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Celebration Fruit Salad Made With A Quick Homemade Strawberry Pie Filling

Celebration Fruit Salad, fresh pineapple chunks, fresh strawberry slices, and fresh blueberries tossed all together in a strawberry pie filling, homemade or canned.    Light and fresh...who says it can't be for dessert!  


The night before any celebration we are having, I make Celebration Salad.  I like another quick fruit salad I make from my childhood using canned fruit, but this is our favorite.

I try to use fresh fruit as much as I can.  Especially now, while the strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries are in season.  

We have some that are not a fan of bananas in this salad, so we leave them out but feel free to add them along with any other fresh fruit.  I think Kiwi and grapes would be another delicious addition or even peaches.  

If you add peaches, a homemade peach pie filling is a great combination.




Fresh Vanilla Peach Slab Pie

Fresh Vanilla Peach Slab Pie,  fresh juicy peaches in a buttery lattice crust, baked in a rimmed baking sheet pan.  Easy to serve and perfect for a large crowd.   

Fresh Vanilla Peach Slab Pie,  fresh juicy peaches in a buttery lattice crust, baked in a rimmed baking sheet pan.  Easy to serve and perfect for a large crowd.

Here in Texas, peach season is in full swing.  The peaches are lovely in the grocery stores, but for our peaches, we like to get them at a local peach orchard in a little town close to us.  

They have several varieties, but our favorite is Alberta's, they are not ready yet, so we get another variety.  They are sweet, juicy, and the best part, they are freestone.




Diced Green Tomatoes in Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Diced Green Tomatoes in Old Fashioned Meatloaf brings the meatloaf from average to extraordinary.  The meatloaf has tons of flavor with a delicious ketchup glaze spread over the top.

Diced Green Tomatoes in Old Fashioned Meatloaf brings the meatloaf from average to extraordinary.  The meatloaf has tons of flavor with a delicious ketchup glaze spread over the top.

Old Fashioned Meatloaf is one of my family's favorite meals.  Who doesn't love a good meatloaf sandwich?  I make my classic meatloaf recipe most days, but for this recipes, I did a twist on our favorite.  

I usually add chopped green bell peppers and onions to my recipe, but I didn't have any bell peppers, and it was late in the day, and I didn't want to run to the store.

But I did have a few green tomatoes on the counter and didn't have time to fry them so I chopped them up and thought how would they taste adding them to the meatloaf for a substitute.  Thinking, I may just be on to something tasty.