Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies

There are a few things that make me question my legitimacy as a good Southern girl. I don’t like sweet tea (gasp!). And I don’t like pecan pie. Now I don’t know what to do about the sweet tea but I’ve found a way to make pecan pies not only bearable but absolutely crave-worthy. These mini chocolate pecan pies maximize the buttery, flaky pie crust and the lovely pecan halves with just enough chocolate filling to hold them together! The {Read More}

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Becky’s 4th of July Pie

When friend Becky Wigley posted this scrumptious picture on Facebook last July, I knew it was one everyone needed. Perfect for a July 4th cook-out, it is both impressive and simple to make. Becky’s Red, White, and Blueberry Pie recipe comes from Pampered Chef. Now that you know what I’ll be making for dessert on the 4th, what are your plans?       About Kellie RenfroeKellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children {Read More}

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Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Mama’s Chocolate Chess Pie

3 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 large eggs 1 stick salted butter, melted 2/3 cup evaporated milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 refrigerated deep-dish pie crust Mix cocoa, sugar, flour, and eggs. Beat well with an electric mixer until smooth. Add butter, milk, and vanilla. Mix well and pour into pie crust. Bake at 325 degrees about 50 minutes. After 25 minutes of baking, cover crust with a pie shield. When {Read More}

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Spring Lime Pie

When I ask my children what they would like for dessert, nine times out of ten the request is for lime pie. Give this yummy recipe a try if you are looking for a perfect make-ahead dessert for Easter. Best of all, it’s just four ingredients, three easy steps, somewhat healthy, and economical to make. Did I mention it takes mere minutes to put together too? Step 1. Cut and juice three medium limes. When I can get key limes in our {Read More}

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Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Frozen Margarita Pie

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My Favorite Thanksgiving Pie

Cooking for Thanksgiving is a challenge–I seem to always forget something. Two years ago I forgot the cranberry sauce. Last year I did not read the thawing directions for our turkey. I bought it the day before Thanksgiving and put it in the fridge. My dear husband informed me that night it would take four to five days to defrost. My response–hamburgers anyone? I love Thanksgiving even if I’m not the perfect Southern cook. Big dinners are what we do {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Paradise Sweet Potato Pie

Wilma Kitchens, November 2006 1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish pie shell, 1 (8 oz.) package softened cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar divided into a 1/4 cup and a 1/2 cup, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 3 eggs divided into 2 beaten eggs and 1 egg, 3 large baked sweet potatoes, 1 cup evaporated milk, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, dash salt. Combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and vanilla. Blend in 1 egg. Spread cream cheese mixture in bottom of pie shell. {Read More}

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Mystery Pecan Pie

Loi Palmer, November 2005 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, 1 and 1/4 cup chopped pecans, 1 pie crust. Topping ingredients: 3 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla. Combine cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla, and egg. Blend well. Spread into pie crust. Sprinkle with pecans. Mix together topping ingredients. Gently pour topping over pecans. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes, until center {Read More}

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Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Apple Cream Pie

Loi Palmer 1 cup half and half, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla, dash of salt, 5 Granny Smith apples thinly sliced, 1 frozen Pillsbury pie crust. Line pie pan with crust. Add sliced apples. Combine first five ingredients and pour over apples. Crumb Topping: 1/2 cup flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter. Mix ingredients together and crumble on top of apples. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. {Read More}

About Loi Palmer

Loi and her husband Chuck have been married 22 years and have a revolving back door with three teens. She has a successful direct sales business, and is involved in a thriving mentoring ministry to women--Mom to Mom. Loi's passion is cheering on young moms in their vital role as godly wives and moms.

Homemade Banana Pudding Pie

Kellie Renfroe Oasis If you are looking for a new twist to a southern classic you will want to try banana pudding pie. The made-from-scratch pie was easy to make and well worth the time. It’s a showy dessert with meringue peaks making it perfect for special occasions, church fellowships, or to serve guests. For Crust: 1 (12 oz) box vanilla wafers 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine ( I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!) Count out 40 {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.