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Summer Strawberry Pie

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Let me be honest, I LOVE sweets!!! 😋but I don’t care for fruit pies too much, except strawberry and maybe apple. So when a coworker shared this strawberry pie 🥧 recipe years and years ago, I was stoked about how easy it was AND how good it was!!

So I know this is one recipe I had to share!

Ingredients:

1. Pie Shell:

  • Buy an already made pie shell, I like the frozen ones 👍🏻 but if you know how to make and roll out your own pie dough more power to you….and I’m jealous!
  • 2. Strawberries
  • so I’m terrible, I don’t really know how many strawberries I use 😬, but I slice up and just fill the baked pie crust to the rim.
  • 3. For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 T of corn starch
  • Mix strawberries, water and sugar first. Then add the cornstarch.
  • Put over the stove at medium high heat, stirring constantly, until it is thick and clear.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Pour over strawberries in crust and chill for a few hours in the fridge.
  • Then grab some cool whip and enjoy friends 🙂
  • *one side note – the last few times I made this it came out sloppy, but it still tasted amazing! Just had to use a bowl instead 😉
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    Family Meatloaf

    Good afternoon, everyone! hope you’re having a wonderful Monday!

    This is a recipe (again from my mom) that I make pretty often, just because the whole family likes it and I love the leftovers for lunch! this also is nice to make the night before and pop in when you get home from work…if you get home on time :/

    Meatloaf Ingredients:

    • 2 lbs of ground beef (raw)
    • 3/4 cup of milk
    • 1 1/2 cup of croutons (I use the Italian one to add a little zest)
    • dash of pepper
    • 1 small onion
    • 2 beaten eggs

    Topping:

    • 1/4 cup of ketchup
    • 3 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoon mustard

    Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix all the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. If you have your kiddos helping – this is a fun time for them to help, just make sure they wash their hands real well! before mixing and after 🙂

    Put in a greased loaf pan.

    Mix topping ingredients and pour over top of meatloaf and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 30 min  – 1 hour 45 minutes. (I do put the loaf pan on a cookie sheet lined with foil, because I’ve had it spill out before and I hate cleaning an oven).

    Tonight I am making corn on the cob with this, can’t wait to eat!!!

    hope you enjoy! Have a blessed evening!

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    Broccoli & Bacon Salad

    Hello beautiful people! 

    Have you ever had a time that you have to bring something to a potluck and have no idea what to bring?! So you jump on Pinterest for a few minutes or hour 🤨 get all these elaborate, awesome ideas and then can’t decide which one to do! I think that I want to do something fancy and impress everyone, but then again I don’t have much time, money or much in the house for that matter.

    So this salad recipe is pretty simple (and looks fancy) and is a surprising favorite to many! And I think it is even pretty healthy too 🤔

    I first tried it at a work potluck and was just trying it to be “polite” to the person who brought it and ended up loving it!

    Now I bring it often and it is pretty simple to throw together! Of course, I did some tweaks to the recipe to make it even easier.

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    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.

    Bring to your next potluck Or add as a side to lunch or dinner.

    Enjoy friends 😊

     

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    Monkey Bread

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    I could actually eat this whole thing by myself (shhh…. last time I ate 3/4 of it)! 🤭

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cans of Grand Biscuits

    • 2/3 cup of sugar

    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

    • 1 cup of brown sugar

    • 10 Tablespoons butter

    1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.

    2. Grease bundt pan.

    3. Cut up unbaked biscuits and  shake in a  gallon bag with mix of sugar and cinnamon.

    4. Once all biscuits are coated, place in pan.

    5. In a median saucepan, bring butter and brown sugar to a boil. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Pour over biscuits.

    6. Bake about 35-45 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Turn upside down and it should slide right out.

    7. Enjoy every bite of it’s gooey goodness!🥛🍴😏

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    Crockpot Diced Potatoes

    This is my new recipe I tried this week (#newyeargoals) 🍽!! Those of us that like potatoes, in our family, loved them! I added sour cream (which I always do with potatoes) and this would also be good with ranch or some bacon bits! But this  was a winner for us and I’ll make again

    Ingredients:

    •  About 6 yellow potatoes ( I like yellow because they are a little softer) And this time I had some big, yellow potatoes, so I only used 6, but depends on size of crockpot and who your serving)

    • 4 Tablespoons of butter

    • Seasonings – I used salt, dash of pepper and season salt

    • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

    Line your crockpot with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Cut up potatoes to desired size and cut up butter in tablespoons. Add half potatoes, sprinkle with seasonings and some cheese. Add rest of potatoes and sprinkle  with seasonings, butter and cheese. Cook low on 8-10 hours (or high 4-6 hours). the last 10 minutes or so add the rest of the cheese.

    One suggestion I would make, is that if you’re home, stir a few times. Ours were a little crispy, not burnt at all , but a little brown and crispy.

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    CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP – Crockpot

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    This recipe is from a friend that brought our family a huge batch when my dad was in Hospice and it was a hit! Since it was new, I am also considering it as one of New Year goals of trying a new recipe ✅

    What I love about this soup recipe is that it is for the crockpot and being a working mom, I absolutely LOVE my crockpot!🥣👍🏻 Another added bonus, everyone in the family likes it (rarely happens :/ )

    Ingredients:

    • 2 cans of cream of chicken soup

    • 1 package of 90 second Chicken flavored rice ( I like the Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice Roasted Chicken)

    • 1 box of Mrs. Grass extra noodle soup (use both sides of noodles and flavoring)

    • 2 cups of chicken ( I just use 2 cans of canned, cooked chicken)

    • 2 cans of carrots

    • some onion

    Put all in the crockpot, stir, add 10 cups of water and stir again. Then just wait for the yumminess of this delicious soup in 4 hours on high or most the time I use the 10 hours on low.

    This is a great leftover for later in the week!

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    Haystacks

    img_6348These Haystacks are a Christmas tradition for our family…however this year, I didn’t quite get there, along with a lot of other things. But anyways, this is a simple, yummy treat. Downside, they can fall apart when you bite them, but I typically make mine a little bigger so maybe that’s why 😉

    Ingredients:

    • 1 Tablespoon of smooth Peanut Butter

    • 1 can of Chow Mein noodles (3oz)

    • 1 cup of peanuts

    • 1 package of butterscotch morsels (6oz)

    Melt the peanut butter and morsels in a heavy pan over low heat, stirring often. Continue until completely melted and remove from heat. Add noodles and peanuts to mixture until well coated. Form clusters and place on a pan, lined with tinfoil and refrigerate to harden. Makes about 20. (To make them a little festive for Christmas – before you put them in the fridge, sprinkle with green and/or red sprinkles)

     

    (This picture is in the front of my cookbook, I made it for my mom one year in school, because it was my favorite 🙂 )