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What Flavor Mini Pie Are You?

mini apple pie

Have you had a mini pie lately? I have been hearing that they’re the latest food trend, and I could use a break from cupcakes 🙂 I mean, don’t get me wrong… frosting and cake are great. But there’s something just so comforting about a flaky crust with a delicious filling inside. Maybe some whipped cream or ice cream on top too. Mmmmmmm!

Needless to say, I love pie. And what’s better than having a whole little pie to yourself. Mini pies definitely appeal to me. I love the idea of a tiny little pie – or even better, a collection of a ton of mini pies in various flavors – pumpkin, apple, chocolate. This year I’m still doing a full sized pie for Thanksgiving (going classically pumpkin), but I could imagine rocking a variety of mini pies in the future.

Are you as enchanted with mini pies as I am? Or just pie in general? What mini pie flavor best fits you? Take my latest quiz to find out: What Flavor Mini Pie Are You? Let me know what you get and what you think of your result.

And if you are pie crazy, check out: What Kind of Pie Are You?, What Holiday Pie Are You?, and The Pie Test! It’s making me hungry to check out all these quizzes, so watch out! I can’t promise that you won’t want pie for your next meal 🙂 Reminding myself that it may be a good idea to write a savory pie quiz one of these days to show shepherd’s pie and pot pie a little love!

Discussion questions: What’s your favorite pie flavor – mini or otherwise? Do you like anything special with your pie like coffee, ice cream, or whipped cream?

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What’s Your Dessert Personality?

funfetti cake

I love dessert, and I’ll rarely turn it down… even if I should 🙂 I enjoy all types of dessert, but of course I have my favorites. And I can’t help but think my favorites reveal a little about my personality.

What about you? What’s your favorite dessert? Take this quiz: What’s Your Dessert Personality? Let me know what you pick, and what you think of your result.

Discussion question: What’s your all time favorite dessert?

New Quiz: What Flavor Sorbet Are You?

 

picture of six different sorbets

What flavor sorbet best suits you?

Are you a fan of sorbet? I am. I eat my fair share of ice cream, but I really like sorbet. It’s a lot lighter than ice cream, so I can enjoy more of it. A cup of sorbet is my hard earned treat in the summer… or not so hard earned 🙂 Growing up, sorbet wasn’t exactly a treat. It tasted a lot like frozen blended fruit. These days, however, I think some amazing sorbets are being made – they are a lot creamier and more delicious than they used to be.

I am lucky to live near an amazing gelato shop that dedicates a lot of time to coming up with interesting sorbet flavors. Come to think of it, a lot of the ice cream shops around me do. In the past few months, I’ve had mango cayenne sorbet, coconut sorbet, avocado sorbet (it was good!), and my favorite, chocolate sorbet. I’m seriously spoiled, especially when I’m able to mix a couple flavors together.

Clearly, my love of sorbet inspired my latest quiz: What Flavor Sorbet Are You? Now that it’s feeling like summer in my neck of the woods, I’ll be enjoying this tasty treat a lot more. Comment below and let me know what you think of your result!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Flavor Sorbet Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like sorbet? What flavors?
  3. Are you more of an ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet type?
  4. What treat do you look forward to each summer? It can be a food, drink, or something else.
  5. Want even more sorbet? What do you get on The Sorbet Test? How does it compare to your other result?

Quiz: What Girl Scout Cookie Are You?

four different boxes of Girl Scout Cookies

What Girl Scout cookie best fits you?

It’s that time of year again in my next of the woods – Girl Scout Cookie time! Are you familiar with this tradition? Every year, the Girl Scouts in the states sell their delicious cookies outside of grocery stores and drugstores. There are many yummy varieties to choose from, and I know people who buy tons of boxes to stock up for the year. Clearly, Girl Scout cookies are very hard to resist! Is anyone else a fan?

My introduction to girl scout cookies came in the 1980s when I was a girl scout…actually I was a Brownie. Brownies are what young Girls Scouts are called in the United States, and it’s how girls get their start with the organization. I wore a little brown uniform and enjoyed collecting badges. Of course, my favorite time of year was Girl Scout cookie time, when I enjoyed eating cookies a lot more than selling them 😉

I wish I could say that I was a Girl Scout for all of my childhood, but it didn’t work out that way. I was just too much of a rule breaker to be a Girl Scout… or even a Brownie. I started a little mutiny among the Browines one day, and after that, I wasn’t really welcome in the troop.

Despite my sad parting with the Girl Scouts in my home town, I’m still a big supporter of them – and I love their cookies. I love their cookies so much that I wrote a quiz about them: What Girl Scout Cookie Are You? Give it a go, and let me know what you get!

I’m also curious to know how many members of the Blogthings family were scouts growing up. Did you also sell or eat cookies? I’m not sure how other Girl Scouts across the world earn money. In the US, Boy Scouts sell popcorn, which is also delicious… but not as good as cookies 😉

Quiz: The Chocolate Chip Cookie Oracle + Recipe

fresh baked chocolate chip cookies with milk

What does your favorite cookie say about you?

Cookies are pretty much my go to comfort food. I love all types of cookies – soft, chewy, dense, light, chocolate-y, peanut butter, fun, serious… That’s what makes a quiz like The Chocolate Chip Cookie Oracle so difficult for me. It’s hard for me to state a cookie preference because I love them all.

What kind of cookies do you like? Comment below and let me know. Also let me know if The Chocolate Chip Cookie Oracle is accurate for you. As an enticement, I’ve included a recipe for the healthy(ish) cookies Blogthings runs on. Happy quiz taking and baking!

Healthy Blogthings Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/4 cup oat flour (or another flour, but we like oat flour at Blogthings)

6 tablespoons brown sugar (that’s also 3/8 cup)

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 tablespoon salt

1/2 cup nut butter (almond, hazelnut, peanut butter, cashew butter) are all good choices

2 tablespoons applesauce

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 tablespoon almond extract (optional, but I like to use it for any non-peanut butter nut butter)

1/2 cup chocolate chips (mini preferred – mini M&Ms are cool too!)

2 bowls and 2 spoons for mixing

Cookie sheet

Combine the dry ingredients (flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt) in the first bowl. Mix well.

Combine the wet ingredients (nut butter, applesauce, and extract(s)) into the second bowl. Mix well.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix in the chocolate chips. Refrigerate the dough for two hours or overnight. The dough should be firm before you use it.

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Scoop the cookie dough out onto the cookie sheet in tablespoon sized balls. Flatten the balls a bit with the back of a spoon or knife (or clean hand!). Bake for 12 minutes, or until the cookies start to brown. Pull them out of the oven, and let them cool for a few minutes on the pan before transferring them to a rack.

Enjoy 🙂 These cookies are naturally vegan and also gluten free for people who eat oats. If you make them, please let me know what you think!

What’s Your Pie Personality?

Pumpkin Pie

Do you love pie? Take my quiz!

So looking forward to Thanksgiving! I love this holiday, even though many have mixed feelings about it. I think the combination of food and family on a dark, cold night can’t be beat. I look forward to this single holiday all year, and while each Thanksgiving is different, it’s never disappointing. And while there may be family squabbles, tension, and football rivalries, what can’t be solved over a nice piece of pie.

No doubt about it, my favorite part of this holiday is pie. (Okay, maybe it’s second to seeing my family… especially if they happen to be reading this.) I love pie of all sorts. Pumpkin pie is my hands down favorite, but I’m also partial to pumpkin pie, apple pie, cherry pie… you get the picture. It’s probably true that I haven’t met a pie I didn’t like, but I will admit that I’m not the biggest fan of rhubarb pie.

What about you? Are you looking forward to Thanksgiving? Are you at least in the mood for pie? 😉

For me, pie is usually a Thanksgiving thing, but it doesn’t have to be. I grew up eating at Village Inn (a chain of restaurants in the midwestern United States) as a kid and teenager, and there was nothing I liked better than a slice of their pie. French silk was my non-seasonal favorite, and I can still remember how that chocolate cookie crust tasted. So yes, I was raised on pie!

Take my quiz: What Kind of Pie Are You? Let me know what you end up getting on this one. Also, what type of pie is your favorite? Is pie the thing you look forward to most during the Thanksgiving? Or do you have another aspect of the holiday you like best?