Douglass & Runger - April 2022


Pecan Cream Pie

Spring is officially in the air, and if cabin fever has kept the whole family cooped up too long, it’s time to get outside! Be sure to check out these family-friendly activities in our region. Each one is perfect for single parents, stepfamilies, and those on a budget!

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This creamy pecan pie tastes like a dream and is simple enough for even a novice baker.

Stanky Creek Trail Where: 5760 Yale Road, Memphis

INGREDIENTS • 1 9-inch uncooked pie crust • 1 cup heavy whipping cream • 1/4 cup powdered sugar • 2 8-oz bars of cream cheese, softened

Active families will love exploring on this trail. Featuring a 9-mile loop, the Stanky Creek Trail serves all types of hikers. You’re sure to see other runners, hikers, and mountain bikers in this region. Explore down by the trail’s riverbanks or keep a tally of how much wildlife you can find while walking along the trail. (Reviewers often comment that there are a lot of deer.) This trail never fails to have some good sights around every bend, so pick a path and take a walk! Learn more at

• 1/2 cup light brown sugar • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans, divided

Shelby Farms Park Where: Shelby County


What isn’t there to do at Shelby Farms Park? If you want another hiking opportunity, be sure to check out the park’s extensive trails — over 40 miles of them! Whether you’re a family of advanced hikers or prefer a leisurely walk, there’s a challenge for everyone at the park. The park also features a “sprayground” and a playground to keep the kids entertained and cool, or you can explore one of the 20 lakes in Shelby Park via kayak, paddleboarding, or fishing from the edge of the lake. (Rentals are available starting in late April.) There’s so much more to explore, so visit to learn more.

1. Cook pie crust according to package instructions. 2. In a small bowl, combine heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Beat for several minutes with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. 3. In a separate larger bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Beat together until combined and creamy. 4. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and stir together until combined. Stir in 1 cup of chopped pecans. 5. With a spatula, spread mixture into the baked and cooled pie crust. Sprinkle the remaining pecans on top of the pie. 6. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving. INSPIRATION “The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Thomas Alva Edison

Memphis International Raceway Where: 5500 Victory Lane, Millington

Get your adrenaline pumping at Memphis International Raceway (MIR). With events happening every weekend, you’re sure to find a race or show the whole family will love. The raceway began in 1986, and ever since, it has become our region’s spot for local racing of all kinds. One of the big attractions of MIR is its drag strip, which has hosted many fun and exciting events. You can also see standard races, tournaments, shows, and other must-see events at MIR. The best part? Children’s admission can sometimes be as low at $5, depending on the event. Visit to learn more.

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