Yesterday I was on the phone chatting with Michele Muska and I mentioned that tomorrow is going to be National Pie Day. She followed up with sharing all about the book Pie-Ography with me and how honored she is to have her pie on the cover. The book features 42 recipes by 39 extraordinary women! It also share their stories in mini biographies. It is genius! Today the doorbell rang and it was the FedEx man with an overnight package! She sent me a copy of the book.
She even signed it which makes it super special.
Now it can join the other books I have from artist, designer and creative friends that have signed their books for me. This shelf is my happy shelf. It is a reminder of the connections between creative souls. It is inspiration for me to get another book happening.
My friend Laura Neiman was over and we flipped through the book, chose recipes and dashed out to Sprouts to buy ingredients with camera in hand.
I think we spread some pie love. Mike in the produce department (who helped us find rhubarb and smiled the whole time) has been promised a delivery of a piece of pie tomorrow.
And Amy is getting one too. She wants a piece of the one Laura N. baked, the always changing brownie pretzel pie!
Spreading authentic happy is just the best. We got back to my house and got to work. I baked the pie in the book that exemplifies the personality and the lifestyle of Michele. Each pie was contributed by an amazing woman and with the recipes there are biographies of them. The are all fascinating. I found out that Michele is a bit crazier than I thought and that the depth of her talent is fantabulous. The book was put together by Jo Packham, the founder of Where Women Cook as well as Where Women Create. I have had the pleasure of meeting her and she is amaze balls awesome. She has a very special way of creating connections that matter and a great smile too.
Michele’s pie is the Midsummer Night’s Dream Pie (Rhubarb, Peach and Raspberry).
I have to say, I am quite proud of the way my crust came out. I have never been so successful with the part of the pie thing.
When the pies came out of the oven, we just stared at them, giggled and gawked at our creations.
That chocolate looking pie in the photo was baked by Laura from Housewife Hellraiser. Check out what she has to say over on her blog!
Tomorrow we will eat the pies. I invited some friends over after the kiddos are all in school and we will drink coffee, eat pie (and ice cream) and grow as humans. That’s what happens. We are all connected. Sharing, baking, reading, loving and giving is what it’s all about. After they leave I will hop over to Sprouts with pie deliveries. Stay tuned, I will share about that soon because I used my Sizzix machine and a Laura Kelly custom stamp from Expressionery to make some really adorable gift tags to go with the pie.
Happy National Pie Day. I hope yours is super sweet.
PS: We had some extra crust so we made a mini pie with the crust from Michele’s and the guts from Christi’s recipe (with a few berries and pretzels on top) and baked it. It is cute. We named it Friendship Connection Pie.