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!"

Signs of Spring


Signs of Spring I’ve been waiting to post because I really wanted to update you about the Hummy Hum. I was certain that I would have a solution to the ongoing issue by now (especially since Mercury has now turned direct and I am hopefully out of its vortex.) But it looks like we will have to wait […]

A Mercury Retrograde Vortex


A Mercury Retrograde Vortex I seem to be in a Mercury retrograde vortex. That’s certainly what it has felt like over the last few weeks with the Hummy Hum in the new oven…which is still not fixed. I’m on hold with the manufacturer and really really hoping that the next replacement part will take care […]

My Irish Afghan


My Irish Afghan My Irish afghan has been with me for over 35 years. It was handknit by Jeannie Hoeffer, a friend of both my mom and grand-mom, Geeg. I didn’t know Jeannie that well at all so, it was something of a surprise when my mom told me that leaning of my engagement, Jeannie, an avid […]

Spring Bud

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Spring Bud It’s not quite warm enough for me to keep the windows open all day long yet and tonight I set a fire in the wood stove after dinner instead of in the afternoon when the sun went down. It is starting to warm up at Pie Cottage and over the last few days the […]