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flat-bottom fruit pie

27 Jan

Last night, we had some friends over for dinner. Kinda a potluck deal. It was really fun! Jay and I love having friends that we can just relax with and just eat some good food. So everyone brought something and we ended up having stuffing chicken, an amazing greek salad, garlic bread and ice tea! Mmmmm…. I’m hungry all over again. Ha!

I wanted to try something new for dessert, but I wanted something that was light, a little bit sweet but not heavy at all. I have a stash of the Kraft Foods magazines, so I grabbed one down and came across this recipe. It’s called Flat-Bottom Fruit Pie. And it was exactly what I was looking for! It wasn’t heavy at all and gave us each a little taste of something sweet but also had yummy fruit that topped it off so it was really refreshing!

If you’re looking for an easy dessert to serve to others or just to munch on yourself, you can’t go wrong with this!


– 1 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 15-oz. pkg.)

– 1 tsp.  cinnamon sugar (3/4 tsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon)

– 1-1/4 cups half-and-half

– 1 pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

– 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

– 1 large  fresh peach, sliced

– 1/2 cup blueberries

– 1/2 cup  raspberries (I used strawberries instead)


1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.

2. Unroll pie crust onto baking sheet; sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake 8 to 10 min. or until lightly browned; cool completely.

3. Meanwhile, pour half-and-half into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping; cover. Refrigerate until ready to use.

4. Spread pudding mixture over crust just before serving; top with fruit. Cut into slices. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

… very satisfying!


steak fajitas

18 May

SizzlingSteakFajitas_LWe had some of our best friends, Andrea and Cody, over for dinner over the weekend. It was just so great to hang out and catch up! It never fails- we always end up laughing so extremely hard and telling the funniest stories together! It really is the best time.

We made steak fajitas for dinner! I found this recipe on Allrecipes.com, which I resource a lot. I am a huge fan of trying new recipes- even of things I have eaten before. I love trying someone else’s take on a recipe.

This recipe for these steak fajitas is extremely easy and took me no time at all to put together. I was able to make a batch of brownies while getting everything else ready- it was that simple.

So try it out if you’re looking for something yummy and easy. We loved it and Andrea and Cody seemed to like it too!


– 1 pound lean steak, cut into strips
– 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
– 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
– 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 1 large onion, cut into thin strips
– 1 julienned green bell pepper
– 2 lemons, quartered
– salt and pepper to taste
– 6 (12 inch) flour tortillas

1. Combine the lime juice, ground pepper and cilantro in a shallow dish. Place steak strips into the marinade and refrigerate for two to four hours.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak strips, and fry until cooked to your liking. Remove meat and set aside.

3. Add remaining oil and onions to the skillet. Cook over medium low heat, until translucent, stir in green peppers and steak. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the top and stir. When the green bell peppers are just tender remove the pan from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the steak fajitas with tortillas and lemon wedges on the side.

… fabulous… I served it with brownies for dessert!