Mini Peach Raspberry Pies baked in ramekins

Mini peach raspberry pies, mini pies, the style Sisters
Mini Peach Raspberry Pies
Hello all! I wanted to share with you my mini peach raspberry pies. I don't know if your house is like mine but when we buy peaches some start to wither before we know it and others are hard as rocks! I decided to hurry up and use the withered peaches and make some pie!
OOOH all that goodness is oozing out of the crust and dripping over the sides..I love that!
Mini Peach Raspberry pies, The Style Sisters, Tablescapes
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For the recipe I used about 4 or 5 peaches in varying size and ripeness. You can see the different colors of the peaches below...some were white peaches and some were yellow peaches. The dark golden yellow were hard and deep red color were mushy. I peeled them and chopped them up into small pieces and then I added 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar and 1/4 cup of white sugar, 2 Tablespoons of corn starch, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp allspice and 1/4 cup frozen raspberries. Mixed it up gently and then I made pie crust.
Here is the recipe for the pie crust (I made 2 of these recipes)
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
pinch of salt
2 to 3 Tblsp of ice cold water
Whipped it up in my cuisinart just until it started to come together, dumped it out onto a piece of saran wrap and formed it into a flat pancake and put it into the freezer for about 10 min. Then I rolled it out and cut out circles that were a little bigger than my ramekins. I fit the circles into the ramekins and left the sides up a little bit so the criss cross crust would have something to attach to. Once the ramekins were filled with the peach mixture I....
Mini peach raspberry pies in ramekins
Rolled out the second pancake of dough and used my pampered chef serrated edge cuter thingy to cut skinny strips to make the criss crosses for the top crust.
I baked them in the oven for about 30 minute...until the crust was golden and the filling started to ooze over the edges...yummm can you smell it yet?
Here they are all in their cuteness. This made 8 mini peach rasbperry pies!
Mini peach raspberry pies, ramekins, the Style Sisters
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Lemon Blueberry Cottage Cheese Pancakes!

Lemon blueberry cottage cheese pancakes, high protein pancakes

I am trying to find recipes with more protein these days because I've been keeping track of what I eat with the app called my fitness pal and it shows that I eat too many carbs and not enough protein but I. Love. Carbs. How to find foods I like with added protein? I had a hankering for some blueberry pancakes this morning so I did a search for pancakes with cottage cheese and found this one from unfussypicure blog and decided to try it out! DEELICIOUS!!! Really Really good!

Lemon blueberry cottage cheese pancakes

It makes a funky batter because there is 1 cup of cottage cheese, 2/3 cup Greek yogurt, 2 eggs, 1 TB melted butter, very little flour only 5 TBS, 1 TBS sugar, and a 1 Tbs lemon juice, lemon peel and a pinch of salt and 1 cup of blueberries that you hand place in the pancakes. I had to add a bit more flour but even still....

Lemon blueberry cottage cheese pancakes
They were hard to flip :( I think my cottage cheese was too runny and too big of curds.
Lemon blueberry cottage cheese pancakes

Plus my blueberries were huge too! But im telling you they taste sooooo good..a little tangy mixed with sweetness...they kind of reminded me of a blintz.

I tried turning down the heat on the back burners but they did not get that golden color like the ones in the front. I think I just needed to add more flour.

Even though they were hard to flip they were soooo worth making! My hubby LOOOVED them too! I am going to make these again!

Try them out and let me know if you get them to flip easier.

Lemon blueberry cottage cheese pancakes



Owl Party- Mini Acorn Cookies

Owl Party
Hi ladies...this is Joanie I can't wait to share this fun evening I had with our Young Women's Organization in our church. We had a program that we call Standards night, it encourages the girls to live their lives as the Savior did. It includes dressing modestly, serving one another and

being morally clean. The Young Womem put together a wonderful program that included a fashion show and little skits...they did such a great job. I was given the opportunity to do the food with the theme that was centered around Owls to work with. I found these darling owls at Michaele's and Joann's...aren't they so cute! I doctored them up with a few flowers and feathers!

It was so much fun preparing all the decorations and goodies!!
Don't they look like they are about to dance LOL
Owl Party Decoration

Owl Party decorations
I found vases at Miachel's that were already covered in bark and stuffed them with shredded grass to hold the tree branches.
We stuck the branches in the vases and clipped the Owls onto the branches.
A cute friend of mine made the sign for us using vinyl lettering
I used pumpkins to anchor the sign on each side and to allow for the biggest owl to stand out.
Owl Party
We served little acorn cookies (directions below)

Mini acorn cookies, desserts

We served crackers and a yummy dip (recipe on the blog tomorrow) that my cute mom used to make is a classic go to holiday dip you will love!!
Aren't these owl cupcakes adorable! We used Oreos and colorful m&m's to make the eyes.

Owl cupcakes
I adore these little acorn yummies.
The hardest part of the procedure is removing the foil off of the Hershey kisses.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Acorn Treats
1/4 (16 oz.) package chocolate-flavored candy coating, melted

1 8 oz. package miniature peanut butter sandwich cookies

About 36 chocolate kisses, unwrapped

About 37 milk chocolate chips

Spread approximately 1/4 tsp. melted candy coating onto one side of cookie; press a chocolate kiss to adhere. Set on parchment paper to dry. Repeat with remaining cookies and chocolate kisses. Once dry, spread approximately 1/4 tsp. melted candy coating onto other side of cookie, and press chocolate chips to adhere; set on parchment paper to dry. Repeat process with remaining cookies and chocolate morsels. Store covered, at room temperature for up to 1 week.

* I used Nutter Butter bites

* I just dipped the kisses in the melted chocolate but did not spread the chocolate on each one.

It went quite fast since I had to make 150 of them.

Mini acorn cookies

These darling little chocolate Banana cupcakes (recipe tomorrow on the blog) are sprinkled with sliced almonds and were so delicious.

I baked them in these little oval baking cups. (I will have the cups available to purchase

soon.) They are awesome due to the fact that you do not need baking pans, just the cups.

Joanie :)
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Carrot Bisque

I have a love of Bisque's - creamy rich soups and this recipe from an old cookbook of mine called Greene on Greens from 1984 is my favorite!
I made it for dinner last night and served a spinach salad with it.
This is a simple spinach salad with grapes and slivered almonds.
Brianna's poppyseed dressing but I mixed it with a little orange juice to give it a little citrus flavor..soooo yummy!
This cookbook is from 1984 and you can tell it has been loved :) yeah this is a keeper! Great recipes! You can purchase it here
When you sauté the bacon and onions it fills the air with such goodness!
I love chopping up the celery, onions, carrots and mushrooms but sometimes I am ina hurry and purchase things already sliced or chopped.
I didn't chop up the carrots but I should have so that more surfaces of the carrot were getting sautéed but it was still yummalicious
I bought already sliced mushrooms this time around
Once the veggies have sautéed a bit you add the broth, and spices and let it simmer for a bit. The smell of this is just incredible, then I use my hand held immersion blender so purée the soup..I love that little appliance!
Here is the recipe..notice the smears and worn page...I have made this so many tastes even better the next day! I love how he writes the cookbook it is more like a book than a cook book with great stories!
Let me know if you try this recipe out!
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Bacon Rosemary Dip, Chocolate Banana Cake, Owl Cupcakes

Bacon Rosemary Dip

1 Boxed White or Yellow Cake Mix
1 Small Box Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
1/2 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Oil
1 Cup Sour Cream
4 Eggs
2 Ripe Bananas mashed.
Follow baking instructions on the cake mix box

Use your favorite frosting and top with slivered almonds

These darling little cakes, Chocolate Banana sprinkled with sliced almonds were so delicious.

and I baked them in these little oval baking cups. (I will have the cups available to purchase
soon.) They are awesome due to the fact that you do not need baking pans, just the cups.
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Delicious Granola Bars

So have any of you cooked anything out the of "The Sneaky Chef" Cookbook??  IT IS INCREDIBLE!!!!  If you have picky eaters who may not like veggies or even fruit then this is the cookbook for you!!  Luckily my kids will pretty much eat fruits and veggies but this cookbook has such great healthy versions of things we all cook!  One of which is granola bars :)  My kids LOVE LOVE LOVE granola bars and I am really trying to go more towards homemade than boxed.  So I decided to try these and they are DELISH!!!  They are called Grab N Go Granola Bars... Recipe is below.....

My Little Helper :)

The Sneaky Chef - Grab N Go Granola Bars
- 2/3 cup rolled oats, ground in a food processor to about ½ cup 

- 1/2 cup blanched, slivered almonds, ground in a food processor to about 1/3 cup (omit if allergic, and add another 1/3 cup of ground oats instead) 
- 1/4 cup wheat germ 
- 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal (or Rice Krispies) ... (I USED RICE CHEX munched up!)
- 1 cup nonfat dry milk 
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
- 1/2 teaspoon salt 
- 1/4 cup canola oil 
- 1/2 cup honey 
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional) 
- Optional extra boost: 1/4 cup raisins or dried blueberries 

> Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch square or 9-by-13 inch baking pan completely with foil and butter the foil (or spray with oil). 

> In a medium bowl, combine oats, almonds (if using), wheat germ, cereal, dry milk, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in the canola oil, honey, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips (and/or dried fruit, optional). Mix well, then pour into the prepared baking pan. Press down with palm of hand, evenly distributing the mixture into the corners of the dish and bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Check occasionally to prevent burning. 

> Remove from the oven and using the foil to help you, lift the giant bar out of pan. Place on a flat surface and while still warm, cut into small bars. 

Store in an airtight container for up to a week, or freeze in plastic bags.