A split second before my daughter flew home for Christmas, she called to exclaim, “Let’s make the pies!” I paused. I’d planned to dole out that assignment to a family member. My tight choreography to execute the perfect Christmas feast did not factor pies into the agenda. Throwing organization to the wind, I replied with can-do enthusiasm, “Let’s!” And then I turned to you, Martha.
Truth is, pie crusts scare me. But I’ve seen you whip them up with ease in your down-home country kitchen. […]