I've never professed to be a good cook. Others in my family can take that honor. But tonight I stayed after school with the FACS teacher (Family and Consumer Science, formerly Home Ec) and she helped several of us make pies. My dad and brother had asked for a pecan pie, so that's what I made. From scratch! Pie crust and filling all from scratch. The FACS teacher told me I had made an excellent pie crust and it really looked good. I took that as a major compliment, coming from her!
Hopefully my dad and brother like their pie.