Puppy Love (and tomato pie)

Puppy Love (and tomato pie)

Never mind that I said we would not get another dog until our old dog passed on to another life.  Never mind that I promised the next time we got a dog, it would never get on the couch, sleep in the house, or eat table scraps.  Never mind that I said I could never … Continue reading

Cousins Camp

About a year ago, my son got the idea to have a “cousins camp.”  In his mind, he wanted to invite all his cousins (Beck 10yrs, Benji 5yrs., Ruthie  5yrs., Mary Mae 2yrs, and Finney 6 mos.) to come for a week at his house to play games, roast marshmallows, and sleep in a tent. … Continue reading

Peachy Keen Pie

Peachy Keen Pie

This seemed like an appropriate name for a yummy summer pie.  You rarely hear anyone say, “I am feeling peachy keen,” anymore unless they are being sarcastic, but I think the expression is fun.  In fact, I may try to start using it more often just because.  Anyway, we have been getting some great Georgia … Continue reading

Tomato Hand Pies

Tomato Hand Pies

I am still searching for the perfect tomato pie.  This one was delicious, but still a little rich because of the buttery crust.  The pepper jack cheese gave it a little extra spice which was good.  Also, the corn adds another touch of summer flavor.     Tomato Hand Pies For the Crust: See basil … Continue reading

Eat a Peach Pie

Eat a Peach Pie

I made a peach pie for my brother for his birthday.  When I was in high school, my brother and I went to see the Allman Brothers Band play a couple of times in Atlanta.  Always a favorite of his, the Allman Brother’s also became one of my favorite bands.  When I was thinking about … Continue reading

Triple Berry Pie

Triple Berry Pie

The 4th of July this year may have been missing fireworks (too dry), but we still had a blast with friends and family.  This pie was fun to make with little cut out stars, and the berries were just perfect.   I love summer! Triple Berry Pie Prepare Crust for 9 inch pie Filling: 1 … Continue reading

Blueberry Peach Mini Pies

Blueberry Peach Mini Pies

This is my favorite time of year.  Sure, it may be 100 degrees outside, but the blueberries, peaches and blackberries are ripe and pretty soon the tomatoes will be too.  Summer fruits and veggies are great, and they are especially perfect when you can pick the produce right out of your yard. These pies were … Continue reading

Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie

Mississippi Mud Pie For the Crust: 25 chocolate wafer cookies (I used Oreos with chocolate filling) 1/2 cup pecan halves 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted For the filling: 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/3 cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 1/2 cup milk 4 large egg yolks 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract … Continue reading