To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 7, 2013
PUMPKIN CHESS PIE....A SOUTHERN TREASURE
the mere mention of southern cooking, people perk up with interest! The reaction
is one of excitement, as we anticipate mouthwatering food! They know it’s going
to be really, really good and will rarely disappoint. Wonder what makes our
cooking so good?
first thought that comes to mind is that food in the south is a revered thing.
It welcomes people. Southerners always refer to their family and extended
family as “my people!” You will often hear, “Are y’all expecting “your people”
for the holidays?” We celebrate occasions. Not only holidays, birthdays and
anniversaries, but new jobs, a new car, a new home, a new beginning at college
and yes, even funerals! They tend to be grand affairs and the southern flavor
of our food will beckon you to sit down, get comfortable and socialize!
is another ingredient that plays a significant role in southern cooking and
that is pride! You bring out the old treasured recipes which had been lovingly
prepared by your grandmothers and mother and present them at every occasion,
knowing that family and friends will want to eat the last bite, ending the meal
with our custom comment……”Simply Divine!”
Now my darlings, if
you have gathered your ideas for the Thanksgiving dinner, you will want to
include this Pumpkin Chess Pie on your dessert sideboard, This
"simply divine" pie recipe comes from the Derby City Café which is
located in an antique mall in Buechel, Kentucky and was published in the Fort
Worth Star Telegram in November, 2005. It is one of my most treasured holiday
1 (9 -10
inch) unbaked pie shells
ounce) cans pumpkin
teaspoons vanilla extract
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon ground cloves
to 350 degrees.
pumpkin, sugar and butter in a large bowl at medium speed until smooth, about 5
minutes Add eggs
one at a time, beating after each addition. Add
remaining ingredients and beat until everything is well blended. Pour into pie
Bake for 1
hour 10 min., or until center is almost set. Cool
completely before chilling or eating! Enjoy!