No Bake Lemony Icebox Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream

This lemony icebox pie is no bake and it is deliciously refreshing for your next summer BBQ.

Lemon Icebox Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream
Lemon Icebox Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream
Watch me make Lemon Icebox Pie on YouTube ⬆️

Ingredients:

  • 1 store bought Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 1 brick (8 ounces) of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of Lemon Curd
  • .5 cup of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups of Heavy Cream
  • .5 cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 4 teaspoons of Pure Vanilla Extract
Lemon Icebox Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream
Lemon Icebox Pie with Fresh Whipped Cream

Instructions:

  1. In a cold bowl, use a hand mixer with the whisk attachment to whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until the whipped cream forms into whipped peaks. Set aside.
  2. In a clean bowl, mix the cream cheese, lemon curd, and sweetened condensed milk with the beater mixer attachment until well combined.
  3. Next, take about a cup of the whipped cream and fold it into the lemon mixture, then add the lemon mixture into the prepared Graham cracker crust.
  4. Take the remaining whipped cream and pile it on top of the pie, smoothing out at the top. Or whisp it into fancy whipped cream peaks. ☺️
  5. Place in the freezer uncovered for at least two hours before serving.
  6. If waiting longer to serve, you can wait until the pie is fully frozen and then cover.

Enjoy topped with your favorite berries and fresh mint as garnish. It’s delicious! Especially on a hot day!

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Crispy Salt Smashed Potatoes

These potatoes are cooked in water with lots of salt until tender and then smashed with the bottom of a glass on a sheet pan. Next, the potatoes are drizzled with olive oil and dotted with pats of butter and then roasted to crispy perfection. They are so good!

Crispy Salt Smashed Potatoes
Crispy Salt Smashed Potatoes
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Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of salt potatoes from Wegman’s
  • 4 quarts of water
  • Olive oil, I used Spectrum Rosemary flavored olive oil
  • Butter, I used Keller’s butter, you may want to use unsalted butter here due to excess salt in the cooking process
Crispy Salt Smashed Potatoes
Crispy Salt Smashed Potatoes

Instructions:

  1. Using a large stock pot, add 4 quarts of water to the pot and add the salt packet that comes with the potatoes to the pot. Put on the lid and bring to a boil.
  2. While the water is heating, scrub the potatoes well.
  3. When the water has begun to boil, carefully place the potatoes in the salted, boiling water. Boil anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  4. You can choose to serve them hot once cooked. I made them into crispy smashed potatoes. Preheat your oven to 450°.
  5. I spread the potatoes out on parchment lined cookie sheets. Next, I smashed each potato with the bottom of a glass. Do not overcrowd your pans. Use two pans to get maximum crispiness.
  6. Drizzle each potato with some olive oil. I used rosemary flavored olive oil. I also dotted the trays of potatoes with a few pats of butter.
  7. Roast the potatoes at 450° for about 15 minutes, or until brown, then flip, then roast for an additional 15 minutes on the other side.

Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauces, or enjoy as is!

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Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: May 25, 2022

See what I purchased at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market this week. It’s one of my favorite places to shop, especially with grocery prices going up!

Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: May 25, 2022
Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: May 25, 2022
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Creamy Blue Cheese Angel Hair Pasta

This rich, creamy pasta is so delicious and is so easy to make. I like it with angel hair pasta, but choose any shaped pasta you like.

Creamy Blue Cheese Angel Hair Pasta
Creamy Blue Cheese Angel Hair Pasta
Watch me make Creamy Blue Cheese Angel Hair Pasta on YouTube ⬆️

Ingredients:

  • 1 – 16 ounce box of Angel hair pasta, I used DeCecco brand pasta
  • 4 Tablespoons of butter
  • 1 small onion, diced small
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 cup of stock of your choice, I used mushroom stock
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 8 ounces of blue cheese, cut up, I used President brand
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Locatelli cheese, to top pasta
  • Fresh parsley and fresh basil to top pasta, chives would be great too!
  • Starchy, salted pasta water from cooking pasta to thicken sauce, I used about a 1/4 cup
Creamy Blue Cheese Angel Hair Pasta
Creamy Blue Cheese Angel Hair Pasta

Instructions:

  1. Put water and salt in your pasta pot and cover, cook on high heat to bring to a boil.
  2. In a saucepan or wok, start the sauce. On medium high heat. add in butter, onion, and garlic paste. Sauté until onion is soft.
  3. Next, add in broth and heavy cream, Bring to a boil. Once boiled, add in the blue cheese, lower heat to simmer.
  4. Once the pasta water is boiling, add in the pasta, cook according to the box directions, cooking until al dente. Once pasta is ready, do not drain the pasta water, transfer the pasta to the sauce using tongs or a pasta fork and toss to coat. The pasta will thicken the sauce. Add in about 1/4 cup of the salty, starchy pasta water to help thicken the pasta sauce as well.
  5. Add in fresh herbs and top with Locatelli cheese. Also, taste the pasta and season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with more fresh parsley and basil when plating.
Creamy Blue Cheese Angel Hair Pasta
Creamy Blue Cheese Angel Hair Pasta

Enjoy!

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Raised Garden Beds and Plants

I am sharing my raised garden beds with you and what I’ve planted so far. Some were plants that I purchased, but most have started from seed this year in our raised garden beds. What do you plant in your vegetable garden?

Raised Garden Beds and Plants
Raised Garden Beds and Plants
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Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of May 18, 2022

See what I purchased at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market this week. It’s one of my favorite places to shop, especially with grocery prices going up!

Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of May 18, 2022
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Smoked Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks

These smoked chicken drumsticks are seasoned with sweet maple seasoning, sea salt, and coated with some yummy maple BBQ sauce, resulting in the most delicious, tender BBQ chicken.

Smoked Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks
Smoked Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks
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Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks (I used a family size pack)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Olive oil
  • Kinders Maple Seasoning, to coat
  • Sea salt
  • KC Masterpiece The Classic 816 Sweet Maple Flavor Kansas City BBQ Sauce, to coat
Smoked Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks
Smoked Barbecue Chicken Drumsticks

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Traeger grill to 180 degrees. Close the grill lid for 10 minutes to preheat while you prep the chicken.
  2. Pat the chicken drumsticks dry, and drizzle with some olive oil. Season each drumstick with sea salt and sprinkle on Kinders Maple Seasoning on both sides of the drumsticks. Place on a foil and parchment lined sheet pan for easy clean up.
  3. Once the Traeger is preheated, insert the temperature probe into one of the chicken drumsticks, in the thickest part of the meat, but not touching the bone. Place the sheet pan onto the Traeger rack, and close the lid. Cook the chicken drumsticks at 180° for 30 minutes.
  4. Once the 30 minutes are up, turn the heat up to 350°. Cook the chicken drumsticks at 350° for an additional 30 minutes.
  5. When the 30 minutes are up, baste the chicken drumsticks with barbecue sauce. Once basted, cook the chicken drumsticks for 10 more minutes at 350°, or until the chicken internal temperature reaches 160° with the temperature probe.

Enjoy!

How do you season chicken drumsticks? Do you grill in the warmer months to prevent heating up the kitchen? Please let me know in the comments.

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Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of May 12, 2022

See what I purchased at the Grocery Outlet Bargain Market this week. It’s one of my favorite places to shop, especially with grocery prices going up!

Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of May 12, 2022
Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of May 12, 2022
Need New Ways to Save? Check Out This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market Haul: Week of May 12, 2022

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Beautiful Wild Violets

I went in the backyard to turn the hose on to water some plants and was thrilled to see many wild violets in the grass. I picked them to enjoy before they get destroyed by the lawn mower today. They make me so happy! 😊

I thought I would share photos of my wild violet bouquet with you. So many beautiful things come with the arrival of Spring. 💗🌸🌺🌼🌱💗 Stop and enjoy what the season of Spring has to offer. 💕

Beautiful Wild Violets
Beautiful Wild Violets
Beautiful Wild Violets
Beautiful Wild Violets
Beautiful Wild Violets
Beautiful Wild Violets

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