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Creamy Coconut Custard from the 2008 National Pie Championships

The first year I entered the National Pie Championships, I was awful.  No, I was beyond awful.  I’d watched a special on Food Network about it and arrogantly thought, “I can do that!,” without ever considering that I’d never made my own pie crust before.  After that first disasterous year, I read, practiced, and studied pies. …

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2013 National Pie Championship Sittin’ on a Sandbar Key Lime Pie

In the summer, we spend quite a bit of time on a stretch of sandbar between Boca Grande & Little Gasparilla Island, just off the coast of southwest Florida.  As a kid, we spent summers on the island.  As an adult, I’ve gotten married on the island, taken our kids to the island for vacation, …

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