I know it's silly, but I do feel pressure about pies. I feel like they are often the centerpiece of the holiday table, and mine turn out so, um, rustic and lumpy-topped, that my vanity motivates me to skip them for other things, like cake or pretty frosted bars. I just often lack the time and patience to go slow and make a really pretty pie crust!
What about you? Do you have any hang-ups about baking around the holidays? Or this the most glorious time of year for you and your oven?
(Image: Emma Christensen)