Grandson’s Chocolate Icebox Pie

Grandson’s Chocolate Icebox Pie

“Do you want to make dessert?” I asked my grandson Daniel last week in Austin. “YES.” The kid is definitely a good branch on the family tree. “What should we make?” I’m thinking cookies, brownies, cake, … “Pie,” Daniel said with confidence. “Uh, sure. What kind?” I...
Cheerwine Barbeque Chicken

Cheerwine Barbeque Chicken

                                Have you ever gotten to a recipe on the web and not had a clue how you made it there? Well, this time I do know every step of my path. My grandson wanted a pie, and I wanted a good crust. So I did some local shopping there in Austin and...
Upper Crust: Great Graham Cracker Crust

Upper Crust: Great Graham Cracker Crust

Graham cracker crust is a staple for many pies, particularly the summer pies that will soon be enticing us. Getting a “crust” ready-made from the store is one option, and a bad one. Those ready-made creatures are often too thin, dry, and stale. They are a poor match...
Molasses Rum Barbeque Sauce

Molasses Rum Barbeque Sauce

  Winter? What winter? We don’t need no freezing winter? It’s warm enough to go outside and barbeque! Time to toss aside those snow shovels that loyally sat at the ready for months. Time to dig out the barbeque tongs, the chips, the gas, and get grilling. License to...