I’m as patriotic as the next gal, but when Independence Day rolls around and you add the World Cup to that equation, it seems everyone feels it to a near fever-pitch level of excitement… (since I started this draft, I am sad to report the US team was knocked out by Belgium) Making good pie crust in Florida is no easy task. I thought it was just my own shortcoming until a friend’s sister was lamenting about the fact that she has tried on several occasions to make pie crust here and finds it impossible. I must tell you, I exhaled a sigh of relief to end all sighs. I was certain that it was me and that I had somehow lost my touch. Hearing from people who also grew up elsewhere that they find making pie crust in the steamy heat of Florida to be a nightmare… well, that made me feel so much better.