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The Life of Pie: Linda Lomelino Scores a Hit with ‘Lomelino’s Pies’

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Who doesn’t love pie?   My nephew, that’s who! One of my mother’s favorite stories to tell about her grandchildren (and one we never let this particular one forget) is how he asked her if they could make a pie together. My mother really enjoys doing these things with her grandkids and they enjoy it just as much. So on this day, about 13 years ago, my mother set out to bake a pie with her first grandchild. The went to the store together and loaded up their cart with the freshest ingredients including the plumpest, juiciest blueberries, and vanilla ice cream from their favorite ice creamery.¬† They went home and made the pie from scratch— crust and all. My…

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Snuggle up with 5 shelfie picks to celebrate Grandparents’ Day

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Remember the Hallmark commercial that said whatever the situation, there’s a card for that? It certainly seems that way now with celebration days. Have a fondness for teddy bears? There’s a Teddy Bear Day. How about brownies? Did you know there’s a Brownie Day? How about Houseplant Appreciation Day? There’s even a Pet Rock Day! Of course, many of them are meant to be quirky and fun, while others serve to memorialize significant events. On September 7 we have National Grandparents’ Day, which I’ve always thought to be another “made-up” fun day for grandparents. A further look into it reveals that in 1978 President Jimmy Carter officially proclaimed the first Sunday in September after Labor Day as National Grandparents’ Day.…

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