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Why were you attracted to this book?

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I initially checked out this book for my hubby, Troy.  He makes the best lemon icebox pie (his mother's recipe), but he wanted to try a home-made crust.  I was a farm girl and we made everything from scratch so it wasn't too high on my list of "childhood pleasures" to renew.  So, I spoke with my mother and sisters to see what recipe they used and we settled on my mother's recipe.  Once we made crust from scratch there was no going back!  I loved it and now it is a special pleasure for Troy & me.  My 3 childhood pleasures that I have renewed in my "older" years are quilting, canning & home-made pie making.  What are yours?

BTW - Troy's lemon icebox pie was our "wedding cake" and each year on our anniversary there is sure to be one waiting in the "icebox".

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I would like to learn how to make my own pie crust. I make pies during holidays, but buy the crust.

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This is the perfect place to start! If you download Art of the Pie, you'll find Kate's pie recipe in the first few chapters!

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Adam is correct, this is the perfect book to get started baking pies with homemade crust. The narrative is easy and fun to read as Kate takes you through pies and life. Here's my finished pie - made from scratch crust just finishes it off to perfection!

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I am the absolute WORST at making pie crust. I'm hoping to find a new technique that takes my pie making skills to the next level. 

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I was attracted do it because, well, it's about pie!  My favorite of all the food groups.  I've only ever made one recipe for my pie crusts and was happy to see all the wonderful varieties in the book.  Can't wait to try them.

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I was initially attracted to the book because of the summary. But as I got reading Katie's advice I got lost as if I were reading a novel.

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I gave it a try because of the Big Library read recommendation.  I've never read a recipe book cover to cover before. I always assumed book groups read novels, so I was surprised at this choice but stuck with it.

I enjoyed the autobiographical bits, it's like you really get to know Kate. The book is well written, it feels like a letter from an old friend, Kate comes across very warm and caring. I have also been inspired to bake!

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I'm a sucker for great recipes!  I could see from Kate's interview that she is passionate about what she does.  Her book reflects her passion and deep commitment to making great pies.  I'm renewing my love of cooking and baking and love the opportunity to share this with others.

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