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Thanksgiving may have passed, but the holidays aren't over yet. So, forget about stressing over baking that perfect dessert for the in-laws—Amanda Wilbanks (AB ’01) has you covered.

Wilbanks is the founder of Buttermilk Pie Co. in Gainesville, Ga. Wilbanks’s pies are baked from scratch, with real butter and rolled by hand. The alumna says she and her team work hard to preserve the quality and taste of each pie by using farm-fresh ingredients and produce from local growers. 

Buttermilk Pie Co. started in October 2012, but Wilbanks says she unconsciously began preparing for the business long before. She even sports scars from her early days of cooking as a young child. But, her love for baking pies didn’t fully bloom until adulthood - after her mother-in-law taught her how to make French pastry dough. With that lesson, she could not keep away from the kitchen.

Today, Wilbanks and her team bake pies for gifts, weddings and other special events. Each pie is customized to fit each customer’s needs and shipping is available to the entire country.

I hear the pies live up to the hype, too. Buttermilk Pie Co. was a Garden and Gun “Made in the South” semi-finalist!

Congratulations, Amanda. I can't wait to try one of your creations - I know you'll have mouths watering all over the Bulldog Nation!

Posted Online at 12/2/13