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    Feast on Friday: Chocolatetown Pie and Mentoring–Perfect Combination

    April 28, 2016

    I’ve posted this favorite before, but maybe you haven’t tried it yet and it’s easy as pie – easier: Chocolatetown Pie. More like a chocolate chip cookie in a crust. I’m combining it with our Sisters and S’mores mentoring night tomorrow – bringing it as a door prize. One can’t have too much chocolate. And maybe I’ll mentor a younger on how to make the perfect pie crust – or send her to the blog.

    As I wrote a couple years ago:

    I’ve tried to raise our girls — like my mom did — on good ol’ fashioned holiday pies: pumpkin, apple, cran-apple, berry, lemon meringue and pecan. Any day’s a holiday with pecan pie.

    Alas, they prefer (demand?) Chocolatetown Pie. It’s easy and can be made ahead and frozen–no sweat. And it slices nicely for sack lunches. Yes, pie makes children popular at school. Make one today unless you don’t want to spoil the children. Simple as pie–only because of Karen’s Vinegar Pie Crust recipe. I know it says “Lori’s Pie Crust” but I’ve since found out that Lori got it from Karen. And since we’re all related, I want to set the record straight. Makes for good relations.


    Feast on Friday: Chocolatetown Pie
    Recipe type: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    Serves: 4-5
    Sometimes it needs a little longer than 40 minutes; I always check to see if it's still a little "jiggly" and keep it baking 5-10 minutes longer. Sometimes I'll cover loosely in foil so it doesn't get too brown.
    • 9 inch pie crust
    • ½ cup softened butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 t. vanilla
    • 1 cup sugar
    • ½ flour
    • 1 cup chocolate chips
    1. Pre heat oven 350 degrees
    2. Cream butter and sugar
    3. Add eggs and vanilla
    4. Add flour, blend
    5. Stir in chocolate chips
    6. See? Easy as pie.


    chocolate town pie



    If you win the door prize, after eating at the S’mores bar, you might want to wait on the pie. Or not. Either way, it’s going to be a sweet evening of meeting and mentoring. Lisa Lewis will speak a bit on “mentoring” then we’ll get to practice right away – 8 to a table on “lightweight” subjects like:


    •  Single . . . again (Suzanne and Shay)
    • Adoption (Joy Newman)
    • Parenting small children  (Dori)
    • Parenting teens (Kathy Smith)
    • Grand–parenting (Linda Mathias)
    • Marriage (Carol Curtis)
    • Spiritual Growth (Deborah Shepherd)
    • Verse Memorization (Lorraine Maksoudian)
    • Working women (Annie Schmidt)
    • Comfort in Suffering/ Enduring Trials (Bonnie Johnson)
    • Making your House a Home (Debbie Johnston)
    • Worry Vs Trust (Sue)
    • Young Professionals (Lisa Lewis)
    • Caring for Elderly Parents (Kathy Kiel) 

    We won’t solve any great mysteries by chatting over chocolate with new and old friends, but relationships will begin. And that’s what matters. That and pie. And S’mores.



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