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Friday, July 3, 2020

Fruity punch bowl trifle recipe

If you like fruity desserts, this one is for you! A trifle is basically layered ingredients in a pretty glass bowl.
They taste best when they have sat overnight allowing the flavors time to blend together.
This is such an old photo: Proof I have been making this dessert for years!

Cherry Pineapple Punch Bowl Trifle
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix, prepared as directed
  • 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
  • 2 packs of vanilla or French vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 container (16 oz.) whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 can (20 oz.) cherry pie filling

Crumble ½ cake into a bowl.
Spread ½ pineapple over cake.
Spread ½ pudding mix over pineapple.
Add ½ whipped topping over pudding.
Top with ½ cherry filling.
Repeat layers one more time.
Chill (overnight is best) and serve.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Homemade air freshener: Easy and economical recipe

Don't you love walking into someone's home and having it smell fresh, clean, and inviting? I sure do. Which is why I have put together this easy and economical air freshener.

Warm scents and saving money are on the top of my list these days and this recipe for homemade air freshener brings both of those values together.

You can usually find cinnamon and cloves at the local dollar store.

Homemade Air Freshener
  • 10 whole cloves (or 2 teaspoons of ground cloves)
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • Apple and/or orange peels (if you have them available)

Take a small pot and fill it halfway with water. Add your ingredients to the pot.
Place it on a burner of the stove and simmer on a medium-low setting.
This will fill your home with a warm, refreshing scent.

Be sure not to let all of your water evaporate, or the ingredients will burn to the bottom of the pot ... we live and learn!

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

Strange eats...

Brussels sprouts with garlic strange eat.

I was reading a friend’s blog and she has inspired me to write this.
She talks about how different people like to eat different things and how new recipes are formed by trying to mix things we ordinarily would not mix.
So, after reading how she likes to pour milk over her baked goods and eat them, I began to think about some "different" things my mom ate when I was growing up.

Here are a few things I remember. She would:
  • Pour milk and sugar over rice and eat it for dessert
  • Eat an entire head of lettuce every couple of days. She would get up every few minutes and pull off several leaves and eat them.
  • Cut a cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds, and fill the hole with vanilla ice cream. Then, she got a spoon and sat in front of the TV and ate it all!

I have eaten some strange things myself. I:
  • Eat a bagel with my cream cheese
  • Dip my bread and french fries in blue cheese dressing
  • Smother my hot dogs with yellow mustard and like them best burned on the grill

My sister used to eat peanut butter and tomato sandwiches when she was a child AND she used to eat butter…yes, from the stick! 
I guess we all have funny things we like to eat. I would like to hear about yours... please comment :-)

Friday, June 19, 2020

Summertime corn salad recipe

*image: google: once upon a chef

Having a craving for corn salad, I came up with this recipe. I ate it all and made another one the next day! We like to use organic food whenever possible, always corn!

Corn Salad

  • 1 package (frozen), whole kernel, yellow corn, cooked
  • 1 tomato, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 tbsp. mayo
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder

Mix all ingredients together, chill and enjoy!
You could also add chopped onion and cucumber if you would like to.

*image: google: once upon a chef

Monday, June 15, 2020

Crockpot Cheesy Sausage Dip Recipe

If you love using your crockpot or even if you are looking for an easy recipe to try with it for the first time…here you go.

This sausage dip recipe is perfect for hot weather months, when you do not want to fire up the stove. It is also great for cold weather months, as it is warm and comforting. 

Crockpot Sausage Dip
  • 1 lb. turkey breakfast sausage, fried
  • Salt, pepper & garlic powder
  • 1 pack cream cheese
  • 1 can of Rotel or canned tomato chunks with peppers 
  • Salt and pepper. to taste

Fry sausage. Add spices while frying.
Place cheese and tomatoes in crockpot.
Pour cooked sausage over cheese and tomatoes.
Set on high and cook for an hour. Stir several times to melt cheese and mix together.
Turn to warm until you are ready to eat.
Eat with crackers, tortilla chips, or on mini rolls.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Fruity Punch Recipe

photo: Google images

I have tasted many different punch recipes over the years. I have to say; this is my all-time favorite by far. It is sweet, but not over the top. The flavors blend, but you can still taste each ingredient.

It takes just a few minutes to put together, but your guests will love it! Serve this at any party or gathering. It also serves up well for the Holidays. You can variate the flavors/colors of the sherbet to coincide with the Holiday.

Deanna's Favorite Punch
  • 1 liter of Sprite (7up or ginger ale can be used as well)
  • 1 large can of pineapple juice
  • 1/2 gallon of sherbet (any flavor)

Combine soda and juice in your bowl. Then, scoop in the sherbet.
Prepare this punch just before your guests arrive so that the sherbet stays frozen as it is served.

Warning: this punch will not last long, so be sure you get a cup too.

*photo: Google images

Monday, June 8, 2020

Blueberry Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Purple is one of my favorite colors which makes this salad a sight for my sore eyes! It also satisfies my ongoing sweet tooth without too much guilt.

You can easily make this dessert fruit salad any time of the year. You can use fresh or frozen fruit. I actually used fresh bananas and grapes, but frozen strawberries and blueberries.

Blueberry Cheesecake Fruit Salad
  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups strawberries, cut into pieces 
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1 pack cream cheese, 8 ounces, room temperature
  • 1 box (3.4 oz.) instant pudding, cheesecake or French vanilla flavored
  • 1 cup Coffee Mate Creamer, Coconut Caramel Latte flavor

Slice up fruit and add into a large bowl.
Set aside.
With a mixer, mix cream cheese and pudding.
Slowly add creamer while mixing.
When the cheese mixture is well combined, fold it into the prepared fruit.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Check out a few of my other recipes:

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