I have been recruited by my mom to make a few pies for this year's Thanksgiving dinner. She let me know a couple months in advance in order to give me some time to practice. I've made them under her supervision before and have an especially good crust recipe. I think it will work out okay as long as the humidity in the house isn't bad on the day I want to make them. (I'm a bit nervous, though... She is the pie expert and I am not much more than a novice!) I am going to make two cherry pies and one strawberry pie. I've never had strawberry pie before, but I love strawberries so I'm sure it will be good. That will be a "surprise" pie as she only asked for cherry ones. She is making pumpkin, blueberry, and apple pies. I'd really like to do a unique design on the pie crusts. I was thinking of using one of my chicken cookie cutters (yes, I have several of them) to cut out a chicken shape on the crust. I'd also like to try the lattice design. What do you guys do for your pie crusts? Post pics of your cheffing prowess or just describe what you do.