Ham and Vegetable Pot Pie

Leftover ham is used for this tasty everyday pie.   The pie is made in a casserole dish and topped with just a pie crust.  It is quick and easy when you use prepared pie dough from the deli case at the grocery store.  Perfect for an evening meal using leftover ham.     Advertisements

Sweet Cherry Clafoutis

Clafoutis is a French fruit custard or sometime called a flan. Most European regions have their own versions of this custard. When I was in high school Julia Childs The Art of French Cooking was broadcast by my local university UHF channel.  She would come on just as I would walk in the door from…

Baked Milk Chocolate Custard Pie

I was digging through my heirloom recipes for a good chocolate pie that was inexpensive to make and easy.  What I was looking for was a recipe that didn’t require a prebaked pie crust.  I get lazy and would rather just bake the pie.  I also wanted to use cocoa powder instead of baker’s chocolate….

Spinach Quiche

It was one of those days when I didn’t have anything planned for supper.  Like always I started looking to see what I could use to make a meal out of.  There was a open package of spinach that I used for another meal in the freezer and some bit and pieces of ham. In…

Easy Chicken Meat Pie

This is a simple pie to make.  You can use your favorite pie crust recipe or used ready made pie crusts from the grocery dairy case.  I  chose to be lazy and used ready made pie crusts for this.  I also didn’t have much time to make my own.  I just wanted to get through…

Fresh Strawberry Meringue Pie

This pie is an old recipe that I have had since I was a kid in the 1950’s. The pie crust must have it’s roots in Australia’s desert, pavlova. This pie was originally in the 1952 Betty Crocker Cookbook. This recipe is different because it is made in a pie pan with a circle of parchment…

Apple Pie Spice Recipe

One of things that is important when you have a low budget to cook with is to keep a good assortment of spices. Using spices and herbs can really add flavor to a recipe. Some of those spices you can find inexpensively in little cellophane bags or at the dollar store in small plastic containers….

Five Apple Pie (Small Family Pie)

In 1915 Corning Glass introduced clear glass oven bake ware called Pyrex. In that line of bake ware was a 7 1/2 inch pie plate.  It became a very popular size.  They continued to make that size until the 1960’s.  What made this size popular during that period was it only took one can of…

Coconut Custard Pie Without Pastry Shell

During the 1960’s. Bisquick created a series of recipes for using their product known as Impossible Pies.  These were pies that formed their own crust so you didn’t have to make a pie shell, thus the name “impossible.”  The pies were quick and easy to make.  The recipes were featured on the back of the…

Peach Pie From Canned Peaches

  I don’t live in an area that is suitable for peaches trees. Growing up my parents had peach trees and mom would can peaches every summer.  She liked making pies and canned plenty of fruit to make pies with. Fresh peaches are always the best for pies and cobblers but my food budget doesn’t…

Fresh Apple Pie

Apple pie is a simple pie to make.  With the pie dough in the dairy case at the grocery, it don’t take long to make.  I used Macintosh apples because they are tart.   Some people like Granny Smith for the same reason.  You don’t have to be afraid to try making this pie even…

Squash Pie

One large Acorn Squash or Butternut squash. (I used sweet pudding variety which is white and yellow which is only available in the fall. ) Cut in half, remove seeds and place cut side down in baking pan. Add a little water and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until fork tender. Cool…