Monday, March 22, 2010

Divinity Salad

Larry loves Divinity! Every Christmas his mother gives him Divinity as a gift...that's how much he loves it! I've always wondered and still do...can you only get divinity during Christmas?

Anyway, I found this recipe and made it for him the other night! It's supposed to "set-up" overnight in the refrigerator but one bowl of it never even made it past the refrigerator door!

1 pkg. cream cheese
1 can sweetend Condensed milk
2 cups chopped pecans
1 large container cool whip
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
Mix together well cream cheese, milk, cool whip, and then fold in pineapple and pecans.
Let sit overnight!

Mozzarella Cheese Dip

I've been reading recipes lately trying to come up with different menu items & ran across Mother's Mozzarella Cheese Dip recipe. I can remember Mother making this recipe for the 1st time and telling me all the raves she got over it. This recipe card is a treasure to me because it's in her handwriting!!! Yes, I treasure anything & everything I have that's in her writing! Matter of fact, I found several of her recipe cards just like this that I will always treasure!

I used a combination of Mozzarella & Cheddar cheese to make up 5 cups. Mayo is mayonnaise not Miracle Whip! That's 1 tsp of Accent, 2 tsp of minced onion & 1 Tbsp minced parsley flakes...incase you needed that spelled out! Oh and I think it's much better if it's made the day before!

You can also add any or all of the following: dash of black pepper; dash of seasoning salt; 1 tsp Parmesan cheese and/or dash of garlic.

Serve with Fritos, any cracker, spread on sandwiches or with raw veggies!

This stuff is sinfully good & addicting! The picture doesn't do it justice! We had potluck at work so I took a picture of it after I got it to work since I didn't get one after I made it at home.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Peach Pie

Not long ago, I asked my Mamaw how to make fried peach pies. I want to be able to carry down the tradition of making her pies. She doesn't remember how to do much else, but surprisingly, she was able to walk me through how to make her pies. It took a little coaxing but I got it!

When I got home, I decided to make a large peach pie than the individual pies and it was so very good.

I just took my crust (store bought, even though I have her homemade recipe) and spread it over my pie dish. I took a large can of peaches, (drained) & added about 1/4 c sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon & nutmeg and then spread them out over my crust. I took another crust & spread it over the peaches & poked holes in it to let the steam out. I baked it for about 30-45 mins (or when crust was golden brown) on 325 degrees.

When I removed it from the oven, I spread some cream cheese icing over the top and just let it set. Oh it was good....real good!