It’s All About The Crust

By Susan Briddon
When it comes to pie, it’s all about the crust for me! It’s just plain “cheating” to purchase a ready-made crust! Because I don’t like a flimsy or thin pie crust, I make enough dough for a double-crusted pie. My recipe creates a b... Read More

Oatmeal Pie in Honor of George

By Barbara Whittaker
In 2001, my husband George and I took a wonderful road trip to Nova Scotia. One of the many enjoyable things for us on the trip was eating fresh seafood, which was not as readily or inexpensively available at home. One afternoon we were in ... Read More

“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.”

David Mamet

The Baked Brie Brouhaha

By Marilynne Lipshutz
This story isn’t exactly about pie. It’s about pie plates! I brought a lovely Brie to work, planning to share it with my friends. It was summer, sunny and hot enough to bake a cake outside. We wanted to bake our Brie. We managed to fin... Read More

Memories of Mom’s Pie Crust

By Debbie Howard
My mama’s kitchen was always full of activity. Evelyn Campbell was always cooking, canning, frying, baking, or fixing something to take to someone who needed food. There was always a fresh, homemade pie on the counter ready to share with ... Read More

World’s Best Pie-Loving Grandma

By Natalie Coyne
My maternal grandmother, Anne Elizabeth Bender, was a force to be reckoned with. Her strength and resilience knew no bounds. When my mom was two years old, my grandfather passed away leaving my grandma with four children under the age of fo... Read More

Make Him A Pie Like His Mama Made

By Carri Scott
In September of 2005, I couldn’t have laid my hands on any of the five pie plates in this picture. I didn’t even own two of them at that time.  I didn’t make pie so why would I need a pie plate?  Then my husband asked me to make pie... Read More

“Cut my pie into four pieces, I don’t think I could eat eight.”

Yogi Berra

Mom’s First Pie

By Kate Young
My mother only learned to cook after she married my father. A hard-working farm girl, she married into a family that relished home-cooked gourmet suppers every night. She was determined to make an impression and set out to one day to make c... Read More

Grandma Gerber’s ‘Anytime’ Pies

By Judy Gerber
My fondest memories that involve pie are of my mother-in-law, Marge Gerber. She was of that Midwest mentality that pie was “anytime.”  She could make a pie with a wonderful flaky crust - any time and any where with a variety of filling... Read More

Dream Pumpkin Pies

By Brenda Griffith
When I was around 10 years old, in 1957 or so, my mother made Dream Pumpkin Pies for the first time for Thanksgiving. I never cared for pumpkin pie but I took a taste of Dream Pumpkin and I couldn’t get enough. Piece by piece, I probably ... Read More

Picking Berries & Making Pies

By Tatum Cochran
I lived overseas as a child and when we would come to the States in the summers I always looked forward to visiting Grandma and Grandpa Co, my dad's parents, in Oregon. Grandpa Co had an incredible garden, and every night we would pick vege... Read More

Grandfather’s Pecan Pie

By Sharon Phillips
The first time meeting my now fiancé’s family in his hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was not under the greatest circumstances. His grandmother had recently been ill and we raced across the country from California to Wisconsin in my tin... Read More

Grandma Lily

By Faith Mileo
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 w... Read More

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


Dad’s Lemon Meringue Pie

By Kelly Black
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 minu... Read More

Mamaw’s Pie Crust

By Ginger Bollinger
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... Read More

Wedding Pie & The Deputy

By Charles Scoggin
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.... Read More

Grandma’s Apple Pie

By Wyatt Curtis
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 scratc... Read More

Pie Baking Lessons and Love

By Alexis Kanda-Olmstead
“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 i... Read More

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

Traditional saying

The Pie Contest

By Brian Crowe
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 be... Read More

A Pecan Pie Like No Other

By Kate Cooper
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 c... Read More

Ruth’s Lemon Meringue

By Ruth Twing
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 s... Read More

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


Mom’s Birthday Mousse

By Rachel Brickel
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, ... Read More

The Perfect Homework Excuse

By Michael Cooper
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 al... Read More

Christmas Cherry Pie

By Kristy Hamilton
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 ... Read More

“The secret ingredient is always love.”

Missing Mom’s Pies

By Mary Irby Sweat
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 st... Read More

Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

By Jeff Stokholm
Nothing like the taste of Mom’s Strawberry Rhubarb pie made with the fruit coming right from our garden each summer. She would have to make two pies at a time as we were a family of eight. We could never get enough of that pie or any pie... Read More