Thursday, March 3, 2011

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day or to WIN a Prize!!

Hi Followers!!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  It's coming soon, how will you celebrate?  I want you to submit your ideas and I'll pick the best idea.  If your idea is chosen I will send you a fun prize!  I'll be posting some great recipes and ideas that I want to share with you too!!!  Keep watching and checking in.  

Here are some photos of some of the goodies I'm going to prepare on that special day.  
Pot of Gold Cheddar Soup and Irish Coffee


  1. I love decorating with green flowers and making the traditional corn beef and cabbage. Then spread green icing on EVERYTHING...and a little green beer. Yum

  2. Debbie, I just love your blog. I wanted to know when the deadline is for your St. Patricks Day Ideas.

  3. We love St. Patricks day too. I have a brother named Timothy and a sister named Kathleen, so you can see we have alot of irish in us.

    When our children were growing up I would buy each of the children their favorite candy bar and wrap it in silver or gold foil and put it in a round brass planter and then hide it somewhere in the house. After dinner,(which was usually irish stew and soda bread or similar,) I would give a written clue to them and they would find the 'clue' and then another 'clue' would be there to find another 'clue'. This kept on going until finally they found the 'Pot O Gold' with their candy in it. It was a very fun family tradition.

  4. Hi Debbie, a really fun project is dying white carnations green. It's so easy even kids can do it. The great thing about carnations is that they have a really long vase life, so you can enjoy this project for a long time. I've emailed you some photos and instructions for this project, I hope you enjoy them. Happy St. Parick's Day :))

  5. Thanks Shannon, I'll check it out. I've been out all day. :))) Any thing you do is great!!!


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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