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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter - Recipes from Memma's Down Home Southern Cooking

Happy Easter Everyone!  I hope that you have a great Easter Weekend with lots of good food.  When I was growing up, Easter was spent (as was every holiday) at my Memma's house.  Today, I am sharing a couple of recipes that either my Memma made or one of my Aunts.  There is one thing about it, we never had a shortage of good old fashion down home cooking.  These recipes are easy.

Pink Cherry Delight

1 large carton cool whip
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup pecan pieces
1 can cherry pie filling
Mix together and chill

Blueberry Dessert Layered

First Layer - 1 cup flour, cut into the flour 1 cup of margarine chopped - mix until crumbly.  Add 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans).  Put this mixture into a 9 X 13 inch pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.  Cool.  (Tip:  I always melt a little butter and sprinkle over this to make it bake a little better - of course, the butter already in it will melt as well).
Cream Cheese Layer - Whip 1 8 ounce pkg cream cheese (that has been at room temp.) with 1 cup powdered sugar.  Fold in 1 8 ounce container cool whip topping.  Place on top of first layer (after first layer has cooled).  Spread carefully to level it out.  Chill well.
Berry Layer - Blend 1 cup sugar with 4 tbs cornstarch in sauce pan.  Add 1 cup of water or use berry juice to make a cup).  Boil over medium heat until thick and clear, stirring constantly.  Add 3 tbs dry raspberry Jell-O and stir until completely dissolved.  Add 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, remove from heat (partially chill berry mixure to prevent from melting cream cheese layer.) Spread over cream cheese layer. Chill well.  Spread cool whip over  (8oz).  Eat and enjoy.  Tip:  skip the berry layer and just use a can of blueberry pie filling mix over the cream cheese layer and then spread the cool whip on top of that.  It is a lot easier this way.

Mama's Peach Cobbler
1 1/2 sticks butter or margarine
1 cup self rising flour
3/4 cup milk
1 cup sugar (I would use splenda)
1 can peach halves (use a 1 lb can)
Melt butter or margarine in a casserole dish and spread evenly over the dish
Mix flour, sugar and milk together - Pour over melted butter - Drop peach halves onto batter and pour juice from peaches on top. Sprinkle with sugar.  Also, sprinkle a little nutmeg over the pie.  Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.

Eat and enjoy!

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