Some cosmetic changes in preparation for larger site changes in the works.
Well then, to go with the shoes you might wish to consider making Marilyn's Black Garter Belt Pie
Joined: Dec 9, 2005
Posted to Thread #5906 at 1:14 am on Mar 1, 2007
"Black Garter Belt" Pie Recipe
This recipe came from a old friend who shall remain nameless to protect the innocent (she not being one of them). It was her "Secret Weapon" and ("Are we alone here?...it's just us girls, right?? 'cause this is warfare stuff, and if it gets into the wrong hands, I can't be held responsible for the outcome.")
Anyway, according to my source, this pie is "The One and True Secret" to seducing ANY man! Well...that--and wearing a black garter belt when you serve it.
She was right.
(Of course, I've noticed you could serve styrofoam peanuts in a bath of heavyweight 10-40 motor oil while wearing a garter belt-- regardless of the color--and they would love it).
"Black Garter Belt" Pie, formerly known as the dessert "Grammy's Pear Pie".
1/2 C unsalted butter, soft
1/3 C sugar
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
3/4 C flour
2/3 C chopped pecans.
Cream the butter, sugar & vanilla till light and fluffy. Add the flour and the nuts. The dough will be incredibly soft and you will start to panic--thinking you need to add more flour. DON'T DO IT! Get out an 8" pie pan, scoop the dough in, spreading it as best you can while standing around in a garter belt. Now, pour some extra flour in another bowl, dip your fingers in it and pat the dough into a shape somewhat resembling a pie crust. That's it...up the sides and flatten the bottom. Stop licking your fingers! Yes, I know it's incredibly good...but you are on a mission here, girl..there's a man out there waiting to be seduced. PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER!
8 oz. full-fat vanilla yogurt (no Fat-Free stuff allowed here)
8 oz. regular cream cheese, room temp (see note above)
1/3 C sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind (fresh or forget it).
Now you have a few options on the filling. The one listed above will give you a thin cheesecake-like, creamy, dense filling. It's great and the one most people like. But I just made it again (san garter belt) for a
comparison taste test at work and used 8 oz. of Mascapone cheese (God's answer to "How can we put EVEN MORE FAT into this recipe?") rather than good 'ol Philadelphia cream cheese.
The taste was lighter, fluffier, sweeter, with less tang. In the taste test, some described this as "boring, but good"..("they" being forced to give an opinion of some sort if they ever hoped to get any food from me
again). You can try either one. But bear in mind the mascapone is 4 times more expensive than cream cheese ($1.19 versus $4.29)!!
Drain 1 can of pear slices and trim off the nasty core area. Slice each slice into a few thin slices and lay them in a decorative, but assertive pattern on the top of the filling.
NOTE: if you prefer to use fresh pears, you'll need to poach them first. They need to be soft for this recipe.
Grate some fresh nutmeg on the top.
Grate some fresh nutmeg on the top.
Grate some fresh nutmeg on the top.
Now, lift your right hand and repeat after me:
"I, [your name], do hereby, upon threat of eating SPAM for the rest of my long and pitiful life, promise to use FRESH nutmeg on this pie and not that dried stuff that has been sitting in the closet since Aunt Beulia died in 1968 and left me all her eggnog supplies."
"If I do not have any FRESH nutmeg, I WILL make that extra trip to the store and I WILL fork over the ludicrous amount of money they want for a few little, stinking nuts that were laying around on the ground not too long ago....
or--I WILL FORFEIT the right to make this pie."
Bake at 350 degrees for:
50 minutes: Mascapone cheese
60 minutes or thereabouts: Cream cheese
Watch the crust..it has a tempermental personality and likes to burn every now and then.
Serve chilled with a light, fruity wine....and the pie should be cold too.
(Now that I've tantalized you, realize this is just a pie...it's good...most people like it...some hate it--that's life in a nutmeg shell.)
PS: of course, you can always follow this with an appertif of "Knock You Naked" Brownies....
Source: Marilyn in FL
Other messages in this thread:
- 5906. any ideas for finger food for a movie night? I'm just drawing a blank :-0 - Randi - 8:43pm on 02/27/07 (48)
- The gougere up at 5899 are good to pop in the mouth. I add chopped green onion and chopped pickled - AngAk - 8:58pm on 02/27/07
- This cashew macadamia crunch posted by MariaD would be tasty with popcorn. [NT] [LINK] - AngAk - 9:01pm on 02/27/07
- the gougere did catch my eye. I figured popcorn wouldn't be a good idea, - Randi - 9:20pm on 02/27/07
- how about spiced nuts made with egg white instead of butter? or a rice cracker mix. [NT] - AngAk - 9:24pm on 02/27/07
- These mini corn dogs posted by orchid might be OK, but they do have 1c flour. [LINK] - AngAk - 9:55pm on 02/27/07
- thanks Ang, but pastry is the problem. I just had a change in the suppliments - Randi - 10:43pm on 02/27/07
- mini quiches, brie-stuffed cherry tomatoes, stuff celery (recipe...) - cheezz - 9:27pm on 02/27/07
- oh, I have a sweet spiced nut recipe made with egg white if interested. [NT] - cheezz - 9:29pm on 02/27/07
- Or, how about a SUPER caramel popcorn? [NT] - cheezz - 9:29pm on 02/27/07
- I love the celery recipe cheezz, thanks :-) can't do the sugar on the popcorn but I do love it. [NT] - Randi - 10:45pm on 02/27/07
- Rec: Balsamic Roasted Pearl Onions and Cheese. These are delicious>>> - orchid - 9:30pm on 02/27/07
- I'm always making little munchies and the other night I made Ham & Asparagus roll-ups>>> - orchid - 10:12pm on 02/27/07
- Rec: Stuffed Cucumber Slices...I'm on a veggy roll aren't I? These are a favorite>>> - orchid - 10:23pm on 02/27/07
- can you use those little, frozen pearl onions for this? sounds easy and yummy :-) - Randi - 10:46pm on 02/27/07
- I just bought some of those frozen ones about 6 months ago and Blagh!>>> - orchid - 11:07pm on 02/27/07
- LOL - nope, I haven't used those little frozen guys in years and I may have a hard - Randi - 11:28pm on 02/27/07
- The markets here have them in the produce section in little bags along with>>> - orchid - 11:45pm on 02/27/07
- Frozen pearl onions. I have to get across the border to shop. [NT] - Marg CDN - 1:38am on 02/28/07
- why? Orchid would be happy to mail you hers..... "-)))) [NT] - Randi - 1:50am on 02/28/07
- LOL...send me your address Marg and they're yours! Can you tell I'm a>>> - orchid - 2:12am on 02/28/07
- The gougeres would be good. No mess. How about the smoked salmon and brie stuffed wonton wrappers? - Marg CDN - 9:43pm on 02/27/07
- is the smoked salmon recipe posted somewhere here? I'd love to take a look at that one. - Randi - 10:50pm on 02/27/07
- REC: Won Ton BAskets - Marg CDN - 1:41am on 02/28/07
- thanks Marg. maybe it was one of Peggy's? I thought I had a link to her website but - Randi - 8:08pm on 02/28/07
- Here's Peggy's beautiful, fantastic, brilliant website. My favorite! [NT] [LINK] - orchid - 9:01pm on 02/28/07
- thank you darlin :-) [NT] - Randi - 11:37pm on 02/28/07
- You might like the latke w/smoked salmon I made Sunday.... [LINK] - Music City Missy - 10:54pm on 02/27/07
- Oh - another but not exactly finger food - need fork... - Music City Missy - 10:56pm on 02/27/07
- forks may be doable Missy, it's just going to be four of us since my other - Randi - 11:05pm on 02/27/07
- I searched for some shrimp recipes with skewers and found some old posts with great looking - Randi - 12:16am on 02/28/07
- Oh, Oh, Oh Randi (jumping up and down) the last one, the shrimp with>>> - orchid - 12:42am on 02/28/07
- Ooooh, Randi, did you see these grilled shrimp skewers? One of my faves. [NT] [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 1:12am on 02/28/07
- I'm getting skewers tomorrow :-) [NT] - Randi - 7:50pm on 02/28/07
- What about stuffed mushrooms. Here's one I like. Rec: Sausage-stuffed Mushrooms [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 2:21am on 02/28/07
- Cheese and crackers, finger sandwiches, tortilla roll ups, large pretzels w/mustard or melted cheese [NT] - diannecerkvenik64 - 3:05am on 02/28/07
- REC: Roasted Asparagus with Smoked Salmon [LINK] - Barbara in VA - 1:11pm on 02/28/07
- Here are some T&T for you: REC: Scotch Eggs, Mex Shrimp Cocktail, Ground Turkey in Lettuce Cups... - Dawn_MO - 6:12pm on 02/28/07
- wow guys, what a collection of great sounding recipes, thank you! I - Randi - 7:45pm on 02/28/07
- oh, and the movie, if you have never seen this rent it. it's soooo funny that you'll [LINK] - Randi - 7:48pm on 02/28/07
- maybe skewer some fruit or pickles with those "sword" type picks to go with the movie. - AngAk - 8:31pm on 02/28/07
- Rec: Jalapeno Cheese Squares...Like this on Ang? These are delicious! - orchid - 9:12pm on 02/28/07
- Yes, thanks orchid. It's so good for lo-carb and no wheat diets. [NT] - AngAk - 11:25pm on 02/28/07
- OH! Kinky Boots is a great one, too!! [NT] - cheezz - 11:00pm on 02/28/07
- I just googled it and will have to rent it. FYI - the side bar on google had a site - Randi - 11:36pm on 02/28/07
- Well then, to go with the shoes you might wish to consider making Marilyn's Black Garter Belt Pie - Pat-NoCal - 1:14am on 03/01/07
- wouldn't my husband love that recipe! ROTF I remember the post, Mar is a hoot! [NT] - Randi - 6:22pm on 03/01/07
- Flour tortilla, smear cream cheese on edge of one half, layer in your favorites- - cheezz - 11:01pm on 02/28/07
- Here's another tortilla roll-up idea: Tortilla Basil Pinwheels... - Meryl - 11:05pm on 02/28/07