RE: Chess Pie......
love2bake, that pie looks sooo right!! Love the presentation too. Mine usually end up beign staged on the "Deputy Dawg" cartoon plates my mom still has from when I was a wee lad in short pants!! I've made a lemon chess before from a recipe that CajunKing shared with me. I made it for a pie contest in NYC and they didn't know what it was supposed to be. None of the judges had ever heard of it before. They kept asking me to repeat the name. "Chest pie? Cheese pie?"
I also tried one at a restaurant in my hometown that was listed as cheese pie on the dessert menu. Great homemade pies there and this one sure tasted like chess pie but I think the person making the daily pie board thought that they surely must have meant "cheese pie"!
I am wondering and perhaps between you, Buffetbuster, CajunKing and The Mayor, you can explain to me the difference between chess pie/sugar cream pie/buttermilk pie. I've always had this idea that they show up and get drunk at the same family reunion together as they seem so closely related to one another.