May 21, 1819 Pioneer's ride into Berkeley Springs today was as easy as pie. That's when I realized that in his day and age, folks love comparing all things good, easy, and kind to pie. Beats me why this is a common phrase, except that perhaps pie is one of the best culinary creations to this day, and much beloved throughout America. Pie can be sweet, savory, and juicy, and quite nothing else tickles the palette than a slice with a big ol' glass of cold milk! If you don't currently have anything to bake a pie in, may I suggest my Golden Era Pie Plate? This 9" plate turns out the perfect size pies, whether they be blueberry, pumpkin, huckleberry, or my personal favorite, apple. Made of tin, they're still built in the USA. Not only that, but if you get the hankerin' you can even use them to pan for treasure--just like the 49ers did! However, I think they're best for making pie, which is what I plan on chowing down on as soon as I've dipped into the tepid waters of Berkeley Springs for a freshening up. More on this fascinating, historical village in my next entry! In the meantime, click here for this classic lemon meringue pie recipe, courtesy of Southern Living.