I wanted my first post on PBS to be a representation of my favorite thing to make, ever. So, pie it is. It definitely wasn’t always this way. Years ago, before I learned how to cook, making a homemade pie was stressful. I made it a few hours before a birthday party and had promised the birthday boy a pie as a gift. Wrong move. Only a few minutes in I realized how over my head I actually was; flour was all over my kitchen, all up in my hair and I quickly learned that the phrase “easy as pie” couldn’t have been more inaccurate. Luckily the baking gods were looking out for me (and the recipe I was using was very good) because I made it out alive and showed up to the birthday barbecue with an edible pie.