Hearthstone Cherry Pie


The things you’ll need


  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter flavored shortening, chilled
  • ½ cup salted butter, chilled
  • 6 tablespoons butterfmilk, chilled
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups pitted red tart cherries, fresh or canned
  • 6 + 2 tablespoons cherry juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream in decorating bag fitted with #829 tip
  • Whipped cream in decorating fitted with #4B tip
  • Egg wash
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • 2 rubber spatulas
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Bench flour
  • Fork for docking
  • 2 quarter sheet trays lind with parchment paper
  • Baking spray
  • Pastry cutter
  • Medium sauce pan
  • Whisk
  • 2 round cookie cutters
  • Small sharp knife
  • Pastry brush

Let’s get started!

Dough(Make twice)
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt and then add cubed butter and shortening. Work between fingers until the mixture no longer has large chunks of butter.
  2. Drizzle in ice cold buttermilk and vanilla. Work in the buttermilk to form a dough.
  3. Form the dough into a disc and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours to set.
  1. In a small bowl whisk flour and 6 tablespoons of cherry liquid until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, stir together cherries, 2 tablespoons cherry liquid, sugar, and salt. Place over medium heat and continue to stir and cook until sugar dissolves, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Stir slurry into cherries and increase heat to medium high. Cook until mixture starts to thicken, another 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and then allow to cool at room temperature.
  5. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Time to decorate!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Roll dough out to ¼ inch thick and place into a greased baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dock the dough with a fork then spread cherry filling evenly along the bottom of the sheet. Save a little bit of filling for the handpie.
  3. Roll out second dough and cut out long strips using a pastry cutter or a paring knife.
  4. Arrange strips of dough in a lattice pattern. Crip the overhanging dough into a rope border.
  5. With the excess dough, cut out 2 circles using a cookie cutter. Use a small knife to cut a hearthstone swirl into the center of one of the circles
  6. Roll out the dough that remains and cut out a hearthstone sun.
  7. Assemble handpie with remaining cherry filling and the smaller hearthstone rounds. Place handpie on center of sun design.
  8. Egg wash and bake at lattice pie for 60 to 70 minutes.
  9. Egg wash and bake hearthstone handpie for 15 to 20 minutes

Cryptozoic giveaway prizes!

My Cryptozoic Entertainment winnings are here and I am beyond excited to find out what I won!! [ CLICK HERE 4 that post ]

Oh Em Gee!!  Look at the loot!! *SQUEAL!!*  Lets check it out and see what's in there shall we?...

-Ghostbusters Micro Figure Blind Bags! I got Zuul & Vigo!! Awesome!! They are exaggerated and cartoonish with big heads. So cool! I totally want more now.

-Cryptozoic Ghostbusters Mighty Meeples! I'm especially excited about these because I really wanted them but there was no way I could get them! They were part of the "2016 Event Exclusive" packs, which you could only get at various conventions. It contains: #7 - Slimed Peter Venkman, #8 - Slimed Ray Stantz, and #9 - Exclusive Slimer

-Last but not least, a Ghostbusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Oven Mitt. I've already received an awesome reaction from a friend in regards to this:

"That's like the scariest job mr. Stay puft could have! He was burned alive, you're a monster."

Just hilarious!!

Anyways... I'm a happy camper right now :D   If you are interested in any of this stuff, definitely make sure to check out the Cryptozoic website!

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Bring your own cup! - 7-11

Yesterday and today was "Bring Your Own Cup Day" at 7-11. If you're unfamiliar, it's just a day where you can bring in whatever cup you want from home and fill it up for $1.50.

While setting up a rad game of Raiders of the North Sea, my family and I decided to totally hit up 7-11 first and took advantage of their diabetes inflicting deal and brought our biggest liquid holding type cuppy things that we had.

Lets just say it did make for a pretty fun game lol   And no.. the baby didn't get any slurpie lol

Ikea Kallax


We finally caved and bought a small Kallax (  ) for dirt cheap off of Kijiji. We didn't have much choice once we started receiving our Arcadia Quest stuff. There was just no room for it.. plus our game cupboard was on the brink of buckling.

This is the cupboard that used to hold our games:

The new board game space:

What a mess:

I'm not really feeling the games being in there horizontally but I've already switched them vertically and back a few times. The games don't fill the squares entirely and it gets under my skin the most when vertical. It probably wont stay this way for long. Maybe the next time I play what feels like a game of Tetris and adjust them vertically, I'll take a picture and make a poll to see which way other people think is better.

Review of the Week

Bahahaha so this morning I got a fun little surprise in my email:

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It's from The Geek Weekly which is an email subscription news letter from BoardGameGeek.com. Under the Review of the Week header, you can see there is a review for Raiders of the North Sea. I was like "YES! I love that game!" and then I proceeded to click the link so I could check it out. ...only to find out it was MY little review.


This gave me a chuckle of happiness for sure.

I have a feeling that today is going to be a really good day :)

I won a piggy!

Sooo... last night while I was shutting down my laptop for the night --I saw on my facebook page, that I won a 52mm custom sculpt of the Brickyard pig! The contest was from Druid City Games‎ Kickstarter launch party for their new game "The Grimm Forest"!!

*SQUEE!* I'm so happy!!