Last weekend for Easter, I made two of my favorite family recipes to share with friends. I mentioned them in last week’s Five on Friday and a few readers asked me to share the recipes.So by (somewhat) popular request, it’s recipe-sharing time!
I shared my recipe for sausage balls way long ago, when I did a “favorite holiday recipes” post for Christmas sometime. It hasn’t changed, so check it out there. I have not, however, ever shared my mom’s recipe for yum-yum. It was actually her grandma’s recipe that she ate and loved as a kid. So it’s kind of a family recipe, but I’m willing to share.
1 1/2 sticks butter
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 envelopes Dream Whip
1 cup cold milk
3/4 cup sugar/Splenda
8 oz (1 package) cream cheese, softened
2 cans strawberry pie filling*
*You can use whatever kind of pie filling you’d like: strawberry, cherry, blueberry…whatever pleases you! Strawberry is just my favorite.
Melt the butter and mix it with the graham cracker crumbs to create a crust. Press half of the mixture into the bottom of a casserole dish. Mine is 9×13. Mix the Dream Whip and milk until light and fluffy. Add cream cheese and sugar and beat until well blended.
This dessert always has a short life span at my house. We all love it so much that it disappears very quickly. You’ll see why when you make it, too.