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Rhubarb Pie (

Tis the Season for rhubarb sprouting up all over and begging to be made into some sort of dessert or jam. I love rhubarb no matter what its in or even plain sprinkled with a little salt. This was actually my first rhubarb pie I had ever made. My momma usually makes them for everyone so I just wait for that lol. However I had some that needed to be used so I thought I would find a quick & easy recipe and go for it! SUCCESS!!!

5 cups chopped rhubarb
1 2/3 cups white sugar
7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 refrigerated double crust pie crust

Mix sugar & flour together. Press bottom crust into a 9" pan. Sprinkle about 1/4 c. of flour & sugar mix into crust. THIS IS MANDATORY to make a nice crisp crust so its not soggy. Place the rhubarb in the crust and sprinkle with remaining flour/sugar mixture. Top with pieces of butter.Top with top crust. Pinch edges, sprinkle with a little more sugar just to dust the top. Bake @ 450 for 15 minutes then reduce temperature to 350 and bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold.

Now to anyone who has never had rhubarb: Rhubarb is a little sour but all the sugar helps out with this BUT this pie is exceptional served with vanilla ice cream!!!!


Sweet & Sour Chicken

I am allllll about quick & easy meals during the summer AKA baseball season at my house. With 3 boys & 1 girl, I am gone ALLLLLLLL the time.

This one is easy to put together, can cook in my crock pot all day while I run around, and yet tastes sooo yummy!

2 Tbsp. ketchup
1 c. water
1/2 c. white vinegar
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 lbs. chicken breasts cut into chunks
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. water

Add first 5 ingredients. Put chicken in crock pot. Cover with sauce. Cook on low 6-8 hours, high 3-4 hours. When it is ready & has reached temperature combine cornstarch & water* in small bowl. Stir in slow cooker & cook on high for 15-20 minutes. Stir often until thick.

* I couldn't find my cornstarch so I left this part out. It was very good but would be even better with the sauce!!!!! I would serve this with broccoli normally but my kids love love love corn and I was in a hurry.

Creamy Fruit Salad (my aunt Darlene)

This is the time of year for Reunions & Pot Luck. This is also the time of year for fast & easy recipes that don't heat up your house.

This is the perfect recipe for this time of year.


1 medium cool whip
1 large pkg instant vanilla pudding (dry)
1 large can pineapple chunks WITH JUICE
 fresh fruit:
I like to use grapes, strawberries, blueberries, mandarin oranges, etc

Mix cool whip, pudding, and pineapple juice together. Pour over fresh fruit. Chill.

Its that easy!!!

I hope you have lots of fun with family & friends this summer & try to stay cool :)


Rolo Cookies (my momma)

The other day I had to have a treat for baseball and was planning on making cinnamon rolls (ourbestbites) but had absolutely no time! My awesome great sweet loving mother said I am making cookies can I help and just make extra for you....hmmmmm who would turn this down?????? NOT I lol!!!

SO I told my mom I needed about 3 dozen for 2 teams and extra for us during the game :) Well I should have known better. Mom showed up to the game with about 5 dozen cookies!!! I told you she is great! Well everyone enjoyed these cookies!

This recipe is sooooooo easy and everyone thinks your Betty Crocker cause you could make these!

1 pkg. Rolo's
1 box Devils Food Cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 c. oil

Ok so how hard could it be with only 4 ingredients right!?!?
Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs. Take a small ball of dough and form a ball around the rolo. Remember not to use a ton of dough or you wont have rolo spread throughout it, use as small amount as possible or just do test runs.

Place on greased cookie sheet and Bake @ 350 for 7-8 minutes. Yields about 3 dozen

Lemon Teriyaki Chicken (Taste of Home)

 I am a HUGE fan of Taste of Home recipe books!!!! If I am going to spend money on a recipe book it has to be worth the money!!! I buy the Taste of Home annual book every year and have never been real disappointed. The only other book I have besides TofH is Our Best Bites and would totally recommend this one for sure too!

This is one of those fast and good recipes. It doesn't take a lot of work yet it taste wonderful!!!!

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness; coat with flour (I put the flour in a bag and then add the chicken and shake it up). In a large skillet, cook chicken in butter over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
Add the teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, garlic and sugar to the skillet; stir to loosen browned bits. Return chicken to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings