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Showing posts from June, 2016

Strawberry Pie

  I have a problem. Yes, that's my gelatin/pudding stash. I just can't help it, I get to the store and see the great new flavors and think, "Ooh!  have to have it!" Then they sit in the cupboard. I've vowed to start using it up, and when Joan (a fellow Taste Of Home Community Cook) posted this recipe on Facebook, I saw an opportunity.     I had an "extra servings size" graham crust so I upped the strawberries to 4 cups.    Since the goal was to use up what I had, I used regular pudding (3 3oz Vanilla Cook N Serve) and regular strawberry Jello.  That's 4 packages gone!   I had to finagle the crushed pineapple, the can I bought seems to have disappeared.   I drained 2 Pineapple Dole Bowls, ran them through the food processor and then drained them again.   Perfect. This really hit the spot on a hot June day.   I will definitely give it a try with other berry/gelatin combinations.   Thanks so much to Lou W for sharing the recipe!             

My first-ever Chili dog!

Somehow I've managed to make it into my 40s without ever having a chili dog.   I saw this recipe in the June/July 2016 Taste of Home and pinned it to try.  I made no changes to the chili itself, but I did forgot to line the insides of the roll with mustard, will have to remember that for next time.  My guys aren't into chili, and I'd considered reducing the recipe, but I'm glad I didn't.   I froze the remaining chili in single person portions.   Thank you so much to Patricia P. for sharing her recipe. Being honest, this was my first-ever and my second-ever chili dogs-  they were so good I had two! My Favorite Chili Dogs Print With Image Without Image Yield: 8 Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef (used 85% lean) 1 finely chopped small onion 1 can tomato puree -- (15 ounces) 1/2 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper 1 tablespoon white vinegar 2 teaspoons grou