The Pie Lady on 5

The Pie Lady on 5 As a Home Based Vendor I am offering pies that you can order by phone, then pick up at my roadside stand. Pick up available by appointment. Cash or check
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Hi, I'm Carlene, The Pie Lady on 5. I have five children, 16 grandchildren, and I've been baking pies for over 40 years. I made my first pie more than 40 years ago , trying to snag a man. I've been married for 40 years, so that should tell you how good the pie was! My specialty is an old-fashioned sugar cream pie, my own secret recipe, that family and friends can't get enough of. Please go to my website, thepieladyon5.com for complete menu and pricing.

Operating as usual

I was so fortunate to have my pies served at a rehearsal dinner last week. Check out this beautiful table setting!  Here...
11/10/2020

I was so fortunate to have my pies served at a rehearsal dinner last week. Check out this beautiful table setting! Here is the sweet message I got from my customer:

The pies were a BIG HIT at our rehearsal dinner!! Thank you so much! Sooooo delicious!!

Well Halloween is over and I hope you all got lots of candy. 🍬My kids are gone, so no treats for me, which in all realit...
11/02/2020

Well Halloween is over and I hope you all got lots of candy. 🍬My kids are gone, so no treats for me, which in all reality, is a good thing. ⁠

On to planning for Thanksgiving pies. Today was a busy time in the kitchen. Taking pie orders, making pies, making lots of crusts for the freezer, making lists and more lists and revising lists and making more lists. You get the picture, 📷 right? ⁠

This is always a very busy time and although it is very tiring and stressful, it all works out and I survive to bake another day.⁠

Looking forward to making all my Thanksgiving customers happy and well fed with delicious pies.⁠

Pro Tip: Even in hectic times we can find joy, especially if you make lots of lists and are organized.

It's That Time Of Year⁠⁠Vanessa has had Halloween parties for quite a few years and I'm always at a loss at what to do f...
10/31/2020

It's That Time Of Year⁠

Vanessa has had Halloween parties for quite a few years and I'm always at a loss at what to do for a costume. I have to say this was probably the most elaborate costume we've ever come up with. ⁠

Macy was kind enough to make Ross look pretty creepy, lol. He really got into it, shaving his head and coming up with that light bulb, I was just afraid he was going to shock himself😓⁠

Pro Tip: Halloween can be full of Tricks or Treats. Have a wonderful time celebrating!

Babaloo Babaloo!⁠⁠This was the year I went alone, Ross just wasn't up to it. As you can see we were doing Lucy and Desi....
10/30/2020

Babaloo Babaloo!⁠

This was the year I went alone, Ross just wasn't up to it. As you can see we were doing Lucy and Desi. Ross was there in photo only, lol⁠

This was a fun outfit to put together and I actually had given some thought to it. I even spent money for that red wig, lol⁠

I love the episode of Lucy and Ethel working at the candy factory and the one where Lucy is selling the vita veggie whatever and gets loopy in the process. ⁠

Pro Tip: Let loose, go with a different hair color. If you can't quite bring yourself to make such a permanent change, Buy the Wig and have some fun.

Bobby Socks and Bow Ties!⁠⁠Here we are waiting for the fun to begin... and it did. ⁠We were going for the 50's look here...
10/29/2020

Bobby Socks and Bow Ties!⁠

Here we are waiting for the fun to begin... and it did. ⁠
We were going for the 50's look here and I think we nailed it. ⁠
Bobby Socks, Bow Ties, Hair Bows 🎀 and Cardigans. Yep, we knew what were doing. ⁠

Pro Tip: Find a year you like and then dress like it never went out of style.

Life's A Box Of Chocolates!🍫⁠⁠This was our Forest Gump and Jenny era.  What can I say, I had some of those hippy clothes...
10/27/2020

Life's A Box Of Chocolates!🍫⁠

This was our Forest Gump and Jenny era. What can I say, I had some of those hippy clothes already in my closet so I had to use them. I'm also sad to say Ross did not purchase any of his outfit either. ⁠

We had fun, ate lots of food and probably came home and ate the box of chocolates too.😆⁠

Pro Tip: You know all those clothes in your closet that you think you will wear again, but probably never will. Go ahead and use them for your Halloween Costume!👔👗

Build Up To Halloween⁠⁠I will be posting several of our past outfits this week as we celebrated Halloween with family an...
10/26/2020

Build Up To Halloween⁠

I will be posting several of our past outfits this week as we celebrated Halloween with family and friends.⁠

Not sure what look we were going for here, I think I was going for the June Cleaver look, but that certainly isn't Ward with me. Whatever or whoever we were we had a good time. I've never been one to buy an outfit, so it's always just throwing together what we had on hand. I'm pretty sure I borrowed the wig from the Warner's.⁠

Pro Tip: Celebrate with whatever you have on hand. Make it work, it will be fun

Oh The Memories⁠⁠I'm not sure how old I am here, but from my hair I'm guessing about 5 or 6. I have such fond memories o...
10/19/2020

Oh The Memories⁠

I'm not sure how old I am here, but from my hair I'm guessing about 5 or 6. I have such fond memories of this big, old piano.⁠
It was very heavy and at one time had a player in it.⁠

I really don't remember the striped wall paper, but I do remember that linoleum floor. It was always so cold to the touch. ⁠

I grew up with my mom playing lots of old songs and then she taught me how to play those same songs. 🎹 I love when I hear one of them, the memories just come flooding back. ⁠

Now I can't say all those memories of practicing are all that great, but I'm so glad I stuck with it. I love to sing and it's a plus to be able to play along, especially when I'm learning a new song.🎼⁠

Pro Tip: Music is a wonderful thing and brings back such wonderful memories of my growing up years. Listen to something today from your childhood and see where it takes you.

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Get your orders in at thepieladyon5.com
10/18/2020

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. Get your orders in at thepieladyon5.com

Don't forget to look at your calendar so you can schedule your Thanksgiving order.  Check out the website for the change...
10/13/2020

Don't forget to look at your calendar so you can schedule your Thanksgiving order. Check out the website for the changes this year.

Don't forget to visit thepieladyon5.com to place your Thanksgiving orders.
10/11/2020

Don't forget to visit thepieladyon5.com to place your Thanksgiving orders.

My Inspiration⁠⁠Natalie was my inspiration in starting my business 7️⃣ years ago. It still seems like I'm new at this, I...
10/08/2020

My Inspiration⁠

Natalie was my inspiration in starting my business 7️⃣ years ago. It still seems like I'm new at this, I guess it's because I still love baking pies for people.⁠

Natalie started her business, Rolling Pin Bakehouse, about 3 months prior to mine. As I saw her baking and enjoying it so much, I thought to myself, I could do that. ⁠

She really forged the way for me. She was so gracious to give me all the info she had spent months and months gathering. I'm sure I would never have ventured out on my own without her example and help.⁠

She's the reason I started my business, so therefore, she's the reason I'm writing a cookbook. 📔⁠

Thanks Natalie for having a dream, going after it, and then letting your mom come along on your coat tails. I will be forever grateful for your hard work and example.⁠

Pro Tip: Dreams are what life is made of, and you are never to old to go after yours.

Thanksgiving 2020Thanksgiving orders will be done differently this year in an attempt to fill all the orders for my cust...
10/05/2020

Thanksgiving 2020

Thanksgiving orders will be done differently this year in an attempt to fill all the orders for my customers. I really don’t like to turn anyone away. This will also make it possible for me to offer a few more varieties.

The following pies can be ordered and picked up for freezing any time from Oct 10th - Nov 14th. Cherry Crumb, Blueberry Crumb, Pecan and Carlene’s Sugar Cream Pie. I have frozen all of these and with some experimentation from Natalie at Rolling Pin Bakehouse the sugar cream pie is now freezable also. After Nov 14th these pies can not be ordered for Thanksgiving.

I will offer the following for pick up on Wed. the 25th of Nov. for Thanksgiving. Pumpkin and Dutch Apple. I will not fill any orders for pies after Nov 18th as I will be doing as much prep as possible. Please plan accordingly for your family Thanksgivings

I appreciate all my wonderful customers and want to fill as many of your orders as possible, so hopefully this will work into your plans. This will be much less stressful for me and will allow me to stretch my baking times out instead of doing it all on one day. As I get older, it just gets a little harder.

Please place your order at thepieladyon5.com and get your pick up date on the calendar as soon as possible.

Thanks so much.

Yummy Pecan Pie⁠⁠Thanksgiving is around the corner and along with Pumpkin, Pecan  is right up there with my most ordered...
10/05/2020

Yummy Pecan Pie⁠

Thanksgiving is around the corner and along with Pumpkin, Pecan is right up there with my most ordered pie.⁠

I've been told by many customers that it's the best Pecan Pie they've ever had. I'm going to assume they are telling me the truth.😃⁠

I hope as you are getting ready for Fall and all the wonderful flavors and aroma's that permeate the air and fill the season that you will give Pecan a try on your pie table this year.⁠

Pro Tip: No matter what else you do, Please, EAT THE PIE!

Oh The Choices We Have To Make!⁠⁠How do you choose  between these 2 absolutely delicious pies. They are both beautiful a...
10/01/2020

Oh The Choices We Have To Make!⁠

How do you choose between these 2 absolutely delicious pies. They are both beautiful and tasty.⁠

We have Cranberry Cream and Cherry Crumb. The only thing you have to decide is which one is your preference. ⁠

They are both easy to make and will wow your family.⁠

Pro Tip: Don't always feel like you have to choose. Make them both and make yourself Happy.

Rustic Apple Pie⁠⁠This is a crowd favorite. I'ts made with a pie crust, but you cut it in squares so it feeds more peopl...
09/25/2020

Rustic Apple Pie⁠

This is a crowd favorite. I'ts made with a pie crust, but you cut it in squares so it feeds more people.⁠

I love the simplicity of this recipe. It goes together easy and you really can't mess it up. ⁠

Apple season is here, so it's the perfect time to start baking.⁠

Pro Tip: Sometimes the simplest things are the best.

I'm heading out this afternoon to get apples. I will be busy tomorrow and Monday so it looks like Tues will be the first...
09/18/2020

I'm heading out this afternoon to get apples. I will be busy tomorrow and Monday so it looks like Tues will be the first day for Pie Orders. Please order online at thepieladyon5.com 🍎

Pretty Colors⁠⁠😂 This picture makes me happy. I love the Apron my sweet friend Claudia made me. I found the material onl...
09/14/2020

Pretty Colors⁠

😂 This picture makes me happy. I love the Apron my sweet friend Claudia made me. I found the material online and it was just what I was looking for.⁠

🍒 I love the colors of this pie, which is a Cherry Crumb, in the white pie plate. It all just came together so beautifully.⁠

📷 I was so blessed to have a wonderful photographer. Tayona, at Loved Up Light Photography, was amazing staging the pies. Her pictures are going to make this book so beautiful and the recipes will make you feel like an accomplished pie baker.⁠

All the things I had hoped for will come together in one Awesome Cook Book that you can display on your kitchen counter with pride.⁠

Pro Tip: Friends with talents are an awesome arsenal to have around. Let them know how thankful you are for them. ❤️

Apples will be coming in the next week or two. I will post as soon as I bring them home. Apple Pie, Dutch Apple Pie, Rus...
09/11/2020

Apples will be coming in the next week or two. I will post as soon as I bring them home. Apple Pie, Dutch Apple Pie, Rustic Apple Pie and Apple Dumplings will be made to order. Apple dumplings will be a pan of 4. Yumm, I can't wait either.

Butterscotch Pie⁠⁠😋 This is an old fashioned pie that my friend Lee Schmalzried shared with me. This was his mother Flor...
09/10/2020

Butterscotch Pie⁠

😋 This is an old fashioned pie that my friend Lee Schmalzried shared with me. This was his mother Florence's recipe. It gave me a few headaches, but I stuck with it and in the end I absolutely loved it.⁠

😷 Lee and I were hoping to share a baking day making this pie,but with the virus we had to put that on the back burner. ⁠

📙 Just another fun picture to get you excited for the book. ⁠

Pro Tip: If your friend has a recipe you think you want, don't be afraid to ask. They just might share it with you. Unless of course I'm the friend you are asking and then I have to draw the line at sharing my Famous Sugar Cream Pie recipe.⁠😉

https://thepieladyon5.com/fresh-peaches/
09/07/2020
Fresh Peaches

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I have to tell you, I don't think there is anything much better than Fresh Peaches. My favorite peach is a Red Haven. I've tried a few other varieties, and some are better than others, but you can't go wrong with a Red Haven Peach.There are so many

😋 Yummy Lemon Pie⁠⁠📷 I thought I would start to share some of the pictures from the photo shoot to help get you as excit...
09/06/2020

😋 Yummy Lemon Pie⁠

📷 I thought I would start to share some of the pictures from the photo shoot to help get you as excited as I am for the upcoming cook book. ⁠

💯 I have decided on the name, it will be, Baking With The Pie Lady On 5. I hope the book will draw you in and make you feel like you are right in the kitchen with me whipping up these wonderful, delicious pies. ⁠

I will tell you, I am glad all the tweaking of the recipes is done. It was a little more intense that I had anticipated, but it will all be worth it in the end.⁠

🏆 Pro Tip: I can do hard things, and so can you.

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09/06/2020

The Pie Lady on 5

The Pie Lady on 5
09/06/2020

The Pie Lady on 5

Sadly all the fresh peaches from the orchard are gone until next year. You can still order peach pie, it will just be ma...
09/05/2020

Sadly all the fresh peaches from the orchard are gone until next year. You can still order peach pie, it will just be made with frozen peaches. It's good, don't get me wrong because I make a killer crust, but there is just something about peaches fresh from the tree that can't be beat. Have a great Labor Day weekend and let me know when you need a pie!

I just love meeting new customers and finding out they know someone I do. It's such a small world sometimes. Thanks Marc...
09/04/2020

I just love meeting new customers and finding out they know someone I do. It's such a small world sometimes. Thanks Marcy for making the trip all the way from New Carlisle, it was so nice to meet you. Enjoy those pies.

👧 Having a sister is awesome, well, once you get old enough to really appreciate her. I was born on my sister's 2nd birt...
09/02/2020

👧 Having a sister is awesome, well, once you get old enough to really appreciate her. I was born on my sister's 2nd birthday so we always celebrated together. My mom would bake each of us a cake and we always got to invite a friend to come home with us after school. We would play and they would stay for dinner, then we took them home. I have some really wonderful memories of those birthdays.⁠

🎂 My sister and I have always tried to celebrate our birthdays together, but we haven't lived close to each other for most of our lives, so we do the best we can.⁠

😆 I can tell you this, my sister sends the BEST birthday cards. They always make me laugh. I know she spends lots of time picking it out. I always try to one up her, but it's really hard. ⁠

We have some great times together. We both have the same sick sense of humor. Oh the things we laugh at. ⁠

Pro Tip: Cherish your family, they are your people 👪

I was gone last week and didn't get a blog up, so here it is, better late than never.https://thepieladyon5.com/fresh-pea...
09/02/2020
Fresh Peaches

I was gone last week and didn't get a blog up, so here it is, better late than never.

https://thepieladyon5.com/fresh-peaches/

I have to tell you, I don't think there is anything much better than Fresh Peaches. My favorite peach is a Red Haven. I've tried a few other varieties, and some are better than others, but you can't go wrong with a Red Haven Peach.There are so many

I just had a thought pop into my mind as I'm eating my late breakfast of oatmeal and fresh peaches. I'll bet they have f...
09/01/2020

I just had a thought pop into my mind as I'm eating my late breakfast of oatmeal and fresh peaches. I'll bet they have fresh peaches in heaven. Just another reason to try and be the best you can. Have a great day.

Wow the orders came in so fast I will have to stop orders for this week. If I have any peaches left I will post on Satur...
09/01/2020

Wow the orders came in so fast I will have to stop orders for this week. If I have any peaches left I will post on Saturday and then will be able to take a few more orders. Thanks to all the wonderful customers I have. I so appreciate your business.

If you have plans or just intend to stay home over Labor Day, I can't think of anything better for your plans than a Pea...
08/31/2020

If you have plans or just intend to stay home over Labor Day, I can't think of anything better for your plans than a Peach Pie made with fresh peaches straight from the orchard. I will be baking Thur, Fri. and Sat so get your orders in. Fresh Juicy peaches make the best pies.

I just got back from the orchard with Fresh Peaches. I have enough that are ripe to do ONE FRESH PEACH PIE tomorrow. Don...
08/31/2020

I just got back from the orchard with Fresh Peaches. I have enough that are ripe to do ONE FRESH PEACH PIE tomorrow. Don't miss out, be the first one to place your order on the website. Thanks and have a great day.

It’s always nice having great reviews pop up in my memories
08/26/2020

It’s always nice having great reviews pop up in my memories

I just had THE BEST review from a new customer. Nike Spillson, former owner of Cafe Johnell in Fort Wayne which had a 4star rating for 40 consecutive years, called me to tell me my Sugar Cream Pie was DIVINE. She told me she was a professional who had studied in Paris at the Culinary Arts Institue and knew what she was talking about. She was soo nice and said everything about my pie was perfect, from the crust to the filling. She said with such a pure pie you have to get everything just right, there is no hiding mistakes. Getting a review like this is so rewarding. She certainly made my day and I'm very thankful she took the time to call me and tell me how much she enjoyed the pie. She also gave me permission to use her name and to let everyone know what she thought. WOW, I AM ON CLOUD 9 RIGHT NOW!!!!!! Who knew that trip to Ohio over 35 years ago which inspired me to come up with my Sugar Cream Pie recipe would lead to all of this.

A Few Good Pie Places⁠⁠This is my friend Connie, she was also featured on the PBS documentary, A Few Good Pie Places.⁠⁠I...
08/23/2020

A Few Good Pie Places⁠

This is my friend Connie, she was also featured on the PBS documentary, A Few Good Pie Places.⁠

I met Connie, who lives in Westfield, NY, when Ross and I visited Niagara Falls several years ago. I had messaged back and forth with her for quite awhile and I was so excited to finally meet her. ⁠

Connie is the owner of Portage Pies. She does an amazing amount of business and she was so kind to answer so many questions I had when I was still a novice in owning my own pie business.⁠

Connie introduced me to Grape Pie, which was to die for. Who knew concord grapes were made into pie. Well I guess if you live near vineyards you know that, but this country bumpkin had no idea. She showed me around her shop and I loved seeing how she did things. She was a girl after my own heart when I knew she used Crisco in her pie crusts too. It was so good to eat a pie someone else had made and actually like it, no, I mean love it. I had found a kindred spirit in pie baking. ⁠

Pro Tip: Always be open to meeting new people and trying new things. Who knows, you might find a new pie that you think is amazing. ⁠

08/19/2020

This is what my good friend Marty shared with me today in an email

Carlene, I was so fortunate to have a sneak preview of the recipes that you're going to include in your new book!
I made two pies to have when my son and his wife came. The recipes were easy to understand and very straightforward to make.
We had a serving of each of those pies, and the next day they asked if they could have some before dinner and after dinner!
Your book is going to be such a help to those of us who are beginners or don't make pies often and need reminders. This is also going to be wonderful for so many people who have bought and experienced eating your pies and know that they're going to be able to make delicious pies themselves!

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Rhubarb pie was AMAZING! If y'all haven't tried The Pie Lady On 5's pies, go git ya one! You won't be disappointed! Thanks, Carlene! My mom and I enjoyed every morsel!
My Yummy Sugar Cream Pie
Yesterday I picked up Rhubarb Cream and Cherry Crumble pies from The Pie Lady on 5! They are both amazing and I savored every bite! When you eat the WHOLE crust and none is left on the plate you know you've got a great pie! They were yummy for breakfast too! I'll be back soon Carlene! Thank you!
Watched your segment on the Create TV (PBS) entitled "A Few Good Pie Places" ~~ your sugar cream pie looked amazing. Wishing the best in your adventures.
Thank you again for making the pies for Craig's open house. His wife is hooked on the chocolate sugar cream and Tom and I agree you make the best pecan pie we've ever had!
Do you do Cobblers?
Will it be okay to freeze one of your sugar cream pies to serve at a later date?
Watched you on A Few Good Pie Places.....jealous ! NY state doesn't let you sell pies from your driveway 😟
If you have not tried it, order the Cherry Cream Crumble pie......best ever!
Cindy Norris you need to get Dad a sugar cream pie from her 😉
I have a wish! Someday I wish I can try some of your sugar cream pie ! A gal can wish ! Inspiring work!