TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; Diana Williams is a real woman. No, make that more of a Wonder Woman minus the fancy cuffs. Let's review her statistics: Stunningly gorgeous, owns a service station and food mart (that shiny Chevron, right at the east end of Donner Lake) and she bakes a killer pie.
She is also a wife and mother, but I am too overwhelmed by the thought of coveralls by day and baker's apron by night to wrap my head around those additional responsibilities. I mean, I am thrilled if my socks for the day are the same thickness.
When I first walked into her Chevron station hot on the heals of a pie tip, Diana did not want to be a part of this column. It took the urgings of her daughter Ashley (and#8220;Come on Mom, wear your white top!and#8221;) and an employee (and#8220;Her pies are unreal!and#8221;) to sway her.
In the end, Diana did take a break from ordering our Fourth of July gas supply and agreed to not only share the recipe, but also prepare her special occasion Strawberry Rhubarb pie on a non-holiday Monday. Well, I was celebratingand#8230;