What Shall We Bake Today?

Today’s entry, in honor of Chocolate Cake Day, is German Chocolate Cake.  It’s a recipe I’ve won many awards for in high school. 

German Chocolate Cake

For the Cake:

4 oz German sweet chocolate (I use Bakers)
1/2 cup boiling water
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 egg yolks
4 egg whites; stiffly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350*.  Line the bottom of 3-9inch round baking pans with waxed paper.  Spray sides with Baker’s Joy. 

Put chocolate in a bowl and pour boiling water over it to melt.  Set aside to cool slightly.  In another large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy, add egg yolks one at a time.  Mix in vanilla, and chocolate. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk. Fold in egg whites. Pour into 3 pans.   Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Frost tops with Coconut Pecan Frosting, leaving sides unfrosted.

Coconut Pecan Frosting

1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Combine all except coconut and pecans in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about 12 minutes. When mixture thickens, remove from heat. Stir in coconut and
pecans. Cool until spreadable.

This is extremely delicious but can be a pain in the butt to make.  I no longer use this recipe…I opt for a simpler choice:

(Pat’s TIP: Use 2 cans of frosting—it’s the BEST part!)

160 thoughts on “What Shall We Bake Today?

    1. Odd….you can hear Piglosi groaning on the floor and they saw the guy attack him with the hammer, yet I didn’t hear any call for medics? Unless that’s what Code 3 means…..nope, nothing about medical.

      “Code 3, in most cases, is a response in which police officers are recommended or required to use their lights AND sirens. Also, here’s some other codes:

      Code 1: A response that needs neither lights nor sirens.
      Code 2: A response that is moderately fast, typically with lights/sirens being used in intersections or busy places.
      Code 3: A response that is fast and using lights and sirens.”

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      1. The very beginning is VERY revealing – all smiles, Piglosi has a mixed drink in one hand, and is holding the guy’s wrist that’s holding the hammer. He starts to pull away and Piglosi tries to stop him, saying “Come on, don’t” or something like that. After a few seconds of pulling back and forth, he turns and swings the hammer at Piglosi, hitting him in the head – he fell and they tackled the guy on top of him. The video ends with the guy still partially on top of Piglosi and them trying to capture his hands. “Give me your fucking hand! Give me your fucking hand!”

        There ya’ go in a nutshell – don’t waste your time. I do want to know what he meant by “I definitely don’t want ‘olive’ here” twice at the beginning…..is that police-speak or someone’s name? Curious…..

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        1. lots of distractions coming fast and furious…
          don’t look at the document scandal or the pfizer scandal or that damar is awol in pictures…
          LOOK at this scandal…

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  2. G-Pol
    January 27, 2023 12:22 pm

    DeSantis is a rino fraud:

    Exhibit A:
    Bill he signed blocks families’ ability to sue healthcare providers over C19 related injuries/deaths if they followed CDC guidelines (ventilators). Allows hospitals to enforce CDC protocols with liability protection.https://t.co/IFc9msFIBQ

    — Yoshi The Patriot (@rinohuntah1776) December 19, 2022

    The Boss
    The Boss
    January 27, 2023 12:49 pm
    Reply to G-Pol

    That law will probably will be found unconstitutional as it prevents citizens from seeking redress through the courts. That’s why Big Tobacco’s agreements with the states allow individuals the right to sue for damages. If the agreements precluded that right, they would likely have been ruled unconstitutional. Would love to see RDS take that loss.

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    1. “Move Over, Jayson Blair: Meet Hamilton 68, the New King of Media Fraud — The Twitter Files reveal that one of the most common news sources of the Trump era was a scam, making ordinary American political conversations look like Russian spywork”
      Matt Taibbi
      34 min ago

      (Former FBI counterintelligence agent and “disinformation” expert Clint Watts, the spokesman for Hamilton)
      Ambitious media frauds Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair crippled the reputations of the New Republic and New York Times, respectively, by slipping years of invented news stories into their pages. Thanks to the Twitter Files, we can welcome a new member to their infamous club: Hamilton 68.

      If one goes by volume alone, this oft-cited neoliberal think-tank that spawned hundreds of fraudulent headlines and TV news segments may go down as the single greatest case of media fabulism in American history. Virtually every major news organization in America is implicated, including NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times and the Washington Post. Mother Jones alone did at least 14 stories pegged to the group’s “research.” Even fact-checking sites like Politifact and Snopes cited Hamilton 68 as sources.

      Hamilton 68 was and is a computerized “dashboard” designed to be used by reporters and academics to measure “Russian disinformation”. It was the brainchild of former FBI agent (and current MSNBC “disinformation expert”) Clint Watts, and backed by the German Marshall Fund and the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan think-tank. The latter’s advisory panel includes former acting CIA chief Michael Morell, former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, former Hillary for America chair John Podesta, and onetime Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol.
      (Tweet above)

      The Twitter Files expose Hamilton 68 as a sham:”

      You can only continue reading w/a paid subscription, which isn’t necessary to get the idea.

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  3. 25 states sue ultra maggot’s admin to halt new rule allowing pension funds to use esg in decision making…risking trillions of $$
    FIRST ON FOX: A group of 25 states on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration, arguing a recent rule allowing retirement plan managers to factor environmental and social issues into investment decisions violated the law.

    The lawsuit — led by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes and joined by 24 other states including Louisiana, Texas and Virginia — challenges a Department of Labor (DOL) rule unveiled in November and which is set to go into effect on Jan. 30. The rule would open the door for fiduciaries to factor so-called environment, social and governance (ESG) considerations into Americans’ retirement accounts, an action the states argued could significantly harm the financial interests of customers.

    “The Biden administration is promoting its climate change agenda by putting everyday people’s retirement money at risk,” Reyes told FOX Business in a statement. “Americans are already suffering from the current economic downturn.”

    “Permitting asset managers to direct hard-working Americans’ money to ESG investments puts trillions of dollars of retirement savings at risk in exchange for someone else’s political agenda,” he continued. “We are acting with urgency on this case because this illegal rule is set to take effect next week. It must be stopped.”



    1. In addition to Utah, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming all joined the lawsuit against the administration.

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  4. I’m a little behind but a short while ago, Fox showed an exterior video of Pape approaching the house with a back-pack, placing it on the ground and picking something up, then kicking, beating and breaking the glass in the door, then sliding thru the opening.

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  5. OK, I’m yelling again….fucking Fox News, soft-peddling and LYING!!!! One of their bimbos (I think it’s Emily Compagno) talking about “….the speed with which DePape got into the home – picture if Pelosi had woken up….”

    YOU STUPID COW!!! You JUST watched the video that SHOWED Piglosi wide awake and smiling, with a drink in his hand!!!!!

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  6. “Lucky Charms Unveils New Ukrainian Flag Marshmallow”
    U.S. · Jan 27, 2023 · BabylonBee.com

    “GOLDEN VALLEY, MN — Move aside, purple horseshoes! General Mills announced today an exciting new addition to their Lucky Charms marshmallow lineup: Ukraine Flag charms, available for a limited time only.

    “All the proceeds from this special edition of Lucky Charms go to Ukraine, much like your taxes,” said General Mills CEO Jeff Harmening. “Now, with every bite of the delicious, nutritious Lucky Charms cereal, you’re getting yourself ready for the day – and you’re energizing the brave soldiers of Ukraine to go punch Putin in the face.”

    “Take a bite out of Putin!”

    In a new commercial for the special edition of Lucky Charms, Lucky the Leprechaun is replaced by a cartoon version of Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who follows a rainbow to find a magical pot full of new Abrams tanks, missile launchers, and anti-air batteries. “They’re magically destructive! Yipee! Mamma mia! Wait, what ethnicity was I supposed to be again?” he says happily as he rides along the rainbow. “Wheeeeeee!!!”

    The cereal company also reminded customers that supporting Ukraine “is part of a balanced breakfast, just like sugar, corn starch, modified corn starch, corn syrup, trisodium phosphate, and red 40.”

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  7. “In Hilarious Prank, God Makes 1 Out Of Every 20 Pistachios Taste Like Flaming Rotten Garbage”
    THEOLOGY · Jan 27, 2023 · BabylonBee.com

    “CLAREMONT, CA — Theologians at the Claremont School of Theology put forward additional evidence that God has a sense of humor by pointing out that 1 out of every 20 pistachios tastes like flaming hot garbage.

    “The joke is that anyone who enjoys pistachios is always guaranteed to encounter a couple of pistachios that make them want to throw up,” explained Dr. Lyle Barry, the faculty’s chief Calvinist. “They’re sitting on the couch, enjoying their snack — and then bam! They are instantly repulsed by the very thing they were enjoying.”


    According to sources, “The Pistachio Joke” also serves as evidence for intelligent design. Experts say that — without fail — every twentieth pistachio tastes like a dead mouse, which can only mean that God’s divine hand is on the pistachio industry.

    At publishing time, atheists have suggested a loving God would never make a bad pistachio.”

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  8. “U.S. Tanks In Ukraine Already Destroyed After Being Easily Recognized By Their Rainbow Camouflage”
    BUZZING · Jan 27, 2023 · BabylonBee.com

    “UKRAINE — Mere hours after deploying 31 brand new U.S. M1 Abrams tanks, sources are now reporting all 31 of them have been destroyed by the Russians. Experts are attributing this to the fact that each of the 31 tanks featured rainbow camouflage that was easily visible to the enemy Russians.

    “These tanks are state of the art, boasting the latest and greatest in firepower, mobility, and of course LGBTQ-affirming camouflage,” said Biden’s Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. “The fact the Russians would dare fire upon our rainbow-printed tanks shows how hateful, bigoted and on the wrong side of history these Russians truly are.”

    According to sources, it was a beautiful moment in Ukraine as the people cheered on the newly deployed Abrams tanks as they made their way down the streets of Kyiv. Unfortunately, this touching moment was cut short as the tanks rounded the street corner and were effortlessly, and easily targeted by Russian tanks in seconds.

    Lloyd Austin responded in a statement: “The American military will learn from these mistakes made, and I personally promise to do everything in my power to make our fighting forces even more progressive. We now know that if we are going to stop the Russians, our tanks need to be more diverse, more equitable, and operated by non-binary, trans persons of color.”

    At publishing time, President Joe Biden stated that he was “putting boots on the ground”, and that it was okay and not an escalation of war as long as the boots were rainbow-colored.”

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  9. “SWING and a MISS: Shoddy Forensics Causes Gateway Pundit to Embarrass Itself and Defame Marco Polo with Attempted Smear Tactics — An article eviscerating shoddy forensic analysis and reporting by The Gateway Pundit that targets and defames Garrett Ziegler and Marco Polo”

    Political Moonshine
    12 min ago

    EXCERPT: “What is The Gateway Pundit doing? Given that no person or group has unpacked the Biden Family Laptop with such precision, accuracy and granular detail than former Trump White House advisor Garrett Ziegler and his Marco Polo organization, why is it that TGP is just now beginning to give coverage to Marco Polo and why did TGP follow-up on that coverage in an egregious and embarrassing attempt to smear Marco Polo? What caused the embarrassment for TGP resulting in defamation against MP and Ziegler? It appears to be nothing more than shoddy forensics.

    In apparent erroneous fashion, why would TGP attempt to discredit the entirety of Maro Polo’s authoritative and definitive report on the laptop as resting on a single timestamp in a single email? Is this all made worse if TGP got it wrong? Hell yes it is.

    What’s really going on, here? Let me tell you. As a top-12 publication for conservative readers, The Gateway Pundit is actively engaged in smear tactics to marginalize Marco Polo and its laptop report in the eyes of conservative readers. Why? It’s because TGP appears to be an influenced operation subject to a degree of control by the intelligence community. Who is Larry Johnson? Once CIA, always CIA. That’s Larry Johnson and that’s The Gateway Pundit.
    Here’s is today’s smear piece from The Gateway Pundit for your independent consumption: Why Is the Marco Polo Group Editing Documents Found on Hunter Biden’s Laptop?

    In it, author and TGP founder Joe Hoft says this,

    ‘The Marco Polo Group is changing documents they claim to be from Hunter Biden’s laptop. The documents might have originally been from the laptop, but the Marco Polo Group is editing them and now they are useless because they’ve been edited. […] The Marco Polo document cannot be used in a court of law because of this discrepancy alone.’ Joe Hoft, The Gateway Pundit

    That last line provides the answer for “why.” When you come to understand that the intelligence community routinely launders fraudulent intelligence through the mainstream media so that it can be circled back to, leveraged and cited as contextual backdrop to establish a false narrative on important matters, it’s easy to see what The Gateway Pundit is trying to accomplish here.”


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    1. “That The Gateway Pundit got its forensic assessment wrong tells you everything you need to know. That The Gateway Pundit doubled-down on that egregiously errant forensic assessment to defame Garrett Ziegler and Marco Polo; and to marginalize Marco Polo’s report, is what is most important here.

      It’s important because it evidences how The Gateway Pundit has an agenda where at worst, it’s not the truth; and at best, it’s only grains of the truth overlaid by lies. Underlying that agenda is an intelligence community operation to control conservative content and The Gateway Pundit’s own actions and history evidences its complicit in it.

      The Gateway Pundit is functioning according to smear tactics and it’s clearly targeting the most accurate, factual, damaging, definitive and authoritative body of evidence standing to further unravel a Biden Administration that is being removed by the intelligence community [1 2 3 4 5]. Contextually, this makes the efforts of The Gateway Pundit appear to be pretext for the control of unavoidable circumstances to the extent the damages are being mitigated for the Biden family to reduce its culpability. In order to do that, the laptop must be put to rest since “Russian disinformation” alleged by the same intelligence community didn’t work the first time. In order to put the laptop to rest, Marco Polo and Garrett Ziegler must be put to rest.

      Now you know why The Gateway Pundit smeared and defamed Garrett Ziegler and Marco Polo.

      Perhaps the tables deserve to be turned and it should be that none of The Gateway Pundit’s work should ever be considered credible and reliable again. Turnabout is fair play and The Gateway Pundit just got turned on its head for abjectly bad and reckless forensics compounded by purposeful defamation.”


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  10. “Berenson v. Biden is coming…James Lawrence just sent me the first draft. It’s delicious.”

    Alex Berenson
    21 min ago

    Entire Article: “Get those lawyers on speed dial, boyos. And don’t forget: you remain officially on notice to preserve all those pesky emails and texts and Slack chats about your conspiracy to violate my free speech…

    I thought beating Twitter’s motion to dismiss was fun. But this? This is going to be next level.

    And, hey – if you believe in this lawsuit, this is a great time to join the Unreported Truths gang…”

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      1. Unfortunately, the reality is that we do need them but STRICTLY for defense, NOT creating new weapons/levels of evil. As with everything, from our Constitution on, the fly in the ointment is…..who can be trusted to oversee it and strictly enforce it???? THAT, my friends, is the question! The Founders expected it to be The People…..

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    1. bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎MEGA MAGA GAME ON😎
      bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎MEGA MAGA GAME ON😎(@bflyjesusgrl)Online
      Reply to pgroup2
      January 27, 2023 15:34

      Jack Posobiec https://truthsocial.com/packs/emoji/1f1fa-1f1f8.svg


      People have begun deleting their WinRed accounts after news of Ronna McDaniel being re-elected by the RNC members

      Jan 27, 2023, 2:28 PM

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  11. so they bought nursing degrees but won’t be criminally charged???????
    entire article
    MIAMI — Federal authorities in Florida have charged 25 people with participating in a wire fraud scheme that created an illegal shortcut for aspiring nurses to get licensed and find employment.

    Recently unsealed federal grand jury indictments allege the defendants took part in a scam that sold more than 7,600 fraudulent nursing degree diplomas from three Florida-based nursing schools, federal officials said during a news conference in Miami on Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutors said the scheme also involved transcripts from the nursing schools for people seeking licenses and jobs as registered nurses and licensed practical/vocational nurses. The defendants each face up to 20 years in prison.

    “Not only is this a public safety concern, it also tarnishes the reputation of nurses who actually complete the demanding clinical and course work required to obtain their professional licenses and employment,” said U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida Markenzy Lapointe.

    The fake diplomas and transcripts qualified those who purchased them to sit for the national nursing board exam. If they passed, they were able to obtain licenses and jobs in various states, prosecutors said.

    The schools involved — Siena College, Palm Beach School of Nursing and Sacred Heart International Institute — are now closed.

    Some of those who purchased degrees were from South Florida’s Haitian-American community, including some with legitimate LPN licenses who wanted to become registered nurses, the Miami Herald reported.

    “Health care fraud is nothing new to South Florida, as many scammers see this as a way to earn easy, though illegal, money,” acting Special Agent in Charge Chad Yarbrough said Wednesday.
    Short-staffed and COVID-battered, U.S. hospitals are hiring more foreign nurses
    Shots – Health News
    Short-staffed and COVID-battered, U.S. hospitals are hiring more foreign nurses

    He said it’s particularly disturbing that more than 7,600 people around the country obtained fake credentials and were potentially in critical health care roles treating patients.

    The selling and purchasing of nursing diplomas and transcripts to “willing but unqualified individuals” is a crime that “potentially endangers the health and safety of patients and insults the honorable profession of nursing,” said Special Agent in Charge Omar Pérez Aybar. Pérez said investigators have not found, however, that any of the nurses caused harm to patients.

    The students paid a total of $114 million for the fake degrees between 2016 and 2021, the newspaper reported. About 2,400 of the 7,600 students eventually passed their licensing exams — mainly in New York, federal officials said. Nurses certified in New York are allowed to practice in Florida and many other states.

    Many of those people may lose their certification but likely won’t be criminally charged, federal officials said.


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  12. [NF: He’s got some really good links in this one, IMO]

    VAX_DANGER (2023-01-27) Fri [killJAB]
    RI school funding traffickers. HHS turns on Fauci. Georgia – Antifa state of emergency. 1 in every 750 dies? “Never Again Is Now Global” – 5 part series starts Monday. Southwest Pilots 6x deaths.

    Super Spreader
    2 min ago
    Friday, January 27, 2023 (14:31:06)
    [tg-web] [tg-app]
    Links I find Interesting.

    Jaw Dropping – Rhode Island High School Soliciting Funds to Illegally Pay “Coyote” Who Trafficked Student to U.S. – The Last Refuge


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  13. I am adding a short daily prayer to the board. I would invite each of you, if you wish, to also add one or maybe two of your own liking. I do not want to stifle anyone but please limit yourself to one or two religious postings. here’s one I found that I liked.


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