Category Archives: Pies

Working on new recipes…it’s the banana foster pie pursuit again!

They say that the third time is the charm, right? Oh, lordy, do I hope so! The first two attempts were not what I’d call “successful.”  The second one was so bad, I fed it to the dogs, literally.  Out … Continue reading

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The elusive bananas foster custard pie

The bananas foster custard pie is my current project in the works.  We had the initial version, but that missed the mark for me.  It just wasn’t it.  So, with my partner in crime, we discussed what was wrong, and … Continue reading

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Creative cooking and buttermilk banana foster custard pie

You don’t have to have some special degree in order to be a creative cook.  It does help to have some basic skills, a bit of creativity, and a dash of common sense though!  That means that when I’m contemplating … Continue reading

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Paula Deen’s Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake gets “Gia-fied”!

I am married to a devout chocolaholic.  He loves chocolate.  He will do anything for more chocolate. It’s also spring time, and the honey-do list is very long this time of year too.  There are a lot of things I … Continue reading

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Chocolate buttermilk pie

I’ve been cooking and baking a long time, and I’d learned many old fashioned recipes along the way.  Somehow though, I had managed to miss being exposed to buttermilk pies along the way.  Having seen a recipe for one, I … Continue reading

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Sweet potato pie

I’ve never been overly impressed with most people’s sweet potato pie.  It’s too bland, too smooth, and too innocuous to be particularly appealing.  Still, it IS a Southern tradition, and sooner or later, I was sure I’d find a recipe … Continue reading

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Sweet potato piecake recipe

Every once in a while, I get a flash of inspiration.  It’s usually fueled by desperation or exhaustion, actually.  Such was the case of this Thanksgiving and the dessert selection. I had the idea to make Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Gooey … Continue reading

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Perfect for Christmas parties-green tomato mincemeat FROM SCRATCH

Mincemeat is something that my mother talks about, back in the days when it really included meat.  According to her, it was something close to ambrosia, and a favorite memory.  It’s not something that has lived on, I’ve never tasted … Continue reading

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Buttermilk pie makes for a great dessert for holidays or regular days

This buttermilk pie is a real surprise, and despite my dislike of custard pies, it’s a real winner.  It also has a surprisingly lemony (although subtle) flavor, and everyone in our taste test loved both the flavor and texture of … Continue reading

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Totally over-the-top sweet potato pie

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it’s definitely the season for sweet potato and pumpkin pies.  For some reason, this year I want to make a sweet potato pie that is totally over-the-top. I’ve never tasted this pie.  As … Continue reading

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