In addition to Mom's apple pie, here are recipes for chocolate and pecan pie, cranberry pie, strawberry and rhubarb lattice tart, and many more-45 recipes in all. This book's duotone photos provide a nostalgic look at mid-twentieth-century America, and the recipes are for pies that are simply old-fashioned delicious. The photos focus appropriately enough around the kitchen range and dining room table-and if Mom and Dad seem a bit too formally dressed for dinner at home, we should recall that it was the way middle American households were depicted in ads and magazine features, circa 1950. The recipes for pies are easy for today's home cooks to follow, and are guaranteed to produce mouth-watering results. Many are complemented with food-related anecdotes. Here's a trip down memory lane, as well as inspiration for tasty desserts you can serve today.