Sadie’s Cookies


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 […]

For the new year…

Pie Cottage in the Snow

Happy New Year! Last year was full of many wonderful surprises for me. I continue to be grateful that I am able to teach the Art of the Pie to so many. Highlights of the year for me were moving back to Pie Cottage. I teach one to two workshops a month here.

Ten Cents

Ten Cents  (by Duncan McDermott Graham)

I was inspired to write this morning by the framed pencil drawing that is on my wall. It was created by my son, Duncan, when he was in high school. I love this picture not only because it captures so much of who he is, but also the values that I tried so hard to […]