My grandmother first introduced me to chess pie way back in the early ’60s. I. Loved. It. Not only did she make it for holidays, she’d make one when I was at their house because she knew I loved it so much. My cousin loved her chocolate pie and she’d make one of those for her. It was yummy too, but chess was my fav! Now, a lifetime later, I realize she was making it for herself and Papaw as much as for me.
I made it for my family and took it to all family reunions and holidays. It became a favorite of everyone. I’d show up and one of the first things asked was if I brought a chess pie.
Mamaw didn’t use a recipe. She would say things like “butter the size of an egg” or “a handful of flour” for things. Yeah. I’m not that good. This recipe is as close to taste as hers as I ever found. Simply delicious.
Cucumbers in sour cream is a great summer dish! It’s one of my husband’s favorites.
Cucumbers In Sour Cream Recipe
2 medium cucumbers
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons minced onion
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped dill pickles
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Accent
3 minced radishes
Mix sliced and peeled cucumbers with 3/4 teaspoon salt. Let stand in covered dish in refrigerator at least one hour. Drain. Mix remainder of ingredients and combine with cucumbers. Garnish with sliced radishes.