My mother was a wonderful cook, but my apple fell far from our family’s “Culinary Tree.” It’s not that I’m a terrible cook; I’m just an average one who goofs now and then.

Many years ago, my husband returned home with some fresh peaches and cherries he bought in Michigan. A few days later, I made two pies.

Leanne grew up in Milton and is an author, speaker, and humor columnist. After living in Minnesota and Iowa, she and her family moved to Janesville in 1979. She remarried after 23 years of widowhood and has two children, three stepchildren, and a blended family of 11 grandkids.