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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Weekend Cooking and Saturday Snapshot! - Southern Living Annual Cookbooks! Plus a recipe for Tangerine Chess Pie!

I'm doing a combo post today for both Saturday Snapshot and Weekend Cooking!

I've been collecting Southern Living magazine's Annual cookbooks since I graduated from high school in 1979.  Originally my Mom thought they would be a great "hope chest" item for me to have when I got married!  (and she was right!)  I've continued getting my yearly copy and absolutely enjoy each and every copy!

Here is a photo of part of my collection -

1979 through 2006 -  Also some pics of my cute boys when they were little! And those are some of my gardening books below!

My latest book - one of my Christmas presents to myself! :)

One of the luscious recipes from this edition is for Tangerine Chess Pie!  And with citrus being in season right now, how delicious and "sunshiney" would this be for a dreary winter day!!


1 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plain yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons tangerine or orange zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh tangerine or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Garnishes: sweetened whipped cream, tangerine slices


1. Preheat oven to 450°. Unroll piecrusts; stack on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 12-inch circle. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of crust with a fork. Bake 8 minutes; cool on a wire rack 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

2. Whisk together sugar and next 8 ingredients until blended. Pour into prepared piecrust.

3. Bake at 350° for 40 to 45 minutes or until center is set, shielding edges with foil after 20 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Cool 1 hour.

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!

Saturday Snapshot is an excellent meme sponsored by Alyce at At Home With Books -  http://athomewithbooks.net/2013/01/saturday-snapshot-january-19/

Weekend Cooking is another fun meme sponsored by Beth Fish Reads - http://www.bethfishreads.com/2013/01/weekend-cooking-review-back-in-swing.html


Vicki said...

I love that you've been collecting those cookbooks since you graduated!!

That pie sounds yummy. I love Tangerines!

Here's Mine

Christine Harding said...

That's a lot of cook books, and how nice that you use them My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/xnBo7

Cheryl @ Tales of the Marvelous said...

Beautiful colors on those books, and they look lovely lined up like that!

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

That Tangerine Chess Pie looks yummy- thanks for sharing.

Alyce said...

That's an impressive collection! I haven't heard of such a pie before.

Joy Weese Moll said...

What a beautiful collection. Chess pie with citrus sounds like a marvelous winter dessert.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great collection♫ Happy cooking! Here's my Sat Snap: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/01/frosty-etchings.html

Heather Webb said...

Tangerine Chess Pie...I'm trying to envision what it would be like. It sounds good and the picture is pretty. :) Nice collection of cookbook!

Heather said...

this sounds yummy and very easy. Thanks. Have printed it out to try.

Angela said...

That looks so darn good. It makes me yearn for summer.

Sharon Galligar Chance said...

Thank you all for stopping by!

Cecelia said...

I've never made a chess pie, but you're right - the citrus would be great in a pastry this time of year. Thanks for sharing!

Beth F said...

I've always loved Southern Living recipes -- what a great collection you have! That pie looks wonderful and so pretty for the winter table.