Benjamin’s Pumpkin Pie, Cooking with Grandkids!

Cooking with Grandkids . . . such a joy! And, this pumpkin pie is a perfect choice to bake with them, especially if they like pumpkin pie, because it's a one-bowl filling.  Cooking with Grandkids . . . Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie My grandson, Benjamin, came over one day. I asked him what he wanted to do. He said, "Make a pumpkin pie." That's a little unusual for a 13-year old, but, we made Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie . . . Cooking with Grandkids!! Would you believe that he rolled out the crust and made the pie? Well . . . he did. I helped, but essentially, he made it all. Making Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie . . . Benjamin's Pumpkin Pie is really my mother's pumpkin pie. . . which is actually the Libby's Pumpkin Pie recipe on the can. And the crust … [Read more...]

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie Recipe. . .

Cherry Cream Cheese Pie, a festive holiday pie! If you are looking for a beautiful and delicious pie for the holidays, this Cherry Cream Cheese Pie is perfect! Plus, it is super easy to make. It will add a festive spark to you dessert table for any holiday. While it may seem more of a Christmas pie, we make it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. This pie has been my son, Jason's, favorite pie since he was a child. And, even now, as an adult, he insists on taking the "leftover" pie home with him. . . all for him. . . :) I always had to make this pie for him when we have family gatherings. The Cherry Cream Cheese Pie Recipe . . . The Cherry Cream Cheese Pie recipe goes back decades. I first found it years ago when my children were … [Read more...]

Ghostly Graveyard Pie!

Ghostly Graveyard Pie, a spooky pie for Halloween! I used to teach my music students a song during the Halloween season. It was called, "Have You Seen the Ghost of John?". They LOVED it! It's wasn't a spooky song, but at the end of it, there was an unexpected "BOO"! That's what I thought when I decided to make this Ghostly Graveyard Pie. Candace, Randa, and I had gone to the grocery store on Saturday. As we were talking about Halloween goodies, Candace asked me to make an Oreo Pie, but make it like a graveyard. Good idea!!! I immediately thought about the Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Ghosts I made with Jalynn and Duke last week. Then the plan for the pie began! Making the Ghostly Graveyard Pie . . . Candace thought Aunt Faye's … [Read more...]

Oreo Pie, an easy dessert for any occasion!

  What's for dessert? When I planned our "Girls Only Luncheon", the question arose, "What can I make for our dessert?" I knew I wasn't going to have a lot of time to prepare a dessert, and different thoughts came to my mind. But, I finally decided to make an Oreo Pie. In the past, I made an Oreo Delight (which quickly became a favorite), and a Dirt Pudding Pie for family gatherings, and both were really liked by all. So, my thinking was that an Oreo Pie would be a good choice. After all . . . who doesn't like Oreos??? Making the Oreo Pie . . . This Oreo Pie was EASY to make . . . a perfect dessert for those times you don't have a lot of time to spend thinking about or making a dessert. For this pie, I found a recipe by … [Read more...]

14 Cool Desserts for Summer!

Cool desserts for hot summer days! It's been really hot here until the last couple of days of last week. But, we still have some weeks left that will probably be hot before the cooler days of fall arrive. I've compiled some of our favorite Cool Desserts for Summer. These include easy, no-bake desserts that will provide you with a delicious, cool treat when it's too hot to bake something. Most are no-bake pies, plus some other "cool" desserts. Enjoy!!! NO-BAKE PIES . . . These pies use a graham cracker crust, so there's no making and baking a pie crust. The fillings are generally cream cheese with fruit, cookies, or other ingredients. All are refrigerator pies that keep well and are really good choices for summer months--even Mama's Easy … [Read more...]