Thursday, February 18, 2010

nothing fancy, just pecan pie

Cigar Man loves pecan pie so I made one for his birthday. He's an old fashioned kind of guy. He likes the old tried and true recipes. For example, he prefers roast beef and potatoes over a quiche or any kind of casserole on any day of the week.

I, on the other hand, LOVE to try casseroles and the more you throw in the mix, the better. I guess it's true. Opposites do attract.

Thirty-seven years ago when I was a young bride, pecan pie was the first dessert I tried to bake. To say it didn't turn out like I'd expected was an understatement. It was hard as a brick. We laughed and slammed it on the counter top to see if it would break. It didn't!

It was then that I decided to join a cookbook club. I received dozens of cookbooks in the mail and I would actually study them at night. That's how I learned to cook. I'm not a great cook by any means, but you can eat my pecan pie now without breaking a tooth!

This pie recipe came from an old church cookbook. You know, where the ladies of the church contribute their recipes and compile them in a book. Do you have a few of those? As you can see, I have used it often. LOL! I don't know Mrs. Hazel Springer, the contributor of this recipe, but I sure do appreciate her!

Contributing to Foodie Friday where you'll find delicious food, both new and tried and true!


podso said...

Love those old recipes...and look, it was actually typed with a typewriter! The pie looks yummy.

xinex said...

This pecan pie looks wonderful! Thanks for the recipe....Christine

Kathy said...

I'm drooling over your pecan pie, who needs fancy just a fork please lol. practice makes perfect they say and you certainly do perfect now. I am still at the unbreakable pie stage -), happy weekend. Kathy.

Maria said...

Nuts for Nuts!
I love pecans, walnuts... hazelnuts!
You put them in or on almost anything--- I'll enjoy it!

I chuckled at your photo of the recipe! My Betty Crocker (from way back) and my home-made cookbook look very similar :)
~have a wonderful weekend~

Maria said...

hi again Marsha ...
just popping back to tell you that I saw your "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" photo...
Is your son still overseas?
God Bless Him and your beautiful family~

Erica said...

This looks wonderful, this is my husbands favourite pie. Thanks for the recipe and sharing. I'll try this next time.

Sherry said...

That looks delicious! I have compiled a Church Cookbook all by myself! I always wanted to write a cookbook. So a few years ago I was on PTO and I told them I was doing it. I get some of my best recipes from the church ladies because they are tried and true! Don't you just love them!

Deanna said...

This looks delightful and it must be wonderful to taste.
Just Pecan Pie is a treat anytime!
Lucky hubby and so sweet of you to fix this for him.
I have got to try pecan pie recipe soooon.

I have lifted up a prayer for your family and all that is going on.
God bless you and may you have a fun wk-end,

Shellbelle said...

Your story was so funny, I remember a few like that as a young bride myself. BUT, I grew up on pecan pie, so that was always the one thing I could depend on to turn out good.

I read back a few days and see that your SIL is in Iraq. My nephew left for his first tour about a week before Christmas. Loved your post, just got a kick out of it and I know he would love it also. He puts pics up on Facebook and I posted their Christmas ones on my blog. I believe its a gentle reminder to our readers to never forget a single day how proud we all are of our troops.

Hugs to you and yours.

Joyce said...

Church cookbooks are always priceless.

heartnsoulcooking said...

Everyone should have a GREAT!!! pecan pie recipe, and I love the story.

Regina said...

How wonderful!
Love the pecan pie.

Thanks Marsha.

Have a lovely weekend.

Tamara Jansen said...

Pecan pie IS fancy, in my opinion! Yummy!