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The Southern Lady Cooks

Brown Sugar Pie This Brown Sugar Pie won’t last long.  I never does at my house and people usually love it.

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 eggs
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
1 (9 inch) pie crust, unbaked
Combine all ingredients and mix well with a wire whisk.  Pour into unbaked pie shell.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes.  Pie will rise up while cooking and later after it comes out of the oven will go back down. Add some whipped cream or ice cream and ENJOY! 
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Apple Galette With Cheddar Crust

4th Of July, Apples Cheddar Dessert, Desserts, Galette, Independence Day Pie, Rustic Pie

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Lemon Meringue Pie


Actual quantities for this will vary with the size of the pie tin/dish you use. However, this recipe should fill a 8 inch pie tin pretty well. This is quite similar to a key lime pie of sorts.

Edit: This is a recipe i got from my Dad’s aunt that I’ve fiddled with a bit, but it is a slice of heaven.

For the Crust:

1 large packet Nice/other coconut biscuits (may need more)

Melted Butter

For the filling:

1 tin nestle milkmaid/ condensed milk (approx 400 gms)

2 eggs, separated

3/4th cup lemon juice

zest of about 5 lemons

4 tbsp sugar

Preheat oven t0 325F/160 C

For the Crust:

In a blender/grinder, grind the biscuits till smooth and no chunks remain.

Mix with just enough melted butter so that the mixture holds its shape in the tin.

Line the mold with an even layer of the crumb mixtire…

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Apricot and Lemon Frangipane Tart

Victoria Sponge, Pease Pudding

Apricot and Lemon Fragipane Tart

Oh spring, where have you gone?

Just this week, after a particularly miserable Wednesday in more ways than one, a magnificent Thursday followed all at once. Bright blue skies were matched by a soft breeze and Aberdeen’s granite cast pools of cold shadows on the pavement. I was dashing around this wonderful city in the morning, my little phone serving as my dictaphone as I chatted and laughed with some wonderful people with intriguing stories to tell. I sipped a beautiful Lavender Citrus iced tea, squinted my eyes in the sunshine as I sucked on a Caramel Frappuccino (first of the year!) and talked and talked. It’s funny to think in this little old job of mine, talking is at the very centre of what I do.

So when this glorious day disappeared as the wind whipped against the side of the flat, creating cows’ licks at the sides of…

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March is chocolate and ice-cream free for cherrysandwich.  This hopefully means an expansion of the culinary repertoire, rather than a month of deprivation. First on the list – good old apple pie. I’ve taken bits and pieces from lots of other recipes to come up with a decent creation, and much more successful than my previous pastry effort (Choc-orange tarts). I followed all the advice I’d read about keeping the pastry cold and made my first lattice!


2 cups plain flour, plus extra for rolling
1/2 cup almond meal
270g butter (keep cold)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon brown sugar
6 to 8 Tbsp ice water, very cold

1. Rub the butter into the flour, salt and sugar (or if you’re lucky enough to have a food processor, use it!). Add ice water 1 Tbsp at a time, mixing until mixture just begins to clump together. If…

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cranberry hand pies


If I may, I will now bore entertain you with the list I wrote to my grandmother six years ago of the things I love about my family’s Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.

1. The traditional football game between the boys and the girls.
2. Wearing a sweater – even if it’s 73 degrees.
3. Getting out of the car in your driveway holding some kind of food.
4. Walking to your front door and smelling the food cooking.
5. Getting inside and being told it isn’t ready yet.
6. Washing my hands before dinner with 15 other people in the bathroom and only 1 sink.
7. Lisa’s (my aunt) potato salad.
8. Sweet tea.
9. Walking in the living room and seeing all the men and LaLa (my cousin) sleeping on the chairs, couch, and floor.
10. Smelling cinnamon and apples.
11. Going outside when the sun is just going…

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egg + twinkie

It’s fall! Thank goodness. I know it’s been fall for several weeks, but I’m still basking in the glory of it. The autumn temps, the autumn colors, the autumn foods. I love autumn.

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Ready for the Great British Bake Off final tonight?

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Roasted Tomato and Eggplant Tart

Emmy Cooks

Still wondering what to bring to that Labor Day picnic?  Not only is this tart flavorful and attractive, it also hides a pound of eggplant.  And who doesn’t have a pound of eggplant to hide at this time of year?I mean, I’ll just go ahead and admit it: sometimes the most popular way to serve eggplant is hidden.  Eggplant?  What eggplant?  My oldest daughter gave this dish an enthusiastic review and said it tasted like pizza. 

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Roasted Pepper, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Tart

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