What's my Halloween tradition? Baking a "Trick or Pie" with the Garden Club girls.
When the school bus drops off the girls on Halloween afternoon, the hours before dinner and trick-or-treating can seem endless.
A few years ago, I realized I could make some happy mothers if I channeled the girls' energy into baking. I asked them, "Have you ever made an apple pie?" With a nod from their mothers, the girls spent the afternoon in the kitchen with me measuring honey and grating nutmeg. And the rest is history. Every Halloween afternoon we bake and when darkness falls, they run to my house yelling "Trick or Pie!" Then parents and kids take a few minutes out of their route and join me on the driveway to eat a slice of pie.