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I found these two recipes buried deep in newspaper columns – a wonderful surprise and beautiful treasure after reading about warm family memories, adventurous anecdotes and fun fishing reveries. These delightful dishes will definitely be featured again at our table and even perhaps in future family stories.


4 to 6 fish filets

1/3 cup mayonnaise

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon old bay seasoning

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 cup bread crumbs

Heat oven to 400F. Place filets in a lightly greased 9-by-13 baking pan. In a bowl, combine mayonnaise, butter, onion, parmesan cheese, lemon juice and seasonings. Spread sauce evenly over fish filets. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of the fish.

Bake for 15 minutes. To finish cooking, turn on broiler for two or three minutes until fish is golden brown.


Recipe adapted from The Flip Side, Flip Putthoff



(I halved this recipe)

You take 2 pie crusts, unroll them. Mix about 3 tablespoons cocoa powder with roughly 10 heaping tablespoons of sugar in a bowl. Spread mixture equally onto each pie crust, leaving about a 1/2-inch perimeter. Drizzle a half-stick of melted butter over the mixtures, and carefully roll crusts back up into a log shape – not making too tight a roll. Lightly press ends and edges to seal. Place on a baking sheet, and bake at 400F for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool before slicing.


Recipe adapted from My Roots Are Showing, Lisa Kelley