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Nanamaw’s Banana Pudding

In our world of blogs, tweets, e-mails and Skype, doesn’t the written word seem precious? I came across this hand written recipe from my Mom quite some time ago. In our family, the Nanamaw is known for making the best banana pudding.

INGREDIENTS 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup flour 2 eggs 2 cups milk

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Just One Pie Crust

There are times in life when I need just one pie crust. (For a double crust go here.)

No crust top necessary.

Not baking two pies.

Don’t need to save the dough for 2 weeks.

Probably won’t make another pie within the next two weeks.

Combine: 1 1/3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Cut

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Enormously Red :: Red Velvet Cake

This summer, one of our visitors had a birthday while in China. Through her classmates, we learned that her favorite cake was Red Velvet Cake. I’ve never eaten any red velvet cake – much less made one from scratch, but thanks to the wonder that is the internet I found a recipe that I

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Lemon Cream Cupcakes

We made these cupcakes for Schäfer’s preschool class on his 3rd birthday. They were absolutely perfect – even with the yogurt substitution. Since our blender decided to take a break from blending the sugar into a fine powdered sugar, we ended up boiling the icing at the last minute. Yum! I can’t wait for

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The Most Perfect Apple Pie Ever

Our Chinese friends requested a real American apple pie for Thanksgiving. Even though it’s not a traditional Thanksgiving food, it was anticipated, appreciated, admired and attacked.

Hubs can’t stop talking about this apple pie.

INGREDIENTS

Pastry for 9 inch single crust pie 10 c. sliced apple 1 c. white sugar 1 tbsp. corn starch 1/2

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Pumpkin Pie

On the morning of November 1st , I am always in the kitchen steaming our Halloween pumpkin into a soft puree. I can’t think of a better way to start November than with a slice of pumpkin pie.

Our entire family loves this pumpkin pie recipe. I no longer make the streusel topping,

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