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Another Strawberry Dessert :)

Alright, I know I post a lot of desserts with strawberries, they are defiantly one of our families favorites! and really any dessert with fruit, is an added bonus, if you know what I’m saying 😉

I made this for a birthday party this past weekend and had a lot of great compliments! It was a hit! 🥳

Ingredients:

  1. Strawberries – about 3 lbs
  2. Honey Graham Crackers 1 box – use about 1 1/2 packages
  3. 3 Containers of Cool Whip (8 oz container)

Now just layer. Use a 9×13 pan (glass is pretty because it shows the layers nicely) so fancy right?! So the First layer will be cool whip, coat the bottom with a thinner layer. Next lay your graham crackers on top covering the layer of cool whip (use about 7 or 8 crackers). Third, another layer of cool whip, a little thicker than the first layer. Then Graham crackers. Top with Strawberries, then cool whip, then finish with strawberries.

Refrigerate for about 3-4 hours, or overnight. Then serve chilled.

I hope you have a chance to try this summer treat! I will be making this one again! 👍🏻

Blessings, Christy

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FAMILY BBQ IDEAS

Hello friends! The weekend is coming up and with warmer weather coming our way (hopefully) it may be BBQ/potluck/summer party or just a hangout with family, friends and neighbors kind of weekend!

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

Ingredients:

  1. 3 tsp sugar
  2. 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  3. 2 tbsp. white vinegar
  4. 3-4 cups of Broccoli
    1. I use steamed broccoli I can put in the microwave and then quickly chop it up.
  5. 4-5 pieces of cooked bacon
    1. I cook bacon pretty often so I usually have some in the fridge. However, if I don’t I have used bacon bits before too (1/2 cup).
  6. 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  7. 1/2 cup of raisins
  8. 1/2 cup of red onion (finely chopped)
  • Mix the sugar, mayo and vinegar, together with a wisk.
  • In a separate bowl, mix everything else.
  • Take the sugar mix and pour over the broccoli mixture.
  • Chill in refrigerator.

Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  1. 1 box Tri-Colored Tortini Pasta
  2. 1 package cherry tomatoes
  3. 1 Orange, 1 Red and 1 Yellow chopped Peppers
  4. 1 Bottle of Italian Dressing ( I LOVE and ONLY use Olive Garden’s Italian Dressing)
  • Mix all together, chill for an hour or 2, and then ready to go!

Velveeta Salsa Dip

Ingredients:

  1. 1 lb (16 oz) of Velveeta
  2. 1 Cup of your favorite Salsa
  • Cut Velveeta into into cubes and mix with salsa.
  • Then you can microwave for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. At this point I always mix in the crockpot and put on low. Stirring occasionally. once cheese melted I’ll switch to warm and put the whole crockpot out for the party. That way it stays melted and smooth for the next couple hours.

Fruit Kabobs

Ingredients:

  1. favorite fruit (melons, strawberries, raspberries and grapes work best) Cut into pieces that would fit well on a kabob stick
  2. 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese, cut into cubes
  • arrange fruit and cheese on the kabob stick (something the kiddos can help with)
  • this is an easy recipe that can be modified to your family’s favorite fruit and cheese
  • Also, a nice, clean and healthy option

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Barbecue Sandwiches – Quick and Easy

  1. 1.5 lbs of ground beef
  2. 1 can tomato soup
  3. 1 can Chicken Gumbo
  4. hamburg buns ( or your favorite bun/bread)

Brown Ground Beef. Drain and add the soups. That’s it! I had to share this because it is one of the recipes when I’m struggling with dinner prep, this is a good one! 👌🏻 and it is quick, easy and cheap! 💵 This is one we warm up for leftovers throughout the week. My hubby loves this with tortilla chips too and for me that’s a Gluten free option 👍🏻

Thanks to my mom, who shared this recipe with me ❤️ she knows I need all the help I can get 😉

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Instant Pot – Mashed Potatoes

These potatoes were a hit with my kiddos, especially my middle! She even said they “almost as good as nana’s” LOL! hey I’ll take that 😉

Start with Peeling the potatoes, we don’t mind a little skin, so having them perfectly peeled isn’t a big deal for our family. However, it is for some, so do as you’d like. Cut into slices (don’t have to be thin), put in pot and cover with water (as much water as it takes to cover them). Set value to seal and cook high pressure for 8-10 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Then add remaining ingredients and mash ’em up!

  1. 6-7 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced
  2. salt and pepper to taste
  3. 1 stick of butter ( I like a lot of butter, so I use 1/2 when I mash and the other 1/2 when they were all mashed up, ready to serve and melting into yumminess in the middle)
  4. 1/4 cup milk
  5. 1/4 cup sour cream
  6. water (as much as it takes to fully cover the potatoes in the pot)

This was a really simply, cheap recipe and tasted outstanding! I will defiantly make these again! all in all these took about 20 minutes from start to finish.

Mix ’em up
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Apple Cinnamon Pork Roast

Happy Monday friends!!

This pork roast recipe has “fall” all over it! Apples and Cinnamon add the perfect flavor!

Apple-cinnamon Pork RoastThis recipe was found on Parenting.com. They have a few, great recipes on this site, that I have tried! They have a great foody section and if you have time you should check it out: Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 – 3 pound boneless pork-loin roast
  • teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • tablespoon vegetable oil
  • medium sweet onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • Jonagold or McIntosh apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • bag (16 ounces) coleslaw mix

Make It

1.If the roast wont fit in your 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, trim it and save the pieces for stir-fry later in the week. Then sprinkle the roast with thyme, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat on all sides in hot oil.

2.Layer the onion on the bottom of your slow cooker. Place roast on top and pour on the apple cider- we prefer cider because it has a bit more fiber. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Toss apples with lemon juice and cinnamon. Add them and the coleslaw mix to your slow cooker. Cover and heat 10 minutes more.

3.Remove the roast and place it on a platter. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the vegetables and apple slices to the platter. Drizzle any remaining cooking juices over meat and vegetables.

For nutrition facts check out:

Have a Marvelous Monday and blessed week!

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TUNA SALAD 🍴

So total honesty friends – I did not care so much for this recipe :/ It was missing something, I don’t know if it needed salt, more onions or of course more mayo is always a good option… I maybe should have tried that.

But I researched a few other Tuna Salad recipes and here are a few add-in options that others had suggested: cream of mushroom soup, milk, bread crumbs and of course more cheese is always a good option 🙂

However, I’m still going to share this recipe because even though it maybe wasn’t great the first time, doesn’t mean it won’t turn out good the 2nd time. And just because I don’t like it, doesn’t mean you won’t😏

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 3 cans of tuna (5oz.)
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tbsp. celery seed
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook macaroni, drain, rinse with cold water, and let cool completly.
  2. Boil your eggs, if you haven’t already.
  3. In a bowl, mix mayo, relish, celery seed, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Stir in the Tuna.
  5. Pour Mayo mixture over the cool pasta. Mix well.
  6. Add chopped eggs, onions and peas.
  7. Stir well and cool in fridge for a couple hours.
  8. Then enjoy for lunch or add as a side your burger cookout

Blessings! 😊

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Strawberry Shortcake

Besides the summer strawberry pie I make, strawberry shortcake is another simple recipe I learned from my mom.

I usually always have all these ingredients in the house and it is so simple!

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As summer comes to an end, give this treat a try!

Hope you have a blessed last few days of summer!