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Pie on Your...

SOON AFTER my husband, Tom, and I were engaged, I decided to show off my kitchen prowess to his parents. His mother was a meticulous housekeeper and a fine cook, and I wanted to let her know that her son would be in good hands.

My menu featured spaghetti, crusty bread, a tossed salad and, to top it off, a picture-perfect key lime pie. Because my kitchen counter space was so limited, I took the pie out of the oven and set it on a stool to cool.

Sure enough, I sat on the pie and the majority of the beautiful meringue decorated my backside!

I was mortified, but my future in-laws certainly had a good laugh…and soon everyone was at their ease. —Jane Zurflieh, St. Petersburg, Florida

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