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Updated: Sep 8, 2022

This time I am going to give one of my recipes that I will have in my up coming cookbook. Marj and I made this recipe the other day and it is awesome!

I also used it for taking pictures for the book. This was quite something, trying to have the grand kids in the pictures. Giving them direction on where to lay would give us a good laugh. When I would ask them to lay a certain way they would totally go the opposite direction on what I was asking. Kane did not like the grass. He found it too prickly, so we had to lay a cloth down for him, and, he had to have it perfectly placed.

Damien would lay in any direction, except the one I wanted lol. When I finally had them where I wanted them I had to be really fast as it would only last a second before they would be up with an issue or was distracted with something. With all this we decided to add in the dogs, because trying to control 2 young boys wasn’t challenging enough. Over all I think I did manage to take some good pictures, and good laughs!

My Fresh Cherry Pie

  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie

  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 cups fresh pitted cherries

  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place bottom crust in pie pan. Set top crust aside, covered.

In a large mixing bowl combine cornstarch, salt, sugar, cherries, and extracts. Let stand 15 minutes. Turn out into bottom crust and dot with butter. Cover with top crust, flute edges and cut vents in top. Place pie on a foil-lined cookie sheet--in case of drips! Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Let cool for several hours before slicing.


  • 6 cups flour

  • 1 lb lard cooled

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1/3 cup vinegar

  • Water

Mix flour and lard together until crumbly, (do not over mix). Mix egg and vinegar together in a cup. Fill cup with cold water to make 1cup. Mix together well and pour over flour mixture, a little at a time. Work in just enough with a fork or fingers so it can be rolled out. Will make 2 pies and 1 dozen tarts.


I am still open to receiving more of your stories and poems for my cookbook. I have already put in some of my wacky stories so now I need yours. So please go to my webpage, follow this link , this is where you can send me your stories. You can also email me at with the subject line: Stories & Poems.


I will leave with these quotes

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. – C.S Lewis

Everything will happen for you all of a sudden and you will be thankful you didn’t give up. Blessing are coming, believe that! - unknown


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