Friday, July 23, 2010

Famous Lynne's Chocolate Pie

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Chocolate Pie

1 cup sugar
2 tbsp cocoa
1 ½ tbsp flour (heaping)
3 eggs yolks (save egg whites for preparing meringue)
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup water
½ stick margarine (melted)
1 cup evaporated milk
1 baked pie shells
pinch of salt
Prepared Meringue

Combine sugar, flour, and cocoa in a pot and mix. Add ½ of the milk a little at the time stirring into the mixture. Add ½ of the water a little at the time stirring into the mixture. In a bowl beat the egg yolks with the rest of the milk and water, salt, and melted margarine. Add this egg mixture to the mixture in the pot, stirring to mix. Cook on medium heat stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into baked pie shell.

Meringue
3 egg whites
½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp cream of tartar
6 tbsp sugar

Beat egg whites in large bowl until soft peaks form. Add the vanilla and cream of tartar, beat to mix. Slowly add about ¼ of the sugar at a time, beating after each addition until all sugar is used and stiff peaks form. Spread over pie. Be sure to spread to the edge of the pie crust. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Easy Banana Bread

I made about three loafs in the past month. Due to the popular demand I posted the recipe. Enjoy!

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees

3 Banans
1 cup honey **
1/4 cup margarine melted
1/2 tsp baking soda **
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

** No honey? use 1 1/4 cup of sugar blus 1/4 cup of milk. Do not need baking soda if using sugar **

1. mash bananas and add melted margarine
2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix together, stir with a spoon.
3. Pour batter into a well greased loaf pan
4. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees
5. lick the bowl and spoon clean
6. Test for done with a toothpick

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Sorry I havent been posting. Hubby and I bought our first house and LOVING it! We call it "Copper Quail House" because there are tons of copper trim and lots of quail running around. Its a small fixer upper but hopefully when the weather cools down we can have a house warming party!

Here are a couple pictures before we moved in:



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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Lynne's Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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1 c. Karo syrup
1 c. sugar, white or brown
1 c. peanut butter
6 c. Rice Krispies
1 c. butterscotch pieces
1 c. chocolate chips


Mix Karo and sugar together in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, mix well. Pour over cereal. Flatten into lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Melt butterscotch and chocolate pieces together over low heat. Spread over treats. Cut when cool.