Check the weather

Have you noticed that 80 or 90 degrees doesn’t seems as hot as it did six months ago? I have! I really check the weather when I’m making pie, especially in the summer. But, I don’t need a thermometer to tell me if it’s a hot day. I can tell immediately by how quickly my fats start […]

Keep Everything Chilled

Don't lose your marbles. Just keep chill and make the pie!

Rule #1:  Keep Everything Chilled “Keep Everything Chilled…Especially Yourself!” These are words that I say at every workshop I teach.  This is pie…not rocket science. The world is not going to end if the crust doesn’t look like the cover of the glossy food magazine at the check out stand. For goodness sake, we are making a […]

The Artful Pie Top

I have the best time creating art on my pie tops. It’s pretty easy to do and I feel that I reconnect with the 5-year-old part of me that got to play with cookie cutters and sugar cookie dough. Do you remember how much fun that was? I’ve collected cookie cutters for years and I’m […]