Foodie Thoughts

| 1/22/2009 4:40:32 PM

Tags: recipes, macaroni and cheese, Vinegar Pie, Gravy Train,

Talking food doesn’t take much effort around the GRIT office. Food days and special occasions come fairly frequently in these parts, and, of course, no one protests. We’ve even had cookoffs that encompassed a number of cooks and tasters from every department in the building. Our Great Potato Salad Debate comes to mind.

Join the Great Mac 'n' Cheese Debate!Guess what? We’re in the process of organizing a mac ‘n’ cheese cookoff to rival the potato salad effort. As you know, we published the winning recipes in GRIT’s January/February issue’s Recipe Box, and we’ll do the same with the mac ‘n’ cheese entries. So be on the lookout.

In one of my previous posts, Recipe Box Secrets, I talked about how we organize Recipe Box. It seems like a good idea to let you in on some of the recipes we receive, too. Enjoy, and let me know what you think of the recipes for vinegar pie and hamburger gravy.

Without further ado, recipes!


Winter Pie

Travis Massey, Idabel, Oklahoma, requests a recipe for Vinegar Pie. A popular request among Grit readers, vinegar pie has appeared in Recipe Box before.

jean teller
2/4/2009 10:25:35 AM

Fiona, welcome to the family! And thank you for having the courage to try the Vinegar Pie recipe! I am so impressed! Loved your blog post about the experience (great photos too!) Looks like I was waaaay off on my assumption about the pie's taste! LOL

2/3/2009 7:53:01 AM

A mac & cheese cookoff....YEA! I love mac & cheese, and I will really be looking forward to this one!

2/2/2009 2:19:56 PM

Hi Jean, I was intrigued with the Vinegar Pie so I tried making it this past weekend. Let's just say I'm looking forward to the mac & cheese recipes! If you're interested, I wrote all about it here: cheers, Fiona (aka new GRIT blogger)

jean teller
1/23/2009 8:37:07 AM

I totally agree, Cindy! Mac 'n' cheese - yum! And I remember hamburger gravy from school and from home - it was good from both kitchens. And vinegar pie is a perennial favorite with our readers - such a request always draws a huge response. I envision it as something akin to a pecan pie without the pecans, tho I may be totally off base on that one. :) I've never tried it; perhaps some weekend I'll give it a shot.

cindy murphy
1/22/2009 7:30:01 PM

Mmmmmmm...homemade macaroni and cheese!!!! I love it; one of my all-time favorites. Hmmmmm....vinegar pie. That one I'm going to have to think about for a while.

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