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December 16th, 2009

Holiday Recipe’s : Crack Pie

With Anderson Coopers’ mention of crack pie on a TV show this week, it seems everyone is interested in “crack pie”.
I hate to disappoint those looking for something else, but crack pie is simply sugar pie, or chess pie as we refer to it in the South. It’s been around a couple hundred years and modified more than a few times.
Sugar/chess pie became known as crack pie due to the enormous cracks while baking. It has nothing to do with the street drugs ( for those that love sweets , it is addictive though ).
So it isn’t the prettiest of pies…it’s still delicious! Give it a try!
Holiday Recipe’s : Crack Pie Recipe

November 22nd, 2009

Thanksgiving Recipe’s : Cherry Nut Pie

Cherry pie, or rather cherry nut pie, is always at the top of our Thanksgiving recipe’s / menu list. I’m not all that fond of actual pie crust and have used this cake roux for over 30 years. You can do this with just about any fruit, although I admit to using canned pie filling over the past decade. This is simple, fast and delicious…give it a try this Holiday season!
This recipe is also child friendly if you have a little helper or two around!

10″ glass pie pan
Medium microwavable bowl

Large can of cherry pie filling
1 cup pecan pieces ( substitute walnuts )
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract

3/4 cup butter, melted ( substitute margarine )
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar


preheat oven to 350*

Pour the cherry filling in a 10″ glass pie plate.
Add about a 1/4 cup of sugar, cup of nuts
1/2 teaspoon of almond extract (or a teaspoon if you’re fond of the flavor)
Take a spoon and mix it together in the pie pan.

In medium bowl microwave 3/4 cup margarine or butter to soften/melt. Maybe 20 secs … 30 max
Add 1 cup of sugar, one cup of flour.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract
Beat eggs, add to the flour mixture. Mix well with a spoon.
Pour batter over cherry mixture, for 45 minutes to an hour (or the top gets to be golden brown).
Remove from oven, cool 20 minutes. Serve with whipped topping or ice cream if desired.

If you use the wrong size pan, it will bubble over and make a mess, so put some tin foil under the rack and save your nerves for more important things …. like playing with the kids or pets or watching the big game!

November 18th, 2009

Holiday Recipes: Coconut-Eggnog Pie with Rum

Going through my Holiday recipes I just ran across an old one from a dear friend for pie…not just any old pie, but coconut-eggnog pie made with rum.This recipe is not child friendly so watch those bowls!
If you give this a try, be sure to use a good quality rum, i.e. Bacardi.

Coconut Eggnog Pie with Rum Recipe

October 24th, 2009

Upside Down Pumpkin Pie

I really enjoy cooking and experimenting with different recipes…especially in the fall and winter when I can use the oven and fill the house with wonderful aromas. I always feel a twinge of guilt using the oven on a hot summer day with the AC running! That said, today being cold and damp I decided to make an old family favorite, upside down pumpkin pie. It’s quite simple and somewhat kid-friendly so give it try if you’re looking for a unique and delicious dessert!
Upside Down Pumpkin Pie Recipe

June 21st, 2009

Simple Pineapple Pie

Ever find yourself wishing for an easy yet delicious and refreshing pie? Especially when having cookout and you know your guest are really looking forward to dessert time? Below is a delicious pineapple pie recipe that tastes complicated and time consuming, yet is probably the easiest pie recipe ever.

pinapple pie

Simple Pineapple Pie

Simple Pineapple Pie Recipe

May 30th, 2009

Cool Whip Pie

Cool Whip Pie is a kid-friendly and incredibly easy pie recipe especially when you need something quick, fast and very tasty.

Cool Whip Pie

Cool Whip Pie

Let your kids help you make this. It’s a great dessert treat to have on hand for those very warm days. The recipe does contain nuts.

Recipe for Cool Whip Pie

May 26th, 2009

Lemonade Pie

Like so many, I enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade now and then, especially on those hot and humid days. There’s one thing even better, though, and that is frozen lemonade pie. Even with it’s trillion calories, it’s a personal favorite and so easy to make…try the recipe below and see for yourself! It’s kid friendly, too.

lemonade pie pic

Lemonade Pie

Oh, and another added bonus is that there is very little clean-up with this recipe because someone usually licks the bowl clean. :-)

Recipe for Lemonade Pie

May 23rd, 2009

Patriotic Blueberry Pie

Blueberries. The perfect summer fruit. Try this recipe for Blueberry Pie and be daring by making your own pie crusts for this one — it’s worth it.

Patriotic Blueberry Pie

Patriotic Blueberry Pie

Maybe you’ve never tried blueberry pie — just muffins and aren’t quite sure what you think of it. Well try it anyway for fun. I would suggest that you blind bake the crust first and eat the pie shortly after baking it. And the sweet little stars? Just made out of extra dough and sprinkled lightly with sugar.

Recipe for Patriotic Blueberry Pie

May 11th, 2009

Apple-Pecan Pie with Caramel Sauce

We love apple pie and all it’s variations around here. With refrigerated pie crusts so readily available, it hardly takes any time to put a homemade pie on the table these day and …. no one needs to know you had a little help in the pie crust department! Below is a recipe for apple-pecan pie with caramel sauce that is sure to please not only you, but your family and friends as well.

apple pecan pie

Apple Pecan Pie

Apple Pecan Pie Recipe

May 6th, 2009

Fruit Cocktail Pie

Need a cool and refreshing dessert that’s easy to make, kid friendly and delicious? Try this terrific fruit cocktail pie! Here is the recipe.


Fruit Cocktail Pie

Fruit Cocktail Pie Recipe