I'm so glad you've stopped by to visit!  One of the best things about family is what usually brings us together - Food!  Each of us has  a memory of a favorite dessert or casserole.  Grab a cup of tea or coffee, sit down and share with the rest of the world  some of those recipes from your family that have traveled down through the years.

Tennessee Chess Pie
3 eggs 
1 cup sugar

Pinch salt

1 Tbsp.  cornmeal  or 2 Tbsp. grated almonds

1/4  c. Heavy Cream 

1 tsp. vanilla 
1/2  cup. melted butter 
Unbaked 9 inch pastry shell


  1. Beat eggs until thick and lemon colors.  Add sugar and salt and mix well
  2. Add cornmeal or grated almonds and cream alternately, blending until smooth.  Add vanilla and butter; mix well.
  3. Pour into pastry shell and bake in a 325 degree oven about 50 minutes or until filling is set.

This recipe was found in my mother's home economics textbook.  It was printed in the Detroit Free Press on April 12, 1960.     Submitted by:  Cheryl Zelek