Showing posts from May, 2012

Strawberry Salsa with
Cinnamon-Sweet Baked Tortilla Chips

The story of Strawberry Bill, my great grandfather and an excuse to share a great low-calorie, low-point appetizer, snack or dessert. If you love fruit salsas, put Strawberry Salsa on your make-asap list! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! COMPLIMENTS! "This was delish!" ~ Khadijah The Family Strawberry Enterprise “Strawberry Bill” he was called, my Great Grandfather Gossard. He kept ten acres of berries in Webster City, where June was the big month for strawberry-picking in early-1900s Iowa. Late in life, my Gramma Kellogg, his daughter, wrote about Iowa strawberries in a memory book called “Stories for My Grandchildren.” At sunup, she wrote, local women and children pinned on

Derby Pie

Grab your best flowery hat and a mint julep, we're off to the Kentucky Derby! Derby Pie is a storied pie perfect for Derby-Day gatherings. The recipe just might be as Kentucky-authentic as it gets. It's quick to make but rich - good thing small slivers are plenty. Here’s a pie that has almost as many names as slices. Confederate Pie is one. “It’s just like Kentucky Pie except swiy-ter,” it’s been said in a thick southern accent, so that’s another. One more? Jefferson Davis Pie. A reader (hi Barb!) calls it "Back Home Pie" and her dad always said, "I don't care if it is called 'Dirty Pie', it's a good one!" The recipe comes from my long-time real-life friend Lisa of My Own Sweet Thyme who is a Kentucky girl by birth and she got it from her Aunt Hen. For a long time, Aunt Hen worked for the folks that got to be famous for Derby Pie. But whenever someone asked her for the recipe – and people will ask for this recipe, trust me on