A Pie for Mikey

I wasn’t really planning a post for today, but my heart and head have silently been with Jennie all week. When I heard the news of her husband’s unexpected death, I went numb. My heart, like hers, broke into a million pieces, because the super-glue had not yet dried from losing my mom, and then more recently, our dear Leo. I’ve watched the outpouring of love and support, and felt pride in this family connected by food. But, really, I’m still in a fog, much like Seattle has been all morning. I know that the marine layer will burn off eventually. I know the skies will brighten, but for now, it’s just grey and quiet.

So for Mikey and Jennie, here is my pie. I hope it brings some comfort.


  • Gorgeous, Lara, in all the best ways.

  • Simply beautiful; the words and the pie.

  • The news of Jennie’s husbands death was just another in a long line of Bad that we’ve been dealing with since August started, so I know how you feel. But, when I slowed down and took the time to make this pie, it really helped. I hope it brought you some measure of comfort, and I know that Jennie will feel the love from all over the world.

  • Beautiful. so nice to see all the love for Jennie.

  • A lovely tribute, as these all have been. It’s incredible to see more or less complete strangers come together like this, and open their hearts to someone so genuinely during a time of deep loss. Very touching.

  • Beautiful words and photos… It’s amazing how all the bloggers community brings they’re support to Jennie and her family.

  • How sweet of you, I’m sure it will be of great comfort- looks absolutely delectable 🙂

  • Beautiful pie. It brought goosebumps the way the food blogging community pulled together like they did. Wow.

  • Raye Tiedemann

    So sorry for your loss. I just lost a really super cousin of mine on the 8th. My dad was quite a baker, I grew up on flour sacks, he made the best donuts. Last night I made yours and my goodness they were the best, so light, melts in your mouth. It brought back fond memories. You are a treasure for passing your recipe along. I had to share the rest with the neighbors next door or heaven knows how many we would have ate, their young sons though I was so wonderful they looked like the picture from your cover!!

  • This is wonderful! What a sensation this has become across the Internet. I actually had a slice of pie in his honor from one of the best places to eat in New York – it was peanut butter, naturally! 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

  • Fany_wefany

    What more good blog!!
    A great recipe, like most of you post. I discovered this corner in English class, and the truth is that I love it.
    My name is Stephanie, regards.

  • albaincucina

    Beatiful pie,simply ciao albaincucina

  • Mary

    Beautiful pie and photos. I’m so sorry for your loss! I can relate because I have loss my mother, too. I plan to follow your blog, and cookbooks not that I have found you.

  • Leona Davis

    The pie cake! I so love the look.. oh so really love it! 🙂