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Entenmann's Cherry Squares

On 7/15/2018 2:32 AM, K. wrote:

 Hi, "Uncle"!

 I just bought a big bag of fresh cherries from our local Safeway (I realized after I got home), 
that bag cost over 8 dollars! I thought they were on sale because they had so many bags set up 
in their produce section)& not having a lot of ideas as to what to do with them, I searched your 
site and this one from 2010 looked alright:

 Cherry Squares

1 pkg. yeast
1/4 c. warm water
4 c. flour
1 c. margarine
2/3 c. milk, scalded
1 tbsp. sugar
2 (15 oz.) cans cherry pie filling

Dissolve yeast in warm water and add sugar. Scald milk and cool. Blend flour and margarine; 
similar to making pie crust. Add milk and yeast to flour and roll out half of dough to fit 
large cookie sheet. Spread on 2 cans of pie filling. Cover with remainder of dough, rolled 
out. Bake at 350 degrees until light brown 15 to 20 minutes. Frost with powdered sugar icing. 

Phaed, I kid you not- this simple looking thing I could not tell the difference between it 
and Entenmann's. It even has the lovely shredded/flakey cake to it, I did add powdered sugar 
frosting just in little streaks across the top just like the Entenmann's. If anyone wants a 
clone, give them this! It's absolutely fantastic.

OK now if you or your readers are interested can I give you a few of my tips for the kitchen? 
Some I picked up working on the restaurant service years ago:

End of work shift at night we threw all the kitchen towels/rags in a sink full of hot water, 
just a bit of Clorox & laundry detergent to soak all night. They'd be "laundered" by next 

 For my own kitchen, another trick I fill one sink up with hot water and just a teeny bit 
of Clorox and Dawn, and as we use our utensils & dishes we drop them in, so I can wash them 
all at once plus have them a lot easier to clean at the end of the day.

 This may not be pretty, but I also like to line my fridge shelves with newsprint, we get 
them in the mail in ads all the time. I change them once a week, I just fold them up and 
with it all the crumbs and drips. I also line the countertops with clean newspaper when I 
bake or prepare things to make cleaning so simple. I don't know why more people don't do 
it this way.

 Thank you for your site. It's such fun, I often just come to browse the old requests too. 
It's interesting and I despise website advertisements, especially the bouncy ones or the 
videos that play automatically, and yours doesn't have those. It's like a breath of fresh 


Hi K.,

Thanks for writing. Nice to hear some positive feedback.


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