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Have you ever had one of those God moments where you just know He gave you a wink and a smile? Well, God blessed me with the most delightful gift this past Sunday! I got to meet one of my Instagram/ Facebook Pie-sisters in person! Her name is Tara Royer Steele and she is the Pie Queen of Round Top Texas! Her and her family owns the famous and iconic Royer’s Pie Cafe and Royer’s Pie Haven. If you know about the Antique events in Round Top Texas then you, no doubt, have heard of or been to Royer’s Cafe. They are known for their mouth-watering pies and southern cooking. I haven’t been to Round Top yet to go antiquing but it’s on my wish list…and at the top of that list is to go to Royer’s.


Take a look of  Royer’s Pie Haven. I just have to share the cuteness of it!





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junkberry pie with Tara

Well, until I can get down south to Round Top, Texas, I’m perfectly happy and I’m over-the-moon thrilled that I got to have Tara come into my kitchen to make a pie! (I’m still pinching myself!)

The highlight of the day was getting to chat with Tara and getting to hear the story of her life and the passions of her heart.  She talked about the grace of God and how He carried her through the most difficult times in her life.  Tara and her husband Rick have recently founded Brave Gathering Camps for women and Man Camp for men to help others get back on track with life when they’ve lost their way.  Hearing Tara and her hubby Rick share about their hopes and plans to build the Kingdom of God was so exciting.

While the pie was in the oven my hubby Gary and I  sat down around the table with Tara, Rick, their two adorable boys Brayden and Bentley to fellowship over salad, Lasagna and garlic bread.  There’s something special about sharing supper with friends.JUNKBERRY PIE3After about an hour the buzzer rang! Time to take the pie out of the oven! Would you look at that Junkberry pie! It’s one of Royer’s most requested pies! It was amazing! Scrump-dilly-umptious!! It’s filled with blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, apples and peaches! Oh. My. And that creamy topping when baked is so delicious and dreamy! I wish I could share a slice with you!

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Better yet how would you like the recipe?!!! Tara has graciously and generously given me the recipe to share with y’all!! What an absolute sweetheart she is!

JUNKBERRY PIE2You can find the recipe here on my Home Cookin’ page!

Good things happen over pie.

Be sure to follow Tara on instagram here @graceupongracegirl

And listen to Tara’s interview by Susie Davis HERE!

Sugar and hugs to you dear ones!

Aunt Ruthie

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