In May southeast Oklahoma received historically rainfall. We saw over 30 inches of rain in the month of May alone. I thought I'd never get to put away my rubber boots. As a result of the record rainfall amounts, most of the Spring garden washed away several times. Since I'm an old-timer, I decided to plant a fall garden (on raised beds). I planted zucchini, cucumbers, green beans, kale, lettuce, & herbs. The tomatoes survived the Spring rains.
My favorite recipes are ones that are taped to the inside of my cookbook & I can no longer read. For example, my pecan pie recipe. I really can't read it so I decided to record it on my website. I'm sharing tips I've learned over 45 years of baking. Tips you won't find in a cookbook unless I write one.
4 T. butter or margarine
1 cup light corn syrup (cheap brand)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup white sugar
4 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup pecan halves
Picking for two hours in the dense, tangle of thorny vines yielded 16 cups of organic blackberries. Since it is so close to the fourth of July, I decided to make a fresh cobbler. I usually don't share my recipes but decided to make an exception. Hopefully there is someone that will enjoy the superb flavor of this cobbler. Also included are my secrets for the perfect cobbler.
2 cups white flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 2/3rds cup vegetable shortening, 1 cup ice water with 1 teaspoon white vinegar in it.