Gramp’s Kitchen – Cream Puff Dessert

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Cream Puff Dessert

Crust:
1 cup oleo
1 cup water

bring to boil

Add 1 cup flour & stir to form a ball

Add 4 eggs one at a time beating well after each egg

Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 400 degrees for 30 minutes

Cool

Topping:

2 boxes of instant pudding
2 cups milk
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz cool whip
Cream together and spread over crust. Top with the rest of the cool whip and drizzle with chocolate. Refrigerate

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Grandparents kitchen.

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A Year and a Half Without YOU

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In Memory of my Sister Brittany

Scarves for Troops

For this year’s Project Forever 24 I am knitting and crocheting hats to donate to Scarves for Troops in memory of my Sister and Grandfather. Scarves for Troops is a program that is ranย by Operation Gratitude.

Feb 2015 Troop Hats

The two hats on the top were crochet with Vanna’s Choiceย ย Lion Brand yarn and they were both based off this pattern. The third hat was knit with this pattern and Red Heart Heather Gray yarn. I also knit a fourth hat but it’s not pictured because I intend to rip it out. It is way too big. You can see it here. I have a total of 7 hats to donate so far this year.

brittany memorial plaque

I also made this memorial plaque with pictures of my Sister for my Step Grandmother. I made my Parents something similar for Christmas and she really liked it.

I hope that you all have a great week. I plan to spend mine knitting socks and finishing up some works in progress.

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Gramp’s Kitchen – Grampโ€™s Cream Pie

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Grampโ€™s Cream Pie

ยผ cup cornstarch
2/3 cup sugar
ยผ teaspoon salt

Mix and gradually add to

2 cup scalded milk cook till thick and small amount 2

3 slightly beaten egg yolks

Cook 5 minutes and add

2 tablespoons butter
ยฝ teaspoon vanilla

For Banana pie slice in 2 or 3 bananas

For Butterscotch substitute 1 cup brown sugar for the white & increase butter

For Coconut add 1 cup moist coconut

For Chocolate increase sugar to 1 cup melt 2 โ€“ 1 oz squares of chocolate in the scalded milk

*Recipe from unknown source. Found in my Grandparents kitchen.

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Homemade Lotion Bars

  • 1 cup pure beeswax
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • essential oils (optional)
  • silicon soap molds

Melt together beeswax and coconut oil in a sauce pan on low heat until completely dissolved together. Then add your essential oils if desired. I added 2 caps full of mint oil because its one of few scents that does not bother my allergies.

Melting wax

Next you will want to pour your hot lotion liquid into your molds and let them cool until they are cold.

lotion molds

Next you can pop them out of the molds & enjoy. I made 17 bars of lotion bars using a double batch of the mixture. I used half of the supplies that I bought.

  • Beeswax $16.99
  • Coconut oil $9.00
  • Essential oil $3.00

So half of that equals about $14.50. Which equals about $0.85 a piece. Now when you compare that to the $12.00 plus shipping and handling for the lotion bars I was buying online I think that I would be crazy not to take the time to make them by hand.

Lotion Bars

I have really enjoyed using these lotion bars over the last week. They work really well on skin that is irritated by the winter weather and they contain very little chemicals. I think that I will skip the essential oils next time around to make them even more allergy friendly. ENJOY!!!!

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