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College Reunion 1: A Toll House Weekend

When trying to figure out how I could make an upcoming college reunion weekend remind us of the “good ole days,” I didn’t have to think too much further than a Toll House pie.  These pies were luxuries in our dining hall and I witnessed fights break out and women sprint to the dessert line to make sure they got a piece.  They were pure gold whether warm or cold–a very nice contribution to the freshmen 15 as well as the 5 each subsequent year.

The girls and significant others trickled in one-by-one until we were reunited on Saturday at lunch, the first time in 2 years.  We each have our own little quirks that make our personalities unique and so FUN.  They are my dearest friends and one has been gracious (and brave) enough to start the next generation by adding little Liam to the family.  He’s already taking after Eliz’s great style with a pair of New Balance kicks.

The Toll House Pie had the exact reaction that I had hoped for and even prompted Andrew to do this…

and others to say “YEAH!” or “why did you do this to us?”  I did it to us because it gave me an excuse to ignore my calorie count for the day and say I love you to my friends. And an excuse to use the recipe from the actual dining hall–it makes 3 pies!

Eliz, MB, Beth, and Michelle–thanks for being “my people.”  Let’s make sure we don’t wait another two years to share another Toll House Pie.



1 deep dish pie shell

2 large eggs

1/2 c. all-purpose flour

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 c. brown sugar

3/4 c. butter, softened

1 c. (6 oz.) Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


Pre-heat oven to 325° F. Beat eggs in large mixer bowl on high speed until foamy. Beat in flour, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat in butter. Stir in morsels. Spoon into pie shell. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between edge and center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired.

The Bibliography: Recipe Above Directly From Toll House Website; Recipe I Used from MC

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