Saturday, March 19, 2011

Southern Veggie Dinner

Sure, I love to bake pie.  And I make some pretty awesome pie.

But some nights, you just want a hearty, healthy, gluten-free and vegetarian dinner.  This is one I made the other night, and you can expect to see dinners like this from Butterpat...

Molasses blackeyed peas and collard greens will be staples, and of course so will my delicious honey cornbread (which is naturally gluten-free).  Look for the copper pennies on special - that's carrots cooked with onions and garlic in a maple-mustard cider vinegar sauce.

Of course there'll still be pie for dessert if you have any room left!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

(Native) American Pie

I've got a new blog project called World Piece, in which I plan to create a pie in honor of every country in the world.  I started out at home with American Pie - but it's not what you think!

That's buffalo meat, two kinds of beans, butternut squash, and a richly spiced coffee gravy in a buttery cornmeal crust.  Click over here for the recipe, or save yourself the trouble and make a pledge to my Kickstarter project so I can make one for you!

Friday, February 25, 2011

I Can't Help Falling In Love with Elvis Pie.

I've just created the most delicious pie in all my years of baking.  I call it Elvis Pie.  Inspired by my own homemade bacon, cured with maple, brown sugar, and cloves, plus the famous fried sandwiches that killed the King, I set out to create something epic.

I succeeded.

That right there is a bacony graham cracker crust with a layer of peanut butter cream sweetened with honey and brown sugar, topped off with fresh sliced bananas, then a lucious vanilla custard, topped off with bacon-vanilla whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, chopped chocolate, and of course, the sweet home-cured bacon.

I can't wait to share this with the world.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Free pie pops TODAY!

So I stayed up late last night and got up early this morning to bake up about a hundred of these beautiful pie pops.  Half are filled with my own homemade blackberry jam (see pic!) and the other half with a lucious peanut butter-banana-brown sugar mix.

So come on down to Tom McCall Waterfront Park today from about 11:30 onward and look for me at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge, or over at Salmon St. Springs.  I'll be there until I've given all of these babies away.

Did I mention they're FREE?

Of course, there's always a catch.  I'm doing this to promote my Kickstarter project to raise funds for my food cart.  So if you like my pie and want more, enjoy the free pie pop and go pay it forward with a pledge.  You get all kinds of rewards, including pie, when you pledge!

The weather's gorgeous today, by the way!  See you at the waterfront!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Want some free pie?

I'm busy baking today, creating over 100 pie pops to give away for free tomorrow!  I'll be down on the waterfront (near the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge and/or near the Salmon St. Springs) around 11 a.m. and I'll stay until I've given away all the pie pops.

What's a pie pop?  Well, it's a fun way to sample pie in one or two bites.  It looks like a lollipop - it's a round bite of pie on a stick - but it's made from my delicious butter-flaky pie crust and a dollop of filling in the middle!

Tomorrow, look for two flavors: 
  • Memphis-style peanut butter and banana (sweetened with local honey)
  • Northwest blackberry jam (homemade jam from blackberries I picked myself last summer)
I'll also be handing out cards promoting my Kickstarter project.  Make a pledge today at the link to your right, under the lucious-looking maple bacon cream pie.  Thanks for your support, and I'll see you at the waterfront!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Oh wow, it's really happening... this morning, I launched our Kickstarter page!  Go check it out!

What this means is that I now have until the morning of April 4 - that's 49 days - to raise $15,000.  WHEW!  Kickstarter and Amazon take about 10% of that for processing, and I'll use the remaining $13,500 or so to purchase and outfit the food cart that will become BUTTERPAT!  (Some of the money will also go toward insurance, licensing, and other startup costs.)

So drop by the Kickstarter page.  There's a cool video in which you get to see me being a total dork while enjoying a sexy B. B. King blues number and some delectable food photos from my kitchen.  There are also some pretty awesome rewards for my backers.

Spread the word, tell your friends, tell everybody you know.  Thanks in advance for your support!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


So here we are on the web, getting ready to announce our presence to the world!

Butterpat is soon to be the best Northwest-Southern Fusion food cart in Portland, Oregon.  I'm Kimberly, and I've been cooking soul food for most of my life, with a special focus on pie.  The time has come for me to share my specialties with you, so stay tuned as we try to make that happen!