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Couldn't boil water, but cooked like an angel

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My husband's wonderful grandmother Christine or "Grandma," as her grandkids called her, used her exemplary cooking skills to show her love to her family, everyone appreciated and looked forward to her being in the kitchen. That meant something delicious was going to appear. 
Before I share the recipe for her legendary cinnamon twists let's see how this all came about.Special thanks go out to my wonderful Mother-in-law Hilda for sharing the story and recipe.
Grandma and her husband Hicklin (Grandad) were newlyweds who lived in Gainesville, Florida. He was a student at the University of Florida. I'm sure her husband wanted to eat when he'd come back to their place at a rooming house. There was only one little problem . . . Grandma (Christine) didn't even know how to boil water. True story. So their landlady taught her how to cook these cinnamon twists and many other scrumptious meals.

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All things sweet

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The manuscript I am writing features a baker. As I tap away at the keyboard, my mind dances around all the delicious recipes collected over the years by my family and my husband's.

Last week, I shared my grandmother Inez's Lemon Icebox Recipe. This week, is another recipe for those that love sweet, gooey pies. A coconut pie, the photo above is from my mother Betty's kitchen. It's of her amazing coconut pie.

She loves to bake for friends and family and we all happily accept her delicious acts of love, and turn a blind eye to the calorie content within, at least for the day.

"We who had sweet fellowship together Walked in the house of God in the throng." 
-Psalm 55:14


A little history on this recipe, it's from my grandmother's neighbor, she was a legendary pie baker and gifted this recipe to her.  I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. 


Betty's Best Coconut Pie

Ingredients:
1 deep-dish unbaked pie shell (Homemade or store-bought) 1 can Angel Fl…