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I had this t-shirt back in the ‘80’s that I adored.  It was soft and comfortable and I pinched it from my Dad.  Funny thing is, this was a White Sox shirt and my family has always been die-hard Cubs fans.  Our blood runs Cubbie blue.  What my dad was doing with such blasphemy in the house?  I know for a fact that I didn’t pay much attention to the team, rather my fondness stemmed from what it said:  “Winning Ugly.”  To me, it was funny.  I didn’t know it at the time but that the phase personified the Sox of that era with their roster of scrappy players and less than picture-perfect yet successful plays.  I made a pie this weekend and was reminded of that phrase as I pulled it out of the oven.

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I will go a long way for some good eats and I’ll go even farther for a good slice ‘o pie.  But driving north of Duluth, MN takes the proverbial cake, er, pie.  I carved out a little free time over the July 4th week and decided to pack up my little car and head north.  My pal, Laurel, recently returned from Argentina is killing some time back in Minneapolis over the summer so I thought I’d hightail it up there, say hello and hear all about her trip to South America for the wine harvest.  I also planned to see an old college pal and stop at another friend’s cabin on the way home.  But first … that pie.

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