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Read reviews that mention aunt polly sarah weeks year old pie crust pie shop pie recipes crust recipe great book polly portman piecrust recipe main character good book cat lardo read this book mouth water pie queen ever read pie recipe secret pie crust recipe every chapter. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I understand why, having read it myself yesterday.
I liken the writing of the book to real pies -some have a bittersweet taste at first. Before you know it--you can't get enough. An adult woman named Alice narrates the story from the perspective of her year-old girlhood memory.
It begins at a time shortly after her beloved Aunt Polly, unexpectedly dies. Aunt Polly was a lovely, kindhearted, eccentric woman, who lived simply. She also possessed a unique blend of strong ethics along with an award winning talent for pie making. The sudden loss of the town's pie maker extraordinaire affects the town on many levels. Adding to this is the revelation of her cryptic will, which leaves everyone in multiple states of grief, confusion, suspicion, and among a few Poor little Alice felt the pain of her Aunt's loss most of all.
Time spent with Aunt Polly was treasured. Alice could confide in her Aunt, and Polly's attention always made Alice feel good. What makes this story so delightful is the element of satisfaction that stays with the reader. Much like that full feeling you get after eating a great slice of pie. The author, like the pie maker, takes joy in using her talents to provide some intellectual dessert and intrigue to the lives of others. Sprinkled among the chapters are some nice pie recipes. Best of all, the brain food stays on your mind, not on your hips.
I read this book to my 8 and 10 year old sons. They loved the suspense and didn't ever want me to stop reading it. We finished it in less than a week of before bed reading time - we just couldn't put it down! The pie recipes are a huge bonus. We're planning on making a couple of the recipes from the book together soon. Four stars because some parts were a little scary for the kids Maybe I shouldn't have read the book at bedtime? Pie is a great book for all ages. I am 12 years old and I loved it. My mom read it and she loved it as well.
Celebrating birthdays helps tell your employees that you get that they are living life everyday inside of your office. This goes a long way towards creating an emotional bond between company and team. Even the smallest things planned for them will go a long way. Here are our easy-as-pie or cake tips to make office birthdays a part of a winning company culture. But trust us, the results are well worth it. One of the most impactful things you can do is to personalize the gift or celebration for your team mate.
If you know the person loves Ryan Gosling, print pictures of him and post them around her desk. Know that they love bananas? Get a ton of bananas and deliver them… dressed in a banana suit. Of course, this is a bit of an extreme example, but it illustrates the point — personalize your celebration to let your team know that you care.
Timing is key, and you have a few options here: Take them up on it this time! Not only has it been done to death, but all that refined sugar leads to a productivity-killing energy crash shortly thereafter. Vegetable Cake — This works well for those teammates who are on a health kick. Pie — There are two types of people in this world — cake people and pie people.
Healthier Indulgences — There are so many amazing, healthier snacks out there that will satisfy your sweet cravings without sabotaging your health goals OR setting you up for a major crash later in the day. Gift one of our Healthier Indulgence boxes from SnackNation Market, which contains an assortment of lower-glycemic treats. Watermelon Cake — This original spin on birthday cake looks great, tastes amazing, and is totally healthy. Is your team too big to really get personal on their special day?
Arthur Wooten is an excellent author of many magnetic stories; this, again, is a stellar novel. Not a bad idea! Read this book until the very last sentence but don't skip ahead. I also LOVE how you included the recipes! If you have a boss that drags her feet when it comes to getting involved, there are ways to make this incredibly easy — both for her and you.
The solution was monthly celebrations. Every month we pick a day to celebrate ALL the people born in that month. You can still make it a real celebration — try catering a special lunch or throwing a happy hour. Ditch the tired old standard and try something a little more contemporary.
Here are a few songs you might want to serenade your coworkers with instead:. Remember that creating a culture of recognition is really at the heart of birthday celebrations. Your team will respond more to actions than words. If you have a boss that drags her feet when it comes to getting involved, there are ways to make this incredibly easy — both for her and you. It might seem a little daunting to get the CEO to write birthday notes for every team member, but a little work upfront makes this totally doable. Buy a ton of candles or a ton of bottles of wine and have them on hand.
The card is the key ingredient in the gift. Consider factors like the size of your workforce and the number of senior level employees to come up with a system you can replicate again and again.
What are some creative ways you celebrate birthdays at your office? Let us know in the comments below. The Asparagus Veggie Cake. Thanks so much for the fun ideas. I had a great leader who asked what my favorite type of dessert was… Then on my birthday it was delivered to my office. The thoughtful touch of a senior leader being that dedicated to not only employee engagement and celebrations, but also making it personal was a leadership tool that will stay with me for a long time. I am also gong to try the new song approach. A good year is one that is celebrated all year long!
Thanks Jeff, I think it is great when someone at work remembers your day. And it is true that it must be personal. It does not feel very genuine when it is simply a tick in the box thing! There were some good ideas here. We already do a birthday and anniversary card for each employee.
We love doing monthly birthdays at our office, but we ask around to make sure all the birthday people are included! Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. View or edit your browsing history. Get to Know Us.
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