Sitting by her grandmother's deathbed a few years ago, Michele Albano vowed to herself that someday she would make her grandmother's pies famous. (Click here to read my 9/10/08 posting about this wonderful late bloomer.)
This week Michele was selected as one of four finalists for Good Morning America's Best Slice of Pie in the Nation contest.
The crew of GMA Weekend came to Michele's bakery on Tuesday and filmed a segment that will be airing this Sunday between 8 and 9 a.m. (You can see photos of the day at www.mofflymedia.com.) "What an AMAZING experience," Michele said in an e-mail. "It's a dream come true!"
After the segment airs, it will be the nation's turn to decide which pie wins. As I said in my original posting, my 85-year old mom, who is an amazing cook and baker in her own right, swears that Michele's pies are the best she's ever tasted. Voting begins this Sunday and ends next Thursday. Go to goodmorningamerica.com to cast your vote. The winner will be announced Sun., Nov. 23rd on GMA.
After years of hard work--a true labor of love--Michele has finally fulfilled her vow.