Betty Lou Maxon
This is my Mom, Betty Lou. She is the reason I know how to cook and the reason I started Cutie Pies. She was an incredible cook with an equally incredible pallet. As the baby of four during the depression Mom had the responsiblity of cooking for the family as they worked.This allowed her to hone her skills as a cook which would later serve her as the wife of an Lt. Col in the Air Force. Every family has that one house at holidays they gather at, ours was that house. Mom would start baking in November for Christmas until Daddy and I found the cookies in the freezer!
Mom, her sister Mama June, my grandmother even my Dad were amazing cooks and I was blessed just to be able to sit back and watch them do what they did best. Little did I know while I was watching that it would one day be the catilist to launch Cutie Pies. We lost Mom in 1979 to Ovarian Cancer, so for me to be able to honor her and her recipes is what Cutie Pies is all about. Tradition, family and making things from scratch they way my family did. Thank you for the opportunity to get to honor them everyday.
For those of you who might see a resemblance between the woman in the logo and Mom, you would be right. A wonderful artist (Danny Moore) designed the logo based on the picture above.
Mom & Me Signature Pie Contest Driskill Hotel
Buckingham Palace Austin Style!
The Pie Queen
That would be me, Jaynie Buckingham. I used to dream as a little girl about being a Princess or a Queen. Little did I know that one day I would reach that goal!
After winning the Signature Pie Contest at the Driskill Hotel I gave up my nursing career and started Cutie Pies and it's been an amazing journey.
Since winning that contest I've collected a few more awards including a National Championship. For me though the best reward is to see the smile on someone's face when they take that first bite. That's what making pie is all about.