How to Make Pie Crust Without a Recipe in a Few Simple Steps

Growing up, my family was not into home cooking. For holiday meals, my mom would reluctantly roast the bird and make the mashed potatoes and gravy from scratch, but she didn't love it. When it came to making pies, she had even more opinions. She would mostly use store-bought pie crusts, but when she made crust from scratch, she would surely let us know.

“Do you know what a pain it is to make the crust from scratch?” she would say. Well, needless to say, as an adult I obviously had some trepidation around making pie crusts. But it turns out those fears were unwarranted.

If the thought of making pie crusts intimidates you, or you've never had success making one, keep reading. I'm here to tell you that it's really not scary at all, and it's one of the easiest ways to elevate your home cooking.

Note: In this post, I will share the process of how to make a pie crust without a recipe. What to do, what not to do, and what to look for. If you prefer a recipe with precise directions, this article is not for you.

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Red Thai Curry Recipe – Recreating the Best Thai Food

When traveling around Thailand, we found ourselves not only eating everything the country had to offer but taking as many cooking classes as we could to learn how to make some of the country's best dishes at home.

Curry was one dish we couldn't get enough of, and Thai red curry with seafood was one we found ourselves ordering again and again.

Unfortunately, when it came to learning how to make Thai curry in cooking classes, most lessons involved making curry paste from scratch. This was a cumbersome process that, to be quite honest, most home cooks probably don't have the time or patience for.

So after we got back, we spent a great deal of time taking some of our favorite components from our various recipes and adapting them to use premade curry pastes that we could readily purchase at home. In this one, we wanted to share our red Thai curry recipe using Mae Ploy curry paste!

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