Hello! My name is Dani and I’m a writer at Turn the Page. I’m very excited to be writing a guest blog for Tippin’s and sharing a bit about what Tippin’s pie has meant to my family over the past couple decades. Seriously, if there is anything we love in my family, it’s pie.
Aka “Oh no, you wouldn’t like it. I’ll have to eat the whole thing myself.” When the turkey (or Tofurkey for me) and gravy are gone and we are all sitting back in our chairs, the same thought goes through our minds, “who’s getting up for the pies?” We might have said we couldn’t possibly have any more green bean casserole and we will just explode if another bite passes our lips, we obviously mean our main stomach, not our dessert stomach. There’s always room for pie! It’s a widely known fact that my mom hates pumpkin pie, but can’t even try to resist a slice of French Silk. That’s fine with the rest of us, because it means we can have a slice of both! My piece tends to involve just as much whipped cream on top as pie itself.
We tease each other about how we eat our pieces. My dad demolishes his in five bites, as dads are known to do, and quickly dives in for more. My sister will stop halfway and declare that she just can’t fit another bite, but we know she’s a champion eater, and she’ll have no problem finishing. My mom always says she’ll “just have a smidge” but has another smidge after that. I like to eat the filling alone and then eat the crust, it’s not as crazy as it sounds, the buttery pastry is so tasty alone! My brother thinks we’re all insane, he eats his pie “normally.”
Birthday Pie, No Cake Necessary
Most of my family’s birthdays are during the summer. My mom’s and brother’s are both within a week of each other, so the overlap of French Silk with Key Lime or Boston Cream is just fine with me. They all consider my dad’s birthday the best time because it falls in the very narrow window which the Peach Cooler is available, so they always get two. However, the worst part is that there is never an even amount of slices for everyone to have two, so it’s first come first serve… even if it’s your birthday pie.
My family might be limited in our variety of pie choices, but there’s no doubt we are very dedicated fans. I honestly don’t know how we will cope if one of us moves away from the Kansas City area and can’t have a pie on our birthday.
Every family has their own Tippin’s memories and traditions and more families are becoming part of this amazing “pie family” every year. How has Tippin’s been a part of your family’s traditions? Tippin’s wants to hear and share in your happy memories!