• Dessert,  Kitchensmack,  Recipes

    Kitchen Smack: Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

    Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Strawberries WIth all the quick grab items, eating healthy on the go is difficult. Planning your diet during the 4th of July celebration doesn’t have to be bland. A little cheesecake in your fruit goes a long way, especially these red, white, and blue strawberries. 1 8-oz. block cream cheese 1/3 c. powdered sugar 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 c. Cool Whip 10 strawberries (halved) 30 blueberries In a medium bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until fluffy and combined. Fold in Cool Whip. Transfer mixture to a piping bag and pipe over cut side of strawberry. Top…

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    Kitchen Smack: Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie

    Coconut-Pecan German Chocolate Pie Even though we’ve only gotten a tease of Spring here in Ohio, I can already think of tons of potlucks and picnics and… oh yeah. This pie I found on Taste of Home is a twist on my classic go-to and brings all the yumminess of German Chocolate cake to pie form.  1 1/4 c all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 6 tbsp cold lard 3-4 tbsp ice water Filling: 4 oz German sweet chocolate (chopped) 2 oz unsweetened chocolate (chopped) 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz) 4 lg egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup pecans (chopped) Topping: 1/2 c packed brown sugar…