Hello there—my name is Karen Amarotico.
In 2011, I began a year long adventure in pie baking. This journey began as an idea in the middle of the night: that I would express my gratitude to my friends, my family, and the universe through baking a pie of one kind or another every day for a year. Each day I chose a “pie recipient”: a friend or neighbor who I knew could use a pick-me-up or someone that I didn’t know yet but who came to my attention via this blog. Since starting Pie A Day Giveaway, I have given away almost 500 pies.
I’ve had so many amazing experiences during this journey. You can hear me speak about them on NPR’s Morning Edition, read more about my journey or learn about the 366th pie I gave away (the end of my year of daily baking and giving) in the Ashland Daily tidings, or discover why I chose this project in the Medford Mail Tribune. You can also find out more about the gluten free baking classes I have taught at the Ashland Food Co-op.
Thank you to everyone who has joined me on this adventure—it was, after all, only the beginning! If you’d like to follow along, share recipes, leave a comment, or just say hi, please do! You’re very welcome here.
Thank you for stopping by!