Mamaw’s Apple Pie

apple pie

It’s been chilly out for the last couple weeks, which by itself is quite lovely.  The leaves are starting to change, and I can make pumpkin flavored anything without people looking at me weird. The one bad thing about this … Continue reading

No-Bake Pumpkin Pie


I recently came into the possession of a copy of Cuisine Magazine that was published in November 1979 – thanks Aunt Anna.  This recipe for no-bake pumpkin pie was advertized in it, and looks like it would be pretty good. … Continue reading

Blueberry Tart

This recipe comes from the 1985 Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts cookbook.  This recipe can be made with either fresh or frozen blueberries. Ingredients: One 7 1/2 x 11 x 1-inch pâte brisée tart shell, baked and cooled 3/4 cup … Continue reading

Farmer’s Daughter Pate Sucree


This pie dough is a sweet dough, which is great for tarts.  It has a lot of butter, so it’s harder to handle than all-purpose doughs. Ingredients: 1/2 lb. unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 2 teaspoons … Continue reading

Pie Dough

This is Matt’s grandmother Eleanor’s pie dough recipe. Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 cup shortening 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup ice cold water Instructions: Cut shortening into flour and salt. Gradually add water until blended. *Makes 3 single crusts.

Della Robbia Cheesecake


This is the cheesecake recipe that my mom has always made.  It’s my absolute favorite cheesecake ever. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 1/3 cup butter flavored Crisco, melted 3 (8oz.) packages cream cheese, … Continue reading

White Pie

I got this cream pie recipe from my uncle Randy.  It’s a special from his home-town. Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided 1/2 cup cake flour (or 1/2 cup + 2 teaspoons all purpose flour  + 2 teaspoons corn starch) 1/8 … Continue reading

Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie

That’s right… the famous recipe on the side of the pumpkin cans.  And you know, I’ve not found a better pumpkin pie recipe. Ingredients: 3/4 c. granulated sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/4 … Continue reading

Squash Pie

Squash Pie

I finally got around to making a pie out of my canned squash.  It turned out pretty well, tho.  There are a couple things I would have changed.  I would have made two standard sized pies instead of a single … Continue reading