Sour Cream Lemon Pie!

Sour Cream Lemon Pie for dessert! Lynn has been asking me for a month to make him a Lemon Meringue Pie. But, I decided to make this Sour Cream Lemon Pie instead. The recipe is from one of my Katy's Korner cookbooks that I've had since the mid-1980's. I've never thought about a lemon pie with sour cream in it. But, it intrigued me, so I decided to make it. And since everything I have made from the Katy's Korner cookbooks has been great, I thought this pie would be too. And it was! About Katy's Korner . . . Katy's Korner was a tea room in Eureka Springs. It was a yellow Victorian house with a white picket fence . . . typical Eureka Springs. It looked just like the drawing on the cover of her first cookbook. Sadly, it closed sometime in … [Read more...]

15 Favorite Mother’s Day Desserts!

15 Favorite Mother's Day Desserts for you to choose from! As we prepare for Mother's Day, I thought it would be a good idea to share with you some of our favorite desserts for this special day. 15 Favorite Mother's Day Desserts, to, hopefully, give you some ideas about desserts for your celebration. I've chosen them from Mama's collection and mine--and some I have shared recently in my strawberry desserts.  All are "tried and true" by our family. Some are easier, some not so easy. But all are delicious and will be a perfect choice for a Mother's Day get-together. Old Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake Mama's Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Mama's Strawberry Pie Martha's Lemon Meringue Pie Mama's Lemon Chess Pie Cynthia's Key Lime … [Read more...]

Bethany’s Egg Custard Pie for her Daddy!

Bethany's Egg Custard Pie . . . Trey's last dessert! The day Trey came home from the hospital, Bethany and I made him his "favorite of all desserts", Egg Custard Pie. I have made it for him since he was a child, but Bethany, now 16, had never made it. So, it was time for her lesson on making my Grandmama Hall's Egg Custard Pie! This Egg Custard Pie became one of Grandmama Hall's signature desserts. She would make it for Grandaddy Hall as well as others, and often take it to church dinners and shut-ins. Grandmama was one of the best cooks in Prairie County, so they said:) Bethany with the cookbook I made her last summer. We will be adding the Egg Custard Pie to it, now that she has made it:) Making Bethany's Egg Custard Pie . . … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Chess Pie . . . YUM!!!

Christmas Eve at Mama's house . . . Every year, I go to Mama's on Christmas Eve to help her make the food she needs to take to my sister's house on Christmas Day. I usually spend the night with her as it takes both Christmas Eve afternoon and Christmas morning to get everything prepared. This year, she had already made two pies before I arrived: her Pecan Pie, and her Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Streusel Topping. I showed her the recipe for this Sweet Potato Chess Pie, knowing that she would want to make it! The recipe for this Sweet Potato Chess Pie was from another blogger, Jocelyn at Grandbaby Cakes. Her pie was picture perfect! So mouth-watering!  And, after one look at the picture and the recipe, Mama decided that we would make … [Read more...]

Mama’s Easy Chocolate Pie for Christmas!

An Easy Chocolate Pie for Christmas . . . Candace called me the other day and asked about making an easy Chocolate Pie for Christmas. She had seen a picture of one on a restaurant blog she follows. When I looked at the picture, it looked just like one Mama makes that Aunt Faye had given her years ago. We call it, Aunt Faye's Chocolate Refrigerator Pie. The only difference was the crust and the chocolate curls on top. So, when I went to Mama's Friday, she and I made her easy Chocolate Pie, with a few substitutions. We named hers, Mama's Easy Chocolate Pie . . . because it is super easy! Making Mama's Easy Chocolate Pie . . . The original recipe for Mama's Easy Chocolate Pie calls for a homemade pecan cookie crust. The picture of the … [Read more...]