November 25, 2011

Grandma's Secret Ingredient

We started a new tradition last year where my family goes to my grandparents' home for pie after our holiday dinners. My grandma makes the best food in the world, so this is something I look forward to each time. She always makes three pies: pumpkin, apple, and pecan. You should be jealous right now. And here's why...

Me: (as I take a bite of her delicious pecan pie) Grandma, you seriously make the best pies in whole world! I've been looking forward to this moment for weeks.

Sister: You do! Even the restaurants and stores don't compare to your pies. They're SO good!

Grandma: Do you know my secret?

Sister and Me: (in unison) It's baked with LOVE???

Grandma: Nope. Rum!

Sister: Rum?! Really?

Me: I was sure you were gonna say love.

Grandma: Oh yeah, that too!

Papa: (completely disgusted) Rum? You seriously use rum? You know I don't drink!

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is one more reason I love my grandparents! 

1 comment:

  1. Pecan pie is my absolute favorite pie ever!!!! I have never heard of adding rum to it though.