Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pie Maker

My Mom was a renowned pie maker.  The skill skipped a generation and my daughter is the pie maker in our family.  We're in trouble here in Oregon, as she now lives 2,000 miles away.  I'm trying to talk hubby into collaborating with me on making pies.  At any rate, my daughter spent today making pies for her husband's family Thanksgiving in Ohio.  She was baking while Jenna was in school.  So, Paige began her pie making tutorial today.  She loves cooking!  
Rolling out the crust.
Getting a bit of flour on the baker! 
Amy turned around and when she looked back, Paige was rolling the flour covered rolling pin over her head!  Silly! 
Jenna got home from school to the aroma of 2 pumpkin pies.  :-)  Amy is also making a chocolate pecan pie and a chocolate custard pie.  She called us this evening for a visit on the phone and I gave her my mother's vanilla custard pudding recipe she used for pudding and pies.  The vanilla recipe was used for coconut cream and banana cream.  You add unsweetened cocoa powder and more sugar for the chocolate cream.  Mom used the egg whites to make big fluffy meringue toppings.  
Grandma's Pudding & Pie Filling

3 egg yolks, beaten
2 1/2 Cups milk
1 Cup sugar
5 TBS flour
A dash of salt
1 tsp Vanilla
5 TBS unsweetened bakers cocoa

Mix all dry ingredients in a saucepan, whisk milk in and cook over medium heat until thick, stirring the whole time.  For vanilla pudding only use 3/4 cup of sugar and no cocoa powder.  You can use the vanilla pudding for cocoanut cream and banana cream pies.  You cook the pudding a bit longer for pies, less for pudding.

Amy took the girls on an outing to a park a few weeks ago, these are a few of the photos of the girls.  I just love that Paige is wearing a peace sign "hippie" shirt.  She takes after her grandma K. 
Jenna is obviously enjoying the wide open spaces.
This is a photo of the cozy farm house as I pulled in home after going swimming today. 
Dayle was inside chopping onions, celery and parsley for the stuffing for the turkey in the morning.  I will put the 5 leaves in the table and put on the new tablecloth, crystal candelabra, crystal glasses and my Christmas dishes.  I will peel potatoes, prepare the candied yams and green bean bake and make the gravy when the turkey is done.  Our middle son's wife is bringing a pumpkin and pecan pie for dinner, isn't that sweet?  Our youngest son's wife is bringing a fruit salad.  Photos to follow after dinner tomorrow! :-)
I would like to wish those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving a wonderful day.  For those who don't.. you might want to try our tradition of giving thanks for all the great things you have in your life.  :-)

Sending all my love to you, my dear readers.  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Oh Teresa, I know how much you miss your daughter and granddaughters!!! The pics of Paige with the flour all over herself were so cute!!!
    Big hug,

  2. Great to see the next pie maker learning the skills . Your daughter's pies look really superb. Your Thanksgiving table sounds beautiful Teresa I look forward to seeing the photos . Happy Thanksgiving to you my friend and to everyone over the other side of the pond. I agree let's all count our many blessings.
    Love Jane x

  3. Paige is such a cutie and looks as if she's enjoying every moment of the baking session. Jemma is looking so grown up now isn't she? I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the other members of your family.

  4. How lovely to see that cute little pie maker today. And your daughter's pies look wonderful! I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving, Teresa!
    Helen x

  5. Terrific photos - Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours Teresa! Di xx

  6. What a natural little baker she looked like she was in her element. It is fantastic to pass on skills and recipes. I also love the 'Hippy T shirt, how incredibly cute. Maybe when it is outgrown it would make a great peg bag! Your Thanks giving preparations sound fantastic. Wishing you all Thanksgiving Happiness xxx

  7. Cute pictures of your granddaughter. I'm sure your girls will be missed today.

    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Teresa and Hubby,
    Loved seeing your little ones again. They looks well and happy posing for Grandma K. Your thanksgiving fixings sound delicious! We are going to my sister-in-laws, so I get a break this year. We all have lots to be thankful for and you are one of mine. Blessings to you and your family, xoRobin❤

  9. Those pies are gorgeous. Have a great Thanksgiving today.

  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours...and those pies look just down right yummy!

    Blessings always

  11. Lovely photos of the girls. Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. (hugs)) Joanna xx

  12. Adorable...yummy and filled with joy..that is what this post it! Happy Thanksgiving to you. xoxo


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