Do you have a favorite flavor of pie?
My mother-in-law bakes an awesome pumpkin pie and my sister-in-law Vickie’s sister-in-law Lori makes a fabulous apple pie that my daughter Kelly has mastered. My specialty is King’s Pie. My oldest son named it after I served it to our family over 20 years ago. Click here for the King’s Pie Recipe (a/k/a Red, White, Blueberry Pie from the Pampered Chef website). My spin on the recipe: I changed the pudding from white chocolate to cheese cake flavor and added raspberries.
I made these two pies for our weekend with our Chicago family. Oh. My. Goodness. And. Let’s. Not. Discuss. The. Calories.
Another favorite is Texas Trash Pie…chocolate chips, Carmel, pretzel bits, coconut, condensed milk…need I go further? I met the energetic, colorful Texas Trash pie-maker Tara Royer Steele and her husband Rick at Royer’s Restaurant and Royer’s Pie Haven in February 2018 along with Tara’s brother Jonathan Royer and his wife Jamie – they are the most hospitable and generous people you’ll ever meet. The food at Royer’s Restaurant is incredible – huge portions and so tasty.
Tara recently published a beautiful book filled with delicious recipes, delightful artwork and 52 soul-filling devotionals. Click here to order your copy of Eat. Pie. Love. If you love pies and want to know Jesus in a more intimate way, use her daily devotionals and make a pie or two. You won’t regret it. If you don’t want to bake, order her pies online and have them shipped to you.
AND – if you get a chance to go to Round Top, Texas, be sure to say “hi” to the Royers and the Steeles for me. While you are in the area, check out the Junk Gypsy Company (so awesome) and consider staying at the Round Top Inn. Austin is only 90 minutes from Round Top and Waco is a little over 2 hours away.
I love spotlighting people who are bringing goodness and joy to our world. We surely need it. I am so proud of Tara’s accomplishment and her book encourages me to get more serious about publishing mine. Go, Tara, Go!
“Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” Hebrews 10:24 NLT.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds” Hebrews 10:24 NIV
May we spur each other on. May we be encouragers. May we be motivators. May we be the voice of cheer someone needs to hear today.
Cheering you on!