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!
Cream Cheese and Lemon Pie with Berries Recipe
Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients
(Easy-Peasy Cheat! Buy a ready-made graham cracker crust!)
- 10 sheets of graham crackers (1 1/2 cups)
- 6 Tablespoons melted butter
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar Continue reading
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.
Easy Strawberry Pie!
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