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Tuesday's Child Tina-Marie whips up breakfast at Modern Diner

Tina-Marie works hard to please. That's one reason she'd make a nice addition to family who is patient and understanding. (WJAR)

Inside the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, the award-winning custard French toast is sizzling on the grill.

The scrumptious favorite was born out of a miscalculation: too much pudding being made one night.

Owner Nick Demou decided to serve it for breakfast.

"It's an accidental hit. I got lucky," Demou said. "That's it."

And with a soft spot in his heart for foster children -- as pictures on the wall of the diner prove -- Demou agrees to open up his kitchen to Tina-Marie, our Tuesday's Child.

Texas toast is dipped in the egg batter and tossed onto the grill. Vanilla pudding with a bit of brandy goes on the plate first, and then layers of toast, fruit, powdered sugar and sweet pecans.

Tina-Marie works hard to please. That's one reason she'd make a nice addition to family who is patient and understanding.

Cook Vic Claudio gives Tina-Marie lots of encouragement, and she thrives on it.

"First time out she did a great job. She's got promise. She's got promise," Demou says.

Our young cook, Tina Marie, is legally free for adoption and ready to whip something up for you.

Call Adoption Rhode Island at 401-865-6000 to find out more about Tina-Marie.

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