Pineapple Cheese Pie

Today I made Jim’s Pineapple Cheese Pie!

20 oz crushed pineapple, 2 regular containers Cool Whip, 1 large box pineapple Jell-o, 8oz cream cheese, 9″ baked pie crust

Drain juice from pineapple; set aside. Heat jello in juice until dissolved. Let cool.

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Mix fruit with the cheese and one half the Cool Whip. Blend well.

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Pour into crust and chill 4-5 hours.

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The batter fills a pie crust plus two dessert glasses. Top with remaining Cool Whip.

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Sour Cream Cherry Chip Cookies

Today I made Sour Cream Cherry Chip Cookies!

3/4 cup butter, 3 eggs, 2/3 cup sugar, 5 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 tsp salt, 3/4 tsp baking soda, 1 TBS (yes) baking powder, 1 1/2 cup sour cream, 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1-16 oz can pitted sweet cherries, drained

Preheat oven to 375F.

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Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.

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Sift together dry ingredients. Set aside.

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Chop cherries and run through sieve.

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Add dry ingredients to egg mixture, alternating with sour cream, one cup at a time. Stir in chips and cherries.

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Drop by tbs onto greased cookie sheets.

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Bake 12-15 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on racks. Eat.

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Mint Chocolate Marshmallow Candy

Today I made Mint Chocolate Marshmallow Candy!

12 oz miniature marshmallows, 3 oz crunchy peanut butter,12 oz chocolate chips, melted,
1 Tbs peppermint extract

Melt chocolate chips. Stir in extract. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Stir in marshmallows. Blend well.

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Spread into foil-lined 9X13″ cake pan. Spread evenly.

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Freeze two hours or more. Cut in pieces of desired size. Eat.

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Chocolate Poppyseed Cookies

Today I made Chocolate Poppyseed Cookies!

1 8oz can poppyseed filling, 2 egg whites, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 12 oz chocolate chips, melted, 2 Tbs milk

Preheat oven to 300F.

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Melt chocolate chips. Beat egg whites, sugar and filling. Beat in melted chocolate chips and milk.

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Spoon into pastry bag fitted with “rose” or “rosette” tip. Quickly pipe 1″ spirals onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper, as batter will stiffen.

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Bake 20 minutes. Remove from parchment paper. Cool. Eat.

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Oatmeal Candy

Tonight we made Oatmeal Candy! BUT we modified the recipe, as the directions omit the addition of margarine, and the oatmeal was raw the first time. Here is our recipe: 1 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup margarine or butter, 1/2 cup milk, 3 Tbs cocoa, 2 1/2 cups oatmeal; bring sugar, cocoa and milk to a boil. Add oatmeal and boil 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in margarine until melted. Drop on parchment paper with a teaspoon and allow to cool. Eat.

Oatmeal Candy

Oatmeal Candy

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Oatmeal Candy

Oatmeal Candy

Oatmeal Candy

Oatmeal Candy

Oatmeal Candy