Hello! It has been ages! I hope that your kitchen has seen a lot of baking action over the past few months. I’ve been thinking a lot about baking, but I haven’t been able to translate many of those thoughts into action until this weekend, when Aunt Katie and my new cherry pitter arrived. They didn’t come together (the cherry pitter arrived first, if you must know), but it was serendipitous that they both arrived on the same day, because they are two very important parts of this recipe. If you don’t have a Katie in your life, then you really should go out there and find one. I’ll be frank, we are not willing to share our Katie because she really tops the charts. Who else would look the other way when I ate my kid’s ice cream cone because he wasn’t licking it fast enough (yes, having a toddler is the perfect excuse for eating not one, but two ice cream cones on a hot afternoon!)? Who else would arrive with a talking puppy that can learn my kid’s name? Who else would patiently pit all of these cherries?