The Seasonal Fruit Pie Year

Seasonal Fruit

One Winter, when Duncan was a very little boy riding in the market basket I was pushing at our local farm store, he said, “Mama, can we get some grapes?” We had just passed by a small display of precious green and red globes…totally out of season…totally pricey. I didn’t realize it then, but I was […]

Art of the Apple Pie

Everyone loves an Old-Fashioned Apple Pie. In fact, when I ask people around the country what their favorite pie is, Apple is #1!  Here is the recipe for the one that I love to make for my family and friends and teach at my Art of the Pie Workshops and Pie Camps. It is especially good when […]

Apple Pie with a Cheddar Cheese Crust

Finished Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

Kerrygold has been kind enough to supply butter to my workshops over the past year or so, but even if they didn’t, I would still be using it and for many years I did just that. So, when they asked if I might be interested in baking up a little something with their cheese, I […]

A Perfect Day to Make Pear Pie in Sacramento

Amber Stott with Her Happy Dough

Last week I was in Sacramento, CA getting ready for a workshop at the home of Elise Bauer of  Simply Recipes. I met Elise last Spring when the BlogHer Food ’12 Conference took place in Seattle. The wonderful Tess Masters (The Blender Girl) thought it would be great to do an Art of the Pie […]