Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies, a Valentine’s Day treat!

Nothing says Valentine's Day like chocolate! And these Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies will melt in your mouth and warm your heart:) Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies for Valentine's Day . . . Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Two weeks from yesterday! So, our thoughts turn to the things we associate with Love, like chocolate! Right? And romantic dinners for two, maybe. If you plan a romantic dinner for two, or a Valentine Dinner for your family, these Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies will be a real treat! Almost like tarts, they are made with Mama's Perfect Pie Crust, and filled with a fudgy chocolate pie filling that is almost addictive. Seriously! About the Mini Chocolate Crinkle Pies . . . Yesterday the thought came to me to NOT … [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...]

Jenara’s Buttermilk Pie!

Buttermilk Pie, a southern favorite! Have you ever had a Buttermilk Pie? Personally, I had not, until I made Jenara's Buttermilk Pie! Since I had never made a buttermilk, pie, I asked Jenara, a young woman in my church, for her recipe. Thankfully, she was kind enough to give it to me! If you don't know what a Buttermilk Pie is, it is a classic, traditional southern pie. I've always heard it was similar to an Egg Custard Pie, but to me, it really is more like a chess pie.  But, it does not have cornmeal in it, which most chess pies do. So, I guess, it is a cross between an Egg Custard Pie and a Chess Pie. Making Jenara's Buttermilk Pie . . . The filling for Jenara's Buttermilk Pie consists of eggs, melted butter, sugar, cornstarch, … [Read more...]