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Pie Stories

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Since the very beginning, when we were planning our little pie shop that grew to become Ginger and Baker, with any mention of pie people have been quick to share their favorite pie stories. There’s something about pie that conjures memories, ignites relationships and simply brings people together. Enjoy a few pie stories and quotes we’ve collected and share your own below!

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My Pie Story...

My pie story is really about my ex-husband’s grandmother who taught me how to bake. I was a young woman and had never done any baking before or much cooking either. Grandma Lily came to my house and taught me how to bake a challah bread without a recipe. WHAT?...

Faith MileoRead Full Story

My Pie Story...

My dad grew up working the summers in his uncle’s bakery. The love of sweets was definitely passed on to all of us, especially pies. I have fond memories of my dad trying to get the meringue to set up and almost always it was several minutes of him sweating...

Kelly BlackRead Full Story

“When life give you lemons, make lemon meringue pie!”


Anonymous

My Pie Story...

My pie story doesn’t involve actual pie; rather, pie crust, the memory of going to my great-grandparents home on Sunday afternoons, and how every visit we made to their farm ended. Estella Minnie Hoppes was born December 8, 1885.  I was her first great grandchild and she was pretty proud of everything about me, including my...

Ginger BollingerRead Full Story

My Pie Story...

We’ll here’s my pie story. When my daughter got married, she decided to have ‘wedding pies’ rather an a wedding cake. During the post-wedding party at our home, a deputy sheriff appeared. “There’s been a complaint about the noise,” he said. (It had come from the trailer park downstream from...

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My Pie Story...

My memory of pie starts when I was really young. I had the fortune of growing up with a great-grandma in Ohio and a grandma in Wyoming who both loved baking. My great-grandma had a home in Amish country and would bake everything from scratch, including her amazing pies. I...

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My Pie Story...

“It should feel like your ear lobe,” she said, pinching her own. I reached up and did the same, noticing the softness as I tugged the fleshy part of my ear. She handed me the ball of dough so I could squeeze a piece, gently rolling it between my thumb...

Alexis Kanda-OlmsteadRead Full Story

My Pie Story...

Okay, I have one. I worked at a church where the women’s ministry was holding a bake sale and contest. They rules said baked goods would be judged by 3 professional bakers from the neighboring metropolitan areas but said nothing about it being a ‘women’s only’ event. But when I...

Brian CroweRead Full Story

“An apple pie without some cheese, is like a kiss without a squeeze.”


Traditional saying

My Pie Story...

I love pie… but not all pies equally. I have never been a fan of pecan pie – it’s not terrible, I just wasn’t a fan. My friend, neighbor and former colleague John grew up in Texas on the largest privately owned pecan farm in the country. Needless to say, his mom...

Kate CooperRead Full Story

My Pie Story...

From 1924 – 1934 my great-great-grandmother (Isolina Holland) and my great-grandmother (Ruth Holland Cook) owned and operated the Pines Resort in the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.  Ruth was widowed with four young children and worked to support her family. They catered to a local clientele serving delicious dinners.  The...

Ruth TwingRead Full Story

My Pie Story...

My mom always made a big deal for birthdays for me and my sister  and would make us anything we wanted. My sister always wanted crazy-fancy cakes, but my favorite was  chocolate mousse cups. Mom would paint cupcake liners with chocolate, then fill them with chocolate mousse and whipped cream...

Rachel BrickelRead Full Story

“Money can’t buy happiness but it can buy pie, which is pretty much the same thing.”


Anonymous

My Pie Story...

This is the story about the ultimate homework excuse. When I was in third grade, I was living in Virginia and had a school project where I decided to make a salt dough map of the state. It was going to be the size of a sheet pan and have...

Michael CooperRead Full Story

My Pie Story...

Christmas time is the best time of year! By far, it is my favorite holiday. I grew up with a mom that loved baking everything all year but especially during the holidays so it was always a very special time for me. I grew up in a household with just...

Kristy HamiltonRead Full Story

My Pie Story...

From our own Chef Deborrah Irby Traylor’s aunt: “My mom, your Grandma, Connie Irby, always made the best pies for Thanksgiving. Usually a pumpkin and a mincemeat, sometimes an apple pie. She always made the crusts from scratch – with her stone ground whole wheat flour – which she ground...

Mary Irby SweatRead Full Story

“The secret ingredient is always love.”