Monday, September 11, 2017

Fresh Peaches and Cream Pie

Peach Topping:
1/2 C water
3 T cornstarch
2 medium peaches, peeled and smashed up
3/4 C sugar
1/2 t lemon extract
1 T butter
5 large peaches, peeled and sliced

Crust:
3 c. graham cracker crumbs
7 T. melted butter
1/3 c. sugar
1/8 t. cinnamon
dash of salt

Filling:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. cool whip
1 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 T. lemon juice

For the topping- Mix the cornstarch and the cold water and stir until combined and dissolved. In a small sauce pan, combine smashed peaches, sugar, butter and lemon extract. Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Once it's boiling, add the cornstarch mixture. Stir and cook for 2 minutes or until thick. Once thick, remove from heat and set aside.

For the crust- Combine crumbs, cinnamon and sugar. Add melted butter, mix until well incorporated. Divide mixture in half and press into 2 shallow pie plates. Bake crust at 350 for 10 minutes.

For the filling- Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. Beat until nice and smooth. Fold in whipped topping and stir until well combined. Divide filling between two pie crusts. 

Mix sliced peaches with the cooled topping mixture and divide between the two pie plates. Chill for at least an hour.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Joe's super fast copycat Orange Julius

In a blender measure:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cup ice cubes
  • 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Oatmeal Choco Chip Cookies

I got this recipe from a neighbor and it is one of my absolute favorite cookie recipes- EVER!

What you'll need:
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/4 - 2 1/2 c. flour
2 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. semi sweet choco chips
1 c. milk choco chips

What to do:
Cream together butter and sugars. Add vanilla, eggs and mix well. Add salt, soda, powder and flour and mix until just combined. Stir in oats and choco chips. Roll into large balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12  minutes.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Grandma Brewer's swedish pancakes

This is a recipe my husband grew up with. His mom made it every holiday morning and she still makes it when we come to visit. It's one of his favorites and the best part is- he will usually make them himself!! They are very similar to crepes, just thicker.

Here's what you need:
1 3/4 c. Milk
5 eggs
2 T. sugar
3 T. cooking oil
a pinch of salt
1 c. flour

Blend together the milk, eggs, sugar, oil and salt. Once mixed well (but not frothy) add in the flour and stir to combine.

Heat your cast iron skillet to medium/hot. Pour about 1/3 c. batter in your pan and rotate the pan around to coat it. Once bubbly, flip and cook on the other side.

Butter and serve with jam or nutella or straberries, bananas etc.

Grandma Brewer's swedish pancakes

This is a recipe my husband grew up with. His mom made it every holiday morning and she still makes it when we come to visit. It's one of his favorites and the best part is- he will usually make them himself!! They are very similar to crepes, just thicker.

Here's what you need:
1 3/4 c. Milk
5 eggs
2 T. sugar
3 T. cooking oil
a pinch of salt
1 c. flour

Blend together the milk, eggs, sugar, oil and salt. Once mixed well (but not frothy) add in the flour and stir to combine.

Heat your cast iron skillet to medium/hot. Pour about 1/3 c. batter in your pan and rotate the pan around to coat it. Once bubbly, flip and cook on the other side.

Butter and serve with jam or nutella or straberries, bananas etc.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Salted Caramel Frosting

We've had this recipe in our "drafts" folder for almost 2 years now. They just never last long enough to take pictures! My family devours these so quickly, it's ridiculous!

Emily made these for me for the first time right after I had my last baby (Sara, who is now 2 1/2). I'm pretty sure I ate all of them - and I don't even like Caramel!! These are so ridiculously delicious. Each time we've made them together since then, we keep finding ways to make more cookies so we can have more whoopie pies!!

What you'll need:
Cookies:
2 boxes devil's food cake mix (we prefer Betty Crocker brand)
1 bar Crisco
4 eggs

Salted Caramel Frosting:
1 c. softened butter
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. caramel sauce
1/2 t. Fine salt (fleur de sel is recommended but I can never find the stuff, so I use popcorn salt!  It's super fine)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix cake mix, Crisco and eggs until well blended. Batter will be very stiff.
2. Roll into balls, or use a small cookie scoop. Drop onto an ungreased baking sheet. Before baking, I slightly flatten each cookie. I just use the backside of a spoon to give them a very slight indentation.
3. Bake for 7-9 minutes. You want to UNDERbake them so they'll stay soft once they're filled. The cookies will definitely not look done when you take them out, but that's good. (Once you fill them, they have to be refrigerated. So if you underbake them, they'll stay soft and chewy)
4. Allow them to cool completely, and then refrigerate- that way they firm up a bit before you fill them.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Brazilian Limeade


This is one of my favorite drinks ever. We always make it with Taquitos or anything Mexican.  It is super easy to put together and tastes so delicious.

Brazilian Limeade
Source: Our Best Bites

What You'll Need:
4 juicy limes (the smoother the skin, the juicier)
1 c. sugar
6 c. water
6 T. sweetened condensed milk

What to do:
Wash your limes and then cut into eighths.

Pour half of your water into the blender and add half of the cut up limes. Pulse 6-7 times for a second or two.

Strain into a pitcher and squeeze the limes a bit to get the rest of the juice out.

Repeat with the last half of water and limes.

Right before serving, stir in the sweetened condensed milk. Serve cold, over lots of ice, and Enjoy!