Finally fall is here, and I am so glad for it. Fall means that we can enjoy baked goods again. After a long hot summer in Colorado where nobody wanted to turn on the stove for fear of adding more heat to our non-airconditioned house we can finally cook and bake again.
Have I told you? My husband is a Weld County Champion pie baker. He has won many blue ribbons for his pies at the Weld County Fair. So one year some neighbors down the street gave us the book Sweet Dream Pie by Audrey Wood. Maybe our neighbor was hoping my husband and I could make such a pie? It’s an amazing book that our family has enjoyed tremendously over the years. I can’t tell you how many times I had to read it to the kids when they were little. I think I will have to buy the hardcover version of it since it’s coming apart at the seams…
Sweet Dream Pie is the story of an elderly couple who likes to bake magical pies together. They make the biggest, sweetest, and most yummy pies. But it’s been a while since they did because their pies are a bit dangerous. The book starts out with a dire warning about the dangers of overindulging. I don’t want to give away too much of the story. I hope you can find the book at your local library or order it on Amazon. It would make a lovely Christmas gift for the children or grandchildren.
The artwork by Mark Teague is quite stunning. I love the brightly colored drawings that defy all rules of perspective and proportion. Maybe it will become a favorite in your household too?