I've never made a pie before. Today I made a key lime pie, and I think I did an OK job for my first time. I hope the filling thickens up because it wasn't very thick when I poured it in, even though I added like a teaspoon of corn starch because I didn't think it was thick enough. I won't know until tomorrow. I think I made the meringue too stiff, because I couldn't make those "cowlicks" on the pie. I think I over cooked it too... but for my FIRST pie I think I did OK. I'm used to cakes. Martha Stewart's "Easy" crust recipe is anything but. I tried SO hard, but in the end it ended up ruined and looked like an undercooked biscuit, so I sold out and used a graham cracker crust. What culinary shame. I'm not sure what's bigger, my pie or my mess. I've got a mountain of tiny key lime peelings, zest, flower everywhere, and a mountain of bowls and pots as you can see in my sink.
I also tried to make peanut butter fudge. Twice. They're both crumbly, except one is too moist and the other is too dry and it's grainy. I'm not good with boiling sugar. Paula Dean's version made with velveta was gross.... I don't recommend it.