Saturday, July 26, 2008

Strawberry Cheesecake Pie

Strawberry Cheesecake Pie
8 servings

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipped topping
1 15 ounce container strawberry glaze
1 graham cracker crust
2 cups thinly sliced strawberries
additional whole strawberries

Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Stir in sour cream and vanilla until blended. Fold in whipped topping. Spread half of the glaze over bottom of crust; layer with strawberries. Top with remaining glaze. Spread cream cheese mixture over the top. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours or until set. Garnish with additional berries and enjoy.

Morning Beauty

I just love my Phaltzgraff Yorktowne dishes! I thought they looked so pretty sitting in the sunlight as I was unloading the dishwasher this morning. When I picked out these dishes as a young bride, I didn't realize how much something so simple would mean to me over the years. I have to thank my mom for guiding me in choosing a practical, timeless pattern. I just hope one day, years down the road, that my children and my children's children can sit down to a meal in my kitchen and just the sight of these dishes will say "home" to them :-)

A Saturday Morning Treat

Monkey Bread
10 servings

3 tubes refrigerator biscuits
1 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Cut each biscuit into four pieces.
Using kitchen scissors is a quick way to do this.
Melt butter.
Mix together sugars and cinnamon.
Dip each biscuit in butter, then in sugar mixture.
Fill a bundt pan with coated biscuits.
Bake at 400° for 25 minutes.
Let cool for about 5 minutes.
Place a plate on top of the bundt pan and, using oven mits, carefully invert.
Pull apart to serve and enjoy!

A Month Of Proverbs

Proverbs Chapter 26

1 Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.
2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
3 A whip for the horse, a halter for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!
4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.
6 Like cutting off one's feet or drinking violence is the sending of a message by the hand of a fool.
7 Like a lame man's legs that hang limp is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
8 Like tying a stone in a sling is the giving of honor to a fool.
9 Like a thornbush in a drunkard's hand is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.
10 Like an archer who wounds at random is he who hires a fool or any passer-by.
11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets!"
14 As a door turns on its hinges, so a sluggard turns on his bed.
15 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth.
16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who answer discreetly.
17 Like one who seizes a dog by the ears is a passer-by who meddles in a quarrel not his own.
18 Like a madman shooting firebrands or deadly arrows
19 is a man who deceives his neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"
20 Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.
21 As charcoal to embers and as wood to fire, so is a quarrelsome man for kindling strife.
22 The words of a gossip are like choice morsels; they go down to a man's inmost parts.
23 Like a coating of glaze over earthenware are fervent lips with an evil heart.
24 A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbors deceit.
25 Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart.
26 His malice may be concealed by deception, but his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.
27 If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him.
28 A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.