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If you love vintage aprons and swoon over flaky pies served up on jadeite dishes – or just like to hear inspiring stories of women who pursue a passion and make it both their lifeblood and their livelihood – you’ll love this episode of The Kitchen Hour Podcast!

In it, I chat with Linda Hundt, owner of the Sweetie-Licious Bakery Cafe in Dewitt, Michigan and now Grand Rapids, Michigan; and author of the new cookbook Sweetie-Licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life.

Chatting with Linda was such a treat. She’s an ambitious woman with big dreams, who still believes in the power of slowing down and enjoying the little pleasures of life – like spending time with family and friends, hanging out in the kitchen, and biting into a slice of warm, home-baked pie.

In the podcast we talk about everything from vintage Easy-Bake Ovens to getting over the fear of making a pie crust, to pursuing big dreams and doing what really matters to you.

To hear the podcast, just click the “play” button at the bottom of the post, or you can subscribe in iTunes

Here are links to some of the things Linda and I discussed in the show:

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  • Sweetie-Licious’s Sticky Toffee Pudding Caramel Apple Pie was named one of America’s Best Pies by Food and Wine Magazine.
  • Linda shared a touching story about the inspiration behind her Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry Pie, which won Best of Show on the at the Crisco National Pie Championships / Food Network Pie Challenge. Here’s a short clip featuring Linda taking the prize!

I hope you loved this episode of The Kitchen Hour Podcast! Be sure to leave a comment letting me know what you thought, or if you just want to say “hi” to Linda.


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