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My Grandma is one of my most inspirational people in my life.
We have a close bond that neither time nor distance can erase.
When I was six years old, my family moved to Texas from Iowa.
I missed her so much. She had been so close when we
lived up there. We had countless tea parties, with real
china dishes, (very exciting for a five year old).
If I was lucky, we even had some of her homemade chocolate
After moving, we were sure to visit at least twice a year.
Every Christmas and summer we made the 12-hour trip to see all
of our family. It was wonderful to pull up in the
driveway knowing she was inside waiting for me. And, at
each dinner, we were sure to have at least 3-4 different kinds
of pies. They were all delicious, but to this day,
everyone still agrees her chocolate pie is the best.
Twenty years later, she and I talk or write often, but it gets
harder and harder to go up for a visit. But, each time
I’m lucky enough to go, I know she’ll be there standing at
the door with big hugs and a chocolate pie just waiting to be
Prugh’s Chocolate Pie
by Tricia Draper
1 sm. box Vanilla Instant Pudding
1 sm. box Chocolate Instant Pudding
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup milk
3 cups Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate Hershey Bar
In medium bowl, mix puddings, vanilla, milk, and ice cream.
Beat on low with mixer. Pour into baked or Graham
cracker pie crust. Cover with Cool Whip, and top with
Draper, author, editor, and freelance journalist, lives in
Decatur, TX with her husband and young son. Her books
include: Angels Among Us, (PageFree, 2003), The Writersville
Charity Cookbook (PageFree, 2003), and (Bobbby Bear Learns to
be a Cowboy, (PageFree, 2004). Please visit her site at:
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