a tasty derby treat

this saturday marks the running of the 135th kentucky derby. in celebration a couple of my friends, radhika and priya, came over to make derby pies. hopefully it becomes a tradition for them to bake and share with others in years to come when they move away from the bluegrass state (i'm not rushing them away, but the truth is their time in ky is short because their husbands are only here doing cardiology fellowships at UK). since i was a little girl it has been one of my favorite desserts, who i am i joking i just love desserts! it also may be one you would like to add to your recipe box:

derby pie
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. self-rising flour
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
preheat oven for 350 degrees. combine ingredients in order given. mix well. spread in unbaked pie shell and bake for 35-40 minutes. let pie cool. cut and garnish with whipped cream and/or ice cream. enjoy!!!!hope it becomes one of your favorites too:-)


a welcome to our new niece

count it 1-2-3, three girls and counting for my brother and sister-in-law. ava belle palmer was born on wednesday, april 15 (a little earlier than expected), tax day!

we are so blessed to have our third niece here and look forward to when she is healthy enough to come home. congrats to justin and nicole on this new little darling & to lily grace and hannah kate for their new little sister.

a taste of eargle easter... better late than never

a week delayed here is a glimpse of easter with the eargle's, 2009.

wilhelm enjoyed a day of egg dyeing with his friend kiran and her mom, priya. it was a chore to keep the two from breaking too many eggs, but their technique still produced some vibrant easter eggs to enjoy.the night before easter we stayed at daddy will and gran's house. it was very important to wilhelm to leave the easter bunny some goodies. from start to finish the entire note to "rabbit," was dictated by wilhelm per momma (i think it was a ploy for him to have a few bits of cheese before dinner).after easter service at church on sunday we snapped some pictures of the kids in their "sunday best."and now for an amazing picture (and why alan can never deny wilhelm). as i was packing boxes to move (more on that later, just moving out of loft not to another state) i stumbled upon these easter pictures of a little alan clarke. scary!!!!