Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie
Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups sugar
  • ½ stick melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small can (2/3 cup ) evaporated milk
  • 1-9 inch pie shell
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and cocoa , mix thoroughly.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour into unbaked 9 inch pie shell.
  4. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes (until center doesn't jiggle).
Notes
I usually double this recipe to make two pies at a time. We have a big family.

Banana Nut Cake

Banana Nut Cake
Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • For the cake:
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 bananas ( mashed)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the Icing:
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ stick margarine
  • ½ box powdered sugar
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. For the cake : Cream shortening and sugar and add eggs.
  2. Add mashed bananas and nuts, buttermilk and vanilla.
  3. Add flour, soda and salt gradually.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees until done. Cake is done when a tooth pick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  5. For the icing : Mash bananas and add all ingredients and ice cake.
Notes
I use a bundt pan to cook this cake. But I have used a 13x9 glass baking pan also. When using the 13x9 pan, the baking time is cut in half. This cake is kinda heavy, but it’s very good.

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie
Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dark Kayro syrup
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 heaping tablespoons flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Pour into unbaked 9 inch pie crust.
  3. Bake in 350 degree oven until browned and set.
Notes
Cook time varies on this pie. After 30 minutes, check the pie. If it jiggles in the middle, cook another 15 minutes. I always double this recipe for holiday baking. This is one of my Mom's recipes. She got it from her Mom.