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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pecan Pie? Thank You, but......

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I had lunch with a group of really nice people at work today and one of the desserts offered, after we ate our bagged lunches, was miniature pecan pies. 

Since I was a child, I’ve had an aversion to pecan pie or anything similar to it. It all started when I got sick as a dog after eating some of my grandmother’s pecan pie. Don’t get me wrong, my grandmother, who lived in North Carolina, was a great cook and pies were probably her specialty. But on this occasion after eating her pie, my stomach churned for the better part of a day, and although I didn’t throw up, I’m sure I had diarrhea. Thinking back, I believe at one point I loved her pecan pies, which may have been the problem. I think I liked them a little too much and ate too much of it. That just proves the old saying – too much of a good thing can be bad for you. I learned the hard way.

On the other hand, I have very fond memories of my grandmother’s Chess pie and started making my own years ago. Granted, I only make them on special occasions or to sell them.

Chess pie

5 comments:

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

As you can see, I can't even post a picture of pecan pie -- it makes me nauseous.

Anonymous said...

Lisa,
You mastered that chess pie, Paine would be proud of you!!

Auntie T

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Awwwww, that's so sweet of you to say Auntie! And you would know -- you grew up eating them!

Thanks you!

Love,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

I had never heard of Pauline's Pecan Pie disaster before. The picture of that chess pie prompted me to request that you make a few for Xmas.

Dad

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

You mean, you didn't know that I got sick? It was such a long time ago, and I never really have to face Pecan Pies too often.

OK! I'll make some Chess Pies for the holidays!