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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shelby finds . . .

Yep, Shelby's home.  I'm going on a diet - tomorrow.

This is a favorite recipe of ours from hubby's mom. It's a creamy chocolate filling, like the unforgettable chocolate pies Ma used to make, with just enough pecans on top to make it perfect. 

Chocolate Pecan Pie.  On the top of Dad Cupstid's list. Of course, out of respect for the man, I'll fight him for the last piece.

1 1/2 c. sugar
3T. cocoa
1 stick melted butter
2 eggs
1 small can evaporated milk
1t. vanilla
1c. chopped pecans

Wisk all together.  Pour in unbaked pie shell.  375 degrees for 10 minutes, then 325 degrees for 30 minutes or until set. Do not overbake!  It should jiggle some, like I do from eating too much of this stuff!

Thanks Mom Cupstid, or Nana, as she's affectionately known.


This is the perfect diet pizza.  No white creamy, fattening, mama's got junk in the trunk sauce.  Choose your cheese carefully and, of course, wheat crust.  Homemade preferably.

Prepare chicken (grilled or pan fried, in olive oil, please).  Or do the Sandra Lee thing and buy precooked in those little expensive packages that can't really weigh what they say they do.  Salt and PEPPER it well. 

Brush pre-baked pizza crust with olive oil.

Spread drained can of Italian style stewed tomatoes over crust.

Top with chicken, bacon, and mozzarella.  Sprinkle basil, red onion, and parmesan cheese on top.

Bake till bubbly and don't share.  Unless you're on a diet.


Jennifer said...

I have a family reunion on Saturday ... maybe you could hire Shelby out to do the cooking for me! Seriously, I may have to try that pie, it looks wonderful.

Donna and Greg said...

Thanks for sharing with us. The pizza was good!

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.

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