Some Tummy Yummies!

December 18, 2006

In the spirit of Christmas, my kitchen has been turned into a real cooking machine! I have been trying to turn out some scrumptious yummies for the holidays. I thought I would share a couple with you.

Each year when I was a child my Mom made “Strawberries”. I loved them. I would sneak to the fridge and open the container every so often to pop these in my mouth. If you like coconut and a tangy strawberry taste, you will LOVE these. They are easy to make and very pretty to add to a cookie tray.



2 pkg of Wild Strawberry Jello
1 Cup flake style Coconut
1 Cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Pinch of salt
2/3 Cup of Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

Refrigerate 2 – 3 hours *NO LONGER

Take out and form into the shape of a strawberry (sort of a round triangle). Roll the body of it in red sugar and dip the flat end in green sugar. Put back into the fridge to set. They will harden somewhat.


After making the strawberries, I had some of the condensed milk left over and wanted to use it in something. I found this yummy recipe on AllRecipes. These are great if you like the salty/sweet factor in a dessert!


Sweet Pretzel Stacks

2 cups chopped Pretzels
1/4 Cup Peanuts
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butterscotch chips (or peanut butter chips)
1/3 tsp vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, combing pretzels and peanuts. Set aside.

In medium saucepan mix together condensed milk, chocolate and butterscotch chips. Cook over low heat stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Pour saucepan mixture over the pretzel/peanut mixture and stir thoroughly until coated. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto waxed paper or foil. Cool or chill until firm. Store in covered container in cool place or in fridge.


One other recipe that I stumbled upon yesterday was a Quick Quiche. I made this for breakfast Sunday morning and was surprised at how great it was. Sorry I don’t have a picture, I ate the last piece before snapping a picture.

Quick Quiche

4 oz. of cheddar cheese
1/4 cup of chopped ham
sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cups milk
4 eggs
pinch salt
1/4 cup chopped onion

Grease a pie plate. Line bottom of pan with cheese and place ham over that. Combine eggs, melted butter, onion, salt, flour and milk. Whisk together until smooth and pour into pan.

Bake 375 for 40 minutes. Turn up to broil for 5 more minutes to brown the top.

** This is how I made the recipe. You can make it with swiss and bacon, add veggies or whatever you want. It was very simple and quick to put together. It was easy without the crust and yet held together very well. I did add some seasonings to mine – garlic powder and pepper.



3 responses to Some Tummy Yummies!

  1. Thanks to Karen I no longer am having trouble gaining weight. It has been concerning me for some time.

  2. So. . . . karen, when shall I expect my box of yummies in the mail :drool
    Everything looks really tasty.
    My mom and sisters and I are all getting together Sat. to bake goodies all day! can’t wait to pig out :indeed

  3. There probably won’t be any left to mail . . . sorry!! :p :p :p

    It’s fun baking with other people! Enjoy your family time.