Grammy’s Old Fashioned Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

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I am so excited to share my Grammy’s pecan pie recipe with you. I made it for my father for our Thanksgiving get-together. It was delicious!

This recipe comes from a compilation of recipes that my Aunt Kitty has turned into a cookbook. You can order your copy here.



3 Tbs. melted butter ¾ c. brown sugar 3 eggs 3 Tbs. flour ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ tsp. […]

Lite Peanut Butter Pie

Lite Peanut Butter Pie


Here’s a skinny version of the peanut butter pie I made for Thanksgiving. We taste tested it at our family Valentine’s Day dinner and everyone loved it. There honestly was no difference in taste and the skinny version is almost 60 calories less per serving!



8 oz package of neufchâtel cheese, softened at room temperature 1 pkg. fat free whipped topping, thawed 2 Tbs. powdered sugar 1/4 cup reduced fat peanut […]

Thanksgiving Recap

Thanksgiving Pies

We enjoyed a most wonderful Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends. Our Leaf Garland of Thanksgiving was completed and we certainly do have much to be thankful for. In fact, I would like to continue counting our blessings in December…just need to come up with a way to display them.

Here are some pictures of the food. I like to make enough to last us through the weekend. I think I succeeded.


Thanksgiving Pie Recipes ~ Apple, Cherry and Lemon Meringue

cherry pie

Growing up in Germany, I wasn’t too familiar with pies or pie making. My sister and I would make fancy German fruit cake or some other creamy torte for the traditional coffee and cake time on Sunday afternoons.

So, when I got married and realized how much my midwest American husband loves pies, I had to learn how to make them. There were some major flops along the way {for which I still get teased}, […]

Freezing Apples for Pie

Apple Pie

In the past, I’ve peeled and cut apples into pie sized pieces, mixed in some Fruit Fresh and bagged them for the freezer. This method works great for pies and apple crisp.

Today, I am freezing apples for pie. I will add the sugar and spices before freezing. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

*Update* – I baked the pie for Thanksgiving and it was delicious!

If you don’t have one yet, […]