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  •  My mom was the best pie maker (3+ / 0-)
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    She grew up on a farm and had 7 older siblings, one of them a girl.

    My Aunt Helen was relegated cakes and my mom's job was pies, so they both baked their entire lives.

    Funny memory, was after my mother died, Mr.AzBlue, Mary Lou and me realized how much we would miss my mom's pies.
    It was her crust that was special and all the times that I helped her bake, I never had her teach me how to make crust - I always prepared the fillings.

    So, one Saturday afternoon, I  was determined to figure out her pie crust and it was a lot of fun, actually, but also a lot of work.
    I practiced crust for pasties and Mr.AzBlue and Mary Lou prepared a variety of fillings.
    The first few were edible, but the crust wasn't very good.
    But by the end, I finally figured it out and it really was like my mother said - it's the feel of the dough.
    It took me a bit to figure out the 'feel'.
    We froze most of them and the ones that weren't very good, we just tossed the crust!
    It's a fun memory.

    Pasties!!!

    All we need is LOVE!

    by arizonablue on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 05:20:00 PM PST

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    •  For me it was Grammy's pies. (3+ / 0-)
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      Mom (her daughter) never baked much, though she was a great cook otherwise. But Grammy always made pies. Sunday dinners at their house we always had pie for dessert, and sometimes (especially on holidays) there were two or even three different kinds of pie. I have really happy pie memories, and it sounds like you do too. :-)

      There are, in every age, new errors to be rectified, and new prejudices to be opposed. ~Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

      by slksfca on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 05:53:32 PM PST

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