Welcome to Art of the Pie

Kate McDermott Art of the Pie
Kate McDermott Welcomes You to Art of the Pie! 

Kate McDermott will show you that making pie is easier than you think and as American as...well, Apple Pie!

Where to start? Well, if you are a well-seasoned pie maker or missed learning this time-honored skill when you were young, you will find some hints here.

Check out Kate's recipes, learn about the very popular Art of the Pie Workshops at Pie Cottage and her multi-day Pie Camps

Gretapie is waiting for you to visit Pie Cottage!

Gretapie is waiting for you to visit Pie Cottage!

Kate's been baking just about all her life and is excited to share with you her knowledge, recipes and skills.

While you're here, enjoy learning about pie making, some pie history and trivia, and be sure to stop by Kate's blog, too, for tips, tricks, recipes and more.

There’s usually a pie on the kitchen counter at Art of the Pie so, come on in and pull up a chair, sit a while and enjoy a piece! 

And as Kate says, "Be Happy, Make Pie!"

Cannabis and Pot Pies Anyone?

Chicken Pot Pies

In September I’m looking forward to meeting up with some of my blogger friends from across the country at International Food Blogger Conference to be held in Seattle. It’s a fully packed weekend of tours and talks showcasing some of the best in our little food blogging world. Who would have thought 20 years ago there […]

Another Project!


Soooo very many things happening right now and I love each one of them. Can you have too much of a good thing? I don’t know, but I’m sure willing to find out. Sunday I leave for New York for the first professional photo shoot for my book. Of course I’m excited but a little […]

Where to Get Leaf Lard


Where to Get Leaf Lard It’s been a while since I’ve written about leaf lard so it’s time to rectify that. I think leaf lard just might be the magic elixir of pie making. It can take a really good pie crust recipe and make it world class exceptional. Pie makers have prized it for centuries and for good […]