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Thanksgiving Baking & Forgetting Rule #2

Thanksgiving Baking & Forgetting Rule #2

I’m totally laughing at myself right now, so I just HAD to come over here and leave a quick note!  Remember those basic rules of cooking that my mom taught me?  Yep.  I just went and totally blew #2: read the recipe all the way through BEFORE you begin! I’m making Southern Living’s Ambrosia Pudding Pie for Thanksgiving.  My pumpkin pies are already baked and cooling on a rack, so I started in on the ambrosia pudding pie.  First step: …

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Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

This will be short and sweet today. REALLY sweet! May I introduce to you Chess Pie!  I don’t remember ever having this before last year. A friend of ours, Jake, was getting ready to celebrate a birthday, so I asked him what kind of birthday cake or pie he’d like.  I/we wanted to do something special for him. He said he really liked Chess Pie. Huh?  I had no idea what that was, but I told him I’d make him…

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Favorite Cookbooks, Part 2

Favorite Cookbooks, Part 2

Yesterday I showed you some of the first cookbooks I used.  One of them was the Fannie Farmer Cookbook.  That is STILL my go-to cookbook, even after all these years!  Mama has–and still uses–the 1965 edition.  I bought a copy before I got married, and then later I upgraded to the 1996 edition. Even if you have never cooked in your whole life, you could pick up this book and cook successfully.  The directions for the recipes are clearly explained,…

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