Saturday, April 23, 2011

Helping Mom Bake Easter Meat Pie

I always help mom make our Nonna's recipe for Pizzagaina every Easter and this year is no different!
 Our ham and our proscuitto and our genoa salami are all diced. 
 Next we dice the basket cheese.  Everybody always asks what basket cheese is. 
This is basket cheese~~
 Mom is stingy with the meat but not with the basket cheese!  yummmmmmmm
 Next is the 1  1/2 cups of ricotta mixed with 7 eggs and 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese and lots of black pepper. 
Gently toss the meat and cheese mixture together with the egg mixture. 
Mom cheated this year!
She bought the pie crust instead of making her own - shame on you, mom.  Nonna is watching and shaking her finger at you!
She unrolled the already-prepared crust and added the filling.

This top crust is a whole lot more fun that the traditional lattice one!
Way to go, mom!

The Easter Meat Pie bakes for 1 hour and 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
We can't wait for our piece!
 Happy Holy Saturday~~

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch


Gus said...

mmmmmyummyyummyyummy! Your Mom is quite the artist in dough. Does your dad ever ask if he can have his picture on the pie?

gussie n teka

Amber-Mae said...

OMD that meat pie looks so droolsomely, fantastically, mind bogglingly gooooooood!!!! You both are so lucky to have a wonderful Chef at home. She always makes such great home-cooked food. I bet my hoomie Melissa is nowhere as good as her. I hope you both got a very large piece each!

violett said...

Hmm, that looks so delicious. And I run the water in the mouth.
Whether Mama me something fine to bake birthday on Monday?
We wish you a happy Easter.

Lots of love

Adien Crafts said...

Wowser!! That looks good, our human said she's going to have a go at that! We enjoyed looking at your lovely photo's, Dex & Louis x

Enya said...

Oh my mouth was watering when I saw the pic with your basket cheese....!
The Pizzagaina looks very good!
Happy Easter to all of you!
love, Enya

Kari in Alaska said...

mmm that looks yummy!


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

YUMMY!! We are hoping you get the "airedale" pieces - they look pretty generous.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and The Sweet Babes

Sue said...

Umm, that looks so good. Our Mom always uses frozen pie crusts. She says why reinvent the wheel?

Barbara said...

Wow, YUMMY!!! You're a good helper!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Maggie and Mitch you are going to have the best Easter of anybody!! You lucky dogs!!!
Happy Easter you all!!
XX, Bambi & Fern

Oreo said...

Oh WOW!! That looks soo yummy!! I will be there in a bit!! bol
ENJOY my friends!!

Jazzi and Addy

Archie and Melissa said...

hi m & m!
all we can say is yum!
what a wonderful easter you are all going to have!

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch - wow that's awesome. I brought my dad over for a look and now he's hungry. My dad wants to know what time dinner is - we'll bring the wine and lots of treats :)

Oskar said...

Wowee, does that look good! I hope you each get a slice!

Happy Easter,

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

We are drooling on the keyboard. What an awesome pie--even with bought crust!!!

And we love the pictures of you on the top....we reckon that makes it YOUR pie. but we know you'll share it.

Happy Easter.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Bocci said...

That looks deeelicious-I think we remember this pie from last year-we'd never heard of it before.
Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

SissySees said...

Yum! We're getting ready to bake in a bit... Dadaw's requested apple-cheese crisp - Mama bought lots of apples and cheese so we know she'll share - and something chocolate she won't.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

That sure looks delicious! Happy Easter! Love, Holly and mom

Anonymous said...


What are your hoomans eating? BOL

Have a

woo woos, Tessa

The Life of Riley said...

Yum! The topping is much better than latcie and too good to eat!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh does that ever look delicious!!!! Happy Easter, Maggie and Mitch and all of your family. We love your new header photos.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh we would love a bite,,, just a little bite! It is so pretty and we know it must smell so good too.
Happy Easter

Teddy said...

Oh my, that easter meat pie looks delicious!! What a lot of ingredients too. Mom and I are licking our lips looking at that yummy meal.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!


Wyatt said...

It already looked divine...but the Airedales on top, drove it right home!! HOME RUN!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

I'm snagging the keys from Princess Eva and Brice The Handsome's Momma's rental khar -

I SOOOOO want some of that!


Teddy Bear said...

That looks delicious! We especially love the Airedale cut outs.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Two French Bulldogs said...

So did mom do a good job guys? Sure looks good
Benny & Lily

Thor and Jack said...

That meat pie looks so delicious!!!!

Thor and Jack

Stardust said...

Hey, please be easy on mom, I'm sure the pie tastes great nevertheless. Love the Airedale and heart decor!

Hollie and Janie said...

You are the best helper! That meat pie looks so yummy.... i'm drooling on the keyboard! It's even better b/c of the 'dale inspired crust!! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to show Her this recipe!! Looks really nommy. Or is that "nummy"?? bought pie dough is OK. I think.

Roo Roo, Stuart

Maxi said...

That looks really yummy. My mommy gonna have to make me one.

Genista Gold Milaika said...

Wow, that looks really yummy! Your Mum is clever!
Princess Kisses