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“S.O.P.A and P.I.P.A are the enemies of the free internet. Do not allow governmental chaperoning.” Design is based on the “Laughing Man Symbol” designed by Paul Nicholson for Ghost in the Shell.

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I just whipped this up a little while ago. I felt it was semi-appropriate—I mean, it is food.

White Chocolate Bread Pudding


2 cups whole milk

1 cup granulated sugar

1-3/4 quarts heavy cream

1-1/4 lbs. white chocolate, chopped

4 eggs

14 egg yolks

1 loaf day old French bread, cut into 1 inch slices


Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat milk, sugar and all but 1/2 cup cream in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until the mixture just begins to bubble around the edges. Do not boil. 

Remove from heat. Stir in 10 ounces white chocolate until melted. Let cool 10 minutes. Lightly beat whole eggs and egg yolks in a bowl. Beat cream mixture into eggs in a slow and steady stream.

Arrange half the bread slices in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour half the egg mixture over bread. Press bread with the back of a spoon until soggy. Pour in remaining egg mixture. Cover pan with foil and bake 1 hour. Remove foil and bake another 30 minutes, until pudding is set and golden. Meanwhile, bring remaining cream to just a boil in a heavy saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in remaining white chocolate until completely melted. Serve over bread pudding.

*calories 763, fat 57.3g

How I feel after coming home from snack shopping..

Coconut Cookie Bars


1/2 cup unsalted butter

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

1-2/3 cups sweetened condensed milk

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup coconut


Preheat coven to 350. Place butter in 9x9 pan and inside the oven to melt. Remove from oven and spread butter evenly throughout the pan. Sprinkle down graham crackers and press down firmly to create a crust. Sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Then pour condensed milk over the chips; sprinkle on nuts and coconut. Bake for 15 minutes or until coconut is golden brown. Cool, cut, and serve.

Dad’s Apple Dumplings


1 recipe pastry for double-crust pie

6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 cups water

2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch pan.

On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a large rectangle, about 24 by 16

inches. Cut into 6 square pieces. Place an apple on each pastry square with

the cored opening facing upward. Cut butter into 8 pieces. Place 1 piece of

butter in the opening of each apple; reserve remaining butter for sauce.

Divide brown sugar between apples, poking some inside each cored opening

and the rest around the base of each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg

over the apples. With slightly wet fingertips, bring one corner of pastry

square up to the top of the apple, then bring the opposite corner to the top

and press together. Bring up the two remaining corners, and seal. Slightly

pinch the dough at the sides to completely seal in the apple. Repeat with the

remaining apples. Place in prepared baking dish.

In a saucepan, combine water, white sugar, vanilla extract and reserved

butter. Place over medium heat, and bring to a boil in a large saucepan. Boil

for 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Carefully pour over dumplings.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Place each apple dumpling in

a dessert bowl, and spoon some sauce over the top.

Mom’s Sweet Potato Pie


(1 pound) sweet potato

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.

Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools.