Fresh Strawberry Pie

Strawberry pie (a re-post). Strawberry season is here. That means summer is just around the corner. It’s time to make that strawberry pie! We picked up some freshly-picked strawberries last evening. The pie is ready to be served tonight. The recipe I use comes from Mennonite Country-Style Recipes & Kitchen Secrets, compiled by Esther H. Shank and published by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pennsylvania.  You can use this recipe for any kind of fresh fruit pie. Substitute … Read more

No Bake Creamy Cheesecake

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The cream of creamy! If you like cream cheese and creamy, you’ll love this recipe. The ingredients are a lot like the recipe for Cream Cheese Delight, but it’s creamier because of one ingredient, richer because of the amount of cream cheese, and uses two flavorings instead of one. This creamy cheesecake freezes well, which is another plus. I need to remember that the next time I make it! My friend and cousin-in-law Jeannette Hartman … Read more

Graham Cracker Pudding

Prenuptial agreement Graham Cracker Pudding takes me back to my childhood when picnics and church potluck dinners had every imaginable dessert – including this dish – from which to choose. Dave and I had only one prenuptial agreement, and that was about graham crackers. You see, I grew up on Honey Maid graham crackers, and it’s the only brand I eat – if I can help it. A few months before we were married, we were … Read more

Thimble Cookies

Kid-favorite cookies These thimble cookies are a favorite for kids to help make and to eat!  Actually, adults like them as much as the children do. Ever since I can remember, we’ve been making these cookies. They’re called “thimble” because you put a dent about the size of a thimble in the middle of a round ball of dough. To make that dent, you push a thimble into the dough ball or use your finger. … Read more

Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Christmas sugar cookies. It is the Christmas season. Sugar cookies are in order, of course. Break out your cookie cutters and mix up a batch of these cookies. This is a recipe that kids can help with because you mix it all by hand. So have at it with your little ones. Mix the wet ingredients together, mix the butter with the flour, and then mix it all together. My mama used to say “Many … Read more