No Bake Layered Lemon Pie

No Bake Layered Lemon Pie

Sometimes I just make myself so mad!  I made this luscious, creamy, sweet and tart pie in March when our friends Maribeth and John came to dinner. (Note: St. Patrick's Day celebration tablecloth!)   But did I take time to share it with you?   😳  Uh, no.  Fast forward...

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Luscious Peach Pie

Luscious Peach Pie

I experience some real joys from living in the country. In the early morning, I can sit on my front porch in the solitude of nature. I enjoy the sights and sounds of the world coming awake, from the buzzing of the...

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Holiday Sweet Potato Pie

Holiday Sweet Potato Pie

We buy a 40-pound box of sweet potatoes from a local farmer every fall. I cannot tell you the exact science behind why sweet potatoes direct from the farm tastes so much better than sweet potatoes from the grocery store ... but trust me, they do! We dine on sweet...

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Vanilla Cheesecake Pecan Pie

Vanilla Cheesecake Pecan Pie

When the words vanilla, cheesecake and pecan are all run together ending in pie I cannot help myself.  I cannot resist.  I head to the kitchen, sort out the ingredients and begin the fun of mixing and blending while imaging just how good this is going to taste! This...

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Classic Chess Pie

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....

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Abbey and Her First Pecan Pie – JD Style

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...

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Bryce Canyon and A Slice of Buttermilk Pie

Have you ever eaten Buttermilk Pie?  The first time I had ever even heard of Buttermilk Pie was on a trip to southern Utah.  We were with a large group of folks who were hosting exchange teachers from Taiwan. We had taken the teachers sight-seeing through the dramatic...

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Win with a Chocolate Chip and Walnut Mini-Pie

When my Chief Culinary Consultant won second place in his age group at the Southern Tennessee Plunge Half-Marathon on Saturday I set off straight to the kitchen.  After a cold-drizzly rain, falling temperatures, and an increasing wind I knew we would all need a good...

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Flaky Pie Dough, Part 1

I made my first pie when I was a teenager. I knew my mom particularly liked pie of all kinds. Mom was a full-time Registered Nurse besides being mom to four fairly rambunctious kids and while she had dinner on the table every night, dessert like pie was a luxury her...

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My Caramel Pecan Pie

What do you think about caramel?  The taste, slightly sweet, very rich, gooey? Truth is, I can get obsessed about caramel with just the slightest encouragement.  There are the Sweet and Salty Chocolate Caramel Bars, and Banoffee Pie just for starters! As you already...

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