Aunt Lulu Belle and Uncle James’s property adjoined ours, and there was a well-worn path between our two backyards. Her boys, Jeff and Mark, were older than my sister and me, but they were still our favorite playmates when we were young. While we played, Lulu Belle was always busy in the kitchen cooking, putting up fruits and vegetables from their garden, and trying her best to just keep track of us all. Her pies have always been legendary in our family and this lemon meringue is a favorite. I’ve updated her recipe to use butter instead of margarine, and I love it even more!
— Robyn Stone
Excerpted from Add a Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher Southern Classics by Robyn Stone. Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers, an Imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. ©2017 by Robyn Stone, Photographs © 2017 by Helene Dujardin.