Send in your kitchen tips

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

We are looking for your favorite fruit dish. And, if you have a kitchen tip, trick or a special technique, send them in so we can share with our readers; we all like shortcuts!


S.P., of Juneau, responded via e-mail to our "fruit" challenge with a family favorite. S.P. said that this recipe was given to her by her grandma, C.B. (1919-1994) and she thinks it's the best pie ever. Thank you, S.P., for sharing your treasured recipe. Keep those recipes coming!

Strawberry-rhubarb pie

1½ cup sugar,

2 tablespoon quick cooking Tapioca

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon cinnamon

3 cups rhubarb (cut up)

1 cup strawberries (cut up)

1 tablespoon Oleo

Combine the first seven ingredients together. Mix to coat; let stand 20 minutes. Meanwhile prepare pastry for 9-inch lattice top pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Fill pastry with the fruit mixture and dot with the 1 tablespoon of Oleo. Adjust lattice top, then seal. Bake 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

• Ask Auntie Emo, coordinated and created by Emo Bylund, of Ketchikan, is a weekly feature in Neighbors and the Ketchikan Daily News that includes sought-out and shared recipes from Southeast Alaska. To send in challenges, recipes or photos, write to Ask Auntie Emo, 186 Marblehead Lane, Ketchikan, AK 99801, or to If you are responding to a requested recipe, include the publication date and author of the original recipe request.

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