It has been decades since Mom taught me her well-honed methods of pie baking in the farmhouse of our North Dakota home.
As I sat on our three-legged kitchen stool and observed the techniques she applied in order to achieve a flaky crust and delicious pie filling, I was mesmerized by the rhythm and fluidity of her craftsmanship.
A delectable filling and perfectly impressive meringue didn’t just happen overnight. Mom’s pies were living proof that perfection did take practice!
Popularity of encompassing one’s mouth around a flavorsome morsel of homemade pie surfaced long before my life began, Dear Readers.
The Life of Pie
According to a 1902 issue of The New York Times, pie was not only tasty, but it helped build patriotism in our country.
“Pie is…the secret of our strength as a nation and the foundation of our industrial supremacy. Pie is the American synonym of prosperity. Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie-eating people can be permanently vanquished.” Priceonomics.com
Pie invites hospitality. From coast to coast and border to border, pie is an All-American dessert!
Why do I chat with you today about the subject of pie?
It is because Miss NiNi is dusting off the pie-baking cobwebs that have surrounded the lessons taught to me so long ago by my precious mother.
We are bringing the results of pie-baking practice to new life at Miss NiNi’s Desserterie!
Dearly Beloved is quite a happy guy about this project! His taste buds relish the thought of experiencing the results of my repetitive pie baking practices! Is your mouth watering, too?
Pie brings happiness…and we can all use a dose or two of cheerful joy!
Whether your favorite is a lattice-topped cherry pie, coconut cream pie with towering golden brown meringue, All-American cinnamon spiced apple pie or other flavorful gem, enjoy your taste of happy whenever you can!