Friday, July 9, 2010

Real Women of Philadelphia Storm Savannah

As many of you know I was just in Savannah, Georgia with 15 other finalists in the Real Women of Philadelphia, which was a casting for four new On-line Home Cooks representing Paula Deen, Kraft, and Philadelphia Cream Cheese.  I had the time of my life and can not tell you how the experience has changed my life.  Even though I was not selected as one of the final four, I could not have been treated any better or enjoyed Savannah more.  I found it to be a beautiful city and the history is so rich and interesting.  I am so anxious to tell you all about the trip, step by step and minute by minute and I hope you will enjoy the stories as much as I enjoyed making the memories.  In the mean time, here are some wonderful photos of the trip and I am ready to share another one of my very special dessert recipes with you....I know you are going to love this one and it is over the top delicious.  Love to all who prayed for me, rooted me on and supported me during this wonderful time of my life.  I know the best is yet to come. 


  1. Hi Debbie! I am having so much fun with this new blogging experience! I love your strawberry heaven pie! We are kindred spirits in more ways than one :) looove pie!!!

    I am chuckling at that pic of you and looks like the knives are pointing directly at Paula and the looks on your faces 'could' be talking about them--like a dark comedy--(Paula, you 'will' like my pie)~~ ha ha ha! Look I the only one who saw it this way?!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, girlfriend...and I hope you'll stop by often! I'll be mixing it up with some variety! And I'll be sure to stop back here too! Love you!


  2. This strawberry dessert is definitely you, girl! I looks so good. If I were stuck on an island and could only have one dish...I could handle this one! YUM! BTW~ Great pics with you and Paula!

  3. Well I've got the crust baked and everything else in the frig. I just need to put it together now. Wow it looks good. I can hardly wait to try it.

    Lady Nann


Strawberry Heaven

“The “Debbie” recipe – the recipe that is authentically me.
My absolute favorite dessert recipe.”
All I ever talk about loving is strawberries. I am to strawberries as Paula Deen is to potatoes and butter.
When thinking about my absolute favorite dessert, it had to combine cheesecake, strawberries, and chocolate. Chocolate covered strawberries to be exact!!! So I developed a pie that features all my weaknesses. I love a regular pie crust instead of graham cracker so I have used pie crust, topped with a luscious layer of Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling, followed by 1 pound of ripe, juicy strawberries enveloped in strawberry glaze topped with creamy, dreamy Cool Whip, and followed by 6 GIANT chocolate covered strawberries. This pie would be a strawberry lovers’ most decadent dream. It is mine…now you know what I dream about.

Strawberry Heaven
Prep time: 50 minutes Cook time: 9 minutes
Serves 6 - 8
1 refrigerated pie crust
1 ½ c. Kraft Philadelphia Ready-to-Eat Cheesecake Filling
2 lbs. of strawberries
14 oz. strawberry pie glaze
8 oz Cool Whip
¾ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Place pie crust in pie pan and flute edges. Bake at 450 degrees for 9 minutes.
3. Cool pie crust at room temperature for 10 minutes and follow in freezer for 10 minutes to cool quickly.
4. While pie crust is cooking and cooling, prepare other ingredients beginning with strawberries. Wash strawberries, core, and slice in half. Save 6 LARGE strawberries for top of pie. Eat a few and enjoy them while you are working so hard. Save enough for the pie.
5. Melt chocolate chips in microwave for approximately 1 minute stirring every 20 seconds. Dip 6 large strawberries in chocolate about ¾ of the way up the strawberry. Place a piece of parchment paper on a plate and cool the strawberries on the paper in the freezer.
6. After the pie crust comes out of the freezer, spread the cheesecake filling directly on top of crust.
7. Place strawberries directly on top of cheesecake and pour strawberry glaze over strawberries.
8. Pipe Cool Whip over strawberries and glaze and top with chocolate covered strawberries. Place in freezer for approximately 15 minutes and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Strawberry Heaven

Strawberry Heaven
This pie is for the true Strawbery ADDICT and lover.

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