Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pie

Summer time means old fashioned food. Cookouts with hamburgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill. Baked beans and pasta salad beside the lemonade and iced tea. How do you finish off that kind of a meal? With PIE, of course! (and ice cream!!) My mom makes a killer apple pie. I have a sister who comes in a close second place behind mom’s apple pies. I don’t even attempt to compete. Mom’s Perfect Pie Crust recipe can be found here. Another sister of mine has mastered Grandma Troxel’s Strawberry Pie. Again, I eat my share but I don’t try to compete. Pumpkin pies are Thanksgiving dinner requirements. Pecan pie accompanies Christmas dinner. As you can see, my family has a tradition of pie. And ice cream. No pie is complete without an ala mode scoop of (preferably vanilla) ice cream. I ran across this recipe for oatmeal pie last week. I thought it sounded pretty darn good. Plus, I had all the ingredients on hand. Yes, I have molasses in the cupboard. Because when you make Aunt Dottie’s New England Baked Beans and Boston Brown Bread, you use molasses!  Oatmeal Pie Recipe Ingredients: 4 lg Eggs 1 c Molasses … Continue reading →

Roasted Carrots

Carrots are a favorite vegetable side dish, but often they get a reputation for being bland. When peeled, sliced and boiled, bland will be the outcome. Roasting the carrots instead of boiling them enhances the natural sweetness. The instructions in this recipe are for large carrots, cut and sliced. You can cut your carrots into whatever shape you like, however remember that smaller pieces will roast faster so you’ll shorten your time. Larger pieces will take longer in the oven. I strongly suggest that you attempt to make all of your pieces similar sizes so that you don’t end up with some under done bits and some charcoal burnt bits. Roasted Carrots Recipe Ingredients: 1 lb. Carrots 3 TB Olive Oil 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper 1 tsp Dill 1 tsp Basil Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut carrots in halves or thirds then slice in half lengthwise. Place carrot sticks in a bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with spices. Toss until all carrot sticks are coated. Place carrots in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in oven and roast at 350 degrees for one hour.   Approximate Nutritional Information: Servings Per … Continue reading →