Memorial Cookbook

Those Who Have Died
by Suicide






1/4 c. brandy
vanilla ice cream

1 (16-oz.) can pitted dark sweet cherries
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch

Drain cherries and reserve syrup from can. Add water to syrup to make 1 cup of liquid. With whisk, blend cornstarch and sugar, gradually add syrup liquid to saucepan (for stovetop) or microwave-safe dish (for microwave). Heat, stirring often, over medium heat until sauce thickens. Remove from heat, stir in cherries. Place cherry mixture in heat-proof dish. In another saucepan or microwave-safe dish, heat brandy to warm temperature. Place scoops of vanilla ice cream in individual serving dishes. Turn off lights (for best effect) and ignite brandy, then pour it or ladle it over the cherry sauce. Slowly blend ignited brandy into cherry sauce...the flame will still be "burning" for a short time...and spoon sauce over ice cream. Serve immediately.
Serves 8-10.

Note: Cameron, his dad, his sister, and I had this fun dessert to celebrate the New Year in 2000. Cameron allowed us to use "his" brandy, which his dad bought for a cookie recipe Cameron made for his German class that year. I think we will always save the rest of that bottle of Cameron's brandy.
                                                                     Jane Brendle - North Carolina
                                                                                    In loving memory of
                                                                                        Cameron Brendle

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
                                                                                        The Bible




1/2 sticks butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (4-oz.) can coconut

1/2 c. self-rising flour
4 eggs (well-beaten)
1 1/3 c. sugar
2 c. milk

Combine flour, eggs, sugar, milk, butter, vanilla and coconut. Mix well and pour into 2 well greased 8 inch pie pans. Cook at 350 for 35 minutes or until brown. This recipe makes its own crust.

Note: I always knew when Bucky wanted his Impossible Coconut Pie as he would bring a can of coconut home and leave it on the counter and say to me "I bought you something today."
                                                                                  Linda Garrett - Virginia
                                                                                       In loving memory of
                                                                William Steven (Bucky) Garrett, Jr.

Oh, write of me, not "Died in bitter pains", But 'Emigrated to another star!'
                                                                            Helen Hunt Jackson




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