Red White & Blue Jello Dessert {Fun Dessert To Celebrate July 4th}

July the 4th is just around the corner. I don't know about you all, but this summer is going by so fast for me.   With canning and putting up vegetables from the garden in the freezer, I am loosing track of time. I decided to stop for a little while today and post this fun Red White & Blue Jello Dessert that my grandchildren and I made last year for the 4th of July .  This is one that I never got around to posting.  We had so much fun making it, and with our  100 degree temperatures here in Texas, you could say, it was the coolest dessert to make!  Ha! Ha! There are some really cute and yummy recipes that are made with jello on Pinterest that I have pinned.   We came up with using strawberry jello for the red layer and  blueberry for the blue layer.  The white layer is sour cream sweetened with a little powder sugar.  We decided to layer the jello in a large bowl as you can see and top it off with some sweetened whipped cream.  This is a simple and easy to

Three Different Fruit Crisps {Simple and Quick Desserts}

Fruit Crisp is quick and straightforward to prepare.   You can use almost any fruit to create a scrumptious dessert using relatively few ingredients and even substitute sugars and flours to make them healthier.   Here is an excellent link giving you the differences between Crisp, Cobblers, Crumbles, and other fruit desserts.  For the Raspberry Crisp , I used a gluten-free baking mix and added chopped nuts for additional deliciousness. One of the reasons I made these three Fruit Crisp is I had fresh raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries sitting in the refrigerator that were needing to be eaten.   Actually, that is how fruit crisp came about.  English settlers in American made the dish as a way of using up seasonal fruit. I thought about making smoothies, and then I thought about making a cobbler using all of them together, but I really had my mind on making a crisp.   I had a small package of sliced peaches in the freezer that was too small to make a cobbler w

Grilled Summer Veggies ~ Add Them To Your Summer Menu!

Summer is here and what better time to get out and grill. This past Memorial Day Weekend, that is just what we did.  We Grilled Summer Veggies ~ purple onions, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, red bell pepper, and mushrooms which are not a summer vegetable, but oh so good on the grill! You can't go wrong with grilling most any vegetable.  Just use what you have on hand or what is coming out of your garden is even better.  Soak your wooden skewers in a pan of water and start adding the veggies.  Or you can use a grilling pan to grill them as well.  One thing to remember is to keep the veggies as much the same size as possible so  that they cook evenly. They are a quick and easy summer side dish that you are going to want to make often.  So many recipes out their using grilled vegetables from putting them in salads to adding them to casseroles.  I like to make a lot at one time and then do just that ~ add them to a salad.  This is a great way to get your children or

Gluten Free Strawberry Snack Cake

Gluten Free Strawberry Snack Cake, a deliciously moist cake made with fresh strawberries and the best part with gluten free flour.  Wonderfully easy to make and perfect for any time of the day. Here it is---My first Gluten Free blog post!  I am thrilled that I will be posting gluten free recipes periodically.   There are family members in my family that are gluten intolerant and welcome gluten free recipes.  These recipes will have easy and accessible ingredients that can be easily adapted to gluten free.   I was a little overwhelmed with all the wonderful gluten free ingredients that are out there and found some wonderful resources and incredible recipes on how to convert a recipe to gluten free.  Now to my first recipe post!   Although I may be using a new ingredient concept, I am still continuing to use my old classic baking techniques using my cast iron skillet to bake this snack cake.   This is a moist and delicious Strawberry Snack Cake that is made with my very fav

Grilled & Glazed Carrots

Grilled & Glazed Carrots were part of this last weekend grilling kabobs and vegetables.  My husband is a big fan of Carrots, so I try to cook them as often as I can. Here is a wonderful recipe for Grilled & Glazed Carrots that is easy and quick.  You pre-cook them in the microwave for a couple of minutes and then cook them on the grill for another six or seven minutes, and then take them off and glaze them with a balsamic and honey glaze.  See what I am talking about --easy and quick! 

M&M Patriotic Celebration Cookies {Easy and Fun To Make}

These are some Patriotic Cookies that my grandson, Caleb made last summer when we had our cookie marathon, and I never got it posted.

Inspirational Thoughts #4

This week Joyce Meyer's devotional was one that really blessed me and I wanted to pass it along.   Glean from God's Word this morning. Let God Be Your Tour Guide   Psalm 48:14 When He walked on this earth, Jesus always knew the right thing to do because He did only what He saw His Father do. As our Lord, we can trust Him to lead us down the right path every day. Psalm 48:14 says that God will be our guide even unto death! How wonderful to know that we have a guide to get us from one destination in life to the next. When my husband, Dave, and I visit a new place, we often hire a guide. Once we decided to explore by ourselves, but we quickly discovered that this was a complete waste of time. We spent most of the day lost, desperately trying to find our way back. Sometimes I think we treat life the same way Dave and I treated that trip. It's always easier to follow an experienced guide than to wander aimlessly on your own. Instead of going your

Mother's Lettuce Tomato Chop Salad {Granny's Recipe}

Lettuce Tomato Chop Salad when you want a go-to salad, and you want one that has simple ingredients and as few as possible, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise or miracle whip.  That's it!  For my go to salad, I always think of my  Mother's Lettuce Tomato Chop Salad.    I served this salad with our meatloaf we had a couple of weeks ago.

A Southern Classic! Strawberry Sheet Cake With Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting {Granny's Recipe}

Strawberry Sheet Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting is an easy, quick version of the Strawberry Cake from the sixties my Mother made.  She used the classic ingredients, white cake mix, strawberry jello, and a carton of sweetened frozen strawberries. Mother's Day is Sunday, and I would like to give tribute to my Mother with this wonderfully delicious Classic Strawberry Cake recipe of her's.

Hot & Sticky Chicken {An Easy and Quick Meal To Get On Your Table}

Hot & Sticky Chicken , the same combination of flavors in your favorite hot wings just with more meat for your bucks.  We love hot wings but these chicken leg quarters go a lot further for weeknight meals.  Get your napkins ready!  Sticky chicken recipes are so inviting when I see them on Pinterest.  I decided to use ingredients that I had on hand to create this recipe for Hot & Sticky Chicken .