Chess Pie Recipe

  Chess Pie 3 eggs 1 1/2 c. sugar 3 T melted butter 1 T white corn meal 1/2 c. buttermilk 1 1/2 t. vanilla extract 1 (9 inch) pie shell     Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Beat eggs with wire whisk.  Add sugar, butter, cornmeal, buttermilk and vanilla extract.  Mix well.  Pour into an … Continue reading Chess Pie Recipe

Peach Pie

Peaches are my favorite summer fruit.  I have memories of picking the white peaches off my uncle's tree and the sticky juice running down to my elbow. Peaches are best, I think, just peeled and sliced.  But, sometimes a cobbler or pie is called for! Peach Pie 8-10 ripe peaches 1/2 cup sugar 2 T … Continue reading Peach Pie

Zucchini Bread

The zucchini are now coming in from our garden.  I have sautéed and fried them, but by far our favorite way to eat them is in bread.  This bread is so sweet, moist and delicious.  I doubled the recipe and froze four loaves. I just used an old fashioned grater for grating the zucchini.  Watch … Continue reading Zucchini Bread

Chicken and Dumplings

Today is a good day for chicken and dumplings.  It's cold and rainy....and it's Monday.  Comfort food is on the horizon for tonight. There are just a few little tricks for making chicken and dumplings from scratch: *  Use a big, fat hen.  This will give more flavor to the dish.  I boil the whole … Continue reading Chicken and Dumplings

Pumpkin Bread

The kids are always appreciative when there is a snack waiting for them when they get home from school.  Walking in the door and smelling something warm just from the oven can even put a smile on a grumpy teenager's face.  The thank you's and hugs make me glad I took the extra time. Warm … Continue reading Pumpkin Bread

Chicken Soup

It's a chicken soup kind of day! Boil a whole chicken in salted water.  I like to put the lid on it and simmer it for a couple of hours.  That makes it really tender and keeps it moist. Add onions, celery and about 3 chicken bouillon cubes while the chicken is cooking.... After the … Continue reading Chicken Soup

Banana Bread

    Yesterday was a banana bread kind of day.  It was sleeting and cold and the bread baking made the house smell wonderful.  We're not big banana eaters.  When I buy a bunch, they just sit on the platter.  Waiting to be made into bread, I guess.   Someone got me this Betty Crocker's Cookbook for … Continue reading Banana Bread