Pie Birds

Pie Angel

Pie Birds Some people use them and some don’t. I’m in the later group. Pie birds have been around for some time now…at least since the Victorian era. Their purpose? To provide a vent in a pie for the steam so the filling inside doesn’t boil up or leak through the crust. One older book I have, “The Mystery […]

My Eastern Washington Weekend

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My Eastern Washington Weekend Today I’d like to share with you some pictures from a lovely trip I had this weekend to Eastern Washington. After taking Greta-pie to her B&B, it’s time head to Seattle for my Walla Walla flight.  My dear friend, Robin Leventhal picks me up for our girls weekend. After seeing her new digs and a bit […]

Rock Star Baker!

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Rock Star Baker: The John Lennon and Mick Jagger of Pastry Chefs! I’ve been called many things from Pie Lady, Pie Mama, Pie Goddess, Pie Guru, The Bodhisattva of Pie, to Queen of American Pie, but this is a first. The John Lennon and Mick Jagger of Pastry Chefs. IMAGINE this—Rock Star Baker! Bake with Mindy […]

Lentils are Round

Lentil burgers...round like pie!

Lentils are Round The only thing that can remotely relate to pie in this post, is that like pie, lentils are round, too. And, even if you don’t cook with lentils much at your house, you just might like these. I enjoy lentil pecan-burgers often and and not only on Meatless Mondays. Lentils were not something that I […]