Lessons, laughter, love — and fruity galettes — fill the kitchen as a budding baker is coached through her 1st pie crust

Seattle Times - 08-20

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MY PARENTS REJECTED my long-ago pleas for an Easy Bake Oven, and it turned out to be one of those unintentional decisions that become a child’s formative moment. Mom told me to use the real oven, so I did. Months later, nearly 6 years old, I entered a batch of biscuits into the county fair, and they were awarded second place among the adult entries. It’s safe to say my ego will never recover, although the decorating side of things never held much appeal, so everything looks extremely pre-Instagram homemade.