Chef Nikki Shaw: Anyone who knows me knows that I'm constantly in search of great food, fun, and adventure!
The L.A. Lakers' play-off games have been a star-studded celebrity playground. Not least among them, Jack Nicholson tries to get to every home game -- he's definitely the Lakers' biggest fan. I can usually find Jack nibbling at the buffet in the plush family room at the Staples Center. The room gives the team's family members a place to relax (and a place for the kids to run wild). Jack is our "honorary family member," strolling through the room sipping on his pre-game beer.
EASY PEACH PIE
2 store-bought, refrigerated pie shells
Â¼ cup brown sugar
Â¼ cup white sugar
Â½ teaspoon cinnamon
Â¼ teaspoon nutmeg
4 cups canned sliced peaches, drained
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll piecrust into a pie pan or use a ready-made pie shell. With a fork, poke holes all over the crust. Bake crust for 10 minutes.
2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, & salt. In a large bowl, combine peaches, lemon juice, & vanilla. Stir the peach mixture well & pour it into the half-baked pie shell. Sprinkle the sugar mixture evenly over the peaches. Place the pieces of butter evenly over the peaches.
3. Cover the pie with the top crust. Seal the edges with a fork or fingertips. With a sharp knife, cut four 2-inch slits in the top crust, to allow the steam to escape. Cover the edges of the piecrust with foil to prevent burning. Place the pie on a cookie sheet & bake for 45-50 minutes.
(servings: 8 / prep time: 15 minutes / cook time: 60 minutes)
|Celebrity Chef Nikki Shaw is the owner of Flavor Caterer in Oakland, Ca. and was a finalist on the Food Network's "Next Food Network Star." She is the host of the radio show "Today's Flavor" broadcast on San Francisco's KBLX and webcast on WBLS in New York. She is married to LA Lakers' Assistant Coach Brian Shaw and lives in both Northern & Southern California with their three children. www.chefnikkishaw.com|