I recently got a food processor from a lovely woman on Freecycle. She not only gifted me with this item but, when I realized it was missing a piece, searched her pantry 'til the absent item materialized, and then made sure that it made its way to me as well. I was very grateful, but, never having had a food processor before, I wasn't quite sure where to start with it.
Then I got the idea to try it with pie crust. Now, ordinarily I hate making pie crust. Cutting in the lard (and yes, I do use lard; sue me, it makes a nicer crust) is a total pain in the patootie, even with the special gizmo. But this time? I just threw all the crust ingredients in the food processor, whizzed it around, and I was good to go:
25 minutes from "Gee, I think I'll bake a pie." to popping it in the oven. My life in the kitchen will never be the same. (Also, possibly, my waistline.)
Waistline aside, that definitely Works For Me.
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