Monday, September 7, 2009


The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.
US Department of Labor:

Better Than Robert Redford Dessert

My friend Rita Kenow use to make this and bring to work for us to enjoy, and believe me we did....This is sooooo good!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First Layer:
1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, melted
1/2 cup broken pecans
1 cup flour
Mix and spread in a 9x13' pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.Let cool!

Second Layer:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 of a(12- or 16-ounce) container thawed whipped topping
Beat and put on top of cool crust!

Third Layer:
1 (6-ounce) box or 2 (3-ounce) boxes instant chocolate pudding
3 cups (2-percent) milk, cold.
Beat and put on second layer. Cover with other 1/2 carton cool whip. may put chooped nuts, toasted coconut or slivered chocolate candy bar on top!
Refrigerate several hours!

Picture by Christy Jordan

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