Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The apple of my eye../Nothing do do about the New Year..

I have a few..Lucas..Max..Noah..Ollie..

Caro and Mimi..
I guess that makes..apples of my eye..s.

Materialistically..speaking though?
Williams-Sonoma..?When I go to Florida~It is a favorite place to go and peek..

I only bought one thing..I promise.

And how cute is it?

A mini pie press.

It is easy to use..
I did not follow their apple pie filling recipe..I just made my own..I cut extremely small pieces of apple.. added sugar..cinnamon..Cardamom..and a bit of flour..

Placed the filling in the press..sealed the edges w/ egg wash and baked..
Blueberry must be divine..raspberry too..This is something I will use again..Unlike my giant cupcake pan:)Takes less room also.
Just thought if Santa did not visit some of could treat yourselves.
I even like their catalog.That's a gift in itself.Does this have anything to do w/ the New Year? Ok..maybe..mea culpa for the title:)
Why oh why don't we have one here?
I know why..I bet I do.


  1. adorable i think i have another version of this, of course i want what you got now!

  2. Cardamom is so good. I love it. They must have more choices at WS in the US than Canada. This is adorable. I want one!

  3. Oh, this looks so perfect! Santa put these cute little pie molds in my stocking a few years ago. Such fun!
    Happy New Year, sweet friend! ~ Sarah

  4. I think Yvonne has one of them, and posted about it way back. Love this idea, especially since I am a terrible baker:) XO, Pinky

  5. oh such a cool tool to have!

  6. Je crois que tu as raison ma chère Nana, même en dehors de Noêl il faut se faire plaisir en s'offrant, si cela est possible, ce qui nous plaît... ainsi aucun désenchantement!
    Ce coeur de délice est un vrai bonheur...
    Je serai absente un petit moment, mais à l'aube de cette année 2012, je te renouvelle mes voeux afin que tout soit possible y compris le bonheur...
    gros bisous

  7. No Williams Sonoma over here so I can just look and dream. Your pies are very sweet! Pictures are astoundingly well done as usual! My father always calls me the apple of his eye. It is a phrase that is very sweet to me and makes me smile. A very Happy New Year to you and all your family! Hoping 2012 brings you enough blessings to make your cup runneth over! xxoo

  8. To you too..may all your cups runneth some way..even in the quiet peacefulness of just your own company:)
    I think Yvonne and Jain..and a few others inspired me:)

    Have a wonderful weekend~

  9. I always find it impossible to resist buying things in Williams-Sonoma and this pie press shows why! The little pies are so adorable, I love all the possibilities for the filling.

  10. Lucy..I saw your name on it too:) Perfect for you.

  11. You asked me a question on my blog post, and I know I have it but I can't find your email address!! To add a Goodreads widget, do a google search on Goodreads widget on blogger. You'll find the code. Hey, also go Goodreads and friend me!! I'd love to keep tabs on your reading!

  12. Thanks Pam..I will add'll be my only Goodreads friend..I don't Facebook or anything hope that's ok..It may take me a while to add some of the books I have read..Does Jain know about this?
    It's such a nice site.Thanks!

  13. I saw them and resisted....but you my friend make things look so enticing...hard to resist! they should have you doing their catalog! Beautiful pics!
    L xoxoxoxoxo

  14. We are so lucky to have a WS here but I wish we had a WS Outlet store too. I know - never satisfied. I've seen those adorable little pie molds and wondered about them. Sounds like a cinch! Little older boys will appreciate them more :) Have a wonderful New Year, M!

  15. How cute--those precious little "apples" of your eye and then Williams-Sonoma. I'm still waiting on my own little "apples" but love Williams-Sonoma!!

    I'm guessing you are in Florida and hope you are having a nice and warm visit.


  16. How adorable! I saw the molds and almost purchased them...I used every ounce of restraint. Guess I am going back to the store as you have answered my question, "Yes, they really do work!"

    Have a wonderful New Year!

  17. So pretty M...
    The Chef purchased this mold resently...spotted it while unpacking some of his kitchen joy!
    Looking forward to trying this cute little one.
    Passed up THEN AGAIN while in Sams...glad to hear you Loved, I'll reconsider next time.
    Happy to be back in blogville and having the time to saute myself here!!!!
    Hugs, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  18. Cute as a button. I've never seen a pie press. I wonder how it works? I've always loved visits to housewares stores... like an adult toy store in the best way. Funny, I have been dreaming of making homemade pop tarts... this is a first cousin, isn't it???

    Have a great New Years!

  19. I saw this when I went window shopping there the day before Christmas. They should have your picture on the packaging to sell the product! (I know you would rather have the shop near to home, but it is fun to have places you just have to shop when you travel!)

    The pie is so pretty. I bet raspberry would be my favorite. Happy New Year to you.

  20. You are so right is fun to have something different to look forward to,great attitude..Instead of what I don't have..what I can sometimes see:)
    I remember that post you put about what if you woke up one day with only the things you had been grateful for the night before:) Similar..

    They're not really like a pop tart..a real little use the mold the cut the a piece in the bottom..put filling seal WELL w/ egg wash all around and top w/ other cut out piece..brush w/ egg top w/ sanding sugar:)

    Kathy your story is one of hope and joy..the icing on the cake is his lovely profession..I hope you take beautiful photo of his creations..Happy for you.

    Affordable and adorable.. a bit like the gyoza molds..

    I can imagine French cooks tools stores in Paris would be quite intoxicating:)
    Susan..hope you are up to PAR for NYE:)

  21. I'm going to have to go back to the store...I don't believe I've seen the press. You might want to warm William-Sonoma that they might have a run on this product after all of us have seen your cute little pie. Have a wonderful New Year, and blessings to your family.

  22. I love Williams Sonoma, but it there are none whee I live. Maybe it's a good thing; we would be in the poor house.That press is right up my alley.

  23. Everything you make always looks so perfect!

    Thank you for your kind words and all the best in the New Year to you and yours also.


  24. Hello my beautiful creator of all things good and lovely!
    I wanted to wish you a wonderful new year and thank you for all that you have shared, including your friendship with me in this tough year for me. It matters so much.
    May all things good and wonderful always be in reach in this year to come.
    xo isa

  25. Charming...adorable...useful! Just your style Monique!!! Thank you (as always) for sharing. :)
    Happy 2012 to you and yours.

  26. I just put mine aside for Valentines Day. I have the apple, pumpkin and star. I am waiting now for the clearance at WS outlet on the Cmas cut outs. I would not pay 10.00 when I know they will be 2! I can wait!

  27. Back to say, I have used my giant cupcake pan a lot! I saw it made into a Christmas Tree, very cute!
    The top would make good igloos for the boys, they would love it!

  28. I always stroll thru Wms. Sonoma and take a whiff and stroll back is so expensive. I'd love to have all that copper cookware though!

  29. Kathleen thanks for thetips..I'll try again..:) Maybe February~

    It is expensive..but if I have picked up things..some things are ok:) I think the little mold is under $10.00

    Kathleen has an outlet:)

  30. Love! Must have.

    I haven't been to W & S in ages, and I live only 15 minutes away from one.

  31. Absolutely nothing outshine them:)You don't need gadgets..You create on your on.. In every way~