Monday, May 4, 2015

Garden Fresh

Yippee it's May!!!
Time for gardening, sunshine and our May linky party at Crafty Secrets!!

May is also the time for strawberries to soon appear in my neck of the woods!!
I love strawberries 
and based my entire project on my love for the juicy red fruit!

 I made a "Garden Fresh" card using the Kitchen Memories Kit for my papers.
Be sure to use the link I have provided and take a peek at this kit....
it is full of beautiful kitchen papers and nostalgic charm that has endless
possibilities to work with!!

The "center attraction" are the strawberries from the newly "just gone digital"
This is a 4 page set of the most beautiful creative garden scraps 
that you will love!!

I don't have much of a tutorial to share with you today, 
but I do have a wonderful
strawberry recipe to share...YUM!!!

I made this as I thought I might have company over the weekend, but
it was a "no show"....
So it is going to the grandkiddos to have....
I hope you will give it a try, as it is so yummy......
I do think I need to quit making it though,
as last time I made it to take to a paper crafting event with friends,
I got all the way there and realized I had forgotten to load it in my car...LOL!!

Creamy Strawberry Jello Pie

1 1/2 cup crushed pretzels (about 3 1/2-4 cups small pretzels)
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup melted butter (stick and a half of a stick...butter only)

2 8oz packages cream cheese softened
1 small can drained pineapple
3/4 cup sugar
1 8oz tub cool whip thawed

2 cups water
2 3oz packages strawberry jello
1 14-16 oz package of FROZEN sliced strawberries

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine the crushed pretzels, 1/4 cup sugar 
and melted butter in small mixing bowl,
then gently press into a 10" spring form pan (a 9 x 13" pan can be used, too)
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, remove and cool completely.

When the crust is completely cool, place the cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar
in bowl and beat with an electric mixer, when cream cheese is smooth, mix in
drained pineapple.  Fold in the cool whip and gently spread over the cooled crust.
Refrigerate for at least an hour.

When the creamy layer has cooled for an hour, boil 2 cups water,
then stir in the 2 packs of 3oz jello (I used one 6oz package),
 Stir in the frozen sliced strawberries and continue stirring until
the strawberries have thawed.  Gently pour/spoon over the creamy layer
and refrigerate until the Jello is set. At least 2 hours.

When ready to serve, gently run a butter knife between the edge of the
pie and pan and then slowly loosen the edge of pan (if using spring form pan).
Cut and serve....serves between 12-14.

Make sure to visit all other May linky party tutorials and creations....
here is the list of all the very creative designers....go visit...leave some love...
we all work hard and we love your comments!!!

Thank you for visiting me...check out the BIG sale going on at Crafty Secrets...
you won't want to miss it!!!

Entering the following challenges:
Craft-Dee Bowz .... ATG with a handmade Bow
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper
Creative Craft Cottage .... Something Yummy to Eat/Drink


Ros Crawford said...

Your card is beautiful but that pie has my mouth watering!!

Shantaie said...

Oh my goodness that looks amazing and sounds delicious!!! I must try it sometime! Your card is as sweet as the pie too!

Unknown said...

Mmmm, strawberries! I love all the distressed edges on your card!

Anne Temple said...

Love your card (and the red rooster peeking out behind it:-) ). Thanks for the recipe too. It looks yummy.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

How yummy! I think I will have to make that pie as our local strawberries are in season and just looking at the photo made my mouth water! This is such a great retro card, Diane! I love the colors you chose to work with and your photo with that rooster peeking around the corner makes me grin from ear to ear. Thanks for another wonderful Linky project!

Unknown said...

ADORE this card! So stinkin' cute! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Ohhhhh, look at all that fabulous gingham and country goodness with the yummy strawberries! And speaking of strawberries. . . mmmmm, talk about a sugar high! My favorite is strawberry rhubarb pie. Yum!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful card!! I love all of the pretty gingham!! The strawberries are awesome!! And yum - the strawberry jello pie looks amazing!! I would love a piece right now!! Thanks for the recipe!! Have a great day :)

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Anonymous said...

Oh my stars this is a sweet ans summery and fresh project. The colors are so bright and cheery!!! That desert looks scrumptious : ) Huggs from Ginny!

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card Diane. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Teresa said...

Super cute card and the strawberry recipe looks amazing... going to have to try it soon!! Have a wonderful day :)

Annie said...

Beautiful card! Love the fun gingham ribbon and the rooster prop for your photo is adorable! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

Darlene said...

Your card is so 'country' adorable Diane! WOW! So THAT is the dessert I never got to taste! OMG it looks SO GOOD! I allow you to make it for the next time I come to visit! LOL! Great job on the card AND the dessert! YUM

Cynthia said...

Your card and dessert are both absolutely scrumptious! Lovely colors and country feel with the vintage strawberry image. Thanks for the inspiration, Diane.

lalkygirl said...

What a fab card ,love all the gingham .your design is beautifully embellished and that dessert looks yummy
Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ and good luck in the challenges
Tracey x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x