Forthwith, six hard-won lessons from the pie frontier:
1. Neatness Counts
Take the time to slice your apples thinly, and to stack them nicely inside the pie. Don't just give them a quick chop, then dump them into the crust.
One of my absolute favorite ice cream flavors is Breyers double-churned vanilla. I know it’s not the best to buy by any means, but the flavor is just incredible. I’m a big vanilla ice cream eater—unlike the favorite flavors of many people that I know, vanilla is pretty much the only ice cream flavor I love (with the occasional citrus or strawberry exception), and Breyers seems to make it best.
Unfortunately, I won’t be buying my favorite ice cream anytime soon—at least, not until Breyers agrees to stop selling products with rGBH, or recombinant bovine growth hormone, in them. This genetic modification is inserted into cows in order to make them produce even more milk than they are normally physically (and naturally) able to deliver. While it works to meet this highly questionable—if ethical—goal, it also releases the rGBH into our food as well.