Chocolate Cream Pie

I have been craving pie lately but couldn’t figure out which kind I wanted. I looked through both of my pie cookbooks as well as through my Grandma’s recipes and another old cookbook I have. Nothing jumped out at me, so I decided to look in the index of one of my pie books. FINALLY! A recipe for chocolate cream pie caught my attention and I decided that’s exactly what I wanted to make. I strayed from the recipe on the crust that was supposed to be used because I don’t have/didn’t want to get out and buy vodka. Instead I used a recipe for an all-shortening crust from the author’s mother and it works perfectly. Ready to make a delicious pie? Continue reading

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Say it with me: three ingredient buttermilk biscuits.

Super easy, super fast, super delicious! I recently bought a 32 ounce jar of peach and ginger preserves from work (which are to die for) so I figured that I would need some biscuits to put the preserves on. What better biscuit than a dense, flaky, buttermilk biscuit?

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Ratatouille – Southern Living Style

Probably a year or so ago I found a cookbook in the bookstore called Southern Living’s Community Cookbook. It has old recipes from all over the South, which means they’re all absolutely delicious. It could be that I’m partial to Southern food though, ha!

This recipe for ratatouille comes from Carolyn Flournoy of Shreveport, Louisiana and is absolutely delicious! The first time I made it with fresh pesto from a local restaurant and the second time I made it with basil paste (I don’t use fresh herbs fast enough so it’s easier for me to buy the paste versions that’ll last longer). Ready for a filling and tasty meal?!

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