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Author Archive | Dotty Griffith

Apricot Fried Pies

from Decoration Day

Fried pies, an East Texas calzone filled with fruit, are the taste memory that pulls many back to Decoration Day year after year. When it is time to fry, make sure your oil is hot enough so that pies float right away, but not so hot that the crust bubbles and darkens in spots.…

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Lime Tea

from Decoration Day

It’s hard to believe that the juice of just one lime can make all the diffrence in a pitcher of sweet tea. But try this and you’ll see why it is the signature beverage of College Mound Decoration Day.…

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Maud Shepherd’s Cuppa, Cuppa, Cuppa Cobbler

from Decoration Day

This simple dessert is divine with whipped cream or ice cream, especially when served warm. Most any tree fruit or summer berry will work.

Makes 4 servings

½ cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 cups of sliced fresh or frozen peaches or whole blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or blackberries, or a combination

Heat oven to 350°F.…

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Decoration Day: A Feast for Body and Soul

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Sugared and Spiced Pecans

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By Dotty Griffith from The Texas Holiday Cookbook

Pecans have a way of showing up in all sorts of recipes, from the beginning to the end of the meal. They’re quite simply Texans’ favorite nuts. They grow wonderfully well, particularly in the heart of the state.…

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Eggnog

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photo by Kelly Yandell

by Dotty Griffith from The Texas Holiday Cookbook

The punch bowls of England and the hospitality of the Old South bring to mind the rich Christmas beverage we know as eggnog. This version, using a boiled custard, has scant resemblance to gooey commercially prepared eggnog available in refrigerator case.…

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Mexican Hot Chocolate

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by Dotty Griffith from The Texas Holiday Cookbook

While tamales are almost always present on holiday tables in households with Mexican origins, a special kind of tamale shows up at Christmas: the sweet tamale. The tamale dough is flavored with cinnamon and sugar; then it is filled with pecans and raisins.…

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