Sunday, June 23, 2013

Chocolate Pie

Who doesn't love a good ole chocolate pie? Especially from Grandma! This isn't my own grandma's recipe however it is still very good! Thank you Homesicktexan blogger!!

Ingredients for pie filling:
  • 4 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 5 tablespoons of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten slightly
Ingredients for meringue:
  • 2 egg whites
  • drop of lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
You will also need a pie crust. You can make your own or just buy one at the store. I used the regular in this one, but the oreo crust is a very good choice also.

  • Separate egg whites and yolks of two eggs and set aside 
  • Mix all but the vanilla and butter filling ingredients by whisking
  • cook while stirring in a sauce pan on medium heat until very thick and bubbley or about 5 or 10 minutes ( resembles pudding)
  • remove from heat and add vanilla and butter
  • Meanwhile poke wholes in pie crust with fork and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes
  • Now beat egg whites and lemon until fluffy with electric mixer
  • then slowly add in the sugar while still beating until fluffy and whipped
  • Pour chocolate filling onto pie crust and carefully and evenly top with meringue
  • bake on 350 for about 10 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned

Enjoy hot or cold!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bowtie Lasagna

This is a fast simple meal that resembles lasagna but without all the time and effort. But it still has all the taste! It's another recipe from The Pioneer Woman. (I love all her recipes if you can't tell)


  • 3 frozen beef patties( or 1 pound of ground chuck)
  • 5 cups of bowtie noodles
  • 3 cups of Spaghetti Sauce (1 jar of Bertolli Marinara)
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese 
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • Parmesan cheese to taste

  • fry meat in pan while cooking noodles al dente
  • after both meat and noodles are cooked, add both to large pan or pot on low heat 
  • drizzle with the olive oil
  • mix in spaghetti sauce 
  • add seasonings, cheese, and sour cream
  • old together to combine and let cheese melt and enjoy
Serve with Garlic bread, salad, or some veggies!