Thursday, April 7, 2011

Strawberry Pie

I got this recipe many years ago from someone who is not only
a very dear friend
but someone who also shares my birthday!
I don't think she reads my blog, but I love her lots!
This pie is so good!
The note I wrote on my stained recipe card is...
The BEST!
Strawberry Pie

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3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups sugar (It is a SWEET dessert, you might want to reduce the sugar.  We like it sweet)
1 1/2 cups water
3 oz box strawberry Jell-O
2 cups sliced strawberries

Pre-bake a 10" pie shell.

Line bottom with the sliced strawberries

Combine cornstarch, sugar and water in small saucepan.  Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.  Add the Jell-O and stir until dissolved.  Pour over the strawberries and refrigerate until set.

Serve with whipped cream
 Slice strawberries and pre-bake pie shell
 After cooking the Jell-O filling, pour over strawberries
 Chill until set

Pipe or spoon on whipped cream

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Favorite Cupboard

Joining Shelia @Note Songs for her
 This sweet and functional cabinet was picked up at a neighbors garage sale lots of years ago.
It was in pretty bad shape but is just right for ready storage
without using up a lot of floor space.
 It is a bit flawed and needs a special up-and-twist
motion to close one of the doors.
We have painted and re-painted and replaced the screen front
several times but it still bares some frayed edges and a few tears.
For some reason, little grandchildren like to poke
their fingers and foreheads into the screen.
I have long overlooked its more-than-a-few nicks, scratches
and askew doors and call it character.
 It is a bit overfilled with baking and serving pieces stacked precariously.
 The top provides space for a lamp and our Give Thanks frame.
 This pair of delicate and dainty teacups were a
birthday gift from friends.
They hang in this cupboard waiting for
Brenna and Shaela's visits from NY.
Tea with cream and sugar cubes is something we have
during each visit.
~*~
My neighbor walks daily and one day as she walked by,
she asked about the cabinet that her father kept
in the barn to hold old oil cans.
 She was very happy to see the transformation
and how much I enjoy this piece.
To see other Favorite Cupboard posts, click Shelia's button above!
Also linking to Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mocha Pudding Parfaits

A snap to mix up and low calories too
  Kraft Foods Recipe

1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
1 Tbsp.  MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding
1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
6 Nabisco Chocolate Wafers, chopped (or other cookies you have on hand)
  POUR milk into medium bowl. Add instant coffee granules and dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Gently stir in half of the whipped topping.
 
SPOON half of the pudding mixture evenly into six parfait glasses or dessert dishes; sprinkle with the chopped wafers. Cover with half of the remaining whipped topping; top with layers of the remaining pudding mixture and the remaining whipped topping.
 
REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour before serving. Store leftover parfaits in refrigerator.
140 calories each

Substitute Vanilla pudding and omit the Instant coffee.
I needed to add closer to 2 cups of milk to make the vanilla pudding.

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