Monday, March 28, 2011

Grandmom Cool's Peanut Butter Pie

Today is my Grandmom Cool's 86th Birthday. So in honor of her, I want to share her recipe for the most wonderful Peanut Butter Pie.

Grandmom Cool's Peanut Butter Pie

1 baked deep dish pie shell
1 cup powered sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 c. cornstarch
2/3 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups scaled milk (just put it in the microwave to heat)
3 eggs yolks beaten
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Combine powdered sugar and peanut butter. Blend until the appearance of biscuit mix; spread 3/4 of this mixture in baked pie shell. Set aside.

Combine cornstarch, sugar and salt; add scalded milk and mix well. Pour small amount over beaten egg yolks; mix well. Then return to milk mixture. Cook in top of double boiler until mixture thickens to the consistency of pudding or custard.

Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla and pour into prepared pie shell. Top with meringue. Sprinkle remainder of peanut butter mixture over meringue. Bake at 325 degrees until meingue browns.

3 eggs whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp sugar
Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and vanilla and add sugar until peaks form.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Girl Scout Cookie Banana Pudding

It's March and in March it's Girl Scout Cookie time and when it's Girl Scout Cookie time it means I can make Girl Scout Cookie Banana Pudding. The recipe is Nannie Ford's Banana Pudding recipe, which you will probably see on here again, but today I will share the recipe using Shortbread Girl Scout Cookies.
*Our sweet niece, Lydia, who sold cookies for the first time this year as Daisy.*

Girl Scout Cookie Banana Pudding

2 boxes Shortbread Girl Scout Cookies
4-5 large bananas, sliced
1 large container whipped topping (cool whip)
1 large box instant vanilla pudding
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix pudding according to directions. Add vanilla and whipped topping. Mix well. Then add shortbread cookies and bananas. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

Girl Scout Cookies freeze well, so if you have enough self-control, put a couple of boxes of the cookies in the freezer and save for later.
I hope you enjoy this yummy Springtime treat...
Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Green Eggs and Ham

Last night in honor of Dr. Seuss we had some friends over (OK, the real reason we had our friends over was for him to help Travis fix the washing machine.) But, whatever the reason, we had a blast and made wonderful memories with our kids. They are such wonderful friends and got into the spirit of the night and came as Dr. Seuss books. We had, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks, There's a Wocket in my Pocket, And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, Ten Apples Up On Top! and sweet little Cindy Lou Who tagged along with them.

We made Cat In The Hat hats while the guys were working on the washing machine. With five little "whos" running around, this was the best picture I could get.

The recipe to share is not much, all I did was add green food coloring to my scrambled eggs to give them their green color. Everyone ate their green eggs except for Hannah Grace, she did not like green eggs.

We are so blessed to have these "Whos" as friends...who will come help with a broken washing machine, who can come over on a week night and it doesn't stress me out how my house looks, who are intentional in the time they spend with their family and the memories they make with their kids, who are great friends!