When I was pregnant with my firstborn, I had some crazy cravings. One of them was pie, pumpkin to be specific. I happened to have the ingredients handy, and so I whipped one up. It had barely cooled by the time I tucked in for a piece. One turned to two, turned to an empty pie dish. Fully aware that my husband was going to be coming home soon, and that he would smell the missing pie, I hurried over to the store to buy the ingredients to make a second pie. He came home just as I pulled it out of the oven! I almost got away with it, except I couldn't bring myself to eat another slice!

I like cookies well enough, I don't like cake, and LOVE pie. I love every aspect of pie, especially seeing which amazing flavour combinations our local produce gives up!

Why the switch?:

Since 2013 I've operated Sweet Ellie Belle Cookies/Cookie School out of my studio kitchen. I recently broke my leg, and have been given ample time to sit and think about what I really want to be doing. Pies have me feeling so inspired and creative, and a little nostalgic. This is where I want to be.

Awards & Nominations:

I won the 2019 Day at the Farm Pie Contest for my Caramel Apple Pie!