Delaying Gratification
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“Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist

“Get away from the dessert table!”

As a kid, it’s seemed as though Mom had cameras hidden in the kitchen. Whenever my brother and I got within sampling distance of that delicious flapper pie, she would sound a warning. Flapper pie was a dessert reserved for special occasions or extra special guests and thus a treat we enjoyed only once or twice per year. For those unfamiliar with this heavenly creation, flapper pie features a cooked egg custard filling poured into a graham cracker crust, topped with almond-flavored meringue and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs. And no one made (or makes for that matter) a better flapper pie than...

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