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Oh. My. Yummy. --OR-- Why I Am Fat

So . . . I've been baking again and guess what? It's recipe time!!! This weekend I made two delightful pies and twice baked potatoes for a friendly gathering. No photos. No. I was too busy eating. As always, you'll never make anything easier.

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Oatmeal Crust:
1/2 C. butter
3/4 C. flour
1 C. rolled oats
1/2 C. chopped nuts
1/4 C. sugar

Preheat oven to 400*. Melt butter and stir in next four ingredients. Mix well and pat into a 9" pie pan. Bake 12 min. or until golden brown. Cool.

Strawberry Filling:
4 to 5 C. whole strawberries, cleaned
1 C. water
1 C. sugar
4 Tbsp. corn starch
1 small package sugar free strawberry jello

Place cleaned and dried strawberries in cooled pie crust. Stack until nice and full. Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan and mix. Add water and cook until thickened and slightly clear. Add jello powder into thickened mixture until dissolved. While warm, slowly drizzle the filling over strawberries until berries are covered. Refrigerate until set. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

1 1/2 C. flour
3/4 C. soft margarine
3/4 C. chopped nuts (or oatmeal if your family doesn't like nuts)
1/4 C. sugar

Combine all ingredients and press into 9" pie pan. Bake at 375* for 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Layer 1:
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 C. powdered sugar
1 C. cool whip

Mix and spread in bottom of cooled crust. (Friend Tammy suggested adding this layer to the strawberry pie. Can you even imagine the goodness?)

Layer 2:
1 lg. package instant chocolate pudding

Follow directions on package for pies. Pour on top of cream cheese mixture and chill
Top with remaining cool whip and serve.

Twice Baked Potatoes

Baked potatoes
Sour Cream
Crumbled bacon
Shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese

Bake potatoes. Cut in half lengthwise and scoop out centers. Mash potato insides with butter, milk and sour cream. Stir in bacon and cheese (as much as you like). Spoon back into potato skins and bake at 350* until golden brown on top. This is such a no-brainer you don't have to measure anything. You can't go wrong.


Day two with dog: More poop and pee on my floor than I could ever have anticipated. Still the loveliest dog you'll ever meet. In the words of my Ri, "Only a jerk wouldn't love Cassie."


  1. Oh you are such a yummy cook!
    And the nicest Mom, I hate that dogs come with bathroom issues.
    And how do you do it? Your blog is professional with the "You Might Also Like:" and photo inlays, different fonts & colors!

    WOW I am impressed. Are you teaching classes?

    And seriously, do you have some Super Saturday ideas to throw my way??

  2. Marla,

    I learned almost everything from following tutorials at It's fun.

    The dog . . . oh my. She's just a puppy. I figure she's doing OK for a two month old. My patience won't last forever, for sure.

    I'll send you an e-mail invitation to the Young Women's blog for our ward. You can see everything we're doing for young women's super Saturday there. Nothing big, but the girls (and leaders) are excited.

  3. OK, first of all: you are NOT fat. Second of all: love the post title--I knew it would mean that delicious delectables would be contained. Third of all: I'm making all of these recipes SOON.


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