Friday, February 14, 2020

Some Valentine's Day History

A few years ago I wrote a post about Valentine's Day.  History is always interesting!  On the special day, which is today, February 14th- I am reposting it: 

American Valentine's Day Cards History

Enjoy Valentine's Day!!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Creamy Cheesy Pie

Creamy Cheesy Pie
ready to cut into slices
(File Photo)
How many years have I been making Creamy Cheesy Pie??  It has been so many.  Actually, a few decades!  Years ago my husband & I were in Florida visiting his parents when I first tasted this yummy dessert.  After enjoying dinner my MIL served cheesecake with fresh fruit.  Now, cheesecake is always so hard for me to resist.  It was so yummy that I asked her for the recipe!  The ingredients were milk, cream cheese and a package of pudding (to prepare on the stove).  Was I ever surprised!  The instructions were so easy, too! 

At home the week before I had baked a cheesecake that required more than one package of cream cheese and it was baked in a springform pan.  There were many step by step directions, too.  Considering the time it took me to prep the cheesecake I had made and how easy my MIL's was to prepare, this one has become a fave with me!  Oh, the one I had made was delicious, but why spend extra time prepping a food when there is another option? 

Creamy Cheesy Pie is also a fave here, because it is a recipe handed down to me!

If and whenever you happen to be looking for a simple, yet very tasty dessert, prepare this if your family enjoys cheesecake!

  • I use 1/3 less fat cream cheese when I make it, now.  It's because I'm always trying to reduce cholesterol when cooking. 
  • I also use 1% Milk + 2 teaspoons powdered dry milk when prepping any pudding mix.        
Creamy Cheesy Pie 


(1) Premade Graham Cracker Pie Shell
(1) 8 ounce package Cream Cheese
(1) package Cook & Serve Vanilla Pudding mix
(2) Cups Milk

  1. Prepare Pudding according to package directions. 
  2. Place Cream Cheese in medium sized bowl.
  3. Pour hot Pudding over Cream Cheese and whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour mixture into Graham Cracker Crust.  Smooth mixture to crust edge.
  5. Cool about 30 Minutes.  Then, cover with plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. Cut into needed slices. Add Whipped Cream on top and berries on the side.
  8. Refrigerate remaining slices.
This is a great dessert any time of year!