Peanut Butter Pie

A friend at work recently requested a peanut butter pie for his birthday (We both work at the company that just happens to make Jif peanut butter). I borrowed inspiration from the original Jif recipe, and added some premium upgrades. The original recipe calls for a pre-made chocolate pie crust and frozen whipped topping. I made a crust with chocolate graham crackers and made real … Continue reading Peanut Butter Pie

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Grandma Allen’s Pecan Pie

This is one of the recipes from my grandmother’s recipe box.  Growing up in rural Ohio, the county fair was an annual event not to be missed.  Old men talked about tractors and horses and how to get more milk out their cows.  The women entered their best garden vegetables to be judged, and the truly brave submitted their best culinary masterpieces.  Jams, jellies, preserves, … Continue reading Grandma Allen’s Pecan Pie

Secret Recipe Old Fashion Sugar Cream Pie

Grandma’s Recipe Box Series.  For more about grandma’s recipes read my post here. Outside of one well known restaurant in Sidney, Ohio, I have never seen this pie anywhere.  I have searched for years to find a way to make this pie.  We recently discovered this recipe in my grandmother’s recipe box and it is a dead ringer for the pie at that certain restaurant.  It … Continue reading Secret Recipe Old Fashion Sugar Cream Pie

A Tale of two strawberry pies

Grandma’s Recipe Box Series.  For more about grandma’s recipes read my post here. (Disclosure: I work for the J.M. Smucker Company, which owns Crisco.  They don’t pay me to talk about it, I just believe it makes a superior crust from personal experience.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.) My grandmother made a great strawberry pie, and I’ll share her recipe with you.  Her recipe … Continue reading A Tale of two strawberry pies