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When the Hill Team was in Rockland, Maine last summer, they discovered all about National Pie Day – January 23. Now, they are also aware of a celebration in Sedona, AZ. So, east or west, enjoy National Pie Day.

In Rockland, Maine, the Four Historic Inns of Rockland each feature a savory pie and a sweet pie.

They say, “Because nothing tops a cold winter day like a warm piece of pie, the Historic Inns of Rockland, Maine, will celebrate pie throughout the weekend with the 6th Annual Pies On Parade, Inn-to-Inn Pie Tour, scheduled for January 24, 2010, 1:00-5:00pm (rain, snow or shine!). Along with a wonderful collection of recipes to take home and samples of more than 40 different pies, the inns will offer tours of common areas and some guest rooms. In June, 2007, the Food Network named Rockland Pie Town USA when renowned chef, Bobby Flay, came to challenge the “Pie Moms” to a Throwdown.”

This year, a number of Rockland restaurants and shops will join in the pie-fun offering samplings of everything from chicken pot pie to pizza pie, and also once again trolley service between all of the participating businesses will be provided by All Aboard Trolley.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry. With need at an all-time high, your participation becomes all the more important. Over the past four years, nearly $20,000 has been donated from this event to help provide food for Midcoast families. With this year’s donation, Historic Inns of Rockland expect to make it to the $25,000 donation mark.

For a video of a savory Window Box Pie from The Captain Lindsey House Inn – Click Here.
For a video on Key Lime Pie from Lime Rock Inn – Click Here.

Sedona Pies at Imagine Art on Brewer Road in Sedona on January 23, 2010

To celebrate Imagine Art, the little pottery painting studio on Brewer Road, is hosting Sedona Pies owned and operated by The Pie Princess who makes “sinfully delicious pies with naughty ingredients.”

If you want to know what that means you can visit http://sedonapies.com. For a more decadent and direct experience you can sample her pies at Imagine Art, from 11-4 on Saturday. Order forms will be available that day (or orders may be placed and paid for on the website) for all the tempted who will want to share with friends and family members. Pies can be picked up a few days later at Imagine Art. Some prefer the organic, homemade, sugar free fruit pies that contain merlot, cabernet or chardonnay flavoring and others are devoted to pies like the spirited Italian Euphoria made with almonds, chocolate and amaretto; the yummy art of pie.

The Pie Princess has over 18 recipes all her own proving that the culinary arts are alive and well contributing to the already inspiring pottery painting emporium of Imagine Art. A discount will be offered to painters who also purchase a pie during their visit in support of Sedona Pies in their efforts. Part of Imagine Art’s motivation to promote this endeavor is this note of importance to prospective eaters. Sedona Pies ‘fights hunger one pie at a time’ by contributing $2.00 of each pie sale to Food Banks and Loving Bowls. More can be learned at the Sedona Pie website about these charities that feed the hungry. Also, Sedona Pie tins are reusable. When you return your empty pie tin to Imagine Art you will receive $1.00 off your next pie order. Whether you plan to gift a pie or keep it all to yourself, you can have a clean conscience and eat your pie too.

Imagine Art provides an inspirational venue and unique creative experience for everyone who imagines art in everything they do. To learn more visit www.imagineartsedona.com or call 928-282-4236.

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