Sunday, June 21, 2009

Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb Pie. We love rhubarb pie. Rhubarb is very hard to find out here in Texas and has a very short season. This is our first and only rhubarb pie and we were so grateful to Dotsy for bringing the rhubarb from Dallas. Rhubarb pie makes me want to sing!

Here is what's left after a Father's Day cookout with Dotsy, Troy and Peaches. I guess Cliff and I will have to eat the rest.

Rhubarb grew wild along the railroad tracks where Cliff lived in Wisconsin, and it grew in the north Georgia mountains where Dad was from.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Birthday Cake

Chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache, from Ina Garten who got it from Devon Fredricks. The recipe calls for a 16 ounce can of Hershey's Chocolate Syrup. In that 16 ounce can there are 1 and 3/4 cup of syrup.

Susie's Birthday

We celebrated Susie's birthday last night with pizza, wine and chocolate cake! Dotsy is now the official pizza dough roller. Perfect circle, and nice and thin. Susie was born in Hinsdale, Illinois in 1973. Again, Peaches made the trip to help out.
Susie is the official ingredient chopper and pizza fixer. I bet she didn't know she was going to have to work so hard on her birthday! We also learned that only mozzarella is used on pizzas in Italy.
The men were in the living room saying where's my pizza? Well, the cooks had to sample it first.........

Friday, June 12, 2009


Cliff grew up in Port Washington, Wisconsin on Lake Michigan. This is a picture of Cliff getting ready for his first communion.
This is a picture of Cliff's Mother's family. Hans and Mary Glieber immigrated to America from Austria sometime in the early 1900's and settled in Milwaukee where they owned a restaurant. Later, the Gliebers moved to Port Washington, where their children were born. This picture is of Hans and Mary Glieber and their children. Leona, Cliff's Mom, has a twin sister Loretta and they are in the center, second row. Marian is the baby, Annie is on the left next to Hans, and Eleanor on the right. There was a brother Frank who died when he was 12.
This is a picture of Leona and Loretta's first communion, taken about 1925. Cliff' mom, Leona, grew up in Port, married there, and her three sons were born there. Later, the family moved to Knellsville, just outside of Port Washington.