Sunday, May 22, 2016

Unbelievably Good Shredded Apple Pie


Shredded Apple Pie is not something I'd heard of until I tried this delicious pie. The consistency of course is different than a traditional apple pie, but the taste is different as well. Eggs in the shredded apple mixture create a really wonderful flavor. My mother commented that the texture and taste reminded her a bit of pecan pie, which I agree on.


This is a very sweet pie indeed. I think you could safely get away with cutting the sugar down to one cup, if you prefer. But I wouldn't try to reduce it too much to make it healthy. It is a sweet pie and trying to make it a non sweet, "healthy" pie sorta defeats the purpose.


I was blown away at how good this pie was. Enjoy!


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Cheesy Squash Casserole


Cheesy Squash Casserole is a comforting side dish full of vegetables with a buttery, crunchy topping.


This would be great with a roast chicken or pork tenderloin. So delicious!


Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches


Delicious and an easy week night meal, Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches have a little bit of a zing to them from the pepperoncini peppers. Enjoy!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Wacky Layered Jello Salad


I love jello salad in almost all forms. I draw the line at jellied meats, but when it comes to desserts I love experimenting with all kinds of recipes. For this layered salad I prepared a raspberry and apricot jello with pineapple and banana mixed in.

If you were wondering, yep, that's cheese on top. Does your family with their own version of crazy jello salad? I'm really curious to hear details.


A layer of mini marshmallows sits on top of the jello, with a homemade pudding like topping over that. Sprinkle freshly grated cheddar cheese on top and you are all set to go.


Of course, if you really hate the idea of cheese,  you can skip it. But I would urge you to at least try a bite of it with some cheese on top to see what you think.

For an alternative to the pudding layer, I would recommend the filling I used for the Boston Cream Whoopie Pies. It is fantastic and a bit less work if you are in a hurry. Enjoy!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Crunchy Tossed Spinach Salad


A crunchy, savory spinach salad with a hint of sweetness from dried cranberries. This makes a wonderful main course and will use up that big bag of spinach you have in your fridge.


Bacon, toasted ramen noodles, cranberries and pecans. Lots of crunch and flavor.


Enjoy!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad


I love pasta salads, especially recipes that make a huge serving so you can have leftovers in the fridge for a few days to eat with your lunch and dinner. This Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad is particularly tasty as it uses a dry ranch mix in the dressing. It is full of lots of tasty raw vegetables and a hint of cheese and bacon.


My only change for next time would be to prepare the raw carrots differently. When diced, they were a bit too hard to bite into. I think next time I would shred them, or if I wanted to keep them diced, perhaps blanch them so they aren't quite so hard to eat. I'll leave that decision up to you. Enjoy!

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