My mom always baked: bread, cookies, cakes, and pies, all from scratch.
As a child, I didn’t understand why she always made extra pie crust when it was pie day. When I got older, her secret was revealed.
She would slice cheddar cheese, wrap it up in the “scraps” of pie crust, and bake it along with the pies. It was her secret indulgence. Once I discovered the absolute deliciousness of it, she had to make more.
Something so utterly simple was a real treat.