Chocolate Lemon Pie for Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! I don't have a typical post for today, because I wanted to introduce you to a new project. For a while I'd mused about the idea of starting a food blog, I even had the name all picked out, but never felt like I'd have the time and energy to get it off the ground while still running this blog. Then last year my mom said she wanted to start a food blog, and that she'd do it with me. I was anxious to get the ball rolling, registered a domain, and got things set up with blogger (clearly, I'm afraid to leave my comfort zone). There was an attempt at a cheesecake recipe and then... nothing.

I forged on, learning the nuances of getting a food blog set up - apparently all the cute recipe card widgets are in the Wordpress only club - but I did eventually find a template I could use that would be pinterest friendly. My only still persistent technical problem is that I can't get the domain to redirect without the 'www' - as it turns out the instructions I followed six years ago when I set up my domain don't work presently. If anyone knows how to fix this, message me please!

That was a year ago, and no amount of badgering on my part seemed to get my mom to embrace the blog. However, it was not something I was ready to let go of, and since I'm back home again, I traded nagging for insistence. I demanded she choose a recipe for Pi Day, and she chose the Connecticut native pie, Chocolate Lemon. She did the baking, while I took care of the technical aspects of photographing, editing, and formatting the post. She wrote the copy.

I'm determined to make posts on the food blog weekly, with the focus largely being on classic family recipes, the ones my siblings and I would always be calling my mom for, the ones which feel like home.

Anyway, I hope you will check out Cooking In Cashmere and give it some love!


  1. Yum! Looks delish!

  2. I love that you started a food blog with your mom - even if it hasn't quite gone as planned. And the name could not be more perfect! I am a bordering-on-terrible cook, and even worse baker, mainly because my heart just isn't it in. I'm always enthusiastic about eating food prepared by others, but if it were up to me to feed myself, well... I'd eat a lot of cereal and toast. I can't remember the last time we had a pie in the house (although I have been spoiled with homemade scones this week) and seeing this delcious-looking photo makes me think that I need to convince one of the bakers in my lfie to change that!

  3. Oh fun! Headed over now! This looks delicious! I had some www. issues with blogger too. I ended up calling tech support where I registered my domain name (godaddy) and they fixed it for me!

  4. So cute that you and your mom finally created this food blog. Will check out Cooking in Cashmere for sure!

  5. What a fabulous collaboration!! The funny thing is my hubby wants to start a food blog---more about tasting items at restaurants and such...not cooking!!
    In fact, we just signed up to attend: I figured many of the blogging tips and tricks would apply to fashion also!!!
    Cant wait to check out the food blog!!

  6. Oh that's so much fun! I will definitely be giving it a follow! That pie looks mighty tasty even though I'm not a lemon fan, haha

  7. This looks so scrumptious! I am craving for some now! I am glad that your mom & you started your food blog, hopping to it now!
    I hope you’re having a smooth sailing week! :)

  8. Okayyyy, now I'm drooling over this pie and it's not even lunchtime yet! So good!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  9. I am still drooling at the pics I saw in the IG feed !

  10. This looks so good! I saw the pie on insta and definitely would love to try it!

  11. This looks soooo yummy! Lime and chocolate makes such a lovely pair. I should definitely try this. Thanks for sharing dear!

    Jessica |