3 Ingredient Pie

Want the easiest pie to make? Then you have to try this one, Only 3 ingredients and it’s amazing. You can use any flavor yogurt you want for it. My personal favorite is either lemon or lime; lemon comes in at number one though. You can also serve this in individual servings as well. Instead of getting the larger crust get the individual ones that come in a pack of six. Great for parties.

Ingredients:

1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust
2 Lemon Flavor Yoplait Yogurts
1 Cool Whip

Procedure:

  1. Stir the yogurt and cool whip together lightly, to keep fluffy.
  2. Spoon the mixture in the pie crust.
  3. Spread evenly.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Serve cold.
  6. When ready to serve garnish with what ever flavor you picked. That way everyone knows what flavor it will be.

German Potato Salad

This is a great tasty salad, good for any family gathering or picnic. You can enjoy it either hot or cold.

Ingredients:

4 lbs. golden potatoes
4 slices bacon
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon mustard
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
½ cup cider vinegar
¾ cup water
2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

Procedure:

  1. Measure out and have ready the onion, flour, sugar, salt, pepper, mustards, vinegar, water and parsley.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large pan and add enough water to cover.
  3. Bring the water to a boil over high heat then reduce and simmer, for 20 to 30 minutes until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  4. Remove from heat, drain and let the potatoes cool.
  5. Peel the potatoes and cut into bite size pieces.
  6. Leave some peel on for added nutritional value if desired.
  7. Cut bacon into little bite size pieces.
  8. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over high heat until browned.
  9. Leaving the bacon grease in the skillet, remove the bacon and drain, then crumble when cooled.
  10. Sauté the onions in the bacon drippings until they are golden-brown.
  11. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, mustard seeds, mustard, salt and pepper.
  12. Add to the sautéed onions and cook and stir until bubbly.
  13. Then stir in the water and vinegar and bring to a boil again, stirring constantly.
  14. Boil and stir for one minute or until it thickens.
  15. Add the crumbled bacon.
  16. Add Mixture to the potatoes and mix in.
  17. Add the parsley.

I preferred this potato salad served cold better than if served hot and I may add fresh peas and some finely chopped celery for an added crunch, next time I make this.

Bits of Delight Cookie

I wanted to try something new when I made this cookie. I chose to put chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, coconut, and walnuts in this mixture.  I thought it would make a good combination together in one bite. Once they were done and ready to eat I had many people try them, and everyone loved them.  They said this cookie was the perfect amount of chewy and sweetness in one cookie.

Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup coconut
1 cup walnuts

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter, shortening, sugars,  and vanilla.
  3. Add Egg.
  4. Mix in dry ingredients.
  5. Add chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, coconut, and walnuts. and mix.
  6. Form 1 tablespoon size balls,and place 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.

Peanut Butter Coconut Cookies

Peanut butter cookies are by far one of my favorite types of cookies. I decided to make them just a little bit different this time, so I added the coconut. By adding the coconut it adds just that bit of chewy and crunch in the cookie when you take a bite.

Ingredients:

½ cup Butter (1 stick)
½ cup Peanut Butter
½ cup Sugar
½ cup Brown Sugar
½ teaspoon Vanilla
1 Whole Egg
1 ¼ cup Flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoons Baking Soda
1 cup Coconut

Procedure:

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Cream the butter, peanut butter, vanilla, white sugar, and brown sugar in mixing bowl on medium speed.
3. On low speed add the egg till all mixed in and creamed.

4. Add in the salt and baking soda and mix in, then while on low speed slowly add in the flour till all combined.
5. Add Coconut.
6. Scoop into small balls, and then roll them in sugar.

7. Once on the baking sheet press down each ball once with a fork lightly.
8. Bake for 11 minutes.
9. Cool Cookies.

Vegetable Pasta

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Ingredients:
1 pound Penne Pasta
3 cups Broccoli
2 cups Peas
2 Carrots
4 tablespoons Basil

Sauce:
1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1 ½ tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Garlic Clove, minced
½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper

Procedure:
1.    Cut broccoli into small pieces.
2.    Cut carrots into julienne slices.
3.    Chop the basil
4.    Boil water with salt as directed on the pasta package.
5.    Add penne pasta to boiling water.

6.    Steam broccoli for 5 minutes, after 5 minutes add peas, and carrots and steam for another 3 minutes. Then take off heat.

7.    Wisk together red wine vinegar, mustard, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in larger bowl.

8.    Drain pasta and add to the sauce mixture, and mix together, add the vegetables,and basil.

9.    Serve warm.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients:
½ cup butter, softened
½ cup shortening
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Procedure:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Cream butter, shortening, sugars, egg, and vanilla.
3. Mix in dry ingredients.
4. Add chocolate chips.
5. form 1 tablespoon size balls,and place 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.

Clown Times Painting

“Clown Times” 18×24

I had a fun time painting this clown. I wanted to do something that reminded me of when I was a child, and would go to the circus. Bright colors was the main thing I wanted to use while working on him, I didn’t want anything dull. “Clown Times” can be hung anywhere from a kids room to your living room anywhere you want to have bright fun colors in an art piece. This painting is on a 18×24 stretched canvas and ready to hang with a hook on the back, all you need to do is mount him on the wall.


Cauliflower and Broccoli Salad

Ingredients:

Cauliflower                               1 Head

Broccoli                                   1 Head

Onion                                       ¼ Cup

Bacon                                      1 Pound

Shredded Mozzarella                 8 oz

Dressing:

Mayonnaise                              2 Cups

Sugar                                       ¼ Cup

Vinegar                                    2 Teaspoons

Parmesan Cheese                     ¼ Cup

Salt                                          ¼ Teaspoons

Procedure:

  1. Cook bacon, and cool.
  2. Put mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, Parmesan cheese, and salt in a bowl and mix all together till nice and creamy.
  3. Cut up cauliflower, broccoli, Onions.
  4. Mix all the cauliflower, bacon, broccoli, and onion in a bowl.
  5. Add the mozzarella and mix together.
  6. Add the dressing in the bowl and combine.