Howdy Sugar Pies! How is your summer going? So far mine has been busy with family events and get-togethers, going to a few of my grandson’s baseball games, a little traveling and enjoying the fun of living in Branson, Missouri!

Recently, my dear, kindred pie-sistah Melissa from down south in Alabama came to my house for pie!  Melissa and I met probably 7 or 8 years ago through our blogs, and then in person a few years back in California. We both have the same heart for all things vintage, home & family, old fashioned values, Jesus and pie! Melissa’s blog was called Huckleberry Prairie and was one of my favorites! She has a gift for writing, decorating, pie making, creating a cozy home for her family and has such an adorable sense of humor that always makes me laugh out loud when I read her texts.

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Well, Melissa has been mighty busy the last several years raising her family of two girls and two boys and is married to her wonderful hubby Jon who is a Fighter Pilot…God bless him for serving and protecting our country and Melissa for holding down the fort and keeping the home fires burning!

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Imagine my delight when Melissa told me that she would be traveling through my hometown on her family vacation road trip! I told her she had to stop by for pie! It was so fun having her family in my home. We sat down at my kitchen table and chatted over Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie while the kids colored and played. Her darling children were so well mannered and melted my heart when they would say “Yes Ma’am”. Seriously, with their adorable faces and their sweet southern politeness  it was just the cutest thing in the whole wide world!


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I decided to make Strawberry Rhubarb Pie since I recently harvested my first batch of Rhubarb from my garden. Here in the Ozarks rhubarb is one of the only plants that critters won’t touch so I had plenty! After washing, chopping and drying I put the rhubarb in the freezer for when I was ready to make my pie!


Strawberry Rhubarb is one of my favorite pies and this one is so easy to make! The recipe is from the Sweetie-licious Pies Cookbook written by my other pie-sistah, Linda Hundt! Linda owns three pie shops in Michigan and is an award winning pie baker several times over. So if anyone knows pie she does!

If you don’t have this cookbook yet, oh  goodness, don’t miss out on not only the most delicious, mouth watering pie recipes but the cozy and charming stories and pictures of her vintage farmhouse and barn, which she endearingly calls her farmette! Seriously, it’s so heartwarming I want to live in her cookbook!!


You can find Sweetie-Licious Pies cookbook here!  Check out Linda’s website Here!

IMG_6181Well, I sure enjoyed my time with Melissa and her family! What a blessing it is when the Lord brings into our lives sweet, adorable sister-friends who totally “get us”! Who swoon over the same things…all things homey, farmy, cozy, vintage, pie, Fall, Christmas and Jesus!! Heehee!

If you’re on instagram be sure to follow Melissa…click here! When the time is right Melissa wants to start blogging again, and when she does I’ll let y’all know!

For more down-home goodness you’ll enjoy these posts:

Someone’s in the Kitchen With Aunt Ruthie…oh it’s just the Pie Queen of Round Top Texas!

Royer’s Junkberry Pie!

Daisy Mae Peach Pie

Aunt Ruthie’s All Butter Pie Crust

Planting Happy Home Seeds

If you love farmy goodness take a look around my Farmhouse Country Store here!

I’d love to know your favorite things about the good old summertime! Please share!

God bless you Sugar Pies!

Bless your family…make home sweet!!

Aunt Ruthie

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