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3 Milks

I love recipes.

I love to read them.

I love to watch them being made on TV.

I love the video recipes that pop up on Facebook.

But making them????

No thank you!

As I’ve told you before, I come from a long line of wonderful cooks but in my family, I usually contribute chips and drinks.

No muss, no fuss.

My immediate family has a Facebook page where we post recipes of all kinds for later reference and I post probably more than anyone.


Because I figure if I post enough recipes, Marti will take the hint and make me something.  🙂

{I’ll let you know if that ever works}

Anywho, my brother-in-law (aka Twin) loved to try new recipes.

But unlike me he actually cooked them himself.

He was never skeered to try something new and if it didn’t work out, well then, he just wouldn’t make it again.

No biggie.

Many times when the family has gotten together, Steve would make something to share with us.  He used to always bring this dip that he loved from New York.  I’m not sure what exactly was in it but it looked like puke!


Not even exaggerating.

Literal throw up!

But if you were brave enough to try it, it was very tasty.

It was his favorite and I think he purposely made it look like that so we wouldn’t eat it and he could have it all himself.


One of his favorite places to get new recipes was from the Pioneer Woman website.  We all watch her Food Network show and drool over her recipes.

And quite honestly, if it was made by Ree Drummond, you KNOW it’s gonna be good!!!

So one girl’s day, Steve decided he would make dessert.

Yes, that’s right, I said girl’s day.

And, yes, that’s right, Steve came to girl’s day.

He figured out that when we got together there was always food so he decided to join us.

And once Steve jumped on board, the Mr. decided he could stop lurking in the shadows, stealing our cookies and become a proud participant in girl’s day too.

Steve told us he had a Pioneer Woman recipe he wanted to try but had never made it before.  According to PW, it was delicious!

So while the girls watched Downton Abbey, my Twin was in the kitchen making the world famous Tres Leches cake.

We couldn’t wait.

If you are like me and struggle with the English language, you probably have no idea what Tres Leches even is.   Apparently, it translates to “Three Milks” and it, surprisingly enough, has three milks in it.

Sounds good, right?

tres leche

Well, that boy cooked and cooked and cooked some more and finally, FINALLY that cake was done.

He served us all up a big ole slice.

Friends, I’m here to tell you that 3 milks is apparently too much for one cake.

That thing was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever put in my mouth.

I tried to put on a yummy face.

The Mr. tried to put on a yummy face.


Not so much!

She didn’t even try to pretend.

She told him exactly how it tasted.

In the words of my grandfather, “barely better than nothing”.

Poor Steve.

He tried.

And, bless his heart, he took it like a champ.

Which is a good thing because he was teased to no end over that nasty cake.

Sadly, the Pioneer Woman’s cred dropped a few notches that day.

Thankfully, Steve redeemed himself (and PW) with her Flat Apple Pie.

flat apple pie

It was super yummy!