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And the right amount of cyanide is always hard to gauge.

“Easy as pie,” she said as she measured out the ingredients exactly and prepared the cutting board to roll out the dough.  She powdered the board with flour and flattened the dough to an even thickness, not tampering with the dough too much, for fear of a poor consistency.  Making pie isn’t that easy.  My mom once forgot the sugar in a lemon pie.  It was ruined.  Falling in love was far easier than making any pie, but saying those three words – that might have been at the same level as baking a pie. Or maybe a little harder.

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