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Molten Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cake.

This was Alleia's 13th birthday treat -- a keeper for sure!

We had these while visiting some friends in Minneapolis and they were really good.

From an advertisement in the November 2009 issue of Homemaker's magazine. I've had several people ask for this recipe one of whom is Elbert.  Here is the recipe. This recipe fits in an 8 inch square pan.  I like to double the recipe and then bake it in a glass 10X13 inch pan.

This recipe is adapted from a collection of Christmas recipes I looked through in December. It makes cookies that taste a lot like peppermint brownies. We all like them a lot.

Yet more advice from a fellow dumpster diver on how to use up all those bananas. She says: "found online..this tastes good with strawberries and sugar on top."

Best Ever Muffins

These muffins have been made often by our family.  The recipe is from the early 1970's when I was new here and we made a Calvinette cookbook.  We like them, and over the years we have come up with some variations.

Kay Bakker brought this recipe to us from a visit in British Columbia.

Heat to boiling,,,

Going through our bar recipe files makes me hungry for some of the "old standbys" which we haven’t used for some time.  Here is one that easily makes a big batch (it makes two 9x13 pans).

A real favorite at our house.  They are similar to a recipe on p. 46 of the Western Christian High cookbook.  It is one tidbit of information that has remained in my head from my high school days (1962-66)!

I made this recipe back in my days at 1311 Second Avenue.  It was one of the experiments- and was written out.  Darla found it not too long ago.

For the base:
Melt in microwave:

1/2 cup margarine or butter


5 Tbsp. white sugar
5 Tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1 beaten egg

Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, until blended and slightly thickened.  Stir in:

2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped or ground walnuts or pecans

Press into a greased 9x13 pan. Cool.
For the icing:
Cream together:

Heat and stir until blended:

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup cocoa

Add and mix well:

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp. vanilla

Add, mix well, and press into greased 9x13 pan:

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

Combine the following, beat until smooth, and spread over the crust:

1/2 cup margarine
1/3 cup Creme De Menthe
3 cups powdered sugar

Melt the following together and spread over Menthe layer:

I guess the chocolate chips are what gave this recipe its name.  Our recipe came from Gert.

I got this recipe from my roommate from Arizona.