Thanks to Areeda Schneider Stampley for allowing use of this Southern classic  for this month’s Honest Abe Living magazine. 

½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted

3 eggs, beaten

¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 ¾ cups sugar

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup buttermilk

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 9-inch unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add butter to eggs. Add combined dry ingredients, then buttermilk and vanilla. Pour into pie crust; bake 45 minutes. After 15 minutes, cover crust with a round strip of foil. Let set about 50 minutes before slicing.

In addition to being a cookbook author, she is a regular columnist for Country Reunion Magazine with her Memories of Music Row. She shares stories and day-to-day happenings through her personal interviews with the “architects of music row” – record producers, songwriters, artists, studio musicians and recording engineers she met during the decades she worked at CBS Records on Nashville’s Music Row. Retired, she lives in Nashville with husband country music legend Joe Stampley

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