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 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 caramel pie. Unfortunately, by then, she had a...

Kate YoungRead Full Story

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


Yogi Berra

My Pie Story...

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 fillings. She loved to share her pie-making skills...

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My Pie Story...

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 snuck a whole...

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My Pie Story...

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 vegetables to go in our salads...

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My Pie Story...

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 tiny Kia Forte, only stopping for gas and food. We received...

Sharon PhillipsRead Full Story

My Pie Story...

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 she would...

Jeff StokholmRead Full Story

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


David Mamet

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?...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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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...

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