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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Peanut Butter Pie

I love peanut butter . . . and I love peanut butter pie.

But most recipes are a little complicated and fattening.

This one is very good - and easy to make!

I also think it is less fattening than some of the other recipes I've seen.


one 8oz carton Cool Whip (thawed)- minus 1 cup
1 graham  cracker crust
1/2 cup jelly of your choice
1 cup cold milk (I use skim milk)
1 3oz package of instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup peanut butter

Spread jelly onto the bottom of the crust.
In a bowl, mix with a mixer the milk and pudding mix for one minute. 
Add peanut butter and mix well.
Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over jelly.

Cover and freeze for four hours or until firm. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.

If you like peanut butter, you will love this pie. It is very good. I sprinkled chocolate chips on top of my slice or you could squirt Hershey's chocolate syrup on top if you want - or you could put a spoonful of the leftover Cool Whip on your slice.

(Personally, I like chocolate with my peanut butter)

I hope you like it. It got a thumbs up from everyone at my house tonight!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, Charley

I have three sons, each one unique in his own way.

Charley is my oldest son.

Sometimes I feel sorry for first born children.
As they learn to take their first steps and to talk, you are also learning to be a parent for the first time.
Sometimes you both struggle and fall, but oh what a fun journey it is!

He was our whiz kid. It was normal for him to read, write, spell and have medical conversations with his pediatrician before he was five years old. He wore glasses at the tender age of three. He would fall asleep at night with a book in his hands. He loves computers, science and anything new that challenges him.

How fast time passes by.

From his first smile and wave
he stole our hearts.

He became a big brother less than 2 years later when he welcomed home
his little brother Andrew.

His first day of Kindergarten.

Later he became a big brother again when our youngest son Davy was born.
He was growing up before our very eyes.

From kindergarten to college graduation.
They grow up too fast.

He's married now, but he's still my baby.

Happy Birthday, Charley!

Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snow, Eaglecam and a Giveaway

Woke up to a  little snow this morning. . . and so did the eagles at Shepherdstown. They sure are dedicated parents.

Go here to check them out.  Their eggs are due to hatch about the middle of March.

Thought I'd give my followers a thumbs up about a picture book giveaway I am having over on my writing blog. (Yes, I am still writing!) A friend of mine just had a picture book published!

Go to Creative Writing in the Blackberry Patch and comment for a chance to win it for your kids, grand-kids or you!


Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Thoughts

 A beautiful spring day and a beautiful sleeping baby.
At a little country church filled with lots of family history and lots of love.

This is a picture of my first son's first day at church back in April of 1980. 
 The church was founded by his ancestor, Rev. William Ballard Parsons. 

by Janet F. Smart

Our minds are filled with memories.
Sometimes we don't recall the firsts . . .
but someone else does.
The camera captures the moments
for the minds that were too young
to know what was.

 Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.