Thanksgiving * Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

Today’s post are about planning and food. The perfect combo for Thanksgiving Eve. Make sure you have the ingredients on today’s shopping list to make this great Pecan Pie :

Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie
  • 1 un baked Pie shell 
  • 2 C sugar
  • 4 whole Eggs
  • 3 squares of unsweetened chocolate 
  • 1/4 lb  Butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 C pecans
  • pinch salt 

Break Eggs in bowl add sugar. Melt chocolate and butter and add to mixture.Add vanilla,salt and Nut-Mix well. Pour into pie pan and Bake. Bake at 350 for about an hour.   Lisa 

At the Market * Louisiana Yams

Louisiana Yam Pie 

It’s not Thanksgiving without Pie. And at the market I found sweet potatoes (yams) perfect for my pie. 

  • That sweet, orange-colored root vegetable that you love so dearly is actually a sweet potato. Yes, all so-called “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes. Most people think that long, red-skinned sweet potatoes are yams, but they really are just one of many varieties of sweet potatoes.
  • 2 C yams cooked and mashed
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 9 in unbaked Pie shell 

Mix all ingredients together and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Top with whipped cream. 

Grandma Sweet Dough Recipe

Today I am remembering my Grandmother  in post – so as I mentioned earlier she was an amazing baker and quilter – and I am sharing her sweet dough recipe. 





Grandma Sweet Dough Recipe : 

  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C shortening (Crisco)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/2 C Milk
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • flour

Mix all ingredients except Flour together. Add flour to mix as needed until you have a smooth dough. Makes 2 pie crust. 

This dough is used to make cinnamon rolls, yeast donuts, soft dinner rolls, braided loafs, Belgian liege waffles, and so much more.  Lisa

   If you are in the area or want to enter the contest ? 


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Sweet Dough Pie Festival  – Oct 27th  information

This event celebrates the unique history of historic Grand Coteau and a traditional treat called, sweet dough pie. Every year, pastry chefs and home cooks vie for the title in the sweet dough pie contest. A large variety of pies will also be available for purchase, including fig, custard, lemon, blackberry, and other local, seasonal ingredients. Browse through more than 70 vendors of arts, handmade items, flowers and herbs, custom furniture, indoor and outdoor decor, all while enjoying local cuisine and live music.