As you might guess by her furry friends' names, Adora has a weakness for sweets.
The very first thing Adora ever learned to bake was a Snickerdoodle in Mrs. Nix's Seventh Grade Home Economics Class. The class had spent the first two weeks of class at the sewing machines, learning to fill a bobbin and making aprons out of gingham. They then advanced to the row of shiny ovens and learned the finer points of sifting, measuring, and mixing.
Fifty years later, her love for baking has not waned. She still has recipes from her Home Ec class, written in a careful scrawl on now-yellowed index cards. Here is a favorite and a classic:
Gold Rush Brownies
2 C. graham cracker crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
1/2 C. pecans or walnuts, chopped
Mix all ingredients together. Spread in a lightly prepared 11 x 7 x 1 1/2-in. pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 min. Cut into squares while still slightly warm.
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