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Kool-Aid Pie

I’ve been on a Kool-Aid Pie kick lately.

And why not?!  They’re so easy!

I know they’ve been around for a while but it’s a new attempt at an easy and delicious pie.

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I’ve had several elderly friends to pass away lately and I was looking for something quick and easy to take to the dinner for the family.    It’s kinda hard to make a complicated recipe when you work full time.  This recipe is exactly that…easy, that is, and delicious, too! You can change the flavor depending on what kind of Kool-Aid you use.

I’ve made three flavors…Strawberry, Lemon-Lime, and Orange.

Delicious…very easy…and perfect for Spring!

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KOOL-AID PIE

1 graham cracker pie crust
1 pkg unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
In a medium bowl, mix condensed milk and Kool-aid until well combined.  Fold in Cool Whip and spoon pie mixture into the graham cracker crust. Garnish according to flavor.  Chill for 2 hours and serve.

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And for my low carb readers…
3-INGREDIENT LOW-CARB LEMON ICEBOX PIE

from Jimmy Moore’s site.  Sounds yummy!

I’ve been tagged! Easter Recipe Roundup

My friend Judy from The Southern Lady Cooks has tagged me in a game of Easter Tag.  I have to make a virtual Easter meal using food and recipes that I’ve already posted on my blog.

I am going to create an Easter meal with pictures for you.  Click on the photo for the recipe.  Let’s have some fun and celebrate Easter!

Note:  Since I am on the HCG diet, I will not be having this meal for Easter, only dreaming about it!  😀

Since I don’t have a Ham recipe which is normally what I’d be having for Easter, I’m going to suggest a yummy Pot Roast with Root Veggies.

Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower would go quite nicely with the roast, I think.  🙂

It doesn’t seem that I’ve done a post on Skillet Fried Green Beans, but they’re a staple at our house, so I’m sure they’d be somewhere on the table.

And then my favorite, Layered Salad with that yummy tart dressing!

No holiday meal is complete without some homemade rolls.

Heavenly Yeast Rolls are just right!

Wow!  I’m getting hungry!  lol

And for dessert…

Aunt Mary’s Special Cake with Strawberries or Chocolate Sauce!

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Easy Butterfinger Pie!

and most of all…

Have a very Happy Easter!

Blender Coconut Pie (low carb)

My Mom’s Coconut Cream Pie was always my favorite.

On a low carb diet, this is the next best thing.   It’s not so much like a cream pie, but it sure is good.  And easy.  That counts a lot.

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Blender Coconut Pie

4 whole eggs
¼ cup butter
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons coconut extract (flavoring)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½  teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsweetened coconut
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup Splenda
, or my favorite, Swerve

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch pie pan.  Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Pour into prepared pie pan and bake for approximately 1 hour until top is golden brown and set.  Cool.  Store in refrigerator overnight to give the “crust” time to better set up.

Optional, top with whipped cream prior to serving.

Total net carbs are 31. Divided into 8 slices, each piece has right at 4 carbs.

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Recipe courtesy of the  Low Carb Friends Recipe Board.  

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Low Carb & Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie

I finally made this wonderful pie!

There’s nothing like the taste of Pumpkin Pie to let you know that Autumn has arrived.

Too bad I didn’t have some cream left over for garnishing.  Grace2882’s looks so good with the whipped cream on top!

Thanks for such a fabulous recipe, Grace!  You can find the recipe here at Grace’s blog.


Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie

A few nights ago I made this for my Mom. 

It is similar to the recipe she’s made many times over the years for Thanksgiving.  It was delicious!  I kept out some of the custard filling, that’s why the pie is not as thick as it could be.  I was kinda proud of my meringue, tho! 

 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Pie

1 (9 inch) pie crust, pre-baked

1 cup white sugar

4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

4 tablespoons flour

1 pinch salt

3 eggs, separated

2 cups milk

4 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup white sugar

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Preheat oven to 400º F (200º C).

To Make Chocolate Custard: In a large saucepan or double boiler combine 1 cup of sugar, cocoa powder, flour, and salt.  Mix well, then stir in egg yolks and milk.  Whisk until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has the consistency of pudding.

Stir vanilla extract and butter or into custard.   Pour mixture into baked pie shell.

To Make Meringue: In a medium glass or metal bowl whip egg whites until foamy.  Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, continuing to beat until whites form stiff peaks (I used the Kitchenaid for this).   Spread meringue over chocolate custard, covering completely.

.Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes, until meringue is golden brown.   Cool before serving.

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National Pie Day – January 23rd

In honor of National Pie Day…check out these easy,

yet delicious pie recipes.

 

Chocolate Fudge Pie

 Printable Recipe

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Aunt Mary’s Chess Pie

Printable Recipe

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Southern Pecan Pie

Printable Recipe

The Holidays and your favorite recipes

The holiday season will soon be here. 

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Thanksgiving is a very special holiday for our family and usually centers around our family dinner.  

Mom’s Southern cornbread Turkey and Dressing is the usual star of the main meal.  There are other favorites that complete our meal.  My brother has to have Chunky Potato Salad, made the same way my grandmother made it.  I usually enjoy the Sweet Potatoes and baked Ham.  

One daughter loves the Green Bean Casserole and Yeast Rolls while daughter #2 loves the Ham and Cream Style Corn.

And of course, the dessert choice wouldn’t be complete without mom’s Angel Salad on the menu.  (Pictures and recipe forthcoming)

 

 I’m a dessert eater.  Below are some of my favorites.

 

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Peanut Butter Balls

 

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Southern Pecan Pie

 

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Chess Pie

 

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Sour Cream Pound Cake

 

And if you’re watching your sugar intake…

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Low Carb Mini-Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

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What special dish are you looking forward to? 

Cheesy Potato Pie

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This pie is a result of a “clean out the fridge” night.

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Cheesy Potato Pie
3 lb.  potatoes, peeled & sliced
3/4 stick butter
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 c. cream
2 eggs
1/2 sm. onion, chopped
Salt & pepper
1 c. Cheddar cheese (1/4 of a pound), grated
1/2cup mozzerella, grated
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
2  tbsp. bread crumbs
2 tbsp. butter, cut in pieces
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Butter a glass pie dish. Put potatoes in water and bring to a boil, until potatoes are tender. Drain. Place in buttered pie dish. Dot with butter.  Top with diced tomatoes.  Mix cream, eggs, salt, and pepper.  Add onions. Spoon mixture over potato slices.  Spread evenly. Cover with cheeses and crumb mixture and dot with butter.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Southern Pecan Pie

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I have a young daughter that is an aspiring chef.

She is only 11 but loves Martha Stewart and is always ready to help out in the kitchen.  She loves to peel, chop, flip, scrape, mix… and lick the bowl.  Whether it be making cucumber salad or baking a pie, my youngest is always ready.

A few weekends ago, my oldest daughter was visiting friends so B (also for Bossy) decided she wanted to bake a pie with a homemade crust.  We had all the ingredients, so I loaded Martha on the laptop and took her to the kitchen with us.  The pecan crop has been abundant in our area this year so we decided the pie would be Southern Pecan Pie.  I discovered my glass pie dish was left at Mom’s house at Thanksgiving, so we ran to the store and picked up some foil pie plates and some more sugar.

Back home we got all of our ingredients out and I did the measuring while B started putting the crust ingredients into the food processor.  As the crust chilled, we put together our pie ingredients.

We couldn’t wait until it cooled to cut it, so that’s why it’s falling apart in our first picture.  ( I think it even steamed up my camera lens.)  The Southern Pecan Pie was divine!  The filling was light and and the crust flakey.  Well done, my Valentine!

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Southern Pecan Pie

3/4 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pecan halves
3 large eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Combine corn syrup, sugar, beaten eggs, melted butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl; mix well. Stir in pecan halves. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake for 10 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350°F and bake an additional 35 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean when inserted into the center of pie.  Cool on wire rack before slicing, if you can.

Pate Brisee (the French version of classic pie or tart pastry, courtesy of Martha Stewart)

Makes 1 double-crust or 2 single-crust 9- to 10-inch pies.

· 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 teaspoon salt
· 1 teaspoon sugar
· 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
· 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water

In the bowl of a food processor, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Add butter, and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, 8 to 10 seconds. With machine running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream through feed tube. Pulse until dough holds together without being wet or sticky; be careful not to process more than 30 seconds. To test, squeeze a small amount together: If it is crumbly, add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Divide dough into two equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disc and wrap in plastic. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 1 hour. Dough may be stored, frozen, up to 1 month.

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Pie (Low Carb)

I tweaked this recipe from The 30-Day Low Carb Diet Solution book by the Drs. Eades.

I found the cheesecake to be very creamy and quite good; the crust was the best ever.  My high-carb loving Handyman didn’t agree, which was fine by me.  I got to eat the whole thing all by myself and didn’t have to worry about even my kids getting into it.  Yeah!  It lasted a week so I was glad to have dessert ready for when I had those sweet cravings which is most of the time.

The recipe calls for individual cupcake cheesecakes, but I baked it in a pie dish as my spring-form pan wasn’t handy at the time.  The original recipe is at the bottom of the page.  Forgive the cruddy photo.

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Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Crust:
1 cup very finely chopped pecans
3 packets Splenda (I now use Stevia)
2 T butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cheesecake:
2 large eggs, beaten
16 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Splenda (granular) or other sweetener blend
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 T semi-sweet mini choc chips (Enjoy Life brand is soy free)
or chopped up SF chocolate bar

Place the finely ground pecans, 2 packets of sweetener, the butter and
cinnamon in a food processor and combine thoroughly. Press the crust mixture in a spring-form pan or a pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes and then cool.

Place the eggs, granular sweetener, cream cheese and vanilla into a mixer and blend until smooth.  Fold in the chocolate chips.  Pour the cheesecake mixture into the crust and bake for 35-50 minutes at 350º or until it looks like it is set or kinda firm in the middle.

Cool in the oven for a few hours. Refrigerate overnight.

ORIGINAL RECIPE FROM THE BOOK:

Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

8 T finely chopped pecans
2 packets Splenda
1 T butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Splenda (granular)
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 T semi-sweet mini choc chips

Place the nuts, 2 pks of Splenda and the butter in
a small bowl and combine thoroughly. Line the
wells of a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners
and distribute the nut mixture evenly, about 2 tsp
per well.

Place the egg, granular Splenda, cream cheese
and vanilla into a mixing bowl and blend until
smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Divide the
mixture evenly among the 12 cups. Bake for 15
minutes at 350º . Cool and refrigerate for at least
one hour.

 

 

 

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Aunt Mary’s Easy Chess Pie

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She’s been gone 21 years now, but I still think about her often. 

What a special lady!  Born during the depression, with a cleft pallet and hair lip, her life was full of difficulties and disappointments.  But you hardly ever knew about her hard times.  She was always rejoicing in just being alive.  She lived on disability, but she didn’t let that keep her from sharing with people.  She sent boxes of clothes and other items to missionaries overseas and fed them at her dinner table in her little three room shotgun style house that was full of warmth and love.  Many times she called mom at work and invited her to supper.  Often after dinner she’d get out her auto harp and we’d sing songs there in her small living room.  She was full of joy and would often get happy while we sang.

Everyday she cooked lunch.  That was her main meal of the day.  She made the best iced tea with lemon and the very best cornbread.  I even loved her coleslaw and that is unusual for a kid!  We always had to clean up the kitchen afterwards.  I tried to encourage her to let her dishes airdry, but nothing doing!  We had to towel dry those dishes and put them back into her little upright cabinet.  That same cabinet now resides in my kitchen.  For a while, I could open it up and still smell her kitchen.  That smell is long gone as is Aunt Mary, but she still lives on in my heart.

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Aunt Mary’s Chess Pie

4 eggs
1 ½ cups sugar
2 Tbsp butter, softened (I used 4 because most other recipes call for a stick)

Cream the butter and sugar together.  Add eggs
one at a time, mixing after each addition.  Bake at
350º for 35-40 minutes.  Cool, slice, and enjoy!

 

Chocolate Fudge Pie

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Fudge Pie

With work slowing down, we’ve found ourselves home more during the week.  What better to do than bake?!

I found an easy recipe for My Handyman to make while I was doing other fun stuff, like folding laundry and helping the girls with their lessons.  I thought he did a great job and by that evening most of this delicious pie had vanished.

CHOCOLATE FUDGE PIE

 
1 c. sugar
4 tbsp. flour
4 tbsp. cocoa
1/2 c. milk
2 whole eggs
3 tbsp. butter, melted
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
chopped pecans (optional)

 

Dump all ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat well. Pour into an unbaked pastry shell. We sprinkled a few pecans in the bottom before pouring in the batter. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool before slicing.  Top with freshly whipped cream.