HOLIDAY: National Pie Day

If you have free time today, bake a pie. It can be sweet or savory (pot pie, shepherd’s pie, vegetable pie, etc.) February 23rd is National Pie Day, an annual celebration of pies launched in the mid-1970s by Charlie Papazian, a nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher from Boulder, Colorado. He also founded the Association of…
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FOOD FUN: Pie Decoration

[1] An elegant two-crust blueberry pie, with a sprinkle of decorating sugar (photo courtesy King Arthur Flour). [2] Cut-outs are an easy way to decorate a one-crust pie (photo courtesy American Pie Council).   January 23rd is National Pie Day, a celebration for pie lovers everywhere. Few of us would pass up a piece of…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake A Pie For National Pie Day

January 23rd is National Pie Day (see all the American food holidays). Which pie should you choose for your celebration? The pie-sibilities are endless. The most popular pies, according to a survey* sponsored by the makers of Mrs. Smith’s and Edwards desserts: Apple pie remains the perennial favorite, chosen by 27% of the voters. This…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Bake A Pie For National Pie Day

January 23rd is National Pie Day. We grew up in a pie-baking household; Mom is a great baker who loves to bake pies. She rolled out the dough, placed it in a Pyrex pie plate and added the filling. Then we got to pinch the edges. We savored the aroma of a baking pie; and…
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