Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

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Visiting family and friends during the holidays means good times, great food, and pecan or buttermilk pie (or both if your lucky).  It’s an old southern recipe and is a staple at many Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners.  I usually make two pies each time I bake, serving one and popping the other one in the freezer.  You can take it out ahead of time and let it thaw or if you are in a hurry, put it in the oven on low heat (around 170 degrees)  while you get ready.

You can find my  Southern Pecan Pie Recipe HERE.



  • 2 c sugar
  • 1/4 all purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • Pie crust

You can use purchased pie crust or use the recipe for single pie crust found HERE.

Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together sugar and flour.  In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, butter, vanilla, and buttermilk and add to dry ingredients; pour into  Pastry Crust.

Bake at 350° for about 45 – 60 minutes or until almost set, shielding edges with aluminum foil.   Transfer to a wire rack, and cool 1 hour.

 *NOTE:  I have seen recipes vary baking times from 35 minutes to 70 minutes so watch you pie closely.  I usually bake two pies at a time in my oven and it usually takes around 60 minutes.   

Pumpkin Ooey Gooey Butter Cake



Ooey Gooey Butter Cake has always been my favorite cake.  I have tried a couple of different recipes including a chocolate ooey gooey cake.  They were good but have never topped the original ooey gooey cake ……  that was until now!

I have to say that this Pumpkin Ooey Gooey Butter Cake takes that buttery deliciousness to another level.  I even had people that didn’t like pumpkin rave about it.

If you need an easy no fail recipe that everyone will love, this is it.

Cake Bottom

  • 1  package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted

Cake Filling

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 (16 ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Southern Pecan Pie

pecan pie

I have been using this recipe to make pecan pies for over 30 years.  I think it was in an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that I had when I was a teenager.

Pecan pie always shows up on the Thanksgiving menu because I have a massive pecan tree in my backyard  that produces the delicious native pecans.  I also have a few chickens that give me fresh eggs which I use for the pies and to make my candied pecans.  You can check out that recipe HERE.


 Pecan Pie


  • 1 Purchased pie crust or home made pie crust (see recipe below)
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups pecan halves

Cinque Terre, Italy

At the top of my bucket list was to travel to Manarola - Cinque Terre, Italy to see this view.  How blessed I am to be able to enjoy this beautiful village.

I wrote several post about visiting this beautiful area of Italy which you can check out HERE.

Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy


Here is a short video I took of the Leaning Tower of Pisa when my daughter and I visited Italy.  You will have to excuse the shaky start.

You can check out the post of our visit  HERE.

I love photography but photos just could not capture the feel of standing in awe of this massive tower with the sound of the bell echoing off the beautiful old buildings.

WALMART – 2014 Black Friday AD


The Walmart 2014 Black Friday ad is out.  Hurry here to check it out.

JC PENNY – Black Friday AD 2014

Here is your 2014 JC Penny Black Friday Ad

TARGET – Black Friday Ad 2014

The 2014 Black Friday ad for Target was released to day.  You can check it out HERE  at Target.com.

Mid-Life Crisis Coop

Isn’t this chicken coop amazing?  It’s a little over the top for me (meaning I would love to have it but not going to put in the time and cost to build it)  but I loved the story behind the little coop as much as I loved the actual chicken coop.

Even if you don’t own chickens, you will enjoy how one man’s mid-life crisis morphed into what you see in the photo.  You can check it out HERE.

KMART – 2014 Black Friday Ad


You can check out KMart  2014 Black Friday ad HERE


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