Category Archives: Deserts


This is a recipe for popsicles that Mom used to make for us when we were kids.  I have tried many other recipes and this is by far the most flavorful!

A quick alteration to this recipe:  The recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar…but I you can totally get away with less, I am still experimenting with how much less but I know for sure 3/4 cup works just fine.

  • 1 pkg jello (sm)
  • 1 pkg koolaid (no sugar added)
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water

Mix jello and koolaid together in a bowl.  Add 2 cups boiling water and stir until dissolved.  Add 2 cups cold water.  Pour into popsicle trays (or dixie cups, or ice cube trays..whatever you use to make popsicles)  Freeze overnight.

Grandma’s Pie Crust

This is a recipe from my Grandma Peterson.  Apparently she got it off of the Crisco can…but it is much more fun to call it Grandma’s Pie Crust..than the Crisco Pie Crust! Part of the success of this recipe is not the ingredients, but the instructions!

Ingredients for 1 crust pie

  • 1 1/3 c sifted flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3T cold water

Ingredients for 2 crust pie

  • 2 2/3 c sifted flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 c shortening
  • 6T cold water.

Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender (or forks) until uniform.  the mixture should be fairly coarse. (little pea sized balls) Sprinkle with water 1 T at a time.  Toss with a fork.   It is very important not to over work the dough.  If you work it too much the crust will not turn out flakey.  Pull dough into a firm ball with hands.   Press dough into a flat circle and smooth the edges.  Roll out on a lightly floured surface.