Wednesday, November 26, 2008


I've been baking pies for Thanksgiving tonight. I made two pumpkin and one pecan. Those are Greg's favorites.

I don't know that I have a favorite pie. I like almost all kinds.

However, I'm not as enchanted with pie as other people seem to be. I like it. I like it a lot. But other people seem to l-o-v-e pie. Their affection for pie is far greater than that for cakes or cookies or other sweet treats.

For at least a decade I've been asking people why they love pie more. The answers range from, "you don't get pie as often," to "it's the mix of salt and sweet." Whatever the reason, I know that pie gets people excited more than other goodies.

I wish that I had some super secret, special, unique recipe to share with you for the pumpkin pie or the pecan. But, truth be told, I use the recipe on the back of the Libby's Pumpkin Can and the one Karo syrup published a few decades ago. I haven't found any better ones yet. Of course, a quick google search will net both of them so there's not much point in me adding them here.

Some things just shouldn't be messed with and those are two of them.

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