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Derby Pie

4 Jun

I’m not sure when this became a food blog…. but I hope to come back in full swing this summer. In the meantime, I will try to catch up!

I love celebrating Derby and even though we didn’t have a big plan this year, I still wanted to serve Derby Pie to a few friends. I used a recipe from Paula Deen.

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Kentucky Pie

Recipe from Paula Deen
 

Ingredients

4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
1 cup sifted self-rising flour
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups chopped pecans
2 (9-inch) deep dish unbaked pie shells or 3 (9-inch) unbaked regular pie shells
Ice cream, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine eggs, sugar, and melted chocolate in large bowl. Add flour and mix well, stirring in remaining ingredients except for pie shells. Bake 50 to 60 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream. Freezes well!!
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Merry Christmas

23 Dec

2013.12.19_ turtles christmas _lemon-116I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with those dearest to you.

We are celebrating Christ’s birth and waiting for His next coming.

“Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, our Dayspring from on high,
And cheer us by your drawing nigh,
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!

Oh, come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Oh, bid our sad divisions cease,
And be yourself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to you, O Israel!”

 

The Cold

12 Dec

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How exactly good it is
to know myself
in the solitude of winter,

my body containing its own
warmth, divided from all
by the cold; and to go

separate and sure
among the trees cleanly
divided, thinking of you

perfect too in your solitude,
your life withdrawn into
your own keeping

–to be clear, poised
in perfect self-suspension
toward you, as though frozen.

And having known fully the
goodness of that, it will be
good also to melt.

- The Cold, Wendall Barry

Chi-town

12 Nov

The week before last, I went to Chicago with a group from Student Publications to represent the yearbook and newspaper at a college media convention. I was so excited to visit my favorite big city! We did lots of touristy things, but also found some great local attractions.

The icing on the cake was winning a Pacemaker Award. Read more here.

When I got home, I was shocked to see that Ryan had painted our bedroom! He completely surprised me!

It was a fun trip and I can’t wait to go back again.

P.S. Stay tuned for the master bathroom reveal coming this week!!!!

27 Jun

International Dinner

12 Apr

Kentucky Heritage Lunch

22 Mar

Arabic Lunch

14 Mar

Luau Dinner

29 Feb

I was excited to get to use an original photo on this one:

Levi Jeans

19 Feb

If you have ever asked me what blogs to read, I am sure the first that I mentioned was Cakies. I am such a fan of this beautiful family and act like I know them personally… oops! I thought I would share this new commercial that makes the Bratcher’s shine! How cool is RUBY?!?!? What a cool opportunity for them!

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