One of the things I brought home from my mom was a large good quality food processor. And armed with that and Melissa D'Arabian's recipe, I finally successfully made a pie crust. The trick is definitely the food processor and cold butter, adding a little ice water at a time and wallah! You have the dough exactly the consistency you want. Yes I know Grandma never had a food processor. Maybe you can make dough without one. I'm happy to have one. I'm happy to make food that's less processed and has more pure ingredients. The pre-rolled stuff tasted fine but this is better.
I'm 54 years old and I've learned to make pie crust. This summer I saw the Grand Canyon for the first time. There's a lot more for me to learn and see in this world. Just one more thing to be thankful for.
Oh and I made pumpkin pie. The secret to my pie is that I use sweetened condensed milk. I think it makes a creamier pie.