Aunt Mary’s Chocolate Nut Pie
The story goes that Aunt Mary refused to head for the delivery room until she had a piece of the chocolate nut pie she had made for a family reunion. One taste is enough to explain why going anywhere without a piece would be unthinkable.
When we were in junior high, Aunt Mary gave my sister and me a chocolate nut pie for our birthday. We felt like queens for a day. Years later, she gave us a hand-written copy of her recipe. It has become one of our treasures – in part because the baked result is fudgie perfection, but even more so because of the happy memories it conjures.