Carlene Staller

Carlene Staller

Posts by Carlene Staller


We are getting closer and closer to completion every day. I’m so excited to start getting everything into book form The photo shoot is done and I have the pictures. It is going to be really hard to choose the ones to go into the book. They all turned out great. The editor is finishing

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 ways to use them. Of course,

My Mom

I grew up in a single parent home. I had 2 older brothers, an older sister and my grandmother who also lived in the same small town . My mom was such a hard worker. She was a nurse and I know she made a big difference in the lives of those she took care

Orchard Apples

I love getting apples at the orchard and I’m looking forward to getting these wonderful Cortland apples in September. I think they make the best pies. Unfortunately the season is short lived and I don’t have enough refrigerator space to buy as many as I would like. I will be freezing them again this year

Follow through

I had a bit of a problem the past few weeks with some pecans that I bought in bulk online. When they arrived I opened them and thought, they don’t smell as fresh as they should be. I thought I would repackage them, put them in the freezer and see how there were when I

Mother of 5

 I am the mother of 5 children. Our oldest is a son, Ben, and then we had 4 girls, Macy, Natalie, Vanessa, and Whitley.  Needless to say they are all very different, and yet very much alike.   I feel very fortunate because being a mom was really what I wanted to do. Ross worked

Grandma’s Restaurant(grandma is to my right)

When I was growing up my grandma Garshwiler owned a restaurant in the little town of Bippus, Indiana. She was known for her pies and they were delicious. She was also known as an excellent cook. She only served lunch, but the place was always busy. Her clientele were mostly the local farmers and business

Conversations at the Pie Cart.

As a home based vendor I can only sell my pies at a Farmers Market or my roadside stand. When I first started my business I had a table in the driveway and that was my roadside stand.  It didn’t take long before I wanted something a little easier to use. I didn’t want to

Pie For All Occasions

When I was growing up pie was for Sunday dessert. Not anymore. Pie has made a comeback in a big way and it is now the go to for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, and just because.  I have done several weddings and I always hear, “Everyone loved your pies!” Pie is nostalgic. I think it

Small Town Life

I grew up in the small town of Bippus, Indiana, population of about 400. It had a restaurant, 2 gas stations, a grocery store, a furniture store, a feed mill, 2 churches, a post office and lots of wonderful people. I have so many fond memories there and am thankful that’s where my roots are.