Or "What I am Loving This Week".
I made the most delicious Pink Lemonade Pie, I am not counting calories today, so I have no idea how many are in this. Let's just say LOTS! But it is so delicious. I found this little recipe on Creative Homemaking. I subscribe to their newsletter.
Oh and I stay away from food coloring, so mine is white not pink, unfortunately.
So here's the recipe:
Pink Lemonade Pie
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter
Mix the crumbs, sugar, and butter in a nine inch pie pan or spring form pan. Mix until the crumbs have absorbed the butter and the mixture is uniform. Press the crumbs across the bottom of the pan and up the sides.
Bake for eight to ten minutes at 350 degrees. (If it’s a hot July day, you can choose not to bake the crust. A baked crust holds together better because the heat melts the sugar to help hold the crumbs together.)
For the Filling:
1 8-ounce packet of cream cheese, softened
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup pink lemonade concentrate (not mixed with water)
2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
red coloring as desired
Using the whip attachment and your stand-type mixer or with a handheld electric mixer, mix the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together on medium high speed until the mixture is smooth. (If you place the sweetened condensed milk in the bowl first, the cream cheese will not stick to the bowl and you will have little need to scrape the sides.)
Add the lemonade concentrate and lemon juice and continue beating. Color with as desired.
Pour the mixture into the and place it in the freezer while you mix the topping.
For the Topping:
1/3 cup shredded coconut
red food coloring
1 cup whipping cream
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place the coconut in a small bowl with a drop of food coloring and a couple drops of water and stir until the coconut turns pink.
Whip the cream until stiff, adding the sugar and vanilla in the process. Spoon the cream over the pie filling and garnish with the pink coconut. Freeze the pie until firm.
( I'm keeping it real here gals, you can see that I haven't put my dishes away. In the lower right hand corner they can be seen still in the sink drain rack.:)
Anyways, you are probably wondering what this odd little vignette is about, on the left is something called Cold Brewed Coffee.
Here is the recipe for that:
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I have made it all made up, I will try a cold glass of coffee over ice with my half and half tomorrow. Then I can tell you just how good this recipe is. If you like iced coffee, it's supposed to be way better this way than if you make it up hot and pour it over ice. This recipe came from Smart-Bottom Enterprises.
And on the right is a big ole' watermelon for Watermelon Pie! My friend Julie from The Harwards made this and posted the recipe, so if you are interested, then do the blog hop and check it out, it looks very delicious!!!
And last, but not least, I posted about Millie from Wreathmaker giving me the sweet little teacup on Monday, what I forgot to mention was something that I did not see in the little package, when I opened it at her house, until I got home was the most delicately embroidered napkin. I don't know if it's linen or cotton, but it is so darling, here it is. She know that I collect napkins and I use them, too. They are not for looks only.
I know it's hard to see, but it's so pretty!
Whew, I'm tired after all this blog-hopping, I hope you liked something that you saw. Have a wonderful Wednesday dear friends.
~Wishing You Love In Your Heart...Peace In Your Soul...And Joy In Your Life Always~