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Ellen Gray

Dividing her passion between baking and theatre, Ellen has enjoyed professional careers in both fields. Criss crossing the country as a personal assistant and stage manager fueled her appetite for regional cuisine and the stories behind the recipes. Ellen's travels led her to Philadelphia where she owned and operated a strictly-from-scratch restaurant for 10 years. Currently, Ellen spends her days baking pies and sweets at a small bakery in Maplewood, NJ. Check out her professional pietism and seasonal sarcasm at

Ellen Gray shares stories and recipes on her delicious website, No More Mrs. Nice Pie. Be sure to check out some of her other treats!   For a week long on matzoh, here’s a recipe featuring spring flavors in a crust that borrows closely from latkes. Equally comfortable for breakfast, brunch or dinner, it can …

Read More about Yummy for Passover: Asparagus and Leek Pie with Potato Crust

    There’s a little game we toss back and forth across the bench at the bakery. It’s called Word of the Day in which we select a word not used in everyday banter and try to incorporate it into our vernacular. This is completely separate from our most favorite  entertainment, Baker’s Puns (something I spearheaded …

Read More about Recipe: White Peach and Nectarine Pie with Cornmeal Crust