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 time of year is that  even though it can get quite cold in the house,…

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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. Ingredients: 1 (9-inch) graham cracker pie crust 1 envelope Knox unflavored gelatine 1 teaspoon ground…

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This recipe for tart dough is used in a majority of the recipes in my copy of Martha Stewart’s Pies and Tarts. Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water Instructions: Put flour, salt, and…

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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 sour cherry jelly 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons grand marnier 2 pints blueberries, washed,…

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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, softened 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 eggs 1 cup dairy sour cream Instructions: Preheat oven to…

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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 teaspoon salt 2 cups milk 2 egg white stiffly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 prebaked…

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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 tsp ground cloves 2 large eggs 1 can (15 oz.) Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin 1…

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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 deep-dish pie, because I basically overfilled it and had trouble with over-browning the crust to…

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This is the pie dough recipe I use.  I find that it is much flakier if you are willing to use real lard instead of Crisco.  You can purchase lard in buckets and sticks at most large groceries.  Don’t be concerned if you use your own lard and it has a bacony smell, this bakes…

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