Fruity 4th of July

I love the 4th of July! The endless fireworks, the family, and of course the BBQ’s! When I was little, I didn’t know the struggles of finding the perfect dish to bring to the BBQ that would have everyone asking for your recipe. Well I have solved all your problems. Below is a recipe that is sure to please everyone. We have been making this recipe in our house for years and it is definitely a winner!

Bits and Pieces

1 small can sweetened condensed milk (any brand will work)

1 large box instant vanilla pudding

1 large tub cool whip

1 to 1 1/2 boxes of vanilla wafers

strawberries

blueberries

mini chocolate chips

-The amount of fruit and chocolate chips will vary depending on how much you like that type of fruit. Normally, one small container of blueberries and 1 one pound box of strawberries is what we use. Frozen fruit can be used but fresh fruit works best.

Directions:

  1. Mix the condensed milk and 1 and 1/2 cups cold water together. Add pudding and mix with a whisk until smooth. Place in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  2. Fold in cool whip and chill for another 5 minutes.
  3. While the mixture is chilling, place a layer of vanilla wafers in a deep container. Once the mixture has chilled, place for the 5 minutes place a layer of the mixture on top of the vanilla wafers.
  4. Then, put a layer of washed and sliced strawberries, blueberries, and chocolate chips on top of the chilled mixture.
  5. Starting with the vanilla wafers,repeat the layers. It is best if you make the layers thinner. The more layers the better!
  6. Enjoy!

 

This recipe will make bringing a dish to 4th of July events a breeze!

-Bethany

 

 

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December Flavor Friday!

Have you ever seen a recipe that your mom, mother-in-law, or grandma makes and are super nervous to make it because nobody can EVER make it like that person can!? Well this month, I attempted Green Bean Casserole for the first time. I would consider myself a pretty good cook but this recipe made me super nervous! Number 1, I don’t even like green bean casserole so how was I suppose to taste test it if I didn’t even like it. Number 2, my mother in law makes the BEST Green Bean Casserole, at least according to my husband she does. And he is the only one who was going to eat it in my house, so who was I to argue? Number 3, my husband refuses to eat anything that isn’t name brand. So I was going to try a little taste test on him while I was trying a new recipe! So I decided to travel down the recipe road, venture out of my comfort zone and try this recipe.

The first thing I had to find was a recipe, because of course, everyone I talked to memorized their recipe. So I made up my own, by combining recipes! Check out mine below. 

The Show-Me Sisters Green Bean Casserole

2 Cans Green Beans

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1/4 Cup milk ( If you want it to be thinner add more milk to your desired consistency)

Salt and Pepper to taste

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 -2 cups French Fried Onions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. Open 2 cans of Green Beans and drain. IMG_7189
  3. Add the Green Beans to an oven safe container.
  4. Mix the milk, Cream of Mushroom Soup, onion powder, salt, and pepper. IMG_7188-0
  5. Stir together.
  6. Place in oven for 30 minutes. Take out of oven, stir, and add the onions to the top. Place back in oven for 5 minutes and enjoy!

I got a high five for this recipe! Don’t be afraid to try new recipes, even if you don’t like them yourself!

Enjoy!

-Bethany

 


  

November Flavor Friday!

We have decided to share our cooking experiences monthly on our Flavor Friday! This month in honor of Thanksgiving we will be sharing a blackberry cobbler recipe.

My husband asked for a cobbler in a square pan earlier this week. I wasn’t quite sure why he was so specific about the cobbler being in a square pan. Didn’t everyone know that pie was made in a round pan with a lard crust and cobbler was made in a square pan with a biscuit or flour based topping without a bottom crust? However, I was soon to find out that not everyone knew this information.

Fun Friday fact:The reason a cobbler is named the way it is because the mixture is often dropped by the spoonful on top of the fruit to give the dessert the appearance of a cobbled road.
Now, back to the recipe. When I first read this recipe I was very concerned that I was suppose to pour boiling hot water over my cobbler! Were they insane? There was no way that was going to turn out good. But, I decided to be adventurous and try it out anyway!

Blackberry Cobbler

Adapted by the Show-Me Sisters

2 cups blackberries ( fresh or frozen)

2 cups sugar ( 1 cup to pour over the berries, 1 cup to place in the mixture)

2 Tablespoons Oleo or lard

1 Cup Flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup milk

2 T cornstarch

1 1/2 cup boiling water

The first thing you do is prepare the berries! Place the fruit in a bowl with 1 cup sugar, 2 T cornstarch, and 1/2 tsp salt. Combine together and mix thoroughly. Place in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

Next, mix together the flour, baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. Pour in milk to make a creamy mixture.

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Drop the mixture by the spoonful on top of the fruit.

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Next comes the really odd, but amazing part! You have to pour the boiling water over the cobbler and place it immediately in the oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

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It is going to look really funny, but trust me it tastes amazing when it comes out of the oven!

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After I made this tasty recipe and presented it to my happy husband I realized why he was very specific about the square pan. When he was growing up his mom would make a dessert with a pie crust on top and bottom and fill it with fruit and call it a cobbler. Needless to say it was quite a surprise when I presented him with a dessert without the top and bottom crust he was expecting. However, this quickly became one of his favorite desserts!

-Bethany

If you liked this recipe check out another one of the Show-Me Sisters post below! Enjoy!

Apples, apples, apples!