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Brown Sugar Pie

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: S. N. 
  To: phaedrus 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 4:27 AM
  Subject: Brown Sugar Pie

  Many years ago while attending school in the Blue Ridge Mountains 
  I ate Brown Sugar Pie. I have looked for this recipe for years. 
  Can you get it for me?

Hi S.N.

Well, there are a few hundred brown sugar pie recipes. Below are some basic ones, but there are a lot of variations. If the pie you had contained additional ingredients, let me know and I'll look for a more specific recipe.


  Brown  Sugar  Pie

   Ingredients : 
   5 eggs
   4 c. brown sugar
   1/2 c. butter
   1 c. milk
   2 tbsp. flour
   1 tsp. vanilla

   Preparation : 
      Mix ingredients well.  Pour into unbaked pie crusts and bake at
   350 degrees for about 30 minutes.  Makes 2 pies. 
   Brown  Sugar  Pie

   Ingredients : 
   1 1/4 c. brown sugar
   8 tbsp. flour
   5 egg yolks, stirred in
   5 c. milk (add just enough milk to
      stir other in)

   Preparation : 
     Add rest of milk.  Put over double boiler, stirring constantly,
   until thick.  Stir in 3 tablespoons butter.  Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
    Makes 2 pies.  Beat egg whites to make topping.  Brown topping in
   Brown  Sugar  Pie

   Ingredients : 
   1 box brown sugar
   3 eggs, well beaten
   1 c. milk
   1 tsp. vanilla
   3 tbsp. flour
   1/2 c. butter or margarine, melted
   Dash of salt
   2 unbaked pie shells

   Preparation : 
     Stir sugar, flour, salt, milk, eggs, butter and vanilla together. 
   Pour in pie shell.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until

Povitica Bread

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: S. N. 
  To: phaedrus 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 7:22 PM
  Subject: Povitca Bread

  I am looking for a recipe for Povitca Bread. This is traditionally 
  served at Easter.

Hi S.N.,

I had problems finding this at first, but Aha! It was misspelled. The correct spelling is "povitica". Your recipe is below.



  Sweet Dough
  1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  1/2 cup sugar
  2 teaspoons salt
  2 eggs
  1/4 cup soft butter
  2 packages Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast
  1/2 cup warm water
  7 1/2 to 8 cups flour
  1 can evaporated milk
  1 heaping cup sugar
  2 sticks margarine
  1 1/2 pounds pecans (ground fine)
  4 eggs
  pinch salt
  1 teaspoon cocoa
  1 teaspoon cinnamon 

  Sweet Dough preparation:
  Combine warm milk, sugar, salt, softened butter and beaten eggs. 
  Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to other ingredients. Add 
  half of flour, mix well until smooth. Add flour to handle easily. 
  Knead dough on lightly floured board. Put dough in greased bowl, 
  cover and place in a warm draft free place until doubled in size. 
  Punch down and let double again. Divide dough in 3 parts. Roll each 
  part until very thin in rectangular shape. Spread filling, roll and 
  twist in circular shape like a snail or cinnamon roll. Place in 
  greased 8" or 9" cake pans. Cover, put in warm place and let rise. 
  Bake at 350 for 30 - 45 minutes. 

  Filling preparation:
  In heavy pan, over medium heat, combine sugar, milk and margarine and 
  heat. Add nuts, then beaten eggs and mix well. Boil one minute stirring
  constantly. Remove from heat, add pinch of salt, cocoa and cinnamon and
  mix well. Let cool till just warm enough to spread. 

Stock Splits

----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Joan 
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 7:47 PM
  Subject: Question on cost basis for stocks

  One of my stocks split (not evenly) and I need to figure the 
  new cost basis.  Is there a formula I can use?


Hi Joan,

This site has a good explanation of stock splits:

Basically, it's like this:

If you have 10 shares of X at $10.00 and it splits at 2 for 1, then you now have 20 shares of X at $5.00

If it splits at 3 for 2, then you now have 15 shares at $6.66

If 5 for 4, then you now have 12.5 shares at $8.00


Multiply the number of shares of the stock that you have times the first number and divide by the second number:
For a 5 for 4 split: 5 times 10 = 50 divided by 4 = 12.5 shares (new number of shares you will have)
Multiply the price per share times the second number and divide by the first number:
4 times $10.00 = $40.00 divided by 5 = $8.00 per share, which is the new cost basis.


Brick Pizza Oven

---- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve
  To: phaedrus
  Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 1:07 PM
  Subject: BRICK OVEN ?

  I have been searching the web trying to find plans on making a brick 
  bread and pizza oven in my yard. I have had no luck locating drawings 
  or plans, any Help Would Be Appreciated        
  Thank you,   Steve 

Hello Steve,

Well, I didn't have a great deal of success, but I did find:

Plans for building an adobe oven:

Peter Moore Masonry shows how they build a brick pizza oven, but it's not really plans as such:
Vermont Brick Oven

That's all I could find. You might check back issues of do-it-yourself magazines, such as "Mother Earth News", etc.


Mobile Home Co-ops

----- Original Message -----
From: George
To: phaedrus
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2001 9:07 AM
Subject: Co-op's

> I have heard that Mobile Home Co-op's
> Don't work very well. Do you know the reasons for this ,or an agency I
> can contact for this information?

Hello George,

There's a good article about mobile home living at:
Mobile Home Living

I would suggest you contact:
National Foundation of Manufactured Home Owners, at:
(717) 284-4520



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