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Lemonade Cheesecake Pie

Posted in Recipe by Donna on March 18, 2009
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I got this out of the Kraft Magazine.  This what I fixed the other night for dessert.  It turned out pretty well.

1 pkg of Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 cup thawed frozen lemonade concentrate

1 tub of cool whip

1 graham cracker pie crust

1 1/2 cups sliced fresh strawberries

2 tbsp sugar

Beat cream cheese in bowl with mixer until creamy.  Gradually add concentrate beating well after each addition.  Whisk in 2 cups of Cool Whip spoon into the crust.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.  Toss the strawberries and sugar together and refridgerate until ready to use.  Pipe or spoon remaining cool whip around the edge of pie before serving.  Tip with Berry mixture.


Cooking with Donna

Posted in Recipe by Donna on March 16, 2009

Well Folks, it’s that time again! I have discovered a great recipe and thought I’d share it with you!
What’s for supper you ask? Meatloaf. Woahh stop right there! Trust me, this is good, even if I say so myself!

Preheat the oven to 375. Then take:
2 lbs of Hamburger meat
1 box of Stovetop stuffing
1/3 cup of onion
2 eggs
1 cup of water

Beat the eggs. In a large bowl, mix the meat, stuffing, onion add water and eggs. Make sure it’s mixed up well, place into a pan and bake for about an hour.

Now about 10 minutes before it comes out, mix some ketchup, salsa, hot sauce, red pepper flakes and pour over the meat loaf. Put it back in the oven and finish baking!

I served this tonight and it was a hit! I served homemade mashed potatoes and corn with it.

And for dessert? Strawberry, Grape Lemonade Cheesecake! If you want the recipe for that, let me know and I’ll post it!

Have a great night!

Donna’s Breakfast Casserole

Posted in Recipe by Donna on March 13, 2009

After looking at the recipes online, I taylored one for us. Enjoy!

1/4 onion
1 lb. Sausage
1 bag of tater tots
9 eggs
2 cups of milk
2 cups of cheese

Brown the sausage and onion. Line bottom of pan with tater tots (you don’t have to use the whole bag) Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs and add milk. Add salt and pepper. Drain grease from sausage. Pour onion/sausage mixture over tater tots. Pour egg mixture over and top with cheese. Bake 35-45 minutes. Serve with salsa.

Recipe Time!!!!

Posted in Recipe by Donna on March 1, 2009

So I’m sharing a recipe today, maybe I’ll make a meme post later.  But today I’m sharing a guacamole dip.  I’ll try to post a picture after it’s chilled and ready.

1- 8 oz container sour cream

4 avacados

1 packet of zesty italian seasoning packet

1 fresh lime

2 tablespoons fresh hot salsa

combine all, season with salt, pepper, garlic salt to taste, chill for an hour.

Quick and Simple huh?  And realllyyyyyyyy goood.


Posted in Recipe by Donna on January 28, 2009

1 lb of Hamburger Meat (I used the super lean stuff from Trader Joes)

1/3 yellow onion

3 cloves of glarlic minced

1 can tomato paste

1 can tomato sauce



garlic salt, garlic powder, salt, pepper, tony chachere seasoning

sun dried tomatoes

brown hb meat with rosemary garlic, garlic salt and onion.

Drain if needed.  Add tomatoes, sauce, paste and fill paste can with water and add.  Add seasonings to taste.  Simmer to boil and transfer to pot.  Let simmer until noodles are ready.

#11 Recipe #3

Posted in Recipe by Donna on October 9, 2008

Well this one was quick and easy. It’s a cherry cobbler. The recipe is from Mom.
Preheat oven to 375. Spray your cooking pan with pan. Add 1 stick of butter and melt in oven. While that is melting mix
1 Cup of Flour
1 Cup of Sugar extremely well. Add 1 Cup of Milk and mix well.

When the stick of butter melts, take your pan out. Add 1 or 2 cans of filling- Self judge this. Pour the batter on top. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake until done.

This was Dirk’s “birthday cake”.

I did it!

Posted in Recipe by Donna on August 25, 2008

Ok, I’m excited. I fixed a chocolate smores bread pudding this weekend! The chocolate chunks might have grouped together but hey, it’s still not bad. I’m just excited, I was able to do it. The first one I tried kicked my rear end! So that’s two recipes down and 18 more to go! I love it when I can see progress!!! LOL And the recipe was so unbelievably simple. So if you want it, let me know and I’ll get it to you!