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Watermelon Chiffon Pie from Ken Haedrich

  “I’m making dessert tonight,” Suzen said. “What a coincidence, so am I” I said. “We don’t need two.” “I bought the watermelon.” “You,” Suzen began, “have a large bug somewhere in your anatomy.” “Yes,” I admitted. “Yes, I do and to cure it I’m making this pie.” The name, Watermelon Chiffon Pie, had teased…

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Graham Cracker Crust from Ken Haedrich

  There they are. Twenty of them. Lined up on the shelf. I wonder how long they have been there? When were they actually made? Could they really survive a nuclear attack? I am talking, of course, about graham cracker crusts. They are thin, placed in those tinny shells and they do not contribute mightily…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for the Fourth of July from Ken Haedrich

Rhubarb is a funny word. “Getting into a rhubarb” is an old-fashioned yet common expression, one I have yet to find the origins of. Rhubarb has been cultivated for over 5,000 years, beginning in China where it began its life as a spice and medicine. Rhubarb, in the age of Marco Polo, was pricier than…

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Grandson’s Chocolate Icebox Pie

“Do you want to make dessert?” I asked my grandson Daniel last week in Austin. “YES.” The kid is definitely a good branch on the family tree. “What should we make?” I’m thinking cookies, brownies, cake, … “Pie,” Daniel said with confidence. “Uh, sure. What kind?” I was a bit stunned. “Chocolate.” Ah, he’s very,…

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