of how Mama Hazel’s Pecan Pie came to be.
When I was a boy my family and I would spend our summer vacations down in the deep south of Georgia and Alabama visiting my dad’s family. While on the farm in Alabama, my cousins and myself would visit an elderly lady who lived on a farm down the old dirt road by herself, she had no children of her own but was affectionately known by all the locals as Mama Hazel. She was known for her kindness to kids , and , her delicious pecan pie that she would happily make and give to all the young’uns who came to see her. Even as a young boy I was intrigued on how her pecan pie was so much better than the rest. Summer after summer I would spends days with her baking, and eating the pie while listening to amazing tales of the South.