Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring is Here!

It has been a beautiful weekend.  

Sunny, Warm and just magnificent!!!!!!   

Reminded me when I was a very young girl and selling lemonade on the side of the road, of course the only people that bought any lemonade was my friends and the Mailman, which at that time was a walking mailman... 

I decided to make something Springy.....  
so I made Lemonade Pie.  
 It took all of 15 minutes.  

Hubby also requested some Chicken Salad, so I gave in and did that too.  

Lemonade Icebox Pie

1 package (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 graham cracker crust, I used vanilla wafer crust

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and milk until smooth.  Beat in lemonade concentrate.  Fold in whipped topping.  Pour into crust.  Cover and refrigerate until set....

You can add a few drops of food coloring, yellow or pink.  

This is a great pie for your Easter table..

Chicken Salad  is coming soon!!!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Peach Fried Pies!

Hubby has been trying to get me to make these for 35 years.  Well today I broke down and made him some.  

Took some time and made a mess but well worth it.

These are so good!!!!  

Words cannot describe them....... 

So if you like Peaches and have a little time you really need to try these.

Peach Fried Pies

1 (8 ounce) package dried peaches, chopped
3 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 teaspoons butter
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Combine peaches and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 40 minutes, adding water if necessary.  Drain well.  Stir in sugar, raisins, butter and nutmeg, mixing well.


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoons vinegar

Combine flour, soda, salt and nutmeg.  Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.  Sprinkle water and vinegar evenly over surface.  Stir with a fork until a ball.

Divide pastry evenly into 8 pieces; roll each portion into a 6 inch circle.  Place about 3 tablespoons peach mixture on half of each circle.  Moisten edges of circles with water.  Fold circle in half; press edges together with a fork dipped in flour.

Heat 3/4 inch oil to 375 degrees in a cast iron skillet.  cook pies until golden, turning once.  Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sugar.

I promise you these are worth the time and mess.  

Remember to always smile when baking and wearing one of my "Mimi's Magic Aprons"