Grandma’s Green Bean Casserole
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A spin on Grandma’s green bean casserole. Using frozen green beans gives this dish a bright green color. What side dishes will be on your Thanksgiving table? Will they be traditional recipes or new experiments? We usually end up with some of both. Thanksgiving Dinner has many tried and true traditions in my family. We always have turkey and stuffing. We always have rolls and pie. Usually we have corn pudding or green bean casserole in honor of my grandmothers. … Continue reading →

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Pie
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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 →