All in Baking

An Ode to Pie

I am going to give you the recipe for what I call, the pie of my childhood. My mom was a stay-at-home farmer's wife with five children and she Baked. Her. Heart. Out. In addition to loaves of freshly baked and buttered french bread, I came home most days to pies. In high school, my cousin and I would go for a three mile run along our road and without a word, return home and head straight for the drawer. We each pulled out a fork, grabbed a pie, and dug directly into the tin until it was gone. Looking back, thank goodness our metabolisms were fast enough to handle that routine! 

Blueberry Scones

This year's birthday trip to the Washington coast called for a favorite throwback--blueberry lemon scones! One of my best friends turned me on to this recipe by Tyler Florence from Food Network a few years ago and I made them for my husband. For this trip, he made them a special request. I love baking for him, so I was all too happy to oblige:).