Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Summer is here!

It is suppose to reach 100 degrees today, for first time in 5 years.
Went outside early this morning to get some yard work done before it got too hot, but that ended when my grand daughter Malinda Sue, her 3 children Ethan 5, Evelyn 4 Aiden 2 and the new puppy (golden retriever) stopped over. Had a great visit and got the children on a sugar high. They ate a whole package of cookies….Well what are great grand mothers for anyway. Evelyn picked the flowers off the chives and ate them, Aiden brought me all the knick knack red birds that I have in the gazebo and Ethan used the shrub cutters and cut up some dead branches for the fire pit The puppy kept trying to go into the pond and then hiding under the hostas (cool there) . I can remember when all of this would of upset me but no more. I have reached the point that I realize what is truly important, children just being children. I want my great grand children to just have happy memories of being with granny.


Perfect summer time pie. I have been making this pie for years & years; it is fast and easy for anyone to make.


2 graham cracker pie crusts
2 cans sweetened condensed milk,
1 11 1/2oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate
2 tubs cool-whip
1-2 drops red food coloring


Allow lemonade to thaw at room temperature. Mix together sweetened condensed milk, lemonade and cool whip. Add drops of red food coloring.
Pour into pie crusts and allow to chill before serving.


My tv and internet server provider was out from 5 till I went to bed last night and since it was too hot to go outside and work I decided to make this pie. I am so glad I did as it was so good. I love anything with peaches.


1 prepared pie crust for a 9-inch pie
1 lb. 13 oz sliced canned peaches in syrup
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp. honey or agave syrup
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 (3 oz) pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
butter, softened



Drain peaches, reserving syrup.
In a bowl, combine syrup, cornstarch, 1/2 sugar, honey, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Add peaches and mix lightly.


In a small saucepan, combine eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, lemon juice and and 2 tbsp. of the reserved syrup (from can). Cook over medium heat, uncovered, until the mixture has thickened (about 15 minutes).
Blend room temperature cream cheese with yogurt. Stir this into the mixture in the saucepan and beat until smooth. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, line a pie pan with crust. After mixture cools, fill pie crust with peach mixture. Dot with pats of butter.
Cover with cheesecake topping.
Bake in a preheated 425°F oven for 10 minutes. Shield edge of pie with foil and reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake for another 30-35 minutes, or until deep golden brown

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Angela said...

What a wonderful Granny you have got to be. Bet you enjoyed the morning with those precious children. My 3 yr. old granddaughter can get away with SO much more than I would have let her mommy at this age. Guess we mellow out with age,huh? Thanks for the recipes. I will have to try the one with lemonade. Easy enough and I adore anything lemon. Thanks again for sharing. Have a great evening.

TheCrankyCrow said...

You are a sweetheart Sue....I think I'm not quite yet at that point of tolerance....Someday....I'm getting better! The lemonade pie sounds yummy - and right up my ally - easy! Thanks, again, for sharing your wonderful recipes and perspectives! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

jennifer768 said...

What fun your grandchildren must have at your home.The peach cheesecake looks so good !I already love lemonade so I am sure that the lemonade pie will be a favorite. Thanks for the great recipes. Hugs,Jen

Brenda said...

Oh wow, that lemonade pie looks heavenly!! Are those flowers off of the chives safe? I have tons of it growing around here, way too much actually!! I just don't use it.


Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Yum, yum! Peach cheesecake sounds so good! It won't be long and the Georgia peaches will be here. Right now, the peaches in the store are $2.99 a pound. I'd rather get a bushel off the truck!
I love our grandkids so much and I have become a much more patient grandmother. I have 7 granddaughters and I just know they would love PINK pie!
Thanks, Sue!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Your desserts look so refreshing!
Thanks for sharing.
I've mellowed out over the years too.
Prim Blessings

Dani said...

the peach cheesecake pie sounds yummy and I think I may be able to make it sugar free....I have splenda and agave syrup...
we will be having our first grandchild in August and I plan on doing some spoiling myself.....we too want him to have fun memories of us.....

jules said...

I feel the exact same way about my grandchildren. I don't let the small things get to me. I want their memories of hanging out with me to be all about fun!

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Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

These are just wonderful, Sue! So original and perfect, just a great design.