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  • June 8, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Quick and Easy Ice Cream Cake

    We needed a cake in a pinch this week so I threw together a Quick Ice Cream Cake. It only took a few minutes to make, the children all loved it and there wasn't one bite left over! Two simple...

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  • June 4, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    National Donut Day!

    National Donut Day is the first Friday in June. National Donut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. Their goal was to help the needy. Many American donut shops offer free donuts on Donut...

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  • May 21, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Boston Cream Pie

    A Boston cream pie is a round cake that is split and filled with a custard or cream filling and frosted with chocolate. Although it is called a Boston cream pie, it is in fact a cake, and not a...

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  • May 11, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Divinity for Mother's Day

    Mother's Day was this past Sunday and my Mother has been gone now for almost ten years. I spent of lot of time thinking about her this weekend and remembering so many good things from my childhood. I decided I...

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  • April 19, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Angel Food Cake with Filling

    Sunday dessert was from Betty Crocker's 1950 Picture Cookbook. A freshly baked Angel Food Cake with filling and covered in whipped cream. This cake should have been named DREAM CAKE. Wonderful! This recipe started with the Angel Food Cake recipe...

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  • April 17, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Chocolate Eclairs

    An éclair is a long thin pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with icing. (Choux dough only contains water, flour, butter, egg. Instead of a raising agent, it uses high moisture content to create steam...

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  • April 16, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Hot Chocolate! Well....it didn't start out hot!

    Cortez, the Spanish conquistador, was the first European to taste chocolate. Montezuma, the Aztec emperor of Mexico, gave a big feast and served "chocolatl" to his guest in a golden goblet. it was really a bitter mush, served stone cold....

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  • April 12, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Betty Crocker 1950 First Edition

    Betty Crocker......now she knew how to cook)) My mother's cookbook from 1950.....still so useful today! I've listed a page giving substitutions for common everyday items and some food equivalents. Some things just never change)))

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  • Candy Apples for Valentine's Day
    February 15, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Candy Apples for Valentine's Day

    With 3 grandchildren....who all love candy, I decided this year to try to give them their beloved sweets with at least some fruit to decrease the sugar load just a bit)) I decided on chocolate dipped apples, decorated with Valentine...

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  • February 10, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Key Lime Pie

    Key Lime Pie is named after the small, tart limes from the Florida Keys. Since no refrigeration, fresh milk, or ice was available in the Keys till the 1930's, sweetened condensed milk was used to give the pie its smooth...

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  • January 22, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Houston We have Cookies!

    Started with a Betty Crocker Oatmeal Cookie Mix......and don't call me names.....you do it too! Mix as per the package directions. I did use real butter. Add about 1/3 cup each of chopped pecans, coconut, dried cranberries and Rice Krispies....

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  • October 11, 2010 Jeannie Pence

    Halloween Treat - Butterfinger Popcorn Balls

    This treat is a favorite at our Halloween party - Butterfinger Popcorn Balls. Easy to make and kids love them! 6-8 quarts of popped corn, lightly salted 4 Butterfinger candy bars, large 2 16 oz bags of marshmallows 1 stick...

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