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...]

Aunt Ann’s Homemade Fried Pies!

Aunt Ann and her Fried Pies! My Aunt Ann is renown for her Fried Pies. Her daughter, Annette (my cousin), calls them her "signature fried pies". She has made them for special occasions, holidays, and for family events for years. Annette told me that Aunt Ann always took them to family reunions, and continues to make them for Annette's husband, Joe, when they come to visit. Aunt Ann in her favorite chair with her "Granddog", Holly:) Aunt Ann, as I posted earlier, is my Daddy's last surviving sibling. There were seven children in their family, and Aunt Ann was the "baby". She is now 90 years old:) She and Mama were good friends before Mama met Daddy . . . I think she actually introduced Mama to Daddy. A little Family History … [Read more...]