Monday, April 25, 2016

Lemon Ice Box Pie and My Fairy Garden


 Let's have tea and Ice Box Lemon Pie out in the garden today, shall we?  I'd show you my waterfall, but it's not working right now, so I'll show you my fairy garden instead!


 This darling bee teacup and saucer was a gift from my daughter at Christmas.  Isn't it bee-u-tiful?


 Isn't the saucer cute, too?


 This napkin coordinates so pretty with my setting, doesn't it?


 Come along to see my fairy garden that I made several years ago, that's in my galvanized tub.  I have four fairies for my four granddaughters and three gnomes for my three grandsons. With our recent hailstorm, two of my fairies got broken wings.  Yes, the hail was that big!


 I have a toadstool with a tea set, of course!  Playing in the fairy garden just brings out the little girl in me!


 Can you see the tire swing over my little river?


 This sweet little birdhouse is getting all rusty, because it's been out for several  years.

 Here's the garden gate with a chandelier hanging in the archway.

Now, after all that playing in the fairy garden let's have some pie!  This Lemon Ice Box Pie came from my friend, Jemma, @ At Home With Jemma.  It's very much like my Cherry Cheesecake (unbaked) recipe, found  here. For the crust on this pie, I used Biscoff cookies, ground up, because I had them in my pantry and had forgotten what recipe I had wanted them for!!  Does that ever happen to you?  I think you'll like this recipe, as it's creamy, cool and lemony, but not too.  Here's the recipe:



1- 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 T. lemon zest
1 t. vanilla
1 prepared graham cracker crust, store bought or homemade, found here (I used Biscoff cookies, but you could also use shortbread cookies)
whipped cream for garnish

Combine cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. Mix on medium speed with a mixer until smooth.  Pour into  prepared crust.  Refrigerate overnight.  Garnish with whipped cream.

Here's a sample of hail that my son is holding that hammered down!  There were even larger ones than this.

 



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66 comments:

  1. Love your teacup and saucer,Kitty, it does look like the napkin belongs with it. Your fairy garden is just beautiful, and what a great idea to have fairies and gnomes for your grandchildren...so cute.
    That Lemon icebox pie looks so good and easy..that's my cup of tea!

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  2. Adorable fairy garden Kitty! I'm so sorry to hear some of your fairys' wings were damaged by the hail...I hope they use their magical powers to grow them back! Your Lemon Ice Box Pie sounds wonderful and yes I do find items in my pantry I bought and forgot what for :) Love your sweet bee teacup and Mary Lake Thompson towel, I love all her illustrations and designs. ♥

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  3. Kitty,
    I really like how your Fairy garden is in a galvanized tub! This is just so clever and sweet. It is truly so special and pretty!
    I am so sorry that the hail hit you so hard-our Texas weather...
    Thank you for sharing the lemon ice box pie recipe and including me in your post. This was very thoughtful and kind of you!
    Have a lovely week, my friend:)
    xo
    Jemma

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  4. Such a sweet fairy garden Kitty, you thought of everything! Love the wine corks lining the path! Your bee tea cup makes me smile it's so cute! Now about that pie, it is for breakfast right? Have a great week, I hope there's no more hail!
    Jenna

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  5. Wow! That is one huge hunk of ice. I have never personally seen any that size. (Thank goodness!)

    Love the Fairy and Gnome Garden. I suppose that you tweak it from time to time and really enjoy it. Thanks for the recipe. It sounds so good that if I had the ingredients, I'd be making it!

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  6. I am in love with the garden gate, Kitty! My little fairy garden has a trellis much like yours. Aren't the fairy gardens the most fun? I'd kind of like to make another one.

    The pie looks wonderful too. We make this in the heat of the summer. :)

    Thanks for joining the garden party today.

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  7. I love your cute fairy garden Kitty! The lemon ice box pie looks and sounds so delicious. Thanks for the recipe and sharing it at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    I can't believe this size of that hail. Wow hail should be happening in the winter not spring!! Lol.
    Enjoy the week. :)
    Julie xo

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  8. Kitty,
    I love your fairy garden! I have been thinking of making one myself since I saw the one on Facebook. Yours is so grand! I was thinking on a smaller scale but I do love that galvanized tub!

    Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, especially in the summertime. This pie looks delicious and your bee teacup is so cute!

    I remember you said you had a hail storm. Those look like they could do some damage! Yikes!

    Have a great week Kitty!
    Linda


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  9. Kitty, your fairy garden is so adorable. I want to climb in to it! Also love, love bumble bees and yellow too. Such a wonderful gift from your daughter. The lemon pie looks great-one of my favorite flavors. You weren't lying when you were describing the hail. That can do some bad damage. You were very lucky. Happy Monday!

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  10. Kitty, playing in my fairy garden brings out the kid in me as well. Love how you've mixed gnomes and fairies to represent your grands! That really was some hail storm. We still have to love fairies with broken wings, right? I love your bee things. I have a collection of things with bees. After all, Utah is the beehive state. :) I'll be pulling them out come May. The Lemon ice box cake looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with the garden party.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Oh Kitty, I love fairy gardens! I'm sorry you had a few broken from the hail storm but no matter, it is just darling. I have a few pieces I've been buying and I still have to make a little fairy garden of my own. You have inspired me to get going with it. LOve the cup and saucer and the tea towel, I'm a lover of tea towels! I love yellow and your tea vignette this morning. The honey pot is adorable. Have a lovely Monday Kitty…….hugs.

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  12. Your post was absolutely delightful, my friend. The yellow theme brought a smile to my face and your lemon ice box pie looks very, very good!

    Also, your fairy garden is so sweet and whimsical. I dream of making a fairy garden...some day :)

    Have a beautiful week, dear Kitty. Love to you!

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  13. What an adorable little fairy garden Kitty, and how special for the grands that they each have their own fairy or gnome. Too bad about their little wings. What a hail storm! When I was there a few weeks ago, my nephew's roof got severely damaged by another hailstorm.

    I love lemon anything; that pie looks so good. And the cookie crust sounds perfect. Love the bee cup and saucer, too.

    Have a good week Kitty. Blessings, Deborah

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  14. You created an adorable fairy garden Kitty and I hope the little wings can be glued back on? I've never seen hail that big, that's car denting size!
    Your lemon pie would be refreshing on a hot day, thanks for your recipe.

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  15. Everything is beautiful, but my eyes kept going back to those sweet bee dishes. I need to find something like them.

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  16. My mouth is watering over that cheesecake (thank you for the recipe), and your fairy garden is a work of art Kitty.
    Happy Garden Party!

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    1. So glad you shared this at TOHOT!

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  17. The hail is huge, sorry you lost two fairies to it. Your fairy garden is truly adorable.
    Beautiful teacup and saucer - I love it!!!
    The icebox pie looks delightful. I'm going to try it. You always share amazing recipes.
    I made molten lava cakes yesterday, now that truly was a delight. :)
    Hugs, Beth

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  18. The Bee things are too "sweet"..and very cheerful. Your fairy garden has given me ideas to change mine a little! YUM, lemon treats!
    warmly,
    deb

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  19. Your fairy garden is cute Kitty! I'm sorry to hear the hail damaged some wings. The ice box pie sounds wonderful and since it's 80 here today, I wish I had a piece now:@)

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  20. Hi Kitty, oh I have so enjoyed this lovely tea today. The Bee treasures are just charming. Love the yellow color with the black. How delicious your pie looks too. Thank you for sharing the recipe. This is certainly one to file away.
    LOVE your fairy garden. So adorable and what darling accents you have used. You have given me lots of inspiration.
    Look at that hail. Wow!! Ours was pea and marble size in comparison. I hope you didn't get too much damage. Thank you for a lovely visit to your tea table and fairy garden. Have a wonderful week. Blessings sweet friend. xo

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  21. What a lovely post. Your little tea party looks like so much fun. I love your little fairy garden. Especially the gate! That was some crazy hail!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a good week.

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  22. Wow! Everything is bigger in Texas! Wouldn't want to be outside during that hailstorm!

    Your super cute bee teacup made me smile and your yummy lemon ice box pie is the perfect tea time treat. Love how you incorporated your grandkids into your sweet fairy garden. I hope to try making my own fairy garden this summer...

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  23. Kitty, I hope the hail didn't damage cars and houses like ours did a while back, Love your sweet fairy garden! The bee teacup is adorbs and the lemon ice box pie sounds wonderful!

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  24. Wow, that is pretty big hail for anywhere! Your gnome/fairy garden is so darned cute, Kitty.
    Delicious looking pie, too!
    Have a wonderful week.

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  25. That was very large hail! Your fairy garden is adorable and what a fun thing to share with your grands.
    That pie looks mighty good. You are very talented.

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  26. Your fairy garden is delightful! I'm so sorry you had hail damage. We were in a tornado when we lived in Amarillo...baseball size hail that evening! Windows shattered, the glass ripped the drapes/curtains and the roof was demolished. I so hope I never experience that again!

    Love the tea cup and saucer ~ so cute! You always have the prettiest table settings for your tea. I'd love a piece of that pie right now! I have a similar recipe but will definitely try this. So nice to have something like this during our horrid summers.

    I hope the grands love playing in the fairy garden...I think it would be so much fun! Have a blessed week my friend.

    xoxo
    Pat

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  27. I love that fairy garden. I bet your granddaughters love it, too. Love a no bake pie. and especially lemon.

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  28. Oh that bee cup and saucer set is so cute and so is the fairy garden. I have been wanting to create one with my granddaughter.. The lemon pie looks scrumptious! Thanks for the recipe, Kitty ...Christine

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  29. The Lemon pie caught my eye, I will be trying this very soon. I like a cold type of pie, so refreshing! And as we use to keep Bees I always love the Bee anything LOL
    So sorry about the hail damage, we just finished all our repairs last week from the hail storm last spring. I am now wondering about doing a little fairy garden for the kids, I bet it would be interesting and fun for them. We have a mouse house I made for them years ago, and once in a while they will pull it out and play with it. Why do they have to grow up so fast, darn...
    Hugs, Roxy

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  30. Yikes! That was quite a hail storm. I love anything lemon so the pie really made me smile (and hungry). Love all the yellow with the bee teacup and accessories. The smiling vase! Love your fairy garden. I read recently that Big Lots has all their "fairy garden" goodies on sale. Tempting to go visit and start one of my own! But where would I put it! :)
    Hugs!

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  31. Kitty, your fairy garden is delightful! I like the four fairies and three gnomes for your grandchildren; cute idea! Your lemon pie looks wonderful and I love your bee teacup. Wow! That is a big chunk of hail! I'm sure hail like that caused a lot of damage in places.
    I thought about making a fairy garden this summer but since we're getting ready to down-size I will have to put that off. Thank you for your cute post and have a lovely day, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  32. Kitty, what a delightful post! I love the fairy garden and the pie looks scrumptious! Made a smile come to my face! Have a wonderful week my friend, Lynn

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  33. Kitty I adore that your fairies represent your granddaughters. I recently bought a gnome couple that reminded me of my mister and I. :) Thank you so very much for linking up to the garden party. Your post was completely enchanting.

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  34. Kitty, your fairy garden is adorable. Love the little gate! Hope you didn't have too much damage from the hail. That's a big hail stone!
    Now, I need to make my way to the fridge and see if we have any lemon curd available. '-)

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  35. Oh my Kitty, that hail was amazing! The kids could have snowball fights with those.
    Your post was such a delight in all the beautiful yellow. What an adorable teacup your daughter gifted you with, and it's perfect for that yummy lemon dessert.
    Your garden is just darling! How fun for the grand kids to view that.
    Blessings~~

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  36. Dear Kitty, your blog posts never fail to make me smile. LOVE your little bee tea set. And your lemon ice box pie matches perfectly! I will have to check out that recipe. Your fairy garden is so neat and cozy. Mine is a mess! I fear my fairies have become hoarders. I need to clean up the flowers in the flower pots!

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  37. Your fairy garden is amazing! I cannot wait to show it to my daughter! And your lemon pie looks delicious and sounds so easy. I love lemon, so I will definitely will give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. My stars Kitty! That's some honkin' big hail! Dear oh dear. I absolutely adore your BEE cup/saucer...too cute. And your fairy garden with representatives of your grandchildren. HOW CLEVER YOU ARE!!! The pie sounds mouth-watering too. MMMM!

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  39. This sounds SO delicious!! I've pinned it! :)

    I would LOVE for you to share this with my Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  40. This sounds SO delicious!! I've pinned it! :)

    I would LOVE for you to share this with my Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  41. Kitty, that is a recipe I need to try and soon! Yummy! I do believe that your little fairy garden is the cutest I've ever seen! I hope you are doing well, I've been away awhile and I'm happy to be touching base with you.
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  42. That size hail can kill a person....wow...
    I pinned your fairy garden..it is sooo cute..I wonder where you find such tiny things to go in it...I might make one to enjoy this summer...
    I also pinned your pie..my mom used to make these and I'd forgotten all about them. I love anything lemon...xoxo

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  43. Wow wow the hail was huge i never in my life seem that before.. We have hails thank goodness. Your fairy garden is so sweet. I never have made a ice box pie but i seen a few on pinterest today. But this is better to try yours. W/ love Janice

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  44. I have got to make that pie! You and Jemma have both managed to make my mouth water over the internet.LOL Your fairy garden is adorable ! I love how you've got fairies and gnomes for your grandchildren. That is too cute!

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  45. I adore this vase and of course the Fairy garden too:)
    Thank you sweet friend for sharing your talent and joy with us!
    xo
    Jemma

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  46. Kitty, that is big hail stones. I love the bee tea cup. The napkin coordinates very well. Love it when that happens. Sylvia D.

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  47. Hi Kitty, Nice post - you are quite imaginative with your Fairy Garden! The lemon pie looks scrumptious! Hope you didn't have any damage from that large hail! Blessings, Janet

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  48. Kitty, that little garden is amazing -- you are the craftiest person! And your table settings and unusual pieces (such as the bees) are such a delight. I need a piece of that lemon pie right now!

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  49. I bought that same fairy house to make my first fairy garden in my huge galvanized bucket. Can't wait to put it all together. Still too cold here for gardening but at least we don't have hail! I already saved that yummy looking pie from Jemma!

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  50. Oh wow, hail! I love it though, sometimes it does hail here too.
    That little garden is adorable, my grandgirl Victoria loves it, I showed her too!
    That pie looks awesome.
    Thank you for your prayers.
    FABBY

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  51. Dear Kitty:
    I hope you will link this post at both parties! I love - love the fairy garden. Isn't it fun. I had hail often in Colorado and don't think there will be as much here. Last year I huge "chunk" almost hit me in the head. What a great pie - looks so cool and fresh. Thanks for another great recipe! You always have the best!

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  52. Hi Kitty,
    I am sorry I am late visiting you this week. Sometimes life gets in the way of my blogging. I love your bee-ti-ful teacup and your fairy garden is gorgeous. What fun to play again and I am sure the grand kiddies love visiting the fairy garden too. Wow that lemon cheese cake looks amazing. Wish I could have a piece and gaze at your darling fairy garden with you. Have a Wonderful Weekend! Karen

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  53. Hi Kitty,
    I am sorry I am late visiting you this week. Sometimes life gets in the way of my blogging. I love your bee-ti-ful teacup and your fairy garden is gorgeous. What fun to play again and I am sure the grand kiddies love visiting the fairy garden too. Wow that lemon cheese cake looks amazing. Wish I could have a piece and gaze at your darling fairy garden with you. Have a Wonderful Weekend! Karen

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  54. Kitty, everyone is posting about lemons. You can bring your desserts anytime to my home. What a pretty cup and saucer...Darling with the bee design. The fairy garden is so sweet. I always admire them, but unfortunately we don't have any. Enjoy your weekend. xo

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  55. How wonderful to have a tea party with the fairies. I'm sure that they are very good company. And I must sat that the cake looks seriously delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Amalia
    xo

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  56. You fairy garden is adorable, Kitty! I've often though about starting a collection for my grandsons too, although they'd probably rather have pirates ;) Your lemon icebox pie looks delicious and I love the sound of the Biscoff cookie crust with it. Whoa, that's big hail!

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  57. What a lovely and perfect teatime - just brings the biggest smile on my face - it is so HAPPY and full of joy!

    I have never made one of those pies and I have company coming this weekend, I think I need to try that one for teatime snacks for us. TY! Hugs! ♥

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  58. Gosh! that hail stone is huge! It's a wonder it didn't knock your poor fairies senseless. I wonder if you could glue the wings back on, or if they're damaged, make some new ones from Fimo clay? Your fairy garden is so cute, and I love how the metal pieces have a lovely weathered rustiness to them now. Your bee-cup and saucer are wonderful! What a bold pattern ... love it! I recently posted a lemon pie recipe too, and ever since I made it I've been craving lemony desserts. Your pie sounds delicious! Coming from Jemma's kitchen, I'm sure it tastes fantastic too ;)

    Wendy

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  59. My grandkids always start to put the fairy garden things out when it is still cold! It is their favorite thing. I got a castle for the boys since they like to be out there too. I just acquired some fairy garden mermaids! Can't wait to get them put together.
    The pie looks fabulous and easy. I just love lemon - next to chocolate, it is a favorite. The Biscoff crusts sounds wonderful.
    I know, my sister and her girls live in Texas and they have had several big hail storms, wreaking a ton of damage! $21,000 to my niece's home! Awful.

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  60. Lovely fairy garden and pie - I'm ready for a piece!

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  61. The fairy garden is adorable and the lemon pie looks scrumptious!

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  62. Hi Kitty: I love your fairy garden, for your grandchildren. So very cute. Have a wonderful Mother's Day dear friend. Blessings, Martha

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  63. I love your fairy garden, it is positively adorable! Thanks for sharing it at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party.

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  64. Congratulations Kitty!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Miz Helen

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  65. Hi Kitty, I'm just now getting around to reading this post, I'm a little behind! The pie looks delicious & I'm sure the biscoff crust was great. Yes, I do sometimes forget what recipe I planned to use an ingredient for, but like you did, something always can be made with it! The fairy garden is adorable. The teacup is very pretty, and everything is perfectly coordinated. That's the kind of hail the farmers here hope they don't get.

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