The Pie Lady by Greta Isaac

What is a Pie Lady moment?

For one family, it’s breakfast on the patio. For another, it’s Mom serving up creamy chicken and noodles. These are Pie Lady moments: times of goodness and glamour in the middle of ordinary days.

In The Pie Lady, Mennonite homemaker Greta Isaac ushers readers into the kitchens of Velda, Shyla, and other Pie Ladies as they whip up confections and concoctions that please the mouth and nourish the soul. Fans of Ruth Reichl, Sherry Gore, and Ree Drummond will love Isaacs’ intimate, delectable writing. Home cooks will love the recipes that appear in each chapter.

Maybe you drop grapefruit slices in a glass of water. Maybe you brown the gravy and salt it from eighteen inches up. (Forget for now the sink full of dishes.) Each cook has her own Pie Lady moments. Each has a story to tell.

In The Pie Lady, you'll find stories about cooking and various recipes that  are after each chapter. Honestly, even though the memories are sweet, I really loved the recipes! The first one I made was Chicken Noodle Casserole and my daughter had two helpings. It really did come out delicious so I was impressed! The book itself is a combination of life stories and recipes, much like what you would find in a small town bookstore.

If you ever had a grandma that loved to cook, you'll love this book. It's like being a kid in granny's kitchen again.