• The Brown Paper Bag Apple Pie Recipe

    That’s right, in brown paper bags!  In fact, before baking went oh-so high tech, many fruit pies were cooked that way.  It was the “secret” in secret pie recipes.  This video shows some of what it’s all about.

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    The Brown Paper Bag Apple Pie Recipe

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    Pie Baking Secrets

      Would you like to make your pie crust a little crispier?  Or maybe a little flakier?  Here are some old time kitchen secrets to help you out: Try adding 1 tablespoon of distilled white vinegar instead of 1 tablespoon of ice water if you’d like a crispier crust. But if you’d like a flakier crust […]

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    Pie Baking Secrets

  • Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

    Some videos are priceless, and this is one of them.  It comes courtesy of The Parenting Channel.  The little girl announcer needs a TV show of her own! There’s a brief commercial at the beginning, but after that, be prepared for some fun. Seriously.

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    Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

  • Surprise Donnie and Allen

    Donnie and Allen Working on Their Cookbook

      What do Donnie and Allen do when they’re not baking or selling pies?  Well, you guessed it- they work on their upcoming recipe book!

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    Donnie and Allen Working on Their Cookbook

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    A Holiday Treat Recipe

    The holidays are coming, and Mother Love believes that a great holiday tradition is the pre-dinner snack. The Loves always make the pre-dinner snack to stop the family from eating the dinner before its time. The pre dinner meal is a good snack when watching the football game on Thanksgiving or Christmas cartoons. This snack […]

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    A Holiday Treat Recipe

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We’re in Bloomberg News!

  “Alan and Donnie Love, owners of Love’s Custard Pies, sell pies at their stand at Eastern Market in Detroit. Michigan has the fourth-biggest number of farmers markets, trailing California, New York and Illinois, according to a USDA report this week. Among its attempts to nurture small-scale agriculture and the businesses that arise from it, […]

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Someone Painted Our Picture

We thought you’d enjoy seeing this stylized oil painting of what life is like at the LCP booth.  With 30,000 to 60,000 people a day coming to Detroit’s Eastern Market, you can bet sometimes it gets crowded, but when you really want the best pie you can get- well, you either brave the crowds or […]

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At the Eastern Market

Loves Custard Pies takes the Eastern Market by storm.  Watch this video with Andrew Zimmerman of the Bizarre Foods TV show as he makes his way through the Market til, right near the end, he finds the best pies he’s ever tasted.

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