Easy Strawberry Pie for Pi(e) Day!

Happy Pi(e) Day! I shared this pie last year, and, since strawberries will soon be in season, I'm sharing it again! It’s a wonderful pie for spring. Celebrate Pi(e) Day with an Easy Strawberry Pie! Easy Strawberry Pie is a great pie for Pi(e) Day, which is celebrated every year on March 14th. And, bloggers everywhere will be posting their favorite pies for you to try. I decided to post this pie, which is a variation of Mama's Fresh Strawberry Pie, but easier. Because of the mild winter, fresh strawberries are already available here. But, even if they aren't in your area, you can always buy fresh strawberries at your local grocery store. Last week, I decided to adapt Mama's Fresh Strawberry Pie recipe, using a jello filling instead of … [Read more...]

Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie, Cooking with Grandkids!

Cooking with Grandkids . . . such a joy! And, this pumpkin pie is a perfect choice to bake with them, especially if they like pumpkin pie, because it's a one-bowl filling.  Cooking with Grandkids . . . Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie My grandson, Benjamin, came over one day. I asked him what he wanted to do. He said, "Make a pumpkin pie." That's a little unusual for a 13-year old, but, we made Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie . . . Cooking with Grandkids!! Would you believe that he rolled out the crust and made the pie? Well . . . he did. I helped, but essentially, he made it all. Making Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie . . . Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie is really my mother's pumpkin pie. . . which is actually the Libby's Pumpkin Pie recipe on the can. And the crust … [Read more...]

Making Mama’s Perfect Pie Crust from Scratch

Mama's Perfect Pie Crust . . . from scratch I went to Mama's Wednesday to help her get the food made for our Thanksgiving Dinner at my sister's house, Thursday. Running late, as usual, I didn't have time to make MY pie crust for the chocolate pie I was going to make. So, I thought, "No big deal. I'll make it at Mama's house." Fine . . . except . . . Mama doesn't have a standing mixer to make pie crust in, which is how I make it now. I forgot that one little fact. It's been YEARS since I made a pie crust using a pastry blender. Just sayin'. Making Mama's Perfect Pie Crust from scratch . . . Ok. So, I get to Mama's. She has already made HER pie crust for the pumpkin pie she was going to make. I said, "Well, I didn't have time to make my … [Read more...]

Ghostly Graveyard Pie!

Ghostly Graveyard Pie, a spooky pie for Halloween! I used to teach my music students a song during the Halloween season. It was called, "Have You Seen the Ghost of John?". They LOVED it! It's wasn't a spooky song, but at the end of it, there was an unexpected "BOO"! That's what I thought when I decided to make this Ghostly Graveyard Pie. Candace, Randa, and I had gone to the grocery store on Saturday. As we were talking about Halloween goodies, Candace asked me to make an Oreo Pie, but make it like a graveyard. Good idea!!! I immediately thought about the Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Ghosts I made with Jalynn and Duke last week. Then the plan for the pie began! Making the Ghostly Graveyard Pie . . . Candace thought Aunt Faye's … [Read more...]

Oreo Pie, an easy dessert for any occasion!

  What's for dessert? When I planned our "Girls Only Luncheon", the question arose, "What can I make for our dessert?" I knew I wasn't going to have a lot of time to prepare a dessert, and different thoughts came to my mind. But, I finally decided to make an Oreo Pie. In the past, I made an Oreo Delight (which quickly became a favorite), and a Dirt Pudding Pie for family gatherings, and both were really liked by all. So, my thinking was that an Oreo Pie would be a good choice. After all . . . who doesn't like Oreos??? Making the Oreo Pie . . . This Oreo Pie was EASY to make . . . a perfect dessert for those times you don't have a lot of time to spend thinking about or making a dessert. For this pie, I found a recipe by … [Read more...]