Blackberry Cream Pie

blackberry cream pie

Blackberries and pie We used our blackberries to make this blackberry cream pie. Our pasture produces gallons of blackberries every year. I use them to make jam, cobbler, fruit salad, and pie. Recently I took some with me when I went back home. One evening, my sister Ida Marie used those blackberries to whip up this awesome pie. I could not get enough of it – so I asked her, this time, to measure her … Read more

Apple Pie Filling

All-American I’ve had this recipe for apple pie filling for a quarter of a century. My mother-in-law, Mom Slabach, gave it to me. I have no idea where she got the recipe. Every time I make a batch of this, I think of Mom, because the recipe is in her handwriting.  And every time I make a batch of her apple pie filling, I miss her. She’s enjoying better apple pie than we can ever … Read more

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings – what a treat! Apple dumplings rank high in my family’s list of favorites. Summer is here, and produce is bountiful. There are so many choices of fruits and vegetables. Canning season is in progress and before we know it, autumn will be here. This is the recipe that my mother used, and it comes from The Mennonite Community Cookbook. I grew up with this apple dumpling recipe, but my mother didn’t use red … Read more

Quick Cobbler


Quick Cobbler. This cobbler is one of my favorite desserts. It’s also easy. And simple. And good. I’m re-posting this from two years ago because it’s such a popular recipe. Plus, it’s blackberry season at my  house, and when Dave came in from picking blackberries, he mentioned blackberry cobbler quite a few times! I came across this recipe thirty-five years ago when I was searching frantically for a simple, easy dessert for out-of-town guests. I … Read more

Homemade Peach Pie

peach pie

Fresh peaches = peach pie. It’s peach time! There are many choices of what to do with peaches. For starters, there’s nothing like a fresh peach – peeling and all! Sliced peaches with cookies or cake are also great. Peach cobbler is another possibility. If, however, you’d like to make a pie with fresh peaches, here is my sister’s recipe for homemade peach pie. Loretta lives in Nebraska and has been selling food at the … Read more