Thursday, May 28, 2015

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Note:  I've eaten these cookies and they are fabulous!

This is a recipe from a friend who makes them often for the kiddo's so this is one of the recipes that will be included in the graduation party dessert tray. 

Our grandson is graduating this weekend and Grammie knows there are several special cookies that he and his brothers like so along with the cookie recipe below (loves CC Cookies) and my Italian Anise cookies (note if you don't care for anise substitute your favorite extract) if you like.

Daniel is our oldest and first grandchild for us.  I can't believe how the time has flown. The little chubby baby born that warm day in August has become such a pride and joy to us.  We were excited to become grandparents but didn't realize how quickly time would fly and in a blink of an eye(what seemed to us) he'd be graduating from high school and off to college.

He is graduating with honors and will attend Penn State Main campus.  An engineering major he has pretty much made up his mind what he wants to do and I am sure he'll do it well.  We are so proud of him!!!

On to this wonderful Chocolate Chip recipe.  Enjoy!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

God Bless America

Freedom comes at a high price that is for sure.  Those who gave their lives for their country are heroes and we should remember them every day just not Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day.

Great men and women who sacrificed their lives so we can be free of dictators and evil.

Our opinions may change on administration and who is leading our country but there is no doubt that precious lives and limbs have been lost and families who will never be the same because of those who made the ultimate sacrifice so please take a moment out of your busy day and stop and think "we are a free country" because of these dedicated, caring individuals.


Friday, May 22, 2015

No fuss Chocolate Cream Pie

No Fuss or Muss no Bother Chocolate Cream Pie

Simple to make and it's really delicious without spending hours in your kitchen this chocolate cream pie has simple ingredients and short cuts to help make a dessert to serve in several hours.

You can use chocolate instant pudding but I chose to use Cook and Serve pudding which I easily made in the microwave.

This is real whipped cream but if it is more convenient use thawed Cool Whip.  Dust with a little baking cocoa optional.
I covered the pie with clear wrap and will add whipped cream tomorrow just before serving. I allowed the wrap to touch the pudding so it will stay soft until I am ready to top it with cream.

All that is involved is 

3 cups milk (I used regular whole milk)
1 large chocolate cook and serve pudding made according to directions in your microwave for a pie.

1 pre made graham cracker crust or you can use a refrigerated pie crust such as Pillsbury's which you should bake ahead of time and cool.

Today I used a pre made graham cracker crust and placed it in my own pie dish.  It broke of course but was easily pushed together. (not perfect but it worked)

This is a graham cracker crust I opted to take out of aluminum pie shell and piece in my glass pie pan. Tossing over and piecing it was so easy and I am sure it will be fine.  I like presentation in my pan much better than aluminum.  Just me you decide what is best for you.

**1 pint heavy whipping cream or Cool Whip to top pie