Mamaw’s 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 time of year is that  even though it can get quite cold in the house, Read More …

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

Pâte Brisée (Tart Dough)

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 Read More …

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

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

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