This pie evokes memories of summers long ago when a shelf in the Big House pantry was lined with a dozen half gallon Hellman’s Mayo jars filled with cookies and crackers: Ritz, Wheat Thins, Triscuits, Goldfish, Soda Crackers, Hydrox, Chocolate Chip, Garibaldi Biscuits or “Fly Cookies”, Vanilla Wafers, Gingersnaps, Snickerdoodles, and Fig Newtons. Gammy liked her mayonnaise.
Recognizing the delight my parents take in their grandchildren’s extended visits I realize that Gammy & Pompom must have relished the “big marketing” before our arrival. As they aged the number of jars dwindled; the summer I was 16 I shopped for the cookies and crackers. Today there are two or three jars in the boat house or garage, lids rusty. My kids wouldn’t consider putting cookies in them. And although they also wouldn’t eat a Fig Newton, they like this pumpkin pie!
The more we learn about Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance…
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