Tonawanda News — Barbara said she does most of her special order business around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, at one point baking more than 75 pies in just a couple days. She has a list of about 25 pies she makes for special orders, including eggnog cream, mincemeat, pumpkin, an assortment of fruit pies, lemon meringue and the chocolate peanut butter cream, which she said is a customer favorite, along with the double crust apple.
“I think what a lot of people are doing is they are buying hers pies and passing them off as their own,” Melissa speculated with a laugh.
Barbara’s creativity isn’t just limited to what she can fit in a pie plate or cupcake tin. She spends each week dreaming up recipes and specials to wow her customers for weekend breakfasts and brunches.
A recent specials menu shows more than 13 different kinds of stuffed french toast, a slew of flatbread toppings, specialty pancakes and omelets.
“Her creativity seems infinite,” Melissa said.IF YOU GO • WHAT: Kenmore Village Restaurant • WHERE: 827 Military Road • MORE INFORMATION: Call 871-1092 Contact Sunday Lifestyle editor Danielle Haynes at 693-1000, ext. 4116.