Yes, You Can Make The Best Pie Ever...!
Hi, I'm Margi...
I am a 75 year old grandmother who LOVES to cook and bake.
I even baked professionally for a few years..
And I would love to share my time-perfected recipes, tips, and techniques with you!
Growing up on a ranch where we grew practically everything we ate, I learned at an early age how to cook and bake “from scratch.”
Now, if some of you don’t know what “from scratch” means, I will explain.
It is using ingredients that come in original form, like eggs from the chickens, butter from the milk cow’s cream, lard from butchering and rendering the fat from a hog, and flour from grinding the wheat berries that grew in our fields.
Of course, I don’t expect YOU to go out and acquire chickens, a milk cow and a hog or two, or start growing wheat in your backyard!
The point I am making is that it is not using a pre-made mix to bake a pie or a cake! It is actually creating your yummy desserts from original, natural ingredients that you can buy at the store.
After I married and raised two wonderful children up to college age...
I was asked one day, if I would be interested in baking pies for a local restaurant in our small community...
I enthusiastically answered, “Yes,” thinking that it would be fun, and would give me a little spending money on the side.
I knew my baking skills were on the line and I wanted to make THE BEST PIE EVER, so I decided to do a little research in preparation.
Now, remember I was not a professional pastry chef...I was just a mom who loved to bake homemade desserts for my family and friends!
I went to our local library and looked at several cookbooks on baking. Many of them didn’t have the information I wanted, but a few (a very few) did!
I wanted to know what made a pie crust flaky.
Why it was sometimes tough and hard?
Why did it sometimes taste oily?
Why was the texture crumbly?
I was on a mission to learn everything I needed to know, to make The Best Pie Ever!
After a few weeks of baking pies for the restaurant, customers started asking me, “How do you make the crust so flaky?” “What is your secret?”
Because of so many requests, I decided to start teaching what became known later as my Time-Perfected Techniques for Pie Baking, in a night class at our local High School, one night a week.
I had to limit the classes to eight people, as there were only four kitchen stations in the school Home-Ec room.
I assigned two students to each station. Each night, each student was able to take home “The Best Pie Ever” that they had baked during the class.
Men as well as women attended my classes.
Not one student failed! I found that if someone could watch me demonstrate my technique, then they could do it, too!
The owner of the restaurant in my home town believed that if he offered a good cup of coffee...
and a good piece of pie to his customers, he could draw more customers in...
And so he did...
From all the neighboring counties!
I taught a young girl who was the Dishwasher at this restaurant to use my techniques...
and she entered a Lemon Meringue Pie in the County Fair that year.
She won a Blue Ribbon for her efforts!
I was so proud of her...And so was her Boss!
Just imagine YOURSELF being able to…
But, first let me continue with my story...
Two years later, I was living with my prospector husband in a small, one room cabin, just five minutes away from Mineral Springs Resort, an old mountain lodge in the Pacific Northwest.
I was bored and wanted something to do while he roamed the forest looking for gold...
Then something happened that changed everything…
I decided to go up to the Lodge to see if I could possibly be a waitress, and overheard one of the waitresses respond to a customer, “We don’t have homemade pie, but we do have home baked pies.”
“So what is the difference?” the customer asked. “We buy them frozen and bake them here,” the waitress answered.
I knew right then that perhaps I could get a job baking pies for the Lodge.
I asked to see the owner. While talking with him, he told me that he had just bought the business and his goal was excellence!
“That’s my goal, too!” I quickly responded. “Ok,” he said, “Go bake me a pie!”
So, I went back into his kitchen and baked him a Dreamy Creamy Chocolate Pie, using my “from scratch” crust and filling recipes that I knew by heart...
He took one bite and hired me!
“How Do You Make This Crust So Flaky?
That was a question I was asked over and over while I was baking for Mineral Springs Resort, the old rustic lodge nestled in the tall Evergreens on Highway 97, off Interstate 90, in the state of Washington.
I worked at the Lodge from 5:00 am until around 5:00 pm most days. Weekends, I would be there in the evenings as well, if they needed help with food prep.
The only time I had to work on writing a cookbook was in the evenings during the week, and on my two days off. I didn't have a computer then...
However, I was determined to make this happen, and with the help of my son and his wife, I self-published my first cookbook in December of 1991...
“Oh, Taste and See…”
A Collection Of Old-Fashioned, “made from scratch”, Recipes From The Heart Of A Country Baker
(Now Out Of Print)
I sold out my first printing of 1,000 books, in six weeks!
Many of our customers bought them, eager to know my techniques and recipes!
A year later, with the help of two very talented young men, I produced a “How-To” Video to go with my cookbook, demonstrating my tips and techniques.
Word got out and several newspapers carried my story. Over 200 orders came through the mail from a small paragraph in the Seattle Times Food Page, mentioning my book.
The Grants sold their restaurant in 1994, and I moved on. However, I will never forget the customers and their LOVE for my pies!
Many people who bought my book back then, have mentioned to me how much they love my recipes...
“The recipes always work,” they tell me.
Yes, the recipes do work...
It was important that I made a pie that would not only taste good, but would also look nice when served to the customers, and I had to be consistent!
A year ago, when my grandson was married, he had to have Grammy’s Dreamy Creamy Banana Pie instead of a wedding cake!
Together with my Daughter-In-Law, my Granddaughter and the Bride-To-Be, we made 24 pies of different flavors to be served to the wedding guests, using my time-perfected recipes and time-perfected techniques.
Now, after 25 years, because I have been asked many times where people can find my recipe book…
I decided to create a digital recipe book that anyone wanting to know how to make the BEST PIE EVER, can easily access online.
My recipes are the same ones I used during my baking days at Mineral Springs Resort, and the ones that I continue to use for my family.
However, this time I have added lots of photos...
As well as including the Metric Measurement Equivalencies for my friends who don't live here in the U.S....
Also included are my How-To Videos as a BONUS!
The title of my new digital book is:
THE BEST PIE EVER
Now the question is: Do you want to learn how to make THE BEST PIE EVER?
It doesn’t matter if you have never baked a pie in your life!
My Tips, Time-Perfected Techniques, and Time-Perfected Recipes can work for you, even if you have never been successful in the past.
Even a nine-year old boy followed the directions in my cookbook, and after watching my videos, baked a wonderful Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie for his family!
In addition to my Cookbook, I am including FOUR FREE BONUS VIDEOS, showing you exactly how I made my pies at Mineral Springs Resort, using my tips and techniques.
Through the years, many would-be pie bakers have given up, thinking that there is some secret that they can't figure out, to making a really good pie.
Now, you will know what those secrets are,…
And YOU CAN make THE BEST PIE EVER!
Here’s how it works…
Place your order, use my Digital Cookbook and watch my Bonus Videos, and see for yourself how easy and fun it can be to make THE BEST PIE EVER!
Take a full 60 days to use my Digital Cookbook, and if you don’t feel like it’s worth MORE than what you’re paying today…
Just send me a quick email, and I will return every penny of your $11.99 – NO hassles and NO questions asked…
Why am I offering you such a comprehensive 60-day money back guarantee?
Because I want to make your decision as risk-free as possible, and my goal is your success…
And while I am confident you’ll love my Digital Cookbook and Videos so much you’ll NEVER want to send it back, I want you to feel completely comfortable making the decision to purchase today, which is why I'm taking all of the risk for you.
If you prefer a printed copy of my Cookbook, go to Printed Format
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