I got an email from Audrey’s school last week about a fundraiser spaghetti supper this Sunday night for a family in town where the mom has breast cancer. They have 2 young kids and the husband works at the grocery store down the street. There will also be a bake sale which they were looking for donations for. Of course I signed up to bring an apple pie. It’s in the oven right now and the house smells awesome! That’s why I’m thankful for The Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum. The apple pie recipe in this book is one of the best I’ve made. I’ve had this book for quite a long time – probably acquired during one of my cook book club memberships. I think I’ve only made the apple & blueberry pie recipes from this book. Maybe the cranberry-pear one, too. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a good pastry book. Being the cook book geek that I am, I also like to read all of the stories/instructions in this book just for fun.