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Pie, mmmm

We have a potluck with two other families tonight, with copious amounts of seafood (mussels/shrimps), steaks, ribs, roasted veggies, rice dishes, on and on.  We are responsible for one pie, ribs, pizza for the kids, and caesar salad.  I am also going to be bringing a surprise appetizer of Cod Tongues (an east coast fav, hoping it’ll be loved as much as I do.  Plus, I just wanna see their faces when I tell them what it is).

I’ve got the pie done.  Thanks, Martha, for the recipe.  Lemon Meringue Pie:

More work than Apple, Rhubarb, or Pecan, but TOTALLY worth it.


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Tiny Cupcakes

I saw Angie Dudley on Martha Stewart’s show, & she was baking up a storm. She came with a really neat idea I thought was very clever.  It’s a two step recipe, but doesn’t look all that difficult.

Just thought it would be fun to share.  Cute, no?

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Happy Bundt Cake

Here’s some baking from Easter Monday, double batch, one for a friend & one for my munchkins:

Occasionally, I pour melted semi sweet chocolate (+ a wee bit of shortening & light coloured corn syrup mixed with melted chocolate) over top of it & let it harden, then sprinkle powdered sugar over top. My Malcolm loves this.

I made the chocolate covered banana bread & put some chocolate covered pretzels along side it, for a friend who loves the salty-sweet thing . The pretzels were alphabet pretzels so the chocolate around the outside of the cake is written “Happy Birthday Paule”. I am not a decorator, needless to say, but it was fun.

I’ve had this recipe for years, as everyone has a banana bread recipe to use up the “bananas in the freezer”.

Cream together:

1/2 cup butter (or shortening), 2 eggs, vanilla to taste, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar.

Add 4-5 mashed bananas

Mix & add to above

2 cups flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, pinch of salt.

Add in 1/2 cup sour milk or buttermilk. (to sour milk use 1/2 to 1 tbsp of vinegar to milk & let stand for 5 minutes).

Place in greased bundt pan & bake at 365-375 (depending on your oven) for 50-55 minutes.

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