Tag Archives: dessert

Butterscotch Pie

I was born on my grandfather’s birthday in November of 1972. Stacy Brewer, who was my maternal grandfather, a firm believer in traditional gender roles, and the unquestionable innocence of Richard M. Nixon, told my mother – when my birth … Continue reading

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Crock Pot Apple Crisp

Ok, it’s official!  I am obsessed with Pinterest.  I know that I have been behind everyone when it comes to this web 2.0 tool, but I knew myself well enough to know that if I got started that I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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S’Mores Cookies

One of our favorite pastimes in the spring and autumn is to build fires in the fire pit, listen to music, watch boats go up and down the lake, and relax with friends.  I always make sure to have the … Continue reading

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French Toast Casserole

I have always loved French Toast.  I can remember my mother making French Toast in a skillet on the stove, and I used to order it everywhere I found it on the menu.  The Cottage House on Highway 268 in … Continue reading

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Walnut Brownie Pie

When I was in college at Western Carolina University from 1991-1995, one of my favorite things to do my freshman year was to get in the car and drive to Waynesville, NC with my friends Jeff Dillard, Pam Ward, and … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coffee Cake

The thing I miss most about Hickory Public Schools is working every single day with Jennifer Griffin.  We had an amazing partnership, and she truly was my professional soul mate.  Luckily for me, my transition to DPI has not changed … Continue reading

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Sopapilla Cheesecake

A few weeks ago, we invited my cousin Michael and his family over for a Sunday afternoon of reminiscing over Mexican food lakeside.  We had a wonderful visit and enjoyed the company and the food. One of the highlights of … Continue reading

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Chewy Toasted Coconut Pie

When my great grandfather Roy Whitley died on March 16, 1980, I was seven years old, and it was my first true loss of innocence. I remember seeing my parents cry in a way I had never seen them cry … Continue reading

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Janie’s Skillet Apple Pie

My mom called me last week, and here’s how the conversation went… Me:  Hello Mom:  (Excited and animated) Heather!  I have just made Janie Ward’s Skillet Apple Pie, and I do believe it may be the best thing I have … Continue reading

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Cherry Fluff

My cousin Shea loves my mother’s Cherry Fluff.  It is her favorite dessert.  Every year, my mother makes Cherry Fluff for Shea’s birthday, and since her birthday is December 23, we always have Cherry Fluff at Christmas. It is a … Continue reading

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