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Fresh Raspberry Pie Recipe

A reader asked me for my fresh raspberry pie recipe. Here it is! It’s a family favorite. We use local fresh-picked raspberries when possible, but luckily raspberries are available any time of year.

Fresh Raspberry Pie

Bake a one-crust pie shell using recipe of your choice.

Wash and let dry 1 qt. of fresh raspberries.

Simmer together 2/3 cup water and 1 cup of the berries for about 3 minutes.

Blend 1 c. sugar and 3 Tbsp. cornstarch with 1/3 cup of water and add to the boiling berries and water. Stirring constantly, boil for one minute and then let cool. (I’ve used a bit less sugar with good Read More

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“Traveling the World with Mom”

“On Tuesday, we flew over the Great Pyramid…”

Wouldn’t that be something to do even if we didn’t have travel restrictions? A.L. Renna’s delightful children’s book¬†Traveling the¬†World with Mom shows us how it can happen, with a little imagination and our local library.

Growing up in small-town New England, I loved my visits to my local library. The library in my Swift River Valley series, set in small-town New England, is modeled after my hometown library, with a touch of other libraries I’ve enjoyed. Nooks and crannies, history, perso… Read More