Monday, September 11, 2017

Fresh Peaches and Cream Pie

Peach Topping:
1/2 C water
3 T cornstarch
2 medium peaches, peeled and smashed up
3/4 C sugar
1/2 t lemon extract
1 T butter
5 large peaches, peeled and sliced

3 c. graham cracker crumbs
7 T. melted butter
1/3 c. sugar
1/8 t. cinnamon
dash of salt

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
8 oz. cool whip
1 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 T. lemon juice

For the topping- Mix the cornstarch and the cold water and stir until combined and dissolved. In a small sauce pan, combine smashed peaches, sugar, butter and lemon extract. Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Once it's boiling, add the cornstarch mixture. Stir and cook for 2 minutes or until thick. Once thick, remove from heat and set aside.

For the crust- Combine crumbs, cinnamon and sugar. Add melted butter, mix until well incorporated. Divide mixture in half and press into 2 shallow pie plates. Bake crust at 350 for 10 minutes.

For the filling- Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. Beat until nice and smooth. Fold in whipped topping and stir until well combined. Divide filling between two pie crusts. 

Mix sliced peaches with the cooled topping mixture and divide between the two pie plates. Chill for at least an hour.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Joe's super fast copycat Orange Julius

In a blender measure:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1-2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cup ice cubes
  • 6 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Oatmeal Choco Chip Cookies

I got this recipe from a neighbor and it is one of my absolute favorite cookie recipes- EVER!

What you'll need:
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 1/4 - 2 1/2 c. flour
2 c. old-fashioned oats
1 c. semi sweet choco chips
1 c. milk choco chips

What to do:
Cream together butter and sugars. Add vanilla, eggs and mix well. Add salt, soda, powder and flour and mix until just combined. Stir in oats and choco chips. Roll into large balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12  minutes.