Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Best Buds Award + French Coconut Pie

My dear friend, Alix, over at Casa Hice, recently passed this great award to me and I am so honored to be among her blog buds. She is the perfect example of a great Blogger Buddy and if you don't already know her, then please stop by her place and check out her fabulous blog! She's bold and tells it like it is, which is why I just adore her plus, she's tons of fun and her writing skills are amazing! Never a dull moment at Casa Hice! Like she just went on a weekend cruise to the Bahamas for her sister's birthday. Don't miss her cruise post and pics, guaranteed to be good! Merci , Alix, you are "the best"!

I'm supposed to tag 10 blog buddies, to pass the award to, but as I started making my list, it turned into three pages of fantastic blog buddies. So, I'd better stick with 10, although there are so many more! Congrats and cheers, mon amis, and merci beaucoup for being some of the best blogger buddies in Blogland!

Carol @ The Writer's Porch 

Cloudia @ Comfort Spiral

Dave @ My Year on the Grill

Eddie @ Clouds and Silvery Linings

Joanne @ Whole Latte Life

John @ I Love Old Cameras

Julie @ Midlife Jobhunter

Kat @ At the Compound

Kathryn @ "The Graces -Sagas"

Laura @ White Spray Paint

They are all wonderful writers, photographers, and/or cooks and their blogs are fab, so please pay them a visit, soon! You'll be so glad that you did!


French Coconut Pie

Here's a great recipe for a heavenly pie that my dear friend, Drick @ Drick's Rambling Cafe', shared on his blog, recently. Please pay him a visit and check out his "over the top" cooking blog and wonderful cookbook! His dear neighbor, Marilyn brought the pie over, as an Easter gift, and called it "French Coconut Pie", while Drick referred to it as "Lemon Coconut Pie". One bite of this divinely delicious pie, by any name, and you will know that you're in heaven, cher! I really had to control myself with this one! Cest bon, cher! Enjoy!

3 large eggs
1 stick butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbls.'s fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
9 inch pie crust

Mix sugar and eggs in large bowl, with wire whisk. Add melted butter, vanilla, and lemon juice. Stir in coconut, last. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake @ 350 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, or until browned and toothpick comes out clean. Sinfully delicious!


Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

I am touched to be thought of...

And I am going to spend the morning working out how to add rum to this pie

Rosaria Williams said...

Congratulations on your award! Now, off to make that pie. It is too yummy looking to wait any longer.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! YOU are so wonderful that it does not surprise me that Alix has awarded you!!! And that Coconut Pie...oooh la la....Looks so fab! You are simply the best! Thanks for celebrating with such style!!! Love you! Janine XO

The Good Cook said...

I love Casa Hise - what an inspiration she is! And that coconut pie? How did you know coconut is one of my favorite things? Congrat's on the award - you certainly deserve it cher!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Congratulations my lovely 'green eyed lady' for your Best Buds Award from the lovely Alix.

And I am very touched to be included in your recommendation for the award amongst your named 10 bloggers. I will lift the trophy high and value it greatly and nail it to my side bar with pride. And thanks for naming Plato's Procrastinations as well - if you would like to see the sort of stuff that moulded your favourite ex ambulanceman's humour there is something posted there today. LOL

And as for the Grench Coconut Pie it looks great and of course made by a lovely sweetie pie. Hugs ~ Eddie

ellen abbott said...

As if you didn't deserve it already, you post a recipe for coconut pie!

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Mags... Can I call you mags???

I screwed around with this recipe and posted my version already... Came out amazing!

California Girl said...

Hey You! Thanks for the sweet props and recommendations to your followers. Heck, I'd better come up with SOMETHING of interest tonight. !I'm at work or I'd do it now).

French Coconut pie looks divine although I must say I'm surprised there isn't a dash of some kind of likker in it!

Kat said...

Thank you for the award!! I love the azalea photos and the weekend getaway. Yes, the life of a Cajun is great!! Have a good one.

Mehmet Osman Çağlar said...

Congrulations for the award.My big
sister got an award just like this
when she was at Ohio, Cleveland. Now
she is preffosor at Hacettepe Universitey.

Cheers dear friend!

Cloudia said...

Merci mon Ami!!!

It's completely mutual my dear :)

Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Marguerite said...

Dave- My pleasure, cher! Rum would be good, now that you mention it! Rum in everything, right? Cheers!

lakeviewer- Thanks, mon cher! I sure hope that you make it! It's sooo, sooo good and very easy to make!

Janine- Merci beaucoup, mon amie for your kind compliments! This pie is out of this world and worth the calories! You're so welcome, cher!

Good Cook- Alix is a trip and I love her blog, too! Coconut is one of my faves, too! You must make this pie, cher! Guaranteed to please! Thanks!

Eddie- Merci mon cher ami, you are most deserving! You are a true friend and that is what this award is about. You're so welcome, your videos were hilarious! Glad you liked the pie, cher!

John said...

Many thanks for the mention, and now I will break my habit and put a food shot on my blog in honour of Cajuns; unfortunately it will Brit food not Cajun.

Maggie May said...

Congratulations on your award.
That is an unusual pie. I have never come across it before.

Nuts in May

Laura said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Marguerite.
This is so thoughtful, and it made my day!


(that and the picture of that coconut pie!)

Midlife Roadtripper said...

A blogger buddy award AND Coconut Pie? Too much to ask for.

I thank you, Marguerite. Your posts are always a joy.

Joanna Jenkins said...

You had me at "French Coconut Pie". OMG that looks amazing.

And I love Alix-- she's the best. Congrats on your award.


Marguerite said...

ellen- Thanks, this pie is a coconut lover's dream! The only problem is that I wanted to eat the whole thing! Merci for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Dave- Of course, you can! I saw your version and loved it, and I will be making it, this weekend, for company. Thanks, cher!

Cal. Girl- You're welcome! Your posts are always interesting! For a version with likker in it, see Dave 's version @ A Year on the Grill! He puts rum in everything!

Kat- You're so welcome, cher! You are a great blog buddy and it was my pleasure to pass it along to you! Thanks for all of your nice comments and have a wonderful weekend!

Jivago- Merci beaucoup, cher! Does your sister still have a blog?
Hope you have a fabulous weekend, mon ami! Cheers!

Cloudia- You're very welcome, Gal Pal! Merci for your sweet comment! Happy Friday! Aloha, cher!

Kathleen said...

Love this pie!

Marguerite said...

John- You're welcome, mon ami! Loved your food shot! Your Brit food looks fab! You should do more grilling posts! Cheers!

Maggie- Thanks, cher! I had not made this pie before, either. It's heavenly and I hope you try it! Merci for coming by!

Laura- You're very welcome, cher! You are such a dear friend and it was my pleasure to pass it
to you. You must make this pie!

Julie- And I thank you, mon cher amie, for being such a great blog buddy and for the lovely compliment! Cheers!

Joanna- Thanks so much for your nice comment! So glad that you stopped by! Hope you try the recipe, it's out of this world!

Kathleen- So glad you like it! Hope you will give it a try!

Micah | Coffee Machine said...

Good job on your award! The coconut pie looks very yummy... Will definitely try this at home. Thanks for sharing.

Vishal-Coffee Machine said...

Hey Marguerite thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe.I gave a try. It was appreciated by my buddies.. All reward goes to you :)