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Red Wine Vingar Salad Dressing

Want a new and RefreshIng spin for your salad?  You must try this homemade salad dressing!  It is super easy and a crowd pleaser!


1/3 C. Red Wine Vinegar

1/3 C. Olive Oil

1/3 C. Sugar

Pecans (throw them on a pan in the oven for a few minutes to enhance the flavor!)

Strawberries (or really any type of fruit–mandarin oranges, blueberries, etc)

Lettuce (I like using the prepackaged “spring mix”–it is much prettier–but this is all I had on hand the other night!)

Combine the sugar, oil and red wine vinegar and bring to a boil.  Then place it in the fridge to cool.

Pour the dressing in a bottle and always shake it well before serving!  EnJoy!



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Strawberry Shortcake



This is my family’s All-TiMe FaVoRiTe summer dessert.

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.


SwEeTeNeD StRaWbErRiEs

  • 2 Quarts Strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar

WhiPpEd CrEaM

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar


  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 1/2 Cups Pancake and Baking Mix (such as Bisquick)
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar

Slice strawberries.

Add 1/2 cup SuGaR to strawberries and refrigerate.

Pour heavy whipping CrEaM in metal bowl.

Place whipping cream in freezer for 15-20 minutes.

MeLt butter in mixing bowl.

Add pancake and baking mix to melted butter.

Add milk.

Add sugar.

StiR ingredients.

Form 6 shortcakes and place on greased cookie sheet or tinfoil.  Bake for 13 minutes.  Cool shortcakes before assembling.

While shortcakes are baking take heavy whipping cream out of the freezer.  (It will be forming crystals and freezing to the sides of the metal pan.)

Add 1/2 cup of Powdered Sugar to whipping cream.

With an electric handmixer beat whipped cream for 5 minutes or until peaks form.

Slice ShOrTcAkEs in half.

Add strawberries to bottom layer.

Add strawberries to the ToP of the shortcake.

Add a DolloP of whipped cream and EnJoY!!


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All-American Easy Apple Pie


This recipe is as traditional as Baseball, Apple-Pie, and 4th Of July!


12-13 Granny Smith Apples – Or The Apples Of Your Choice

1 Stick Of Butter


6 Tbsp Flour (for thickening)

2 Pie Crusts

1 Cup Sugar and Sugar To Sprinkle On Crust

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees

Peel Apples

Enlist help!

This is the most time consuming aspect of making this pie!!

Slice apples.

This will seem like a ridulously insane amount of apples.

It is.Place pie crust in pie plate.

We will make this pie in three layers.

Layer One…

Add 1/3 of the apples.

This recipe is so simple your kids can help.

If you consider yourself a novice baker you now have no excuse!

As you’ll see, my 5-year old makes this entire pie!!

Layer One…

Add about 1/3 of the butter

Layer One…

Add cinnamon (as much or as little as you like).

Layer One…

Add 1/3 of the sugar.

Layer One…

Sprinkle 2 Tbsp of flour.

Repeat these steps for Layer Two…

And then do the same for Layer Three…

This is what the pie will look like after Layer Three has been added.

You definitely will get the “Biggest Bang For Your Buck” when it comes to apples in this pie!!

Cover pie with crust.

It probably won’t fit.

No worries. =)

You will have to stretch it a bit.

Use water to adhere pie crusts together.

This will hopefully keep the butter from oozing out during the baking process!

Adhere pie crusts.

Gently stretch the top pie crust so that it meets up with the bottom crust.

Using your fingers wet the pie crust edges and press together.

Water acts as a glue.

Brush the top of the pie with milk.

A pastry brush works great!

Sprinkle with sugar.

Or douse with sugar.

Whichever you prefer

 Vent with a knife.

Make pretty designs.

Sign your name if you wish.

Cover with tin foil.

Place on a cookie sheet also covered with tin foil.

Bake with tinfoil on pie for 30 minutes.

Take off tin foil.

Continue to bake pie for an additional 40 minutes.

Or until apples are bubbling.

Finished Product!


Add Ice-Cream.

F.Y.I.  I love Vanilla Bean.


Thanks for the inspiration, Jill!


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