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No-Bake Pie Recipe for the 4th of July

It’s the 4th of July. There will be barbecues and picnics and family and desserts. And it’s hot. Most of the food can be grilled outside, but you really don’t want to turn the oven on to make those desserts. I’ve got a yummy no-bake refrigerator pie that is perfect for this situation. This is a pie from my childhood and I can’t remember a family Independence Day gathering without it. My mother was wrangling four kids, making all that food, and ready for some short-cuts when it came to dessert. This pie is EASY. If you can operate a hand mixer, you can make it. I’m not even sure you need the hand mixer!

Red White and Blue Pie

Cream Cheese and Lemon Pie with Berries Recipe

Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients 

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  • 10 sheets of graham crackers (1 1/2 cups)
  • 6 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar Continue reading

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Amanda C Stone: Cole’s Candy Bar Pie

Amanda has ditched us but I’m not complaining. She sent along Cole from The Adventures of Cole and Perry and he brought PIE! You can get away with a lot around here if you come bearing pie.

This is a great, easy dessert that let’s you experiment with your own favorite flavors. Enjoy!


 Cole

Good morning everyone and a very happy Friday to you! My name is Cole and I was invited to the lovely Irene’s blog to share my favorite recipe. It’s not much of a secret how much I enjoy sweet treats and desserts. This recipe is easy to make and something you whip up quickly if you’ve got company.

Here’s what you’re going to need to make this yummy dessert!

Ingredients for Candy Bar Pie Recipe

Here’s what you need!

Candy Bar Pie Recipe:

  • 1 tub of cool whip (8 ounce size)
    1 package of instant pudding (4 serving size)
    1 premade graham cracker pie crust (6 ounce size)
    2 cups of milk (if your package of instant pudding calls for a different amount use the amount listed on the package)
    2 cups of candy pieces, seperated (either chopped up candy bars or bite sized candy like M&Ms)

Directions:
Dump package of instant pudding into a bowl along with the milk. Whisk milk and pudding together until you have pudding consistency. Continue reading

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Kimberly Dean: Strawberry Dream Pie + Dreaming Bear Giveaway

It’s all about dreams this week. The weather is getting warmer and I’m dreaming of a cool fruit dessert that doesn’t keep me in the kitchen all day. Kimberly Dean brought over just the thing – a super-simple, refreshing strawberry pie. Make sure you scroll down to check out the dreamy blurb from her new novel, Dream Man and enter her giveaway for an adorable dreaming bear decoration.

 

Kimberly Dean's Strawberry Dream Pie

Easy Strawberry Pie!

Kimberly

I’m all about keeping things simple.  I don’t have enough time or patience to make anything fancy, especially when it comes to food.  It’s usually gone so quickly, it just doesn’t make sense.  The funny thing is, people don’t often notice the difference.  They just know what they like!

The following recipe has been a big hit for me, and it’s easy to make.  It’s a refreshing dessert that looks so pretty, I even made it for Easter Sunday dinner.  Now my family is dreaming about it.  😉

Strawberry Dream Pie Recipe

8-oz package of cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. strawberry preserves
1 ½ c. whipped topping, thawed
9-in. ready-made graham cracker crust
½ c. sliced fresh strawberries (for pie)
1 c. fresh strawberries (for topping)
2 t. white sugar
2 t. grenadine syrup

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