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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall Family
"Individual Beef Wellingtons"

Serves Four

4 1 1/2"-2" Thick tenderloins of beef
2 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons liverwurst
1 1/2 Tablespoons brandy, optional
1 Packet puff pastry, thawed
1 Egg yolk, beaten with little water
Salt & pepper

In a pan, sear steaks in butter 2 to 3 minutes each side. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; remove to cool. Mix liverwurst with brandy and spread over steaks. Roll out pastry and cut into 4 squares large enough to enclose each steak.

Place steak in center of each pastry square and fold over to completely enclose. Seal seams with egg yolk-water mixture. Place on cookie sheet and bake in 400 degrees preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. (Not suitable for freezing.)

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U.S. Representative (Kansas) Todd Tiahrt Family
"Never Fail Chocolate Cake"

Serves 12

4 Tablespoons cocoa
2 Cups sugar
3/4 Cup shortening
2 Eggs, unbeaten
2 Teaspoons baking soda
1 Cup sour milk
3 Cups flour
2 Teaspoons vanilla
1 Cup boiling water
Pinch salt

Mix cocoa, sugar, shortening and salt. Add unbeaten eggs and beat well. Add sour milk, flour and vanilla. Beat well. Add boiling water in which baking soda has been dissolved. Pour into greased and floured 13" X 9" cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Begin checking after 30 minutes. (Not suitable for freezing.)

 

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