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Grandma Tenia’s Banana Pudding

7 Apr

Grandma Tenia’s Banana Pudding


4-½ cups milk
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Cook & Serve Pudding & Pie Filling
3 eggs, separated
42 Nilla Wafers (½ of 12-oz. pkg.)
3 large bananas, sliced
Dash cream of tartar
1/3 cup sugar


PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Add milk to dry pudding mix in medium saucepan; stir until well blended. Lightly beat egg yolks in small bowl. Add to milk mixture; mix well. Bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
ARRANGE layer of wafers on bottom and up side of 2-qt. baking dish. Top with layers of one third of the pudding and one half of the banana slices. Repeat layers; cover with the remaining pudding.







BEAT egg whites and cream of tartar in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.








Spread over pudding, sealing to edge of dish.
BAKE 15 min. or until meringue is browned. Cool. Serve warm or refrigerate until ready to serve. Store leftover pudding in refrigerator.

Baked Ham With Pineapple

16 Dec

Baked Ham With Pineapple


1 (12 pound) bone-in ham
½ cup whole cloves
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 (20 ounce) can pineapple rings in heavy syrup
1 (4 ounce) jar chopped maraschino cherries
1 (12 fluid ounce) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage (7 up)


1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F
2. Place ham in a roasting pan.
3. Score the rind of the ham with a diamond pattern.
4. Press a clove into the center of each diamond.
5. Drain the juice from the pineapple rings into a medium bowl, and stir in the brown sugar and lemon-lime soda.
6. Coat the ham with this mixture.
7. Arrange the pineapple rings over the outside of the ham.
8. Place a maraschino cherry in the center of each pineapple ring, and secure with a toothpick.
9. Bake uncovered for 4 to 5 hours, basting frequently with the juices, until the internal temperature of the ham is 160 degrees F (72 degrees C).
10. Be sure the meat thermometer is not touching the bone.
11. Remove toothpicks before serving

9-Inch Single Pie Crust

23 Nov

9-Inch Single Pie Crust


*1 ¼c. all-purpose flour (I store my wheat flour and all purpose flour together. So it will be about half of each kind, makes me feel a smidge less guilty. hahaha You can taste that it is part wheat. Whatever. Still yummy! ;o) )
*½ tsp. salt
*½ tsp sugar
*1/3 c.+ 1 Tbsp. butter (room temp)
*Ice water (probably about ¼ c or a little more if needed)


Combine flour and salt in a bowl.

Cut in butter until you get pieces that are about pea-sized.

Sprinkle the ice water by about a tablespoon at a time over the flour mixture.

Gently, turn the dough with your fingers so it gets exposed to the water. Not mixing, just moistening. Gradually, all of the flour mixture will be moistened. Gently pat the dough into a ball.

If you are not ready to use the dough yet just wrap in Saran Wrap and keep in the fridge.

Ready to roll? Lightly flour your work surface and place the dough ball on the surface. Handle the dough as little as possible. Starting in the center, roll the dough out into a circle shape, about 1/8″ thick.










Place the rolling pin in the middle and gently fold the crust over the rolling pin.










Lift the dough onto your pie plate and unfold it . Go slow… “Keep Calm and Bake on!”

The Edge
Run a sharp knife around the edges of the pie plate, cutting off the excess dough.









Then use thumb and fingers to make a wavy edge on the crust. Or a fork pressing around the edges to get little lines.

Hollie’s Bunny Cakes

1 Sep

Hollie’s Bunny Cakes


basic yellow cake recipe
bunny shaped muffin pan
butter cream frosting recipe
coconut flakes
string licorice
jelly beans
pastel skittles


Bake cakes. Frost cakes and gently pat coconut onto frosting bunnies to create “fur”. Use candies to decorate eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers. Very fun for kids to decorate!

The kids loved decorating these! And of course I had to decorate one myself! So fun!