At the Edge

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I read this morning, “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone” in Jean Houston’s The Wizard of Us. I have been brought to the edge. Willingly? I’m not sure. But, I know it is time. My body out and out said so. How much clearer could it be when one cannot breathe and […]

Sadie’s Cookies

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When I was a little girl I lived next door to our family business, McDermott Colonial Mortuary in Santa Barbara. My father, Thomas Joseph McDermott was a mortician as was his father, Charles Stephen McDemott. Charles moved from Morris, IL with his wife, Hanora in 1906, to open McDermott Undertaking Co. on the corner of […]

Call Pie-One-One for TDay Help!

Pumpkin Pie made with Coconut Milk (Photo Credit: Stephen Gross)

Just in time for your Thanksgiving Pies it’s Pie-One-One Time again. Here are a few links to my recipes, videos, tips, tricks, and technique. Flour, Salt, Fat and Water (a pie-dough tutorial on the original Art of the Pie Dough) About Bowls, Pans, Pins, Cups, Aprons, Fruit, Filling, Dough, Vents and Baking.