Posts tagged ‘from scratch’

June 13, 2012

Strawberry Chocolate Pudding Ice Pops

There’s always room for Jello (Pudding Pops)!

Growing up my mom always used her Tupperware Ice Pop Molds to make me fresh Ice-Pops all summer long! When I moved into my own house, mom figured she would not be making many more pops (until at least she had grand kids to make them for) so she gave me her molds, yay! One of my favorite (and easiest) ice pops always were Pudding Pops (which I also found out were also Rich’s favorite type when he was growing up – I love being able to make my PA Wedding Photographer Fiance happy).

Basically all that needs to get done for the Perfect Pudding Pops is to start out by making your favorite Pudding (instant or homemade or cooked). Then you just need to pour that pudding into your pop mold of choice (store-bought or ice cube trays, or silicone molds, or paper cups), and then freeze them up for a few hours.

After Strawberry Picking last week I knew that some Chocolate Covered Strawberry flavored Ice Pops would be amazing. So taking my love of Pudding Pops and then just adding some fresh Strawberries to the mix equaled these delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pudding Pops!

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June 11, 2012

Strawberry Salsa

~ Strawberry Salsa ~

good with tortilla chips or chocolate covered tortilla chips or graham crackers or  sweet chips or apple crisps or spoons

Last week I went Strawberry Picking (one of my favorite “school’s out for summer” activities). I picked about 12 pounds (and am thinking about going back this week for more) of berries. One of the things I knew I wanted to make was a fresh Summer Strawberry Salsa. There are many variations of Strawberry Salsa -varying from sweet to with a bite – I went somewhere in the middle (although the longer you let this sit, the more bite-ierr it gets, I preferred it fresh day #1)

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May 29, 2012

The “I Hate Peas” Pea Soup

There are just some foods that some people don’t like – peas are one of those foods for me!

Why is it that some foods we hate don’t like and others we love? – – – I have no clue!

Growing up when I didn’t like a food that was it, end of story.

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May 15, 2012

Pear Ginger Cake (with Whipped Cream Frosting)

Birthdays are a reason for Celebrating.

My Grandmother recently celebrated a birthday and Rich and I decided to surprise her. She knew that my Wonderful Parents would be joining her but that My Love and I had “too many other things going on” to join her. There is a truth to that but little did she know that part of our busy weekend was us driving 2 hours to surprise her at dinner. My parents showed up earlier in the day, with this cake in tow, and then a few hours later when they went out to dinner… low & behold we were waiting there for them!

Celebrating her birthday was a great day and the shock on my Grandmother’s face was priceless!

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April 27, 2012

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

Cheesecake: (noun) a dessert which is usually sweetened, can be baked, and is often decadent, usually served as slices from a larger cake and deliciously rich. These cheesecakes are made individually so you have some portion control in addition to all of that original delicious richness of your classic cheesecake (combined with the “kid-in-you” taste of Oreos)!

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