Friday, November 14, 2008

Michele's Pies

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 "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 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.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS, Michele!! Way to go in following your dream, but most importantly your heart.
    I will FOR SURE go and vote for you! BEST WISHES for continued success to you.

  2. Anonymous8:39 AM

    How exciting and inspirational! Count me in for a vote!

  3. Stories like this inspire me. Thanks Michele!

    Off to check out the site.

  4. Fingers and toes crossed that she wins. Hearing her story firsthand (she was my first speaker this year at the Passion Project) really inspired me. FYI, I just ordered one of her pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. They really are amazing.