4 Favorite Desserts for Easter, from our Family Favorites!

Favorite Desserts for Easter! I recently made a dessert cookbook for my three grown children. So,  I decided to share four of our Favorite Desserts for Easter with you that we have made for our Easter dinners. Two cakes and two pies. Three of them are my mother's recipes and one is Candace's. All of them are delicious and totally appropriate for your Easter dessert table. Two Easter Pies! Two of our favorite Easter pies are Mama's Strawberry Pie and Mama's Refrigerator Coconut Pie. Since it is already strawberry season in central Arkansas, the strawberry pie would be perfect. But, if you want a really easy pie, then Mama's coconut pie is the one for you. Mama's Fresh Strawberry Pie . . . Mama's Strawberry Pie has a homemade crust … [Read more...]

Easy Strawberry Pie for Pi(e) Day!

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 Mama's cooked filling. This is what you would typically get in a restaurant that serves strawberry pie. I got the filling recipe from my cousin, La Nan, … [Read more...]

Gran’s Strawberry Pie

Gran's Strawberry Pie . . . An easy and delicious pie for spring or summer Since it is strawberry season, I decided to share some of our family favorite strawberry recipes. This pie, Gran's Strawberry Pie, was given to me by my mother-in-law many years ago. It is a delicious and easy strawberry pie for those days when you don't want to make a crust and cook the strawberry filling. Gran's Strawberry Pie is so good . . . when I was pregnant with my second child, this is what I craved!!! I couldn't eat enough of it:) For those of you who have had babies, I know you know what I'm talking about:) As you can see from my table setting, I made this pie for Easter when we lived in Little Rock, I guess in 2014. The pink color of the strawberry … [Read more...]

Mama’s Strawberry Pie!

Mama's Strawberry Pie . . . Some of my favorite memories from my childhood was centered around food and family dinners. And, Mama's Strawberry Pie is included in those memories in the spring when strawberries were in season in Arkansas. Mama said that Grandaddy Hall would have Grandmama bake him a strawberry pie every day during strawberry season. He LOVED strawberry pies, as did we. Grandmama Hall's recipe was a little different from Mama's because Cool Whip had not been created:) With strawberries now in season, Mama and I decided to make her Strawberry Pie. I found freshly picked strawberries at a local farmers market, Holland Bottoms. They were lusciously bright red and delicious. Fresh berries will always make the pie … [Read more...]