about it just yet, but there's big things coming up for us. Just know we're going to keep bringing y'all the best in boutique baked goods with pie at the center of our crown. We'll also always treat y'all with the love and respect we always have and happy to fulfill any need that might come up. Yes, I know, I take the job seriously, but that's why I'm the Pie Lady.

Oh! One last thing. I made too much Ginger Snap Pumpkin Pie filling for a little photo shoot (whoops, did I say too much?) and I don't want it to go to waste. So anyone feel like trying something a little different? Give a holler!

All the best, guys, hope y'all are having as wonderful a week as I am.

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Oh My Darlin' Clementine

Hey all!

Just a quick note to let y'all know what's goin' on this week... well, not much! We'll be at the Downtown Market tomorrow at Burnside Park, right across from Kennedy Plaza from 10-2. If you can't make it down there, we'll be stocking Tina's Jamaican Restaurant all weekend. So stop on by, get a Cutie or a Whole Pie and make your belly happy!

So what's the pie this week? I'll tell ya, got something special.

Earlier this week I started having dreams of Clementines. What a sweet, perfect little orange. The joy of a Clementine during the winter is second to none, but mixed with chocolate is the summer treat I went back for over and over as a kid. Our first flavor this week is Darling Clementine, a lovely pie from my childhood. The bottom is layered with dark chocolate, the top is a sweet Clementine whip. Delightful and fragrant.

Our second pie took a bit of doing, because it couldn't be cold or watery or too soft, but needed a lot of flavor. There's a lovely lady named Ramona the Watermelon Lady, a great storyteller and local artist. Obviously she likes watermelons and has been asking for a Watermelon Pie. We've finally got it. I'm proud to offer this lovely, pink little thing for Ramona.

We'll also have a bit of Cutie Quiche and a little Pecan Cinnamon rolls at the market. C'mon out and see us and, folks, enjoy the weather. Won't be this lovely for long. Hope everyone's get a great weekend planned!
Cutiepies - Our only competition is Mom.
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(401) 331-2414

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blueberries, Bananas, Guinness and the Best Of!

Hey all! In case no one's heard, Cutie Pies recently won Best Pie in all of Rhode Island from the RI Monthly. Awesome, right? We're very excited over here and going to do our best to keep living up to this great honor.

So this week! We're going to be at Burnside Park, downtown Providence this Friday from 11-2 with the Downtown Farmer's Market.

We'll have some fresh Blueberry Pie and Baked Chocolate Pie. We'll also have Cutie Quiche, Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, Cornbread and Jalapeno Cornbread.

On Saturday we'll be at the Jamaican Independence Fest from 10-10. The fest is going to be located on Prairie Ave. in Downtown Providence. There's going to be great music, food, art and lots of fun.

At this fest we'll have some of the Friday flavors but also our Banana's Foster, that delicious concoction of bananas, rum and brown sugar, sauteed in a little butter and baked into a soft, vanilla custard.

We'll also have our Sweet Guinness Pie. I've recently discovered that Jamaicans love Guinness. So it makes sense they'd love my Guinness Pie. So dig it, it's a sweet Guinness custard with a dark layer of chocolate on top. Yes, this is one of my crazy flavors, but a very loved one.

So c'mon out and see us, grab some pie and enjoy the market and festival. If you need anything at all in the interim, give a shout! We'll deliver or take care of you in any way we can.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Contacting Cutie Pies

Hey, y'all! I just noticed that RI Monthly didn't post our number or any other contact information. So.... here we go!

To call Cutie Pies hit us up at 401 331-2414
If we aren't around, leave a message, we'll get right on back to you.

Want to follow us on Twitter? Click here or search cutiepielady on Twitter.

Is Facebook more your speed? No problem. Join our fan page! We run a few contests and games on there.

We're working as hard as we can to make it easier to get a hold of us. Remember, Cutie Pies is a micro company. We're so small you need a microscope. We want to serve y'all as best we can.

And please, remember, we're on the lookout for a backer. Y'all, I can make a dime turn into a dollar quicker than anyone... so if there's an investor out there, give a shout. Let's see what kinda empire of cute we can create.
Thanks y'all, see you at the farmer's markets!! Delivery tonight and tomorrow!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thanks for the love, 'Lil Rhody

Hey all!! Quickly, let me apologize for not updating maybe as much as I have. Why? Well.... weather, a little lack of inspiration. Not sure. I do know our weeks have been very hectic and it's been a stretch. But thank you for hanging in with me and checking out the blog. I appreciate it.

What I also appropriate, and am very humbled by, is the fact that tonight Cutie Pies won Best Pie in Rhode Island, courtesy of Rhode Island Monthly. I'm shocked and very proud. As such a small company, just one and a half people, we've tried very hard to put forth a good product and make as many people happy as possible. Might be heading in the right direction.

That said, we'll not be at this week's downtown farmer's market. We'll be back next week, so let me update the flavors right now: We've got Lemon Blueberry Pop, a sweet and tart lemon filling with whole ripe blueberries covered in home made pop rocks swirled in. If you haven't had this pie or have never heard of anything like it, this is a Cutie Pie original and will completely knock your socks off!

We've also got classic American Blueberry, made with Maine berries direct from Stut Berry Farm. When working a classic no one does it quite like us.

There's also a little Baked Chocolate Mint on the menu, crispy chocolate on the outside, gooey minty chocolate on the inside. Yum!

And last, Tart Lemon Zing. You've had a lemon meringue, this is close, but even, dare I say it? Better.

We'll also have our now famous Pecan Cinnamon Rolls on hand, as well as some fresh Cracked Cornbread (and why not a little Jalapeno Cornbread while I'm at it?) and a little Cutie Quiche.

Will see y'all next Friday, and thanks for all the love, 'Lil Rhody. I'm really starting to feel at home.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

This Week's Flavors and Three Different Markets Fri-Sat June 12-13

A big summer hello from your Friends over at CUTIE PIES with this week's flavors and where you can find us because we will be in Three Different locations this week.

The Flavors :

We will have for pie are our infamous Orange Buttercream Dream, the pie that tastes like an orange cream-cycle on a warm summer day. We will also have Chocolate Coconut Velvet Pie for those of you who want a little Coco in your day. This week's Cutie Quiche will have Cheddar, Feta, Green Onion, Spinach, Mushroom and Garlic. Also By popular demand Iris' delicious PECAN ROLLS will be there. Arrive early if you want the Pecan Rolls, they are always the first to sell out.

And Where are we going to be this week?

First off we are going in Kennedy Plaza in front of Burnside Park this Friday for Farm Fresh Downtown Market from 10am til 2pm.

And Then Saturday We are going to be in two different locations.

We will be at the Open Air Market located in Lippitt Park, the park at the corner of Hope st. and BlackStone Blvd. from 10am til 4pm.

Also on Saturday we will be Downtown at the Providence Arts Festival which is all up and down Westminster 10:30am til 5pm

So it's a busy week here in Pielandia. Thank you all so much for making this micro business a success.

Come on out an see us this weekend.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lemon Blueberry Pop and Chocolate Strawberry Frenzy

Hey y'all!!

Sorry for the late update this week, we weren't sure if we'd get the right kind (fresh/organic) blueberries in to do what I wanted to do. But did they come in!! Not many of them, but enough to really sock it to ya.

So this week we've got one repeat flavor and one new. The repeat is my Lemon Blueberry Pop! This is a lemon filling, much like a lemon mirange, but so fierce it'll suck your head inside out. Inside the gel are bunches of uncooked blueberries. The result? They explode in your mouth. Literally. I'd explain the chemistry, but like to simply say it's magic and leave it at that. This is one of our more popular flavors, so I had to bring it back in time for blueberries.

If that isn't quite your cup of tea, or you'd simply like some chocolate, we've got the Chocolate Strawberry Frenzy. This is a creamy chocolate (think more pudding than custard) fused with strawberries and with large, fresh strawberry chunks. Delishious!

Along with our Cutie Quiche and Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, which have both been smash hits, we're also introducing Banana Bread (with and without walnuts) and Cornbread. Now... Cornbread is something near and dear to my heart. Like most simple foods a lot of folks don't quite do it right. Too much fooling with simplicity makes it just mush. That said we'll have a simple, sweet Cornbread as well as a Jalapeno Cornbread.

We'll be over at Lippitt Park this Saturday, as we have the last few. Lippitt Park is the big park right next to Blackstone Blvd. While our usual hours are from 10-4, keep in mind that Farm Fresh and the Hope High Farmer's Market are going to be in Lippitt Park as well. They start a little earlier, so then, will I. Go get your veggies and come on over for dessert (or breakfast if you'd like a Cinnamon Roll). No more delivery orders for this week, we're full up.

Hope everyone's have a great week and enjoying some of this beautiful weather! Congrats to Lynn and Paul on their upcoming wedding (very good customers, completely belong together) and we'll see y'all at the park!
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sue's Honey Dipped Ricotta, Banana's Foster and Spicy Pineapple Chocolate

Hello there, y'all!

Alright, last week at Lippitt Park's Open Market was AMAZING! Not only did everyone show up, but the quality of vendors really blew me away. Nice day all the way around, even though there was some drizzle in the morning. This Saturday should be even better, and there is no predicted rain. (Knock on wood here, guys.)

This week we've got three pies for ya. First is our Banana's Foster. I did this a little while back and it was such a hit there wasn't even time to announce it, just flew off the shelves! This is bananas flambeed in rum and brown sugar, then baked into a vanilla pie. Outstanding, you'll never have better. And not as messy as a traditional Foster.

Next up is the Spicy Pineapple Chocolate. Yes, I did do this last week. The thing is there just weren't enough, and it's been requested again by a whole lot of folks, so here it is: Lightly spiced fresh pineapple in a creamy, dark chocolate filling. Might sound unusual, but most of my very unusual pies are the best.

Last pie is very special to me. This is called Sue's Honey Dipped Ricotta. This is a sweet ricotta pie, very traditional, very Rhode Island, but has honey dipped strawberries sprinkled throughout and baked in. Sweet, natural, made with the best ricotta (Narragansett Creamery), local honey and fresh berries from one of my best friend's organic greenhouse.

This pie is named and designed after Susan O'Connell, a good friend of mine and one of the best local ladies I know. I wanted something traditional to Rhode Island (Sweet Ricotta), because she's from here. Everything had to be local (unlike bananas) because Sue is the best of what's local to this state. She's a little shy, but once you open her up, boy howdy! She's also very no nonsense and clear cut in her opinions and world view, but is willing to listen to everyone's point. This is unusal. Susan is fresh, like a good strawberry, bright, warm and a perfect heart inside. Sue, indeed, has a heart so big you could see it from space. This is my warm, sun soaked (honey), funny, twisted friend. And I hope y'all enjoy her pie, because if Sue were a pie, this would be it.

And last, this week we'll be carrying two kinds of Cutie Quiche (not sure what they are until tomorrow), but will say we sold out of them pretty instantly. So get there early!

Same for the Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, so good they were out the door within a half hour!

We will be introducing other things this week if time permits... can I ask y'all to look for Bagels? If not this week, next. No deliveries this week, we've been slammed. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and we'll see you at the park!!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Market! This Saturday!!

Hey all!!

This is a quick update to let y'all know what we're up to. We've got a new Market, the Open Market at Lippitt Park, starting this Saturday from 10-4. We'll be there with bells on, and, if you don't have any big plans for Memorial day weekend, so will you!

Lippitt Park is that big park right next to Blackstone Blvd. There will be boutique food producers like myself, as well as lots of arts, crafts, antiques and vintage items. For exact directions and details, check out the website!

As to pie flavors, we're dong some different stuff this week. Along with our American Apple (double crusted classic) we'll be having a Vanilla Blueberry Buckshot (vanilla custard shot with fresh blueberries) and our Chocolate Pineapple (which is just like it sounds).

Three flavors, you ask? Yes. We're trying to open up a little more and expand, not just in amount, but in product!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that we'll also have Cutie Quiche on hand, single sized quiches, just in time for summer.

We'll also have my world famous Pecan Cinnamon rolls. You've never had a roll quite like this one.

As the weeks go on you'll be seeing a little more from us. While pie is our staple and always will be, it's time to start wowing y'all with everything we can do. Start looking for cornbreads, Baby Cakes and Ginger Spoons. If something goes well, we'll keep it on the menu.

If there's anything you'd like delivered or held back for you on Saturday, let me know soon as you can. Hope everyone's doing good and here's looking for a great summer!

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Bridal couples choosing Wedding Pie, not cake

Pies in the News

This is Shea the cutie pie's guy. I just read this over in the Chicago Sun Times.

It's about how Pie is becoming the replacement for Cake at weddings. Reminds me of the event we did for Liti and Michele last summer.


Five years ago, midway through a second date with a beautiful woman and emboldened by a little too much wine, I revealed my most fanatical belief. I set down the dessert menu, leaned back in my chair and set the crazy free.

"Before we go any further," I said, "there's something you should probably know."

"For this relationship to work, you have to understand that at my wedding, there will be pie -- not cake -- for dessert."

I stared into her eyes, searching for any hint of fear, ready for her to dart toward the door. "If you can't handle that, it's probably best if you just get out now."

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tangerota Berry and Chocolate Vanilla Volcano

Hey y'all! Just giving the update, hope everyone out there is a doing well and ready for some freaky good pie.

Tangerota Berry, which is a mouthful, I know, is an amazing pie designed after an amazing lady. If you do not know Dorota Streitfeld or haven't been to one of the Rebel HQ parties that she co-hosts, your life is far less rich, colorful and a whole lot less interesting. She is, without a doubt, one of my favorite people in New England and defiantly one of the friendliest. Look her up sometime, you'll be greeted with a smile and open arms.

But what's in a Tangerota Berry? Things I knew she'd like, and hopefully you will, too. It's a Tangerine custard with slices of Strawberries sprinkled throughout and a healthy kick of Tequila. It is almost like a Tequila Sunrise, but better. And in pie.

You might ask what you need to do to get a pie designed and named after you. Well... be like Dorota.

Our other flavor this week is Chocolate Vanilla Volcano. This is a sweet vanilla custard with a dark, near black, organic chocolate layered on top. You'd expect me to go all spicy, but that's in a few weeks when the good chilies come out. But no, this is super sweet and awesome goodness. No spicy just yet.

We'll be at the Hope Artist Village in Pawtucket this Saturday from 10am until 1pm. We've exceeded capacity for delivery this week (even before the announcement! Been a busy girl!) so if you'd like to pick up a pie, hit us up at the market.

All you vegans out there, check us out next week, I've got something special with y'all in mind.
Hope everyone's well and having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Choco Coco Tango and Strawberry Cream

First off, I wanted to thank the Providence Phoenix for our Editor's Pick in the recent Best of Providence issue. We were awarded "The Best Non-Maternal Way To His Heart". Which fits us to a tee.

But thanks isn't why the Phoenix loves us, or even why you're here. You'd like to know what the pie of the week is and how to get it. Alright!

This week we're featuring my Choco Coco Tango. Now, those of y'all have have had my Coconut Cream Pie understand that I don't make just any old ordinary Coconut Cream. This is a thick, gooey, luscious Coconut with high notes of fresh vanilla tons of shredded coconut throughout. I like to use the 1923 version of the recipe, which means before canning and the 50's Cult of the Housewife. Which means a better, older, richer process. And it shows in the pie.

But I go on, the Choco Coco Tango is a dark chocolate crust with a layer of chocolate in the bottom of the shell, topped with that beautiful, old Coconut Cream recipe. If you don't like coconut, you'll still love this. Decadent doesn't even cover it.

As always, our second flavor is for those who don't like chocolate or want something not quite as rich. Something simple and sweet, just a little this side of normal fair. For y'all we've got my world class Strawberry Cream. Halfway between a custard and a mousse, this is a soft, fresh and spingy little pie that pushes a strawberry to its' limits!

Both can be done Gluten Free, but not diabetic or vegan. I'll have something more appropriate for both next week. You can always order something special, if you have any dietary needs.

You can find these pies and at least one Cutie baker at the Hope Artist Village this Saturday from 10am until 2pm. If you'd like home delivery, just drop us an email or give a call to our office. As always you can pick up, if that's your preference, at Tina's Jamaican Restaurant on Atwell's Ave. right across from the Blue Grotto. Keep in mind, pick up requires at least 24 hours notice.

Thanks so much, again, guys! I know a whole lot of y'all voted for us (write in) for the Reader's Best Of, and I greatly appreciate it. Hope to see you at a market or on the delivery route soon. And our Spring/Summer market schedule is coming soon!

All our best!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Please hold the applause!

Hey all! If you're reading this and are new to Cutie Pies, thanks!
As most of y'all know we were recently awarded with an Editor's Pick for Best Non-Maternal Way To His Heart by the Providence Phoenix. Thanks Phoenix editors!!

Also thanks to everyone that voted for us. We wouldn't be here without y'all.

I do have one favor to ask, though. Please bear with me while I'm updating the blog. Yes, I know I've promised in the past, but things have been a bit hairy over here, and I'm just catching up. Things should be back to normal as of Tuesday.

As for the pies of the week, I'm not quite ready to announce. I know we're doing something with coconut and chocolate, but not exactly what, and we've got kumquats coming in fresh (I've got a really wonderful weird thing for y'all with that one, just wait), but will have everything up to date on Tuesday.

Also look forward to more Pie pics, links, order forms and, of course, that massive pie list.
Until then, thanks and hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March 7th Market Cancellation

Hey all!
Just a little update, Cutie Pies will not be at the March 7th Farmer's Market. We've had an unexpected death in the family and need to go attend to the living.

We are going to be back for next week's market, so keep your eyes peeled and your mouth watered. Sorry if this cuts into anyone's plans, we'll make it up to you, promise!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Reappearance of the Key Lime

Hello all!

So maybe you noticed I didn't update last week. Maybe you were relieved to not have to hear about all the wonderful pies set out to tempt you into doing something against your waning New Year's resolutions. Maybe not. Last week I waited for Key Limes, that most holy of all citrus, but my fresh crate of the wonderful fruit arrived late last Friday. So no email. No time to warn y'all.

Again this week I waited, because I know I'm not the only one who adores this perfect little ball of limey wonder, I've ordered another crate. Fresh. Direct from Central Florida. And it arrived this afternoon. Just. In. Time.

So this week the Key Lime pie reappears. This is somewhat special for me. One, because it is the pie that launched Cutie Pies, and the other because it is simply my favorite. Everyone asks which of my massive pie menu has my undivided attention, and it is, after all the crazy concoctions, this feat of simplicity.

Key Limes come into perfect ripeness at the end of February. They signal the end of winter, the coming spring and the wheel of our year starting all over again. The Key Lime pie was created to simulate sunshine in your mouth, to bring the first warm glow of warmth that will lead a summer kiss of sun.

Yes, I get a bit romantic about Key Limes. They are one of our perfect fruits.

I will also have this week a wonderful, flirty little pie called Cranrazzle Cream, a Cranberry, Raspberry Cream that is simply divine.

Both will be at the Winter Farmers Market at the Hope Artist Village this Saturday, you can find directions here.

We'll also be delivering Key Limes ALL WEEK LONG. There is no limit on this one, just make sure you give us a 24 hours before you'd like delivery. We've got one last crate on the way, so there should be no problem accommodating everyone. Keep in mind because of the graham cracker crust, this pie cannot be done in small form, so whole pies only.

Special Diets: Both pies can be done gluten free. Neither can be lactose intolerant OR vegan OR diabetic. I know this puts a cramp in some sides, but if you need a delivery this week for a special occasion, give a shout, we'll see if there's anything else in my goody bag for you.

That said, I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, and a very happy end of February to you all. Here's hoping for spring and a little sun!
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Heart Providence!

Hello all!!

We've had a whole lot going on of late, but what I'm really excited about this week is showing some love to Providence! Cutie Pies will be at the I Heart Providence event this Tuesday evening (the 10th) from 6-8 at City Hall!

This event is hosted by Mayor Cicilline, who's always nice to bump into, and our Master of Ceremonies, Dan White, will keep us entertained and happy with live music from Jacob Haller and members of Route .44.

You'll also find complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided by Trinity Brewhouse, chocolate truffles for tasting and purchase by Sin, and heart-shaped pies by Cutie Pies. More info at the website!

And the Cutie flavors? I've sort of outdone myself this week. I express love and care through food, and it shows. We have six this week:
1. Wild At Heart, a chocolate, banana and caramel pie.
2. Falling in Love, which is a chocolate crust, fudge filling smashed with raspberries and a mint ribbon.
3. Wild Honey Pie is exactly what it sounds like, a perfect, sweet little honey pie.
4. Isn't She Lovely, a delicate vanilla and rose concoction.
5. My Psycho Ex, which, of course, is cashews and chocolate. Cause their nuts? But tasty.
6. Cupid Can Suck It. Yes, love goes both ways, and this is perfect if you're not currently in a relationship. This one is chocolate, cherries and hand made marshmallows.

We're doing something a little different this week, while we'll still have individual flavors there will also be "Flavor Packs", little cute boxes with miniatures of each flavor. The idea is to give your sweetheart something different this year. Hopefully they will think it's as cute as I do.

And if you can't come on out and show off for Providence, then think of heading to the Saturday Winter Market located at the Hope Artist Village in Pawtucket. Click here for directions

And if you still can't get out of the house? Give us a call, we'll deliver. Yup, delivery is still every Friday between 6-7pm, just give a shout by Thursday evening and you've got it. So that's it for this week, I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentines day!
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Chocolate Lavender and Orange Buttercream

Happy New Year, y'all!!

Yes, it is your long lost Cutie Pie maker, only so because we've been up to our
elbows in work over here and are now getting the email/blog postings back up.

That said, let's get to the pies of the week! This week I'm serving up an
exciting pie, a flavor so old it is new again, Chocolate Lavender! Yes, not only
can you eat lavender, but it is down right good. This stuff isn't just for soap,

We start off with a rich, dark chocolate and meld it with the most beautiful
organic, culinary quality lavender. The result is something that is sweet and
chocolaty on the front end with only a hint of that warm fragrant lavender, but
builds into a heady taste that almost overwhelms, but not quite. Cooking with
lavender has been a long time favorite of mine, and I thought y'all would
appreciate something completely different and unexpected.

Our other flavor this week is one I've done before, but keep getting requests
for. I can't hold back when there's so many requests, so I've brought back the
Orange Buttercream Dream. For those of y'all that haven't had it yet, think a
Creamsicle in a pie. This lovely little custard will warm you up from the inside
on a cold winter day, thoughts of the tropics float through your head and
suddenly it doesn't feel like snow at all.

Both these pies can be done gluten free, but neither are lactose intolerant,
sugar free or vegan. I'm sorry.

If you have a special request for any pie, just give a shout or email and we'll
get whatever you like to you. All orders for delivery must be in by Wednesday
the 14th and delivery is at your convenience.

You can also come to the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket for the Winter
Market. That is every Saturday (tomorrow) between 11-2. Lots of great vendors
and excellent products. And pie! Check out the website for directions and

Finally, let me say, my hope is everyone had an excellent holiday a great New
Year and wish for an even better year to come. That has been my own personal
holiday wish for everyone and the only thing I wanted this year. And also to
thank all y'all for making this a great holiday season for Cutie Pies. I'm
truly, completely grateful.

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