My Momma’s Derby Pie Recipe

This video is based on a post from one of my much older blogs that you can read below. Since this post was originally written, I’ve made this pie many times. A true testament to just how easy this recipe is, even for a novice cook like myself!

I’m not a natural cook. While I wish I were, I guess we all have to learn somewhere. I’m slowly learning to make some of my favorites from my mom’s recipes. This past week I gave my favorite pie – Derby Pie – a shot!

It turned out great! This is an easy pie to make, even by my standards. You basically mix everything and pour it into the pie shell. In the oven, it (almost magically) turns into a beautiful pie!

It’s definitely not a healthy pie or anything like that, but it is so good!

My Momma's Derby Pie
Perfect for Derby week!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup flour
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 stick melted butter (cooled)
  4. 2 eggs (slightly beaten)
  5. 1 cup walnut or pecan pieces
  6. 1 cup chocolate chips
  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, sugar, eggs.
  2. Add butter & mix
  3. Add chips & vanilla & mix
  4. Pour in unbaked pie shell.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes @ 350 degrees.
  6. It is done when it doesn’t jiggle when you shake the pie pan.
Notes
  1. This pie is especially yummy if you heat it up just a bit in the microwave!
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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

 

I have second time failure syndrome when it comes to cooking. More often than not, the first time I make a recipe its great. Then, for some reason that I cannot figure out, the second time that I try to make the recipe something goes wrong. I burn it, it tastes funny – something will go wrong. However this recipe is one that I think has made it past the second time. It is one of the few I feel like I can make with a bit of confidence at this point.

My mom shared this crock pot recipe to me several years ago but I never got around to trying it other than at her house when she made it. She mentioned it again after Mudpie came and I decided to give it a try. It’s quickly become one of my favorites. Prep is so easy that when baby girl was tiny I did it all she was still sleeping in the morning. She slept in our living room which is adjacent to the kitchen so this was no small feat. The ingredients are perfect pantry staples that can be used for other dishes if I decide to. This also means that I usually have the ingredients on hand. And,  of course,  it’s a lovely crock pot recipe which means I don’t have to check on it too often. There’s nothing pretty to look at in this recipe. It’s not too pretty before it cooks and it’s really not too pretty after it cooks. But trust me, it is delicious. It’s also super easy to double this recipe with practically no extra work. Leftovers are a wonderful thing. 
 
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can Flaky Biscuits (8 biscuit size)
  2. 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  3. 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  4. 2 soup cans full of water
  5. 4 teaspoons all purpose flour
  6. 2 teaspoons chicken bullion granules
  7. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. - Cut your biscuits into sections. I find cutting them into 6 sections each works best for me.
  2. - Dump the other ingredients into your crockpot and stir.
  3. - Place the biscuit sections on top of the other ingredients. Gently stir them in.
  4. - Cook on low for 4-6 hours. If you are home during cooking time, it is great if you can check about halfway through and gently stir. Don't worry if you can't though, it will still turn out great.
  5. - Dish up and enjoy!
Notes
  1. A great addition to this dish is corn. I use frozen corn and add it to the dish about 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
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