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Jasmine
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Our church is having a potluck on Sunday, so my mom and I are bringing a strawberry jello pretzel salad (honestly, I don't know why they even called it a salad. Think of it as more like a cheesecake with crushed pretzels as the crust).

Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad

6 oz strawberry Jell-O

2 cups boiling water

2 1/2 cups salted pretzels, (measured before crushing)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

8 Tbsp unsalted butter

8 oz package cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

8 oz cool whip, thawed in the fridge

1 lb fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

 

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Combine strawberry Jell-O with 2 cups boiling water and stir until completely dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature. Crush 2 1/2 cups pretzels in a sturdy ziploc bag, using a rolling pin. In a medium sauce pan, melt 8 Tbsp butter then add 1/4 cup sugar and stir. Mix in crushed pretzels. Transfer to a 13x9 glass casserole dish, pressing the pretzel mix evenly over the bottom of the dish and bake for 10 min at 350°F, then cool to room temp. When pretzels have cooled, use an electric hand mixer to beat 8 oz cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar on med/high speed until fluffy and white. Fold in 8 oz Cool Whip until no streaks of cream cheese remain. Spread mixture over cooled pretzels, spreading to the edges of the dish to create a tight seal. Refrigerate 30 min. Hull and slice 1 lb strawberries then stir into your room temperature jello. Pour and spread strawberry jello mixture evenly over your cooled cream cheese layer and refrigerate until jello is set (2-4 hours).
 
You can even make a variety; for instance, use peach jello with slice peaches or raspberry jello with raspberries. For thanksgiving one year, we made it with cranberry jello and cranberries.

 

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Posted : June 22, 2022 6:10 pm
SnowAngel
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For summer solstice (June 21st), I made a rhubarb mulberry cake. I used rhubarb and mulberries because I didn't have enough of either to make the recipe without combining them. It was pretty good, I used a healthy sweet mix instead of sugar, and those were the only alterations I made to the recipe. It did have an egg and it was nice to be able to make a recipe with eggs and not have to find a substitute. Smile  

Need to pick a dessert for the 4th of July since it's just over a week from now, I would like to make ice cream if we have all the ingredients and can get ice. It's been a while since we made real ice cream. 

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Posted : June 25, 2022 10:59 am
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Jasmine
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I've tried some sunbutter a couple a years ago. It's like peanut butter made with sunflower seeds.

"And this is the marvel of marvels, that he called me beloved."
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Posted : June 28, 2022 8:49 am
Jasmine
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I've just tried Kombucha for the first time. It's fermented tea, and it's similar to soda. It's good for your gut health, and it makes a great alternative if you're trying to cut back on soda.

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Posted : July 1, 2022 2:28 pm
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SnowAngel
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Posted by: @jasmine_tarkheena

I've just tried Kombucha for the first time. It's fermented tea, and it's similar to soda. It's good for your gut health, and it makes a great alternative if you're trying to cut back on soda.

I love kombucha! My older sister makes it, it's so delicious. Sometimes we make fruit salad with kombucha and chia seeds that is amazing. Smile  

I made vanilla ice cream yesterday for Independence Day, it was so good. Served it with cookie dough chunks and fudge sauce. Grin  

Today I am baking bread and making zucchini casserole in the crockpot. I love the way the house smells when bread is baking. Love  

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Posted : July 5, 2022 10:38 am
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Jasmine
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Posted by: @snowangel

 

I love kombucha! My older sister makes it, it's so delicious. Sometimes we make fruit salad with kombucha and chia seeds that is amazing. Smile

Yeah. I've also seen where you can make a kombucha float, like a root beer float.

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I made vanilla ice cream yesterday for Independence Day, it was so good. Served it with cookie dough chunks and fudge sauce. Grin

You must be referring to Jefferson's recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream. It's crazy to think how Ice cream would've been made during that time period.

 

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Posted : July 5, 2022 11:16 am
fantasia
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This morning I took my kids blackberry picking! We went early, early in the morning, so even though it was hot, it certainly wasn't unbearable. And then we turned around, came home, and made blackberry crisp. Grin Summer has my favorite foods, hands down. (Though I do like soups and stews in the winter too Wink )

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Posted : July 20, 2022 2:22 pm
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Courtenay
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@fantasia Sounds yum! I picked and ate two or three blackberries as I was out walking yesterday — the first of the season and only JUST ripe. Most of them around here are still green, not even red yet! But they'll come along in August, no doubt. (It did take me a while to get used to blackberry season being August rather than February. But then, there was also the time in London when I did a double take on seeing a Cootamundra wattle — a beautiful winter flowering tree from Australia — in full flower in February rather than August... Grin )

"Now you are a lioness," said Aslan. "And now all Narnia will be renewed."
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Posted : July 22, 2022 6:08 am
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