Friday, March 20, 2009


I found this recipe several months ago.  It was good but I changed and added a few things to make it extra special.  Is it a first place pie?  We will find out tonite!


The Cast of Characters


Of course I have to use my special pie plate


And we need the recipe

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Start out by making the crust:  1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup melted butter.

Combine and press into pie plate.  Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes.  Cool on wire rack

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Next we need a layer of chocolate.  Combine 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk and an ounce

of unsweetened baking chocolate over low heat.  Cook and stir until mixture thickens.  This

take about 4-5 minutes.  Pour over crust and spread out.  Put in refrigerator to cool.


Drain an 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple.  Don’t throw out the juice, we need it.

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OK so when I took the crust out of the oven I knocked over the pineapple.  These scrapers from Pampered Chef

really do a great job on spills.  Do you think I used the pineapple off the floor?  Hey my floors are clean!

Just kidding, I always buy two of all the ingredients when I enter a contest, for reasons like this.


Slice 2 bananas into a bowl and pour 2 Tablespoons of pineapple juice over them.

Let them bathe in the juice for about 5 minutes. 


Drain the bananas and arrange over the chocolate layer.


In a large mixing bowl, combine an 8 ounce cream cheese and 2 Tablespoons

of the pineapple juice. 


Beat in 1 1/2 cups of softened pineapple sherbet.

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Dump in one small box of instant vanilla pudding and beat for 2 minutes.


Measure out 1/3 cup of pineapple and pour the rest into the cream cheese mixture.

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Fold in two cups of whipped cream. 


Spread over banana slices.  And lick the spoon and bowl.

Freeze until firm.


Remove from freezer and arrange cherries and pineapple around edges of pie

Drizzle with caramel and chocolate syrups.


Fill center with remaining whipped cream and top with chopped pecans and cherries.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


This is a new recipe I tried this weekend and it was a hit!  Everyone loved it. 

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Start with 3/4 cup red wine vinegar                        Pour into a food processor or blender.


Add 1 cup sugar.  (You could easily cut down the sugar and it will still be sweet enough)

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Cut up 2 stalks of celery, 1 small onion and 1 carrot into large chunks.  Add to processor.


Add about 1/2 teaspoon salt.

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Now process until the mixture is smooth.    Add oil in a steady stream and process until well mixed and all chunks are gone.



Pour dressing into a jar and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.  This makes three cups of dressing. 


Now you need to assemble the salad ingredients. 

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1/2 cup craisins, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, 1/2 cup chow mein noodles. 

I also added grape tomatoes and sliced cucumbers.

Oh and I also added 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.

Toss salad ingredients together and pour on dressing until you think it has enough. 





3/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 cup sugar

2 celery ribs, cut into chunks

1 small onion, cut into chunks

1 small carrot, cut into chunks

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup olive oil

Combine all in food processor or blender.

Salad ingredients:

8-10 cups salad greens



1/2 cup chow mein noodles

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup craisins


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