Slow Down and Savor the Holidays with Marie Callender’s Pies

Slow Down and Savor the Holidays with Marie Callender’s Pies

This is my favorite time of the year. Fall makes me happy and Thanksgiving brings me joy! I love spending time with my family and hanging out in the kitchen. I especially love it when family from out-of-state visits during the holidays. But sometimes I do start to feel overwhelmed, especially since I prefer to cook from scratch with all natural  ingredients. A lot of the recipes I prepare require time, a lot of ingredients, and great care. The joy of cooking can quickly become the anxiety and stress of cooking and nobody wants that. One minute mama is happy and smiling, and the next the flour hits the fan! It is nice to find a way to cut down on the work while keeping the quality. That is why I was happy to discover that Marie Callender’s uses high quality ingredients in their pies. I have the option of cutting down my meal prep time and keeping my sanity and family peace.

Less work = less stress = happy mama = happy family! I think I saw that somewhere in a math class?

In order to spread the mama happiness, I recently took a Lattice Apple Pie over to a friend’s house and she and I sampled it together. It was fun to kick back, relax, and eat some delicious pie without having to actually make a pie from scratch! We are both busy moms and she has four children so we know how crazy holiday cooking can get. I chose the Lattice Apple Pie over the other Marie Callender’s apple pies because I found it very pretty and appetizing.  I also loved the fact that all of the ingredients were natural and were basically the same things I would put into an apple pie if I made it myself. The pie was delicious and I ate way too much of it!  This pie uses Fuji apples and it was the perfect level of sweetness. The crust was also perfectly flaky and enjoyable. I plan to serve this pie with my Christmas dinner this year.  It will give me a break and allow me to slow down and savor Christmas Day because I won’t have to worry about making a pie from scratch – Marie Callender’s has already done it for me.

Have you tried Marie Callender’s pies? Click here for a $1.00 off coupon from Marie Callender’s.

Check back in December for my review of the Marie Callender’s Peppermint Pie. It looks delicious and I cannot wait to try it.

Good luck and don’t forget to relax and enjoy your holiday meals this year! Take a break, drink some tea, and hey…why not eat some pie you didn’t have to slave over!

This post was inspired by my participation in a compensated program initiated by The Motherhood for Marie Callender’s pies.  All commentary and opinions are my own.

About Janice

I am so glad you stopped by. Kick your shoes off and hang with me a while. I am an Arizona native, wife to a hard-working hubby, mom of two, and daughter of the King. I love sharing recipes, crafts, and family activities that any mom can do. Life is complicated enough, right? When I am not up to my ears in laundry, dishes, and creating for Celebrating Family, you will also find me at East Valley Mom Guide. Come follow me on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.


  1. Kimberly Davis says

    Marie Calender is my favorite pies. Love them!

  2. Apple pie is my favorite!

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  3. Debra Wagner says

    Marie Callenders ROCKS!! Love their restaurants and also their pot pies are amazing!

  4. I love the dutch apple! I have one in my freezer right now 🙂

  5. Andrea Byrne says

    and this is why it’s hard to lose weight during the holidays 😉

  6. Alicia Keen says

    my favorite flavor of pie is apple. with ice cream! pixystik4u at gmail dot com

  7. My favorite pie is peach

  8. So yummy looking I love pie and they are always a good ending to a meal

  9. Barbara Platt says

    we love her pies, but it’s hard to slow down there’s no time

  10. Love all her pies especially the banana cream pie.

  11. Debra Wagner says

    Hope I get to participate in the focus group!

  12. I agree, it looks so delicious. Happy holidays!

  13. Mary Casper says

    I love a good cherry pie

  14. Tari Lawson says

    I love cherry pie.

  15. Carol Lorenzo says

    My favorite is pumpkin pie, but the apple pie was good too.

  16. I love Marie Callender’s pies! My favorite pie is pecan. MMMM

  17. I’m a huge pie fan! I’d have to say apple, though, is just my classic favorite. Pear pie and pumpkin pie follow in close behind, though. marthalynn16 at gmail

  18. I love Marie Callendars.

    Thanks for the chance.

  19. I love their Chocolate Silk pie.

  20. favorite pie is peach

  21. I like apple pie

  22. My favorite pie is pumpkin pie.

  23. Kimberly Davis says

    I love Marie Calender’s anything.

  24. Tina Kohrman says

    I love Marie Callendar’s pies. My favorite pie is the pumpkin pie.

  25. Veronica Hay says

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    Veronica Hay

    My favorite is apple and pecan pie!!!

  26. My favorite is Peanut Butter Pie.

  27. I absolutely love Peach pie, and I think Im the only one in my household.

  28. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I love lemon pie
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  29. diane Baum says

    I love their apple pie

  30. Pumpkin Pie and Banana Creme are my favorite pies.

  31. My favorite is blueberry.
    Thanks for the contest.

  32. Susan Smith says

    I love their apple pie

  33. latisha depoortere says

    My favorite is Chocolate Silk pie.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  34. Crystal F
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com
    I like pecan pie. Thank you!

  35. I like pumpkin pie

  36. I love almost every pie flavor but cherry is my favorite.

  37. my guilty pleasure is apple pie & this looks so yummy put some vanilla ice cream over top with some caramel oh my gosh HEAVEN 🙂

  38. I loooooove Marie Callendar pies, I’ve never had one that wasn’t fantastic!


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