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Thursday, April 16, 2009

YUMMY FOODIE FRIDAY

HAPPY FRIDAY TO ALL OF YOU...
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....FOODIE FRIDAY, with beautiful GOLLUM in the kitchen....
Be sure to go over and see her offerings and leave her sweet words...
then, follow your nose to all the good smells floating throughout Blogland....
and thank you so much for coming by to see me today!
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I am pretty sure some of you are beginning to think that all
I ever THINK ABOUT and COOK are....
P.I.E.S.
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YEP...you are almost right...Pie is my very favorite
of all desserts but actually....
I DO cook other things every now and then...
HOWEVER.............*
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I FOUND AUNT LOLA'S PIE CRUST RECIPE
so of course....when I found it, I knew
I JUST HAD TO MAKE IT !
Oh, it is such a great recipe...
I've been using it for 40 years and have
NEVER, NOT EVEN ONCE, had it to fail...
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The recipe isn't any different than a lot of recipes for pie cursts..
I think.........well, at least I learned in HomeMaking in high school,
that the less you handle a pie crust, the better and lighter and flakier
it is, after it's cooked.
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AUNT LOLA'S NO FAIL PIE CRUST
2 cups flour
1 cup Crisco
1/2 cup COLD water
2 teaspoons Vinegar
1 teaspoon Salt
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Handle it just enuf for it to stick together, rolling it or just pat it into
your pie pan about a 1/4 -1/2 inch in thickness...
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Once I made the pie crust, I had to put something
inside and have wanted to try that CHOCOLATE FUDGE PIE that
STACEY over at POOFING THE PILLOWS told us about one Friday.
I got all my ingredients out and
SET TO WORK....
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lots of eggs...
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lots of buttah.....
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and, let me tell you, it was smelling soooo good
all the time it cooked.
STACEY said it would be CRUSTY
on the outside and....
ooey, gooey
on the inside....
It IS crusty here.
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and....gooey here....
WELL...I couldn't WAIT....no..I couldn't !!....I cut it while it was WARM and.....
THOUGHT I HAD GONE STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN....
OH, MY GOODNESS !!
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This is a piece, after letting it cool.......just take a look at all that
dark, RICH fudge....
I'm tellin' ya, ladies...
STACEY KNOWS A GOOD CHOCOLATE PIE
like nobody I've ever known...

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It just about brought MR. SWEET to his knees!!
I do believe I now have a way of getting
ANYTHING I WANT.....EVER!!!
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Yep, ladies, go visit STACEY and get her magnificent pie recipe...
tell her bj liked it so much she can't wait for THIS PIE to be gone
so she can bake ANOTHER !!
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JUST wanted you to know I have a LOT of RED
in my RED KITCHEN....even the WORKING parts !
When my dishwasher is full...I use my little RED drainer
for the left-over dishes...
and I promise...
WE DIDN'T USE THOSE BIG PLATES for our piece of pie!!
PROMISE !!
XO bj
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OOO, and I also wanted to tell you that the RED POPCORN I showed you in my last post....

IS ...............CHERRY POPCORN......;>)

IT'S delicious so I am giving you the address so you can order some if you'd like...Again, my thanks to VALARIE ....

http://www.momandpopcorn.com/

42 comments:

Martha said...

There is nothing like chocolate pie and that one looks soo good!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Oh MY Goodness ~ this looks positively decadently delicious!

I just adore your red and white kitchen. One of my favorite aunties selected the same colors ~ that's one of the things I remember about her. Her happy kitchen; it was always so cheerful and crisp. Your kitchen evokes the same feelings ~ you've done a really nice job! xoxo~m.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I must admit I am absolutely no good at pie crust. I make an "ok" crust, but its not that flaky beautiful crust like yours.

But yes I love me some good pie. And a good chocolate pie, too.

Thanks for sharing the recipe. Maybe I will give it another try...

Blessings, Barb

Allidink said...

WOW! That pie is crazy! Oh I love chocolate!

All the best,
Allison

Picket said...

Oh my word BJ...I bout licked the computer screen on that pic of the cooled piece of chocolate pie!!!!! I will have to try that for sure..I love your red 'working' parts in the kitchen and those dishes are the cutest things! Hope you have had a great week girl!

SusanQ said...

If you're talking red you have the right ears here ;) Well, chocolate too, of course. I love red and I also see another fave - Mackensie-Childs.

Neabear said...

That pie looks yummy alright!! Did you save some for me? I loved your Target Birds post. You had me laughing outloud on that one. Also love your red dish drainer. I think I have told you that I am slowly switching to red in my kitchen. So I really enjoy yours. Thanks for visiting me too!!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

BJ, You are teasing me with this post. I love pie.. any kind of pie. Well, just about any kind of pie. Yours looks so yummy. I love.. your red bowl and dishes. They are so.. cute!!
Hugs, Terrie

santamaker said...

I believe I can smell that delicious chocolate all the way over here in Ga! YUM

Diane said...

Oh gosh, BJ, I am absolutely salivating after looking at that pie! You sure you don't want to ship one on up to TN for me?!!! LOVE the red!!!!

Many hugs...........

Diane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I've made that pie before, and it is soooo yummy! It's been awhile since I made it, but you've reminded me to make it again--but with store bought pie crust (I'm just so lazy!) laurie

The Bloom Girls said...

Wow BJ,
That pie looks AMAZING! My daughter, who is 23 and I are reading your post and our mouths are watering! She would like to know if you would like to adopt another grandchild? You have 10, what is one more right? God Bless & have a great weekend!

Karyn (and Aimee, the daughter!)

squawmama said...

OK... I'll be right over to get some of that pie. I am sure it will be just the thing to make me feel better. I'll be giving this recipe a top place in the old recipe file. Thanks girlfriend ☺

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Dixie said...

BJ.. I just had to drop by and see what you were cooking up tonight... that pie looks delicious! I've never been very good with piecrusts... but who know... maybe I try you sweet aunts recipe... and that chocolate pie looks to die for...

now I'm hungry... see ya later!
blessings & hugs...

xinex said...

Your pie reminds me of the warm chocolate melting cake that I love to eat on cruises. Yummy!...Christine

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh my, oh my! I am positively drooling at the sight of that yummy luscious chocolate fudge pie! I looks absolutely sinful! I can practically smell it. Oh dear, I would not be able to make this pie because I would not be able to resist eating most of it by myself!

Kady

Joyce said...

Chocolate and pie is my dream come true!
Joyce

Florida Sue said...

Mouth watering deliciousness, surrounded by favorite color,red.
Plus, a sure fire pastry recipe that I can pat instead of rolling it into a rubbery mess. Sure glad I stopped by!

A hug to you BJ.

Candy said...

Warm chocolate...OHHHHHH!
Off to bake on for MY Mr. Sweet, thanks for the little secret power!
Cheers, Candy

Kathleen Grace said...

That pie looks wonderful, I don't have a chocolate pie recipe so I'm going to get this one! Pie crust was always my job when I was growing up. If there was a pie to be made, the crust was made by me, since I was 7 years old! Have a great day BJ, I'm free of the second job and you'll be seeing a lot more of me now:>)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have never made a pie crust with vinegar before. Your pie crust and filling look soooooo good! I want a piece...and it is only 8:30 in the morning!
xo
Penny

FarmHouse Style said...

OK, I know what we are having for dessert tonight!

That looks heavenly, BJ:-)

Thanks for the tip about the pie crust, I had never heard that before.

Rhonda

Trailer Trash said...

YUM YUM YUM!!!! I haven't had a chocolate pie in years. This looks absolutely divine!

xoxo trailer trash

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh BJ I get so darn hungry every time I stop by. I will have to try out your crust recipe. I think I can, I think I can .....

And, you know, I so love your red and white kitchen! It is my dream kitchen.

((hugs)) Rosie

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh goodie ! I have been wanting a good chocolate pie recipe . Yummy looking !

imjacobsmom said...

Stacey was right - it looks so good! I am giving that pie a try! Thanks for the perfect crust recipe, too. ~ Robyn

Samantha said...

Yummy, looks and sounds so good !
Have a very blessed Friday.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh I can just smell that cocoa now as that pie cooks in the oven. And homemade crust, oh la la!!!
Happy Twirls

salmagundi said...

A yummy-looking foodie post! I must go and find that chocolate recipe. Thanks for sharing Aunt Lola's pie crust recipe - I'll try it for sure. Sally

Anonymous said...

Good grief, Jean! My mouth's watering so I'm afraid somebody's going to think I have rabies. Ooooh that pie looks absolutely scrumptous! You are saving me a piece aren't you? Oh my, who could look at all that chocolate and not drool? Yum! Yum! What a gourmet cook you are!

Love you sweet friend!
Martha

Raggedy Girl said...

I love the idea of patting the pie crust because that is where I always get into trouble. Thanks you for sharing.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

You do Paula Dean proud with A-L-L that wonderful butter!
That photo with the chocolate oooozing out...If only I could jump through my computer screen and dive head first into that chocolaty lusciousness!

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Chandy said...

BJ, that is something else! Delicious and beautiful! What a combination! Great job! I'd be in heaven too! Off to copy now...

Nancy said...

BJ, Pleeeease send me a piece! I love chocolate more then ANYONE else...it's true...I do!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Nancy

Betty said...

Now you know I am a chocoholic so this is a must try. I have been catching up on your blog, it has been beautiful outside so that is where I have been. The bird skit had me a laughing and the dishes had me ooohing!
Have a great weekend.

Betty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

That looks ssssoooo good, BJ! I would not have been able to let it cool!!

Smilingsal said...

Oh honey, now you KNOW that's gotta taste good. How about some vanilla ice cream on top?

Kathleen said...

Oh BOY! That looks sinful...I really want a piece..Thanks for the recipe!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Really...you did a bed tray first too? Oh..well..actually I didn't enter. I just sort of.. ;) slid in without being noticed.
Ok..now...that pie crust...now that IS different!! I must try that, especially since it is no fail. If I trust anyone...it is certainly bj!!! :)
And those dishes!! Now see...yours has ALL their dots! All ..I got CHEATED!! BWAAAAAAAA (as bj says)
That chocolate pie looks sooo good. Like I NEED chocolate pie!!
Loved this entire post!! Goin' to bed smiling tonight! A really nice day!
Love and such~
Mona

Stacey said...

Hi friend! I'm so glad y'all liked the pie. It always makes me a little nervous to share a recipe..then you hope someone likes it. Yours is beautiful!!

We are still in Savannah. Come to my blog today if you can and read about our brush with fame.

Nancy Jane said...

That's one fabulous looking pie! Please come live with me, and cook.
I'll do all of the dishes and clean up! Nancy

The Muse said...

The only part I have of this..is the LOTSA eggs part...LOL LOL,
well...(insert evil laugh) unless we are making chicken pot pie! LOL