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Ms American Pie Okay, so I created a new word: pieartist. You will forgive me won’t you? There is more forthcoming about this post.

Ms. American Pie

From Beth’s Amazon page “Beth M. Howard knows about pie. She made pies at California’s Malibu Kitchen for celebrities including Barbra Streisand (lemon meringue), Dick Van Dyke (strawberry rhubarb), and Steven Spielberg (coconut cream) before moving back home to rural Iowa. She now lives in the famous American Gothic House (the backdrop for Grant Wood’s famous painting) and runs the hugely popular Pitchfork Pie Stand.”

To order her book in hardcover or Kindle edition, click anywhere on the title below to be redirected. Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House

Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and PieMaking Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie

Just a tidbit from her Amazon page “You will find my story is a lot like pie, a strawberry-rhubarb pie. It’s bitter. It’s messy. It’s got some sweetness, too. Sometimes the ingredients get added in the wrong order, but it has substance, it will warm your insides, and even though it isn’t perfect, it still turns out okay in the end.”

This book is available in Kindle edition, soft cover, or hard cover. To order it, click here.

After completing my Ed.D., the frustration of finding a teaching position where I was willing to live, led to Ron and I leaving the country. We intended to travel for a year before settling somewhere in MA or RI. We left the US without any credit card debt, no car payments and our house mortgage paid by renters. We had $10,000 in the bank to make our way through a year.