Saturday, July 21, 2018

Piccadilly Cafeteria Strawberry Pie

 Saturday's  Recipe:

 Piccadilly Strawberry Pie

2 pints fresh strawberries/ sliced
5 T cornstarch
11/2 C Sugar
21/2 C Water
1 small box strawberry Jello
1/8 t Salt

2 Cooked Pie Shells
Cool Whip Topping

Mix together cornstarch,sugar & water and cook on Low until clear. Add to sliced strawberries ,and fold in Jello and Salt- Mix. Pour into prepared pie shells . Chill until set. Garnish with whip topping. 

If you are from Louisiana you have probably eaten here : And this Pie is a favorite menu item for many  Lisa 

Piccadilly Cafeteria first opened in 1932 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Twelve years later, a budding restaurateur by the name of T. H. Hamilton took the reins with hopes of growing the business. Today, we have 40 restaurants and over 80 food service locations all across the southeast.
Since day one, our goal has been to serve up homestyle comfort to every person who walks through our door. With guest favorites like Fried Chicken, Carrot Soufflé and our famous desserts, there's always something for everyone at Piccadilly.
Of course, we're more than just restaurants.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments * Recipe

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments : 

1 cup salt
2 cups of flour
¾ cup of water

  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
  2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
  3. Turn the dough onto the bench and knead with your hands until smooth and combined.
  4. Make your creations using the salt dough.
  5. Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 180C. The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the salt dough creations.

Paint with your favorite paints . And thread with ribbon for a tree ornament. 

Vintage Christmas Digital Scrapbook page

Today's Holiday Digital Page is from : 


The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. —Sarah Ban Breathnach
I am a dreamer, so dream with me, see my Vintage world of digi scrapbooking kits. You will absolutely fall in LOVE with Vintage.
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Grab some freebies on my blog:

 Vintage  Christmas QP  the link to this Free design at My Memories 

I dropped in a picture of my In Laws with my son and nephew at Christmas . And title add for this quick & easy page. 

Make sure you check out all the great page kits at My Memories @ Interested in  software grab my code for additional savings.    Lisa  

Holiday Simmering Potpourri

It's Smelling like Christmas ! 

Simmering  Homemade  Potpourri  : 

2 cinnamon sticks
1 T cloves
1 vanilla bean or extract
Oranges slices  (Dried)
Nutmeg ( Pumpkin Spice)

2 C Water

You can put this in a small saucepan and Simmer. But you will need to check it frequently & add water when needed.
Or you can use a small crockpot  (dip size) to keep this warm.

Lisa 's Tips 

You can change up ingredients as needed.  I buy spices at our local Oriental market -they have bulk at great prices. 

Need a hostess git ? Bundle up mix in a Bag & Give as a gift. 

Homemade Holiday Lollipop

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons flavored extract, ( match your holiday) 
  • Assorted sprinkles or candy ( Holiday ) 
  • Lollipop sticks

* You will need a candy thermometer.  You can also use a lollipop mold to make these. Spray before pouring sugar in mold covering the stick. Let harden completely  before un  molding and wrapping. 



Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper or Silpat baking mats. Fill a large bowl with ice and water. Set aside.
Combine the sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Attach the candy thermometer to the interior of the saucepan.
Increase the heat to medium-high to bring the mix to a boil, stirring until the sugar has disolved. Using a small pastry brush dipped in water, wash down the sides of the saucepan to prevent crystals from forming.
Boil the mixture for 5 to 7 minutes until it reaches 310ºF (hard-crack stage) on the candy thermometer. Immediately transfer the saucepan to the bowl of ice water, carefully submerging the sides but ensuring no water seeps into it. Swirl the pan for 10 to 15 seconds to help the mixture cool then remove the saucepan from the bowl of ice water. If you're using an extract, carefully swirl it into the mixture immediately after you remove the saucepan from the ice bath.
Working quickly, pour the syrup onto the baking sheets to form circles that are 2 to 3 inches in diameter. (Space the lollipops 3 to 4 inches apart to guarantee they don't run into each other.) Immediately press in the lollipop sticks and sprinkle the lollipops with your sprinkles or candy, lightly pressing the garnishes into the syrup. Let cool completely until fully hardened then carefully peel the lollipops off the baking sheet.

Adapted :  from Just a Taste .com

Hot Apple Cider Spice

Christmas in July  : Friday 

Hot Spice Apple Cider 

1 t all spice
16 whole cloves
2-3 cinnamon sticks

2 Quarts Apple cider
1/2 C firmly packed Brown Sugar
1 small can mandarin oranges
1 Tea bag 

Take your crockpot out. In a cheese cloth put the first 3 items. Simmer jntil ready. Will also make your house smell wonderful . 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Strawberry Daiquiris Pie

 Strawberry Daiquiri  Pie :

 Pills berry

1 refrigerated Pie Crust 
2 C strawberry Sorbet
2 container  Strawberry yogurt
1 Chopped Frozen strawberries
1/4 C Rum
1/4 C Sugar
1/2 C Fresh Strawberrys

  • 1
    Heat oven to 450°F. Place pie crust in ungreased 9-inch pie plate. Press crust firmly against side and bottom; flute. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2
    Mix sorbet, yogurt, chopped strawberries and rum until blended. Spoon into crust. Freeze uncovered until firm, about 3 hours.
  • 3
    Let stand at room temperature 10 minutes before cutting. Roll moistend fresh strawberries in sugar; garnish each slice of pie with sugared strawberries.

  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018

    Fun and Easy Pigs in Blanket

     It's National Hot Dog Day !

    Pigs In Blanket : 

    8 hot dogs

    4 slices Cheese (each cut into 6 strips)

    1 can of Crescent dinner rolls 

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Slit hotdogs and place 3 strips of cheese in slit.

    Wrap a triangle of the crescent rolls around the hotdog. And place on baking tray -cheese side up. 

    Bake 12-15 minutes or until done. 

    Sour Candy Day : Lemon Drops

     I love Lemon candy : Today in honor of Sour candy day we are making Lemon drops.

    • 1 c. sugar
    • 1/4 c. corn syrup
    • 3-4 Tb water
    • 2 tsp citric acid
    • 2-3 drops all-natural yellow food coloring
    • Lemon juice
    1. Place parchment paper on small baking sheet .
    2. Place sugar, corn syrup, and water into a saucepan. Bring to soft boil, stirring constantly.
    3. Place candy thermometer into saucepan. Do not stir anymore at this point. Once it reaches 310 degrees, remove from heat.
    4. Allow the mix to sit for 30 seconds-1 minute. Place a couple of drops of coloring, flavoring, and citric acid and stir.
    5. Pour into parchment-lined pan. Let it cool briefly for 4 minutes (you want the candy harden a little but still soft so you can cut through it).
    6. Using kitchen scissors, cut into desired shapes. Dust with powdered or fine-textured sugar (this keeps from the candy from sticking together).
    7.  Kitchen Tip: 
    8. * Spray the Kitchen shears with oil before using.   Lisa 

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    Emoji Day

    World Emoji Day ! 

     I am celebrating today with this simple page made with school emoji & few snapshots of my son. We are counting down the days until move in day on Aug 12th  when he will be starting college at University of Louisiana @ Lafayette . 

    What's your favorite things to do with Emojis? 

    # Freshman 2018 UL  

    World Emoji Day Art

    It's World Emoji Day  !! 

    1. a small digital image or icon used to express an idea, emotion, etc., in electronic communication.
      "emoji liven up your text messages with tiny smiley faces"

     Have a favorite? 


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