Ms. American Pie Cookbook is available again – in Paperback and on Kindle



It took a while, but my pie cookbook is finally back in print and now available. The second edition is in paperback. It’s a little smaller and a little lighter, but it’s still jam-packed with the same recipes, tips, and stories as the first edition. PLUS, it includes two new recipes! ORDER NOW in time for the Holidays. 

FREE PIE LESSONS! Watch my “Stay Calm & Bake Pie” series on YouTube

Episode 1: Apple Pie, Episode 2: Mixed Berry Crumble, Episode 3: Banana Cream, Episode 4: Key Lime, Episode 5: Chicken Pot Pie, Episode 6: Gluten Free Strawberry Rhubarb, Episode 7: Victory Shots of YOUR Pies

Watch my humble film about my World Piece journey.

My film is like homemade pie — it’s not perfect but it’s made with love. And here’s some exciting news: my “World Piece” memoir is in the works! Check back for updates.

Have you read “Making Piece” yet?

The second edition of my memoir, Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie, is in paperback with a new epilogue, a lower price of $14.00, and the “messy pie” cover Howard always envisioned. Order it now from Amazon, Indiebound, your local bookstore, or ask for it at your local library.

“One of the best non-cookbook food books of 2012” — Serious Eats

“One of the best books of 2012” — San Francisco Book Review

“One unique, crazy-quilt, truly American tale of reinvention.” — Publishers Weekly


Give a Piece a Chance

While we Americans like to think we invented pie, it did not originate with the pilgrims. Though we agree, it was an inspired notion to bake the pie as a peace offering and create a holiday centered around it! We love Thanksgiving. Pie, however, has been around since medieval times with its history first documented in Egypt, and the first pie recipe recorded in Greece. Pie originated as a sort of Tupperware of its time, the dough an inedible wrapper to preserve and transport meat. Mayflower passengers, practical travelers who recognized the hardiness (and heartiness) of the dish, brought the pie to America, where recipes evolved and multiplied as quickly as the population of the new nation. Today’s pie crust is flaky, buttery, and melts in your mouth, with myriad fillings — berries, nuts, veggies, eggs, just about anything that can fit in a pie plate. Pie is accessible, affordable, all-encompassing. Pie is meant for sharing. Pie connects people. Pie knows no cultural or political boundaries. Pie makes people happy. And happy people make the world a better place. That’s why the world needs more pie.

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