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Judging Mud Pies  by Larner 8 Review(s)
PSWReviewed Chapter: 1 on 9/2/2016
This was such a fun story! I loved it. :-) Just the thing little Hobnits would do after seeing all the goodies at the fair. And I'm always excited to find recipes at the end of anything. I would not have thought to put mayo in cake! Will have to give it a try. Thanks for writing!

Author Reply: One of my college roommates introduced me to mayonnaise chocolate cake--if I recall correctly, the recipe was on the Hershey's tin at the time.

About once a year there will be a recipe fiction challenge for the LOTR Community, and this seemed appropriate for the prompts I received that year. Dreamflower delights in recipe fics!

CelethReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/8/2014
This reminds of all those times I used to make mudpies and porridge and all the other wonderful things that a child's imagination can concoct. How nice to have an Uncle like Bilbo who would take me seriously like that.

Thanks for a nice story. Brings back so many memories.

Author Reply: I know. We used to play at bakeries when I was a child, making even mud doughnuts! Heh! Yes, I, too, have memories of such play, and it was fun to find a way to work it into the life of the Shire. Thanks so!

Author Reply: (And thanks for the dual comments!)

AntaneReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/5/2014
Sweet story! Love wee Frodo. :) And the proper faux seriousness of the judges. :)

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)

Author Reply: How it all must have amused both Bilbo and Drogo to play along. And even as a small child Frodo was probably already quite artistic in his endeavors, I'd think. Thanks so, Antane!

AndreaReviewed Chapter: 1 on 11/2/2014
Very nice! Hamfast played along perfectly with Bilbo and Drogo. Maybe, in the end he was a little too overenthusiastic ;-) But I'm quite sure his sons and Frodo loved it!

Author Reply: Oh, I'm certain that they were most glad to have his apparent approval of their playing. Thanks so, Andrea!

ArmarielReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/29/2014
Cute story, and that meatloaf recipe sounds right tasty. Too bad I decided to go back to being vegetarian! :D

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Author Reply: I agree, Armariel--too bad you've given up meat once more! One thing I don't think I'll be able to do, actually. Glad you enjoyed the story!

TariReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/29/2014
The judges did an excellent job. They complimented everyone rather than picking one as the best. That would have been unfair to the little ones. LOL

Author Reply: This was one contest that wasn't about competition, after all. After all, Frodo and Half are about the equivalents of four-year-olds, so having one be "best" isn't something they're going to appreciate anyway. Thanks so, Tari!

CelethReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/29/2014
This reminds of all those times I used to make mudpies and porridge and all the other wonderful things that a child's imagination can concoct. How nice to have an Uncle like Bilbo who would take me seriously like that.

Thanks for a nice story. Brings back so many memories.

Author Reply: Oh, yes, I can so readily imagine Bilbo encouraging the use of imagination in his younger relatives. And I remember doing similar things myself! Heh! Glad we both enjoyed such activities.

Sweetpea BagginsReviewed Chapter: 1 on 10/28/2014
I quite enjoyed this story. When I was smaller, I loved playing with mud--my brother and I would play "Bakery" when the weather would let us. Thank you!

Sweetpea

Author Reply: My sister and I would do the same. With our older brother we tended to play Tarzan and a good deal of Buck Rogers and similar things, while by myself I was often found playing Doctor Doolittle. Heh! So glad it brought back pleasant memories.

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