Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cream Pies That Are Quick and Easy

These are great cream pies to make with your children and/or grandchildren. My grandson especially likes to help make the Hershey Chocolate Pie.

Bake your pie shells ahead of time. When you are ready, have the children join you in making the fillings. Then put in the refrigerator until dessert time. They will be so proud that they helped.

Hershey Chocolate Pie

5 Hershey bars with almonds
17 marshmallows
1/2 cup milk
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
1 baked pie shell

Break up chocolate bars to remove almonds. Cut almonds in pieces and reserve a few for the top of the pie. Put chocolate, almonds, marshmallows and milk in top of double boiler and cook until melted and slightly thickened. Cool. Whip cream and fold into first mixture. Pour into baked pie shell and refrigerate until set.

Pineapple Cream Pie

8 oz. can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 can condensed milk
1 medium size Cool Whip
5 tbsp. lemon juice or 2 lemons
1 9-inch baked pie crust or graham cracker crust

Mix ingredients and pour into pie crust. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Blueberry Banana Cream Pie

2 or 3 sliced bananas
2 baked pie shells
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 9-10 oz. Cool Whip
1 cup sugar
1 can blueberry pie filling, chilled

Line cooked pie shells with sliced bananas. Mix softened cream cheese, cool whip and sugar with mixer until smooth. Put over bananas. Top with cooled pie filling. Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Makes 2 pies.

I am a mother of three and a grandmother of three and I have been baking for my family and friends for over 40 years.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dream In Chocolate: How Much People Love Natural Chocolate

Take away a woman’s chocolate and some say you take away her
soul. People throughout the ages have loved healthy bites of
divine chocolate.

Queen Isabella first learned about chocolate when Columbus
returned from America. He bestowed the magical brown beans known
today as cocoa beans.

Often called the food of the Gods, natural chocolate was used
by the Aztec Indians who made their own hot chocolate as a sort
of royal drink. Emperor Montezuma served bitter chocolate in
golden goblets, but Spaniards later decided to sweeten it with
cane sugar.

Sugar-free options for chocolate

Today we have the option of sugarless candy and chocolates that
do not contain cane sugar. We understand better that sugar is
not ideal for our health.

One of the first hints that a woman might be getting her period
soon is the fact she begins to crave chocolate. Women love
natural chocolate because it eases her moodiness and helps her
feel more in balance. Experts say that is because chocolate
contains magnesium, which is important for our health. But
instead of indulging in sugar, which can make PMS symptoms
worse, it’s wise to try sugarless candies and chocolates that
are natural and healthy.

What does chocolate taste like?

Why is it people crave chocolate whether they have a deficiency
in magnesium or not? Chocolate teases the senses with its aroma
and luscious taste and texture.

Experts say chocolate actually contains more than 300 distinct
chemicals. Caffeine is surprisingly found in small quantities in
chocolate so, if you want a caffeine high, it’s better to select
coffee. Experts say the combination of caffeine and Theobromine,
another weak stimulant, does provide a lift for chocolate

Finally, chocolate contains Phenylethylamine, which is related
to amphetamines. They are stronger stimulants. When you dive
into a box of chocolate or visit the chocolate store, your body
and brain is probably going crazy with desire. Just be smart and
select the sugarless candy and natural chocolates for better

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