Remembering Don Pie (Mincemeat)

  On November 29, 2018, my best friend’s father, Don Beebe, passed away.  Don, whom I have known since I was 11 years old, was just two weeks shy of his 88th birthday. Don introduced me to mincemeat pie as a child, something he baked every holiday season.  So, with an extra helping of nostalgia,…

Erika’s Chocolate Chocolate Shortbread Pecan Pie

I love pecan pie. I hate corn syrup.  Most pecan pie recipes use the loathsome ingredient, an unholy union for sure, and that is a situation that we can no longer in good conscience tolerate. What is corn syrup?  It’s a tacky, syrupy substance made from corn starch and contains maltose and  higher oligosaccharides, depending on…