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Happy Pie Day

I always found the idea of "Pie Day" for March 14th (3.14) to be really cute. At Texas Cooking, we have been celebrating it with the classic custard pie from the South, Buttermilk Pie.

St. Patrick's Day is this Sunday! You should should consider Beef Braised in Guiness or Irish Soda Bread.

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Buttermilk Pie

This is a wonderful, old-fashioned pie. Don't be put off by the buttermilk; this is a sweet and flavorful dessert. No need for an electric mixer here. You can easily beat this to satisfaction by hand in a good mixing bowl.

  • 3 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shells
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine beaten eggs, melted butter, sugar and flour, and beat until smooth.
  • Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. Pour into unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 400°F. Reduce heat to 350°F and bake an additional 40 to 45 minutes, or until center is firm. Keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't over-brown.

Note: This recipe comes from an article by Chef David Bulla, Corned Beef Cowboys.

Kitchen tools you'll need:Mixing Bowls, Pie Baker, Saucepan, Rubber Spatula

Lone Star List

Here are 10 things that caught my eye this week!

  1. Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo continues! (Feb. 25 - March 17): Houston Rodeo food: Corn dogs, cotton candy, and calories galore.
  2. Texas Monthly: Buc-ee's: The Path to World Domination - Beaver Aplin built the quirky convenience chain into a Texas empire. Will his tactics translate outside the state?
  3. Homesick Texan: Barbecue chicken
  4. Houston Food Finder: The 2019 Houston Barbecue Festival Brings Together the Best in Texas- the seventh celebration of the best local barbecue takes place on Sunday, April 14!
  5. A Pleasant Little Kitchen: Lemon Soda recipe
  6. Tag Sale Tastes: Date with a Pig - a chorizo-stuffed date wrapped in bacon and drizzled with chermoula sauce.
  7. Austin Chronicle: Why Is Austin Such a Promised Land for Food Entrepreneurs? - The land of milk and honey and consumer packaged goods.
  8. Texas Highways: Gallery: Wildflowers of West Texas (PHOTOS).
  9. Texas Historical Commission: Riding West on the Orphan Train - Between 1854 and 1929, about 200,000 children were sent by rail from Eastern cities to rural families in the West. The trains that carried them became known as orphan trains. Read more about this shocking and undertold story ....
  10. The Atlantic: The People Who Eat the Same Meal Every Day "Variety doesn't really matter to me. I would be perfectly happy to eat the same Caesar salad or peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich every day."

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