Texas  Governor's  Chess  Pie 
This is a family favorite! It is one of those 
that you just can't put down.  Watch out or you 
will eat the Whole PIE!  Recipe is from former 
Governor of Texas Preston Smith.

4 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup melted butter or oleo 1 TB cider vinegar 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 9 inch frozen or fresh pie shell Combine ingredients adding butter after eggs go in. Pour into uncooked pie shell (deep dish) Bake 45 minutes at 375 degrees. May add chocolate or coconut to recipe if desired.

Luby's Coconut Meringue Pie Notes: Source Forthworth Star Telegram. Ingredients: 5 C. Half-and-Half 1/4 C. Butter 1 C. Sugar 3 extra-large Eggs 1/4 C. Cornstarch 1 tsp. Vanilla 1/4 tsp. Salt 1 C. miniature Marshmallows 11/4 C. flaked Coconut 2 baked 9-inch pie shells Meringue: 1 1/4 cups egg whites (from 8 to 9 extra-large eggs) 1 tsp. Cream of Tartar 1 1/2 C/ Sugar Preparation Instructions: For filling combine half-and-half and butter in saucepan. Bring just to boil over medium heat. In medium bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, cornstarch, vanilla and salt until cornstarch is completely dissolved and mixture is well-blended. Gradually add to mixture in saucepan, stirring constantly with wire whisk. Cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute or until thickened. Add marshmallows and 1/4 cup of the coconut. Cook and stir until marshmallows melt and mixture is well-blended. Pour into pie shells. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees. For meringue, in large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Add sugar, a small amount at a time, beating constantly until stiff peaks form. Spread half the meringue over each pie to edge of crust. Sprinkle each with 1/4 cup of the remaining coconut. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Refrigerate until served. ---------------------------------------- Hilary Clinton's Chocolate Chip Cookies Categories: Cookies Yield: 1 servings 1 1/2 c Flour 1 ts -Salt 1 ts Baking soda 1 c Shortening; vegetable 1 c Sugar; brown, firmly packed 1/2 c Sugar; granulated 1 ts Vanilla 2 Eggs 2 c Oats; rolled, old fashioned 1 pk Chocolate chips; semisweet Fat grams per serving: Approx. Cook Time: :10 Preheat oven to 350F. Brush baking sheets lightly with vegetable oil. Combine flour, salt and baking soda on waxced paper. Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer till creamy. Add eggs and beat till light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in rolled oats and then chocolate chips. Drop batter by rounded teaspoonsfuls onto baking sheets. Bake in 350F oven for 8-10 minutes or till golden. Cool cookies on sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 7 dozen
German Chocolate Pie 1 9" baked pie shell 1/2 lb marshmallows 3/4 cup milk 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 German chocolate 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 pt whipping cream Combine marshmallows, milk, salt and chocolate in double boiler or microwave until melted. Let cool. Add vanilla and whipped cream to chocolate mixture by folding. Put into cooked pie shell and chill 20 minutes.
Butterscotch Pie (Serves 6 to 8) Ingredients: 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed 5 Tbs. All-purpose Flour 1/2 tsp. Salt 2 cups Milk 2 Egg Yolks, slightly beaten 2 Tbs. Butter 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract Prepared 9-inch Pie Crust In the top pot of a double boiler, start butterscotch by combining brown sugar, flour, and salt. Add the milk slowly, mixing well. Cook over rapidly boiling water until well thickened, stirring constantly. Cook for about 10 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Stir a small amount of the hot milk mixture into the slightly beaten egg yolks, then pour the tempered egg yolks back into the butterscotch while beating vigorously. Cook a minute longer. Remove the pot from the heat and add butter and vanilla. Stir to combine. Cool a bit, then pour into baked 9-inch pie shell. Refrigerate at least one hour prior to slicing and serving.

Old Southern Tea Room Cheesecake, Vicksburg MS 2 1/2 lbs cream cheese, softened 1 3/4 cups sugar 3 TB flour 1 1/2 tsp each orange and lemon rind grated 1/2 tsp vanilla 5 eggs 2 extra egg yokes 1/4 heavy cream graham cracker crust Mix and cook in a graham or other cookie shell in a hot oven at 500F for 12-15 minutes. Turn down the heat to 200F for 1 hour. Cool before cutting and adding whatever topping you desire if you desire a topping. YUM YUM YUM YUM!
Cheesy Cherry Pie 1 9" graham cracker crust 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened 1 14 oz can Eagle Brand milk 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla 1 can cherry pie filling (or use blueberry if desired) Beat cheese till fluffy. Beat in milk until smooth. Stir in lemon and vanilla. Pour into crust and chill for 3 hours. Top with pie filling.
Blonde Brownies 1 1/2 cup flour 2 cups sugar 2 tsp vanilla or [10 tb cocoa if desired for chocolate] 1/2 cup shortening + 1 stick butter 4 beaten eggs 1 cup nute Frosting: 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup milk, 1 1/2 TB butter Combine ingredients; stir till smooth. Spread in 9x13" pan that has been greased. Bake 30 minutes at 350F. For frosting; place ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to slow boil and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Stir briskly then pour over the brownies while warm. Make a semi hard shell coating.
Pecan Pie 9" pie shell cooked for about 5 minutes. 2 tb butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup flour sifted 1 tsp vanilla dash salt 3 beaten eggs 1 cup pecans 3 cups Karo Cream butter and brown sugar. Stir in flour, syrup, vanilla and salt. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Pour into precooked pie shell and sprinkle with pecans. Bake at 350F for 70 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Cool before cutting.
Black Bottom Pie 2 cups milk 1/2 cup sugar 2 tb cornstarch 4 eggs, separated 1 1/2 squares baking chocolate 1 tsp vanilla 1 pkg gelatin 4 tb water 1/4 tsp creme of tartar 1/2 cup sugar 2 tb rum 1 cup whipping cream chocolate sprinkles gingersnap crust Scald milk to 180F or 4 minutes on high in microwave. Beat in mixture of sugar and cornstarch with beaten egg yolks. Cook 3-4 minutes in microwave stirring often. Black Bottom: Take out 1 cup of custard and add chocolate and vanilla. Stir till chocolate melts. Pour into crust, Chiffon layer. Cook gelatin and water 1 min and add to custard; blend and cook. Beat egg whites with creme of tartar till stiff and fold in. Fold the rum into the cooled custard. pour when cooled onto the black bottom layer. Chill. Whip cream with 1 1/2 tb sugar and put over the chiffon layer. Put a dash of chocolate sprinkle on top and serve when chilled.
Yo Ho Rum Cake 1 cup chopped pecans 1 box Yellow cake mix 1 small box instant vanilla pudding 4 eggs 1/2 cup cold water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup dark rum (Myer's Planter's) Glaze: 1/4 cup butter, 1/4 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup dark rum Prepare bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom and sides of pan. Mix cake with eggs, vanilla pudding, 1/2 cup cold water, oil and 1/2 cup rum. Pour into bundt pan. Bake 1 hour at 325 and cool. Glaze. Melt butter, stir in sugar and water. Boil 5 minutes. Remove and add rum. Pour over pricked top or inject with a syringe into the cake. If using a cake mix that has pudding in it omit the pudding and use 3 eggs and 1/3 cup oil. instead.
Chocolate Cake 1 stick butter 1 cup water or strong coffee 4 TB cocoa 1/2 cup Crisco 2 cups sugar and flour 1/2 buttermilk 1 tsp soda and vanilla 2 eggs Frosting. 1 stick oleo, 7 TB milk, 4 TB cocoa, 1 cup nuts, 1 tsp vanilla and a box of confectiony sugar. Boil the butter, crisco and water or coffee and cocoa. Pour over the sugar and flour mixture. MIX BY Hand!! Add buttermilk, soda, eggs, and vanilla. Put into a greased and floured pan and bake at 350F for 30 minutes. This cake may not necessarily submit to the toothpick test.... Frosting: Boil the oleo, milk and cocoa. Remove and add vanilla and powered sugar. Frost cake while warm. Variations:[coke cake] Substitute coke for water in cake; milk in frosting. [red velvet] add 1 1/2 red food coloring and omit cocoa from frosting. [brownies] Omit crisco from recipe and cook as directed. Chocolate IceBox Pie 2 cups milk 1 cups sugar cup cocoa 1 TB buttter 5 TB cornstarch 6 TB water 3 large egg yokes 1 tsp vailla 1 cup mini marshmallows 1 baked deep dish pie shell chocolate curls whipped cream to top 1. In medium saucepan or microwave combine 2 cups of the milk, sugar, cocoa, and butter Bring that to a boil. 2. In medium bowl combine cornstarch and water until dissolved. Add the other cup of milk, eggs yolks, vanilla and whisk until blended good. Gradually add to the mixute that is boiling and cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes until real thick and smooth. Add the marshmallows and stir till they melt and smooth. 3. Pour into pie shell. Press plastic wrap directly over filling and put in ice box for 2 hours. 4. Lose the plastic wrap and Top with whipped creme and garnish with chocolate curls... If you don't like this one.... welll ...ya just don't like chocolate!!!! ;-) For Meringue~ whites from 8-9 large eggs. about 1 1/4 cups (room temperature) 1 tsp creme of tartar 1 1/2 cups sugar in a large clean and DRY bowl beat the egg whites and creme of tartar until soft peaks form. Add the sugar a little bit at a time until stiff peaks form. Spread half of the mixture over each pie crust to crust. Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Then put in the ice box. Might want to sprinkle some chocolate drops on the top... Carrot Cake from LeFantome's Kitchen 1 1/2 cups Wesson oil 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups sugar 2 cups flour 3 cups grated carrots 4 eggs 2 tsp soda 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla (optional) may add some raisins and pinapple chunks) Beat eggs , Add sugar and oils. Add dry ingredients. Add carrots. Bake in cake pans floured and oiled for 45 minutes at 350 F Icing: 8 oz creme cheese 1/4 cup oleo 1 cup pecans 2 tsp vanilla box conf. sugar Prepare frosting by whipping all this together and ice cake when cool Chocolate Pudding Cake 1 pkg. (15.8 oz) fudge brownie mix 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp instant coffee 1/2 cup milk 1 cup chocolate fudge frosting 1/4 cup butter 1 tsp vanilla 1/1/2 cups water Heat oven to 350. spray a 8 or 9 inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl, combine brownie mix and baking powder and mix. Add milk, butter, vanilla and chocolate syrup if it comes with the mix. Spread in greased pan. Bring water to boil and add coffee and dissolve. Add frosting and cook and still till melted. Slowly pour over the batter in pan. Do NOT stir. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes until edges are bubbly and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 30 minutes and serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
Caramel Cookies 1 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar and brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/4 c sifted flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 egg Creme shortening and sugars well, Beat in egg and vanilla, Gradually beat in flour, salt and baking soda which have been sifted together. Fill cookie press and form. Bake at 375 F for 10-12 minutes and remove to cooling rack.
Dutch Apple Pie 1 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 1 1/2 lb diced apples 1 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp cinnamon unbaked pie shell Rub or process flour, brown sugar and butter till crumbly. Place apple sugar and cinnamon in pie shell. Cover with crumb topping. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes and reduce to 350 F for 35 minutes till done.
Zucchini Cake 3 c sugar 1 1/2 oil 3 c grated zucchini 4 eggs 3 c flour 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 1 c nuts (chopped) 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla Icing: 8 oz cream cheese box powdered sugar 1/4 cup pecans 1 tsp vanilla Cream together sugar and oil. Add te zucchini and eggs. Mix together and add the remaining things. Sporead in an oiled tube pan or 9x13 inch that I used and Bake for 1- 1 1/4 hours for 350 degrees. After cooled frost with cream cheese frosting after it's mixed. I also added 1 tsp of Danish pastry extract to the frosting that I got from Watkins but may or may not be available in your area. Sure is good though. Don't even know if available over the net. thought I would share.
Brownie's Diner Coconut Merinque Pie This recipe was requested from a Governatorial candidate in Texas from me one time as it was his favorate from a now closed but very popular diner in Dallas. 3 eggs, separated 1 pint milk 6 oz sugar 1 tsp vanilla 6 tb butter 1 oz cornstarch coconut 9" inch pie shell 5 oz sugar for merinque Combine egg yolks, milk sugar vanilla and butter. Cook till about to boil and then add cornstarch dissolved in a little cold water. Cook till very thick. Mix in coconut to taste. put in cooled pie shell that has been cooked. Make merinque with the 3 egg whites and 5 oz sugar. Beat till stiff making sure sugar is dissolved. Top with toasted coconut.
Sugaring Off Pie 2/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 tsp salt 2 cups milk 1 cup maple syrup 3 beaten egg yolks 1 tb butter 1/2 tsp maple extact Crust: 1 cup crushed Rice Chex 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup finely chopped peanuts 1/4 butter 2 tsp hot water Butter pie plate. Combine crumbs, sugar, peanuts. Add butter and water and mix. Pack into pie shell and Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Cool while making pie. Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually in saucepan add milk and maple syrup. Cook on medium heat till thick. Gradually beat hot mixture into egg yolks; return to heat and cook on low till very thick. Stir in butter and extracts. Cool and put into cooked pie shell. Chlll and garnish with whipped cream and chopped peanuts if desired.
Oatmeal Crispies 1 cup white & brown sugar 1 stick oleo 1/2 cup Crisco 1 1/2 c flour 3 cup oatmeal 2 eggs 1 tsp soda & vanilla 1/2 tsp allspice Cream together sugars, butter Crisco, add eggs, allspice, soda and flour. Stir in oatmeal last. Chill several hours. Bake at 300F for 15 minutes or until cookies are brown. Makes 4-5 dozen. Can also add nuts and chocolate chips if desired. ~Epiphany Cookbook~
Old Fashioned Egg Custard Pie 4 eggs beaten 2 cups milk, scalded pinch of salt 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 tsp butter 1 tsp nutmeg Scald milk. Blend eggs with salt and sugar and slowly pour scalded milk into the eggs mixture. Add vanilla. Pour custard into a pie shell, deep dish and dot with butter and sprinkle nutmeg over the top. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25-35 minutes until lightly firm. The custard will set more firmly as it sets.