Sunday, November 14, 2010

Watergate salad

    Here is a recipe Momma always made at Thanksgiving and Christmas it is a simple but old fashioned recipe just like me, love it!                                                                                                                 
  • 1 package The 3 Ounce Size( Small Size ) Instant Pistachio Pudding
  • 1 container 9 Ounce Size, Thawed Cool Whip
  • 1 can ( 14 Ounce Size ) Crushed Pineapple, Drained ( Save The Liquid )
  • 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • ½ cups Chopped Nuts ( Optional ) I Like To Use Pistaschio Or Macademia Nuts

Preparation Instructions

Mix everything together by hand in large bowel.
Refrigerate for a few hours.
If after cooling, you like this a bit thinner, add a small amount of the reserved pineapple juice.

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie Recipe


I found this on one of my favorite recipe sites to visit called taste of home. I have tons of cookbooks from them. My hubby says how many cookbooks do you need? well, we can all tell who the cook is in the family is. I am going to make this at thanksgiving this year it looks so yummy and simple, my kind of a recipe.

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie Recipe



  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands®, All Natural, No Corn Syrup Added, Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) fat-free caramel ice cream topping


  • Line a 9-in. pie plate with pastry. Trim and flute edges. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla until smooth. Spread into pastry shell; sprinkle with pecans.
  • In a small bowl, whisk remaining eggs; gradually whisk in caramel topping until blended. Pour slowly over pecans.
  • Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned (loosely cover edges with foil after 20 minutes if pie browns too quickly). Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before slicing. Yield: 6-8 servings.

    Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Smucker’s ice cream topping.

Nutrition Facts: 1 piece equals 502 calories, 33 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 277 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.