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WEEKLY POT LUCK – PIE RECIPES FOR FATHER’S DAY

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This week we are featuring some great pie recipes from our friends around the internet.  We thought since Sunday is Father’s Day what could be better to serve Dad than pie!  My father always loved any kind of pie and it never lasted long in his presence.   We hope you will check out these recipes and sites.  You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. Click on the name of the recipe to check it out and Enjoy!

Mile High Banana Cream Pie from FoodThoughtsOfaChefWannabe

Incredible Whipped Apple Pie from Spend with Pennies

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Fresh Eggs Daily

Lemon Icebox Pie from Life, Love & Sugar

Key Lime Pie from The Newlywed Chefs

Did you know Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas.  Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors did not have enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June. You can read more here. 

WEEKLY FOOD TIP:

To prevent soggy bottoms when baking fruit pies, sprinkle a thin layer of ground up graham cracker crumbs on the crust, then add the filling.  The crumbs will soak up any excess liquid.

WEEKLY QUOTE:

The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author Unknown

The following poem was written by me to my Father years ago.  I was living away from home and missing my Dad.  

Poem written for my father, Robert Parker - Copy

Poem written for my father, Robert Parker - Copy

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The most important man in a Southern girl’s life. . . . DADDY!   Happy Father’s Day to all the “Daddies” out there.

We hope everyone has a good Father’s Day weekend.  Thank you for your continued support of this site.  We will see you back here next week with more Pot Luck! 

Check out previous pot luck recipes and posts here

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7-UP Cake

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This 7-Up Cake is delicious and the pineapple topping just makes it even better!  You could use any frosting you like on this cake but my family enjoys the pineapple along with the lemon flavor.

1 lemon cake mix (I used Duncan Hines 16.5 ounce Lemon Supreme Signature Cake Mix)

1  (3.4 ounce) Jello Instant Lemon Pudding

4 eggs

1 1/4 cups 7-up or any lemon lime drink

3/4 cup vegetable oil

Combine all ingredients and mix well with mixer.  Spray 2 (8 inch) cake pans and divide batter.  Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes testing for doneness as ovens vary.  Let cool and frost with your favorite frosting or the pineapple filling recipe below.  Enjoy!

Pineapple Filling for 7-Up Cake

1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

1 stick butter or margarine or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups coconut

Mix pineapple, butter, sugar, eggs and flour together.  Cook on medium heat until thickens. (I bring this to a low boil, turn down and cook about five minutes stirring often).   Remove and add coconut.  Let cool and spread between cooled cake layers and on top of cake.

Note:  This cake should be refrigerated.

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If you like this cake, you might also like my recipe for  Blueberry Banana Cake with Caramel Frosting.

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LEMONY CHESS CAKE

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This is an old recipe.   You can make it without the lemon extract and lemon glaze and just have a plain cake that is very good, too.  Makes a wonderful dessert cake and so good with a cup of coffee.

2 sticks butter or margarine or 1 cup, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
4 egg yolks
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
4 egg whites
1 cup nuts of your choice, Optional
 
Melt the butter and combine with brown sugar, white sugar and egg yolks mixing well with mixer.  Add flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla extract and lemon extract and continue beating.  Beat egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff and fold into batter with a spoon mixing well.  Fold in nuts.  Generously spray bundt pan and pour in batter. (You can make this cake in a 9 x 13 pan, too.)  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes until center tests done.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle on lemon glaze recipe below.  
 
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Lemon Glaze
 
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons milk
 
Beat with whisk or spoon until you get the right consistency to pour over cake. Can add more milk if needed.  (Can heat a few seconds in microwave. This makes it easier to pour. I use a small pitcher and drizzle over cake.)
 
Enjoy!
 
Don’t miss this great cake recipe:
 
Yummy Blueberry Dump Cake
 
 
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LEMON MERINGUE PIE

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This lemon meringue pie is good anytime.  We love it for dessert, with coffee in the morning or just as a snack during the day.  This pie will not last long.

1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
1  cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 lemons juiced (about 1/2 cup)
1 tablespoon lemon zest
4 egg yolks, keep the whites for the meringue
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups water
 
Using a wire whisk mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Mix in lemon juice, zest, eggs, butter and water.  Cook over medium low heat until filling thickens. Remove and pour into pie shell. Top with meringue.
 
Meringue Topping:
 
 
4 egg whites
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 
Beat egg whites with mixer, add sugar and vanilla, and continue beating until peaks form. Spread on top of pie covering entire pie. Place under oven broiler until browned or bake in preheated 350 degree oven until brown on top.
 
Enjoy!
 
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