Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Strawberry Recipes

In honor of the strawberry picking our family did this last weekend, I thought I'd post some of my favorite strawberry recipes. I did a ton of "baking" this morning and managed to use up our whole supply, I guess we're headed back out this weekend!!

Strawberry Graham Dessert

2 c graham crackers, crushed
1/2 c margarine, melted
1 lg bag marshamallows
1 c milk
12 oz tub cool whip
3 c strawberries (can also use raspberries or blueberries)

Mix the graham crackers and margarine together and press on the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Melt together marshamllows and the milk, cool. Fold in the cool whip and then berries; spread over crust and chill until ready to serve.

Sensational Strawberry Pie

1 qt sliced strawberries
1 c cold water
3 T cornstarch
1 c sugar
3 T red jello powder
1 graham cracker crust

Add cold water and cornstarch to saucepan. Turn heat up to high, stirring continuously, bring to a boil until it thickens. Take off heat, add sugar and jello powder. Mix all together adding strawberries. Pour mixture into pie crust. Chill for at least 4 hours. Garnish with whipped cream and serve.

Strawberry Trifle

1 pt fresh strawberries (sliced) or 2 bags frozen strawberries (thawed, drained, and sliced)
3 lg instant vanilla pudding
4 c cold milk
16 oz whipped topping
1 angel food cake (cubed)

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the milk and the udding. Beat until it starts to firm; refrigerate. In a large bowl or trifle bowl, line the bottom with half of the angel food cake; then layer half of the pudding, half the strawberries, and half the whipped topping. Repeat for second layer. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lemonade Cupcakes!

I snitched this recipe from Caroline's bakeshop, and they're fabulous!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Freebie Alert!!

Thanks again to Thrifty Minnesota Mama for this one- she has GREAT stuff, check her out!

Free DiGiorno Flatbread!



Kahlua Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thanks to Kimmy Lou for this FABULOUS recipe!!! Plain ole choc chips are my hubby's favorite cookies, but I make them so much, that I usually cop out and make the bars. This inspired me to actually suck it up and make the cookies. :) Plus, easier to count WW points that way!!

Kahlua Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup salted butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp Kahlua
2 large eggs
2 cups (1 large package) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Combine flour, soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat buttter, sugars, and kahlua in large mixer bowl until creamy, add eggs, beating well. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool 2 minutes, then move to wire racks to cool completely. 

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Cookie Bars Variation: Grease large pan (I use my one that's a size up from 9x13, I can't remember the exact measurements). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars. 

Monday, June 15, 2009

Vote for Jay!

Click HERE!!
(he's the guy in the cockpit! :))

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Freebie Alert!!

Arby's is having a "Free Wednesday" promotion. Today (June 10) is a free chicken club with drink purchase.


Future Freebies:
June 17th
Free Regular Side Kicker with sandwich purchase
June 24th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
July 1st
Free Regular Beef and Cheddar with soft drink purchase
July 8th
Free Orange Cream Shake with sandwich purchase
July 15th
Free Regular Roast Beef with soft drink purchase
July 22nd
Free RoastBurger with soft drink purchase
July 29th
Free FruiTea with sandwich purchase

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Freebie Alert!!

Get your free sample of Tampax Pearl HERE.


*Thanks to Thrifty Minnesota Mama for the tip!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

What an awesome Giveaway! (even though its not mine...)

Flying Giggles and Lollipops (yes, I"m STILL in love with their name) is having another great giveaway. I checked it out tonight, and I'm in love with the store thats being featured as well, so I thought I'd pass it along to you all. Even though I don't actually want you to enter, because I want to win.... Hmm..... how to do this??? hehe.... Her giveaway ends June 22, so get moving if you DO plan to compete against me....

Here's the store's link so you can check out her awesome stuff- 

I really really super want the Mommy Stamped Necklace... if anyone wants to pass that along to Hubby Dearest, that would be great. kaythanks

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Freebie Alert- Sonic!!!

Free Root Beer Floats at Sonic!! On Weds, June 3, Sonic is giving away free 10 oz Root Beer Floats at participating Drive-Ins from 8 pm to midnight.
Check here to make sure that your local Sonic is participating!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Freebie Alert!

Get your free Carefree liners and case