Sticky Bottom Pie Crusts

I was sitting at a table with friends the other night at our Community Bible Study leadership potluck and Christmas party.  My friend Mary Ann said, “Jo and Catherine, you both cook a lot, can you tell me how to keep pecan pie from sticking on the bottom?” Well, I sat up a little straighter … Read more

Classic Chess Pie

Chess pies are a Southern specialty that has a simple filling of eggs, sugar, butter, and a small amount of flour. Some recipes add cornmeal and others include vinegar. Flavorings, such as vanilla, lemon juice, or chocolate are also added to vary the basic recipe. When I asked my southern-born husband if his Granny made … Read more

All-American Apple Crumb Pie

Can you stand one more apple recipe?  If you are like me you may still have a few apples around from the fall bounty.  I made this Apple Crumb Pie a few weeks back and it reminded me of how much I like the simplicity of making a crumb topping pie!  It also reminded me … Read more

Award Winning Apple Walnut Berry Galette

There are many things I love about the fall and October in particular. One of which is the half-marathon my awesome husband likes to run in the first week of the month.  This year he had a “big” birthday which catapulted him into a new age group at this half-marathon.  Even though he had just … Read more

Abbey and Her First Pecan Pie – JD Style

I cannot remember when I made my first pie.  But on the bright side I know it was when I was still in high school!  My sous-chef dish-washing mom has made pie for as long as I can remember and I inherited her love of making anything pie! When granddaughter Abbey arrived for a visit … Read more