Tag: dessert

Strawberry Pie

February 1, 2017
by Curt

Strawberry PieMy wife and I were at a neighborhood party a couple weeks ago and this pie was brought by one of the party guests. I thought it was so awesome, my wife, (always thinking), got the recipe and made for me a couple weeks later for my birthday.

Mmmmm mmmm! I just had to pass this recipe along to my readers.

Strawberry Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup water
  • pastry shell

Preparation

  1. Slice and arrange half of the strawberries in baked pastry shell.
  2. Mash remaining berries and combine with sugar in a medium saucepan.
  3. Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Stirring frequently.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened. (About 10 minutes).
  6. Stirring constantly, pour mixture over berries in pastry shell.
  7. Chill for several hours before serving.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/strawberry-pie/

Peanut Butter Cake

October 28, 2013
by Curt

Peanut Butter Cake-postMy wife made this delicious cake for our fourth wedding anniversary this past August 1st. Of course, she knows me very well, and knows how much I love peanut butter. Yep, I’m a damn lucky man!!

Not sure exactly where, but she found this recipe somewhere online a while back. I won’t claim it, but I’ll certainly pass it along so all my readers can give it a try and enjoy it as much as we did!

Peanut Butter Cake

Ingredients

    Cake:
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Frosting:
  • 1/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Drizzle:
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, cream peanut butter, butter, and sugar. Add eggs; mix well.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Mix well.
  3. Pour into a greased 9 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° F for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. For frosting, cream peanut butter and butter. Add sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until smooth. Frost cake.
  5. For drizzle, combine sugar and cocoa, and add milk. Pour into a small plastic bag with small hole cut in corner and drizzle over frosting.
http://www.smokedngrilled.com/peanut-butter-cake/