Nana's Ruined Chocolate Pie
Mom said she got distracted by being on the phone and some other commotion going on in the house at the time, she dumped in too much of this and too little of that. The pie ended up very thick and, in her words, "ruined"!
But my brother took one bite and absolutely loved it, and kept asking Mom to make him more "ruined" chocolate pies...and a star recipe was born. Everyone in our family loved it and always begged my Mom to make one of her famous "ruined chocolate pies".
It took Mom a while to remember exactly the proportions to the ingredients that "ruined" the pie, but she finally committed it to paper. When she passed away, my sister inherited her red notebook full of her recipes from the 1940s forward. Lo and behold, the ruined chocolate pie recipe was in that binder! And now, we're passing it on to your family and the world to enjoy.