A general assignment reporter when women were rare on television, Charlene Bamforth started reading the forecast on the 5, 6, and 10 o'clock news.
“I realized my true calling,” she declares. While hosting the morning news program, Ms. Bamforth was able to complete a Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology.
That was 12 years ago and now she is the Chief Meteorologist.
“I remember as a kid the tornado sirens going off in the middle of the night and taking refuge in our basement,” she recalls, “And watching in wonder as a storm formed above our heads during a road trip through the Flint Hills of Kansas.”
Ms. Bamforth admits she is a full on chocolate addict.
“Chocolate will get me through any weather event,” she laughs, “My staff knows when I need a jolt of the sweet stuff.”
Today she offers a recipe for Party Pies in Chocolate Shells, describing it as “a unique party dessert calling for ice cream, chocolate dotted, in crispy chocolate-cereal shells.”
"I had the art department at the station style this photo to give readers a sense of just how stunning the presentation of this dessert can be," Ms. Bamforth asserts, "Pay careful attention to your chocolate chip placement."
Party Pies in Chocolate Shells
Semisweet Chocolate Pieces: 2, 6-ounce packages
Fat: 4 tablespoons
Corn Flakes: 7 cups
Melt chocolate and fat over hot water. Heat no longer than necessary. Stir in corn flakes. Have tart pans lined with aluminum foil. Pat cereal-chocolate mixture over sides and bottom of foil liner. Leave shells rough in texture. Chill in refrigerator until firm. When ready to serve remove foil, let shells stand at room temperature a few minutes; full with ice cream. Arrange 6-8 chocolate pieces polk-dot fashion over ice cream. Serve at once.
What is it with fat and cereal?