Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pies

With a population of about 45,000, Santa Barbara in the 1950’s still had a small town feel to it. ALL the shops were locally owned, and since my family had been there since the turn of the century, my folks knew everyone…or so it seemed to me when my mom took me downtown with her on Saturdays. […]

Easing on Down the Pieway

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Easing on Down the Pieway After 8 hour driving days to get to California, we were easing on down the pieway to Los Angeles in less than 6 hours! The night before our first Los Angeles workshop, we hooked up with our host at the absolutely most charming beach cottage imaginable. If there is a California version of Pie Cottage, this has […]

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 […]

I’m Ready

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My goodness! After traveling for 5+ weeks it takes a bit of time to catch my breath, catch up on sleep and daily tasks…like bills, laundry and groceries. As you know, I had an unexpected trip to Santa Barbara right after I returned from Pig, Pig & Eye in France. My step-dad, Jerry, is doing […]