My name is Wendi and I write a comfort food blog at Loaves and Dishes. I am so excited that Cynthia asked me to guest host for her today. In talking about this post, Cynthia asked me, “What does comfort food or old recipes mean to you?” Wow, that is an important question!
I’ll start by saying that everything about comfort food brings back wonderful memories – the smells, the taste and even the preparation. For example, I would never fix today’s Strawberry Pie recipe without thinking of my mother. This is her recipe.
In the early 1970’s, my family loved to eat at “The Shoney’s Big Boy” when we visited the big city. My mother loved Shoney’s strawberry pie. I believe my mother’s original recipe was Shoney’s official recipe – but I think this pie has always been better than any restaurant pie. I remember my mom telling people, “This is like Shoney’s famous pie,” and then blushing because she was so proud.
This alone is a special memory for me because it is a way that my mother excused her own good cooking – which, as a food blogger, makes me laugh a little. My mother has always said, “I’m not a good cook” (which is a lie, but nonetheless she believed it). I hope you will never fall into the trap of thinking you are a terrible cook. You, too, can be an excellent cook – you simply need some good recipes. Cynthia’s blog looks like an excellent place to start!
And so – this pie and all comfort food brings back happy memories of good times for me and that is why I cook comfort food, why I write about comfort food and why I encourage other people to cook comfort food.
I wonder, what do comfort foods mean to you?
Thank you for visiting and I hope you try this easy recipe and save it in your “fix this and share it with others” file. My mother and I both would be proud of you!
Wendi Spraker is the owner and author of Loaves and Dishes, a comfort food blog found at loavesanddishes.net. Wendi says that she has loved to cook (and eat) comfort foods for as long as she can remember. Please visit Wendi at loavesanddishes.net and follow/friend her on her social media venues at