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Day 4 of 5 Days of Christmas Camper Giveaway!


Whooop whoop!! Congratulations to Deb Nelson! Deb won a signed print copy of Christmas, Criminals, & Campers along with a camper tote, camper compact, and It’s A Southern Mystery Y’all measuring spoon!

I’m not sure if you know The Daniel Boone National Forest is a real national park in Kentucky. There are a lot of caves, caverns, waterfalls, and hiking trails along the appalachian trail. I truly do love living in Kentucky and we have so many wonderful state parks, but The Daniel Boone takes the cake!
I do have fond memories of camping there as a child and as I’ve taken my own family. And those memories and the ones we are making today in our very own travel trailer involve food.
That’s why I put recipes in the back of each book. I”m so happy and proud to share a recipe near and dear to my heart.
My mom’s very own Derby Pie.
Now…my mom obviously didn’t name the pie, but a true story is about the Kern family from Prospect, Kentucky. They created teh Derby pie and it’s rumored that so many family members had different names for the unique pie that they all wrote their names for the pie on a piece of paper and put them in a hat. The winner was pulled from the hat: Derby Pie!
And it’s so fitting because of the Kentucky Derby is so popular.
Through the years, everyone has put their own little touch on the pie and below you can make my mom’s various of the delicious treat!
Reader Linda Swann sent in a photo of the Derby Pie she made from my mom’s recipe! Doesn’t that look yummy?? Y’all…it’s devine!
You can grab the post here for the download.
Mama’s Derby Pie

(from my mama~Linda Lowry)

My mama’s Derby Pie is smack your mama good! It’s a southern pie with walnuts and chocolate chips. You can use pecans in substitute for the walnuts, but I really like my walnuts!


½ cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

½ cup flour

2 beaten eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

¾ cup Walnuts or pecans (your choice not both!)

¾ cup chocolate chips (or more if you really want it gooey!)



Mix in the order that’s written under the ingredients. This is very important. Pour the mixture into an unbaked 9 inch pie shell. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

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3 Comments on “Day 4 of 5 Days of Christmas Camper Giveaway!

  1. Love the ceramic trees! We have two that my mother made in ceramics decades ago, and 4 tiny modern ones that I put with the mantle decorations.

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