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Friday, June 3, 2011

Chocolate Cake

Oh YUM! 
Chocolate Cake!
Who can resist?
This recipe looks well used - I will have to try it soon!
It was in Wilma June Faires Parker Vissotzky's recipe box.
The mystery lies in where the recipe originated...
perhaps Bernice, her mother
Another relative?
A church frined?
A fellow school teacher?
The possibilities are endless and will remain a mystery!
Please go through some of your recipes this weekend
and write down where you got it or had it first! 
Someone down the line may thank you for it! 
Have a great weekend everyone!
Chocolate cake, anyone?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Family Recipe Friday - Polish Cold Beet Soup Borscht

Summer is HERE, and with a vengeance! 
Down here in the South, we are being treated to weather that feels like August already.
Hot and humid, with temperatures in the 90's
and the A/C cranked up high!
What on earth did our ancestors do?
The Poles and East Europeans made Borscht,
a beet soup. 
Beets are Sooooo good for you! 
And this recipe doesn't require cooking, unless you want
to count the hard-boiled eggs!
This recipe is from "ma"-
Hank's mother, Anastazia (Nancy) Kocinski Vissotzky. 
I think I'll plan on Cold Beet soup for dinner tomorrow,
with a big chunk of artisan bread,
and enjoy a  mint julep on the porch. 
It IS summer down here in the South, ya'll!!!!
(Haha - I just realized I posted this for Geneablogger's Family Recipe Friday..
trouble with that is, today is THURSDAY!
It is Friday somewhere on this Earth already!!! 
Did you ever have "one of THOSE weeks"?)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Deep Dish Dewberry Pie

Tell me true, tell me, dew! 
Sorry - couldn't resist! 
A dewberry resembles a blackberry...or a black raspberry...
only instead of having an upright growing habit,
sends out runners across the ground.  
Now it makes me wonder if all the bushes I walk
past are dewberries and not blackberries as I always though?
Either way, this pie sounds great. 
You could always substitute blackberries or raspberries for dewberries.
I assume this pie has a lattice crust...that's the way I'll make it anyway! 
Tell me, dew, how YOU make it!   :)

Ancestors Gotta Eat!