National Pie Day is Jan. 23 each year and New England has a love affair with the desert. Teresa Hanafin of the Boston Globe writes the community that considers itself the pie capital of New England -- Rockland, Maine -- will celebrate this coming weekend along with nearby Camden. (Actually, the Food Network dubbed Rockland "Pie Town USA.") 
Events kick off Saturday with a scavenger hunt in Camden from noon-4 p.m. that involves watching the 1957 movie "Peyton Place" (it was shot there), followed by a silent auction from 5-7 p.m.
Sunday is the big pie-eating day, with about two dozen historic inns, businesses, and restaurants in Rockland and Camden serving all sorts of pies -- pot pie, pizza pie, shepherd's pie, apple pie, blueberry pie -- more than 50 different kinds in all, for a $30 ticket ($15 for kids). Proceeds go to a local food pantry. A lot of inns are offering specials for weekend stays.
So as long as we're talking about homemade pies, I thought you'd enjoy a recipe from a couple years ago that's delicious, easy, fast and the kids love it. Enjoy.
(Editor's Note: Phil Paleologos is the morning host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 6-10 a.m. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.)