On a roll

Kids love rolling dough.  As long as we keep the rolling to a minimum, we turn out great pie crusts. For your single layer crust that I hope you’ll be serving up pumpkin-style, stick with the basics: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup lard 3 tablespoons icy cold water Mix dry ingredients and […]

Just Plain Flaky

The masters at preparing pie crust know the secret of keeping the crust flaky: handle with care. If there’s time for pie baking around this cookery, it’s Thanksgiving time. I’m testing pie crust recipes this week in preparation for an early celebration with guests on their way soon.