1 box Original Graham Crackers
2 instant French Vanilla or Vanilla pudding 3 cups cold milk
12 oz. Cool Whip
1 Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge frosting
On LOW speed mix together pudding and milk for 2 minutes.
Fold Cool Whip into pudding mixture with rubber spatula.
In 9 X 13 pan, layer 1 package graham crackers (DO NOT CRUSH)
Layer 1/2 pudding mixture, another layer of crackers, rest of pudding, top with last package of graham crackers.
Microwave “opened” container of frosting 45 seconds, stir with butter knife, immediately pour over top layer of crackers. Chill in fridge overnight.
I’m known for my margaritas at parties so here’s my preferred recipe of the Cadillac Margarita!
– 3 oz of Casamigos Reposado Tequila and squeeze 1 fresh lime (1 1/2 if you prefer more citrus/tart flavor.)
-1/2 ounce of simple syrup, 1 oz of grand marnier and add a pinch of salt to enhance flavor.
-(If you don’t have Casamigos or want to save money, use any reposado tequila that is 100% de agave and just add a few drops of vanilla sweetener. It’s my secret weapon!)
10 cups Apples (I prefer gala apples) peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup water
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Place the sliced apples in a 9×13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly overall.
Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes.
1 part grape tomatoes. 1 part Persian cucumbers. 1/4 part diced red onion. Combine and drizzle with EVOO (optional) and top with feta crumbles! Let sit for 20-30 minutes and serve! Keeps fresh for about 24 hours in the fridge.
Tristen- So for whatever reason during quarantine last year everyone got into breadmaking. I definitely fell into that trap, or at least an adjacent one haha! Maddie was pregnant and I was bored so I developed an at home pizza dough and made a bunch of margarita pizzas and calzones.
The dough recipe is fairly simple. 2 cups of cold water (or beer for extra flavor), at least 5 cups of flour (I like bread flour, but use all purpose as well), 1 tsp of active dry yeast, 1 tbs salt, 2 tbs of honey (or sugar if you prefer). Mix in a stand mixer until a ball forms. Line a bowl with olive oil, cover and let stand for 8-12 hours at room temp. Knead it all together on a floured surface and divide into 4 equal sized dough balls. I then let it ferment in the fridge for a day as well to get an even better bite, texture and flavor. Preheat a pizza stone in the oven for at least an hour at the highest temperature it can go, add your favorite toppings, and badabing, you’ve got something at least slightly better than the cardboard pizza in the frozen section of your local grocery haha.
*Trew’s great-aunt Dee Ann makes “watermelon” sherbet every summer.
Directions: * It’s a lime sherbet spread around a bowl filled in the middle with raspberry sorbet that’s mixed with chocolate chips. Trew describes how it LOOKS like a watermelon and also how it is a “death row dessert.”
6-8 Roma Tomatoes
¼ White or Yellow Onion
3 cloves of garlic
2-4 Jalapenos or Serranos (depending how spicy you want it)
Bunch of Cilantro
Salt to taste
Squeeze of Lime
Boil all veggies in a big pot until softened. I typically peel the tomato skin off.
Allow everything to cool off a bit then add to food processor.
Blend to the consistency you like! Done!
Easy Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings:
2 cans cream of chicken soup4 Tbsp butter2 cups chicken broth2 pounds of chicken1 Tbsp garlic powder1 can of 8 large biscuits Salt and Pepper to taste
Lay chicken breasts in bottom of crockpot. Add in cream of chicken, butter, chicken broth and garlic powder. Mix together. Cook on high for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through and shreds easily. Shred chicken and stir. Cook biscuits according to can directions. Cut into quarters and mix into crockpot. Salt and pepper to taste and serve!