I’m Heather, and owner of Lakebilly Pies. I’ve been baking since I was little, and have always found joy in giving loved ones and friends something delicious that I made from scratch. So much so that every holiday season I find something new and interesting to learn and try to master. A few years ago I tried my first pie and fell in love. I found myself reading and watching videos, tweaking my crust recipe and working through the various issues that would pop up while mastering pie making. After I dialed in my recipe I entered an apple pie competition and won! I was hooked. I realized that I wanted to try and do something with my baking skills. I have had friends and family tell me before that I should try and sell my baked goods, but I always looked at it as my hobby. Then I heard about the Cottage Food Law in Illinois, which allows home bakers to bake in their home kitchens and sell at local farmers’ markets. Because of this law, I now have an avenue to turn my hobby and love for baking into a small business. So here we go! I will be documenting my journey, teaching those who are interested about pie making, and sharing recipes along the way.