Lauren's Classic Apple Pie
Join me in the kitchen as I celebrate National Pie Day with one of my favorites a classic apple pie, and let me explain a bit about why a real estate agent, entrepreneur, and jewelry designer knows a thing or two about great pie.
Like many military spouses, I have a background and training that is completely different than my current career. Prior to meeting my husband and embarking on my journey as an Army spouse, I was a professional of the culinary world. I was named best student chef by Food & Wine magazine and graduated top of my class at The Culinary Institute of America. I have worked at the Ritz Carlton, organized the certified Master Chef exam, and commanded a 4-diamond, 5-star restaurant as the Sous Chef of the historic Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel. Life sometimes throws you curve balls though, and I quickly realized that the Army doesn’t always move you to fabulous locations with 5-star restaurants. I had to pivot and transfer my creativity and skills into a different type of artistic career, making jewelry and owning a small business.
While I haven’t been professionally cooking, I haven’t lost my love of creating new recipes and perfecting and eating delicious food. I have worked hard tweaking and curating recipes throughout my life, and I want to share my favorites with you. I hate people that won’t share the recipe for the amazing morsel that I just consumed. Don’t they know that I would think fondly of them every time I recreate their perfect bite? For them to leave me without such savory goodness in my life, leaving me to hunt for that white whale of a recipe is just downright rude. I won’t be like them. I learned to share in kindergarten, so every so often, I am going to share my recipes here with you, so you too can enjoy the perfect morsel.