Monday, August 22, 2016

Easy Creamy Key Lime Pie


 I am having one of my most favorite summer recipes of Tomato Tart, which can be found here.

For dessert, I've fixed an Easy Creamy Key Lime Pie, which is cool and refreshing.  Please join me for lunch!

This Rosina teacup is one that I received in the teacup exchange, several seasons ago, at Stephanie's, at The Enchanting Rose.  Stephanie will be having a sign up for her next teacup exchange in September, if you'd like to join in on the fun!


I just had to use my watermelon teapot again before Summer is over.  


This yummy recipe was a favorite of my daughter's and mine, years ago, and I decided to make it.  Her little girl wanted to try it, when she was over, and she LOVED it.  This recipe is lighter and fluffier than the other key lime pie that can be found here.  They're both good!

yield: 1 key Lime Pieprint recipe

Easy Creamy Key Lime Pie

prep time: 10 MINScook time: total time: 10 mins
A light and creamy Key Lime pie

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 (10-ounce) prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 1 (8-ounce) container of frozen whipped topping, thawed (or use 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, whipped)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Beat sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in a large bowl on medium speed for about 1 minute, until smooth and creamy. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight until set. You can also freeze the pie and then remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

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Thank you for your visit!  xo





Monday, August 15, 2016

Watermelon Tea Party with My Grands


 These two sweetie pies, who are also brother and sister,  and my daughter's two youngest of four, haven't missed a Cooking/Art Camp all summer!  We planned a special tea party for today.  Even my soccer-loving grandson was such a good sport about  it, and got right in with the preparations.


A few weeks ago, when we made the Teddy Bears at the Beach Cupcakes, we dyed half the batter green, and baked the extra cupcakes and froze them. On party day,  we frosted them, and the kids even used my decorating tube.  They did a great job, don't you think?  They even carefully arranged the chocolate chips on top for the "seeds". I'm so proud of them!


 Look how pretty they placed the cupcakes on the tiered plate.  They even chose special cookie cutters from my collection, to cut out their sandwich shapes.

 I carved the watermelon into a teapot the day before the party, with instructions that bloggy buddy Lynn, sent me awhile back.  I've been holding on to these instructions for our special tea party. If you'd like to make a watermelon teapot, check here.  The only thing that I did differently was not to use a bottom slice underneath the "teapot", as I didn't feel it was necessary.  Thanks, Lynn, for thinking of me and my Cooking Camp.  This was the perfect centerpiece for our party, and that's where the kids placed it!


Look how my grandson fixed our plates and poured our drink! 

 Here's our menu:

Veggies and Ranch Dip

Mixed Fruit served from the Watermelon Teapot

PBJ Sandwiches

Doritos

Watermelon Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade

We sure had a fun time at our special tea party! The kids picked their favorite painted trios that my Late Great Aunt Kitty gave me.  Didn't the kids do a great job on setting the table, and arranging the table and chairs?  The sweet kids even dressed up, and the funny thing is, we all wore blue!


Uncle Mike had his Art Camp and taught us how to watercolor a watermelon, and it was a fun, easy project.

On August 16th,  it will be the 3rd Anniversary of my Beloved's passing into eternity....he's forever in my thoughts and in my heart.

 

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

Thank you for your visit!  xo



Monday, August 8, 2016

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

 Quick, we have to ice our ice cream before it melts in the 100 degree days we've been having!  


 This Olde English Countryside teacup, by Johnson Brothers, is a favorite of mine, because I love cottage scenes. We'll pretend that we are in the cool, countryside of England. 

 This  Price Kensington cottage teapot was a last year's purchase from eBay.  When it arrived, there was a big chip out of the bottom right corner.  I wrote the seller and wanted to send it back, but he offered to refund some of the money,  and I decided to keep it.  I filled in the large chip with spackling, let it dry, and my son, Mike, painted it, blending it perfectly, and varnished it.   You can't even tell, can you??



I'm using my crystal wedding goblets, which are Elyse, by Franciscan, for my hot fudge sundae.   Don't you love how I put some hot fudge sauce in the very bottom as a nice surprise?  Yes, I ate the whole thing!


Easy Vanilla Ice Cream, courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

(I made the whole recipe, but had to only put half at a time in my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker)

1 51/2 -ounce package vanilla instant pudding and pie-filling mix
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 cups whole milk
1 12 -ounce can evaporated milk



Combine the pudding mix and sugar in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the whole and evaporated milks. Continue stirring until the mixture is smooth. Churn the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions, then freeze until firm.
For Hot Fudge Sauce recipe, click here.  

This week at Nana's Cooking Camp, these two grands loved making the easy vanilla ice cream. We also made Rice Krispie treats and decorated them with colorful sprinkles that they picked out from my cupboard.  Their Uncle Mike gave a lesson in drawing the darling penguins, to go with our icy theme,  and then we used watercolors to paint them.  Top left is mine, top right is Mike's;  bottom left is Cissy's and bottom right is Caiden's.

 

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

 

Thank you for your visit!  xo


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