Chicken Pot Pie

No-Fail Pie Crust

I made cakes and cheesecakes for yeeeeears before attempting pie crust.  It frightened me so. It was the opposite of me: precise, tidy, exact.  The mom of a good friend of mine (who actually became my cousin's wife) used to make pies by the dozens.  So, I asked her for some tips. She told me … Continue reading No-Fail Pie Crust

Glazed Donuts

Glazed Doughnuts

Ahhhhh the mighty doughnut.  Who doesn't love them growing up? After graduating from the main toddler choice, the sprinkle doughnut, I always went for the Boston Cream, my dad the apple fritter, and my mom, well anything that looked new and interesting. These days I'm not much of a doughnut eater.  But a few years … Continue reading Glazed Doughnuts

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

For many years, we had a friend here who helped us in home-schooling our children.  She is one of those 'can do everything girls'.  Want your hair cut? She'll bring the scissors over.  Need some electrical done? Let her grab her tools, she'll rewire your house for you if you let her.  But wait, she … Continue reading Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie

Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Bread

Some of my recipes have stories that go with it.  This one doesn't really.  Except that once I made it for one of my friends who doesn't usually oooh and ahhh over food, but when she tried this simply said: I love this. Make it for me again and again. Okay.  I will. This recipe … Continue reading Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Bread