This time of year is always crazy busy in my house and this year is no different. My older daughter finished college and is in the process of getting her first job. My younger daughter is starting 10th grade, her last year at home with me before she starts college, I'm having lots of emotional experiences like my last real back to school experience. Also, this week I helped one of my friends make her dream birthday cake for her youngest daughters 1st birthday. Her daughter Evanna and I share a birthday and I was named her Personal Baker while she was still in the hospital. She is an amazing little girl born with Spina Bifida, if you want an overload of adorable you can follow her journey here and on Facebook.
I did get a delicious recipe created to share with you this week. It is from the same recipe box as last weeks recipe, it looked so interesting I couldn't pass it by.
First, let me say, it is a delicious pie. While I was cooking it I was a little nervous that it wouldn't set, but it did and the result was a tart, airy pie that I loved.
Second, sorry for the terrible picture, this week was so busy I had to shoot at night and my house has terrible lighting. I have slowly been getting better at food photography but this was not my best work.
With all the crazy stuff happening around the world this week I hope you are all safe and you are able to create something delicious.
I love cookbooks, but for me, what is even more personal, an even bigger treasure, is recipe cards. This love began as a little girl when I would spend my spare time copying out recipes on to blank note cards so I could take them all with me when, someday, I was a grownup. As I got grew up people realized my love and would give me cooking gifts, my favorite was a perfect stack of recipe cards with my very own name printed on them. These cards were my special cards, the one I used for my very best recipes, German Pancakes, Popcorn Balls, Soft Pretzels.... in other words, my favorite recipes to eat.
I have since collected and rewritten scores of recipes, filled notebooks, cover pages of cookbooks and a beautiful leather bound tome my husband had made for me for Christmas one year. But, recipe cards are still what I look forward to finding most of all. Little boxes full of recipes collected by another cook who decided that each recipe was one worth saving so they could eat it again. I consider myself beyond lucky when I find one of these little boxes stuffed with love and never leave one behind, they are my real treasures.
This weeks recipe is from one of my absolute favorite boxes. I have made it before but it still intrigues me so I made it again.
This recipe can be altered in many ways and adjusted to fit what you and your family like, which is a great feature in a recipe. I have no idea what era it's from,but the rest of the recipes in the box are from between the 50's and 80's so I'm going to let it be "retro". My only piece of advise is don't forget the salt. First time I made this it was lovely, but last night I got distracted and made that super easy, yet awful mistake. You can sprinkle on all the salt you want it still doesn't taste nearly as good.
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