Archive for June, 2012

Pretzel Jello

Hello and Welcome back! I just wanted to share a quick, easy and majorly delicious recipe for “Pretzel Jello”. Sounds crazy I know… but its UH-MAZE-ING! This dish will make you the hero of the potluck, the queen of the barbecue, or the popular party guest who is definitely on the invite list forever and ever amen. There are lots of different versions online or floating around from church lady to church lady but this is the one I tried and it turned out fabulously :) For this recipe you will need:

2 Cups of crushed pretzel sticks
1 1/2 sticks of butter (melted)
3 tablespoons of sugar (for the crust)
1 cup of sugar (for the filling)
1 8oz brick cream cheese
1 8oz cool whip
2 cups boiling water
1 6oz package strawberry-banana JELLO
2 10 oz packages frozen strawberries (slightly thawed)

Preheat your oven to 350.  Crush the pretzels in a large ziploc bag with a rolling pin and place them in a mixing bowl.  

Add the 3 tbsp. sugar and melted butter.  Mix well and Press into the bottom of a 9×13 glass baking pan.  Bake for 8 minutes and let cool COMPLETELY.  

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine 1 cup sugar and cream cheese until well blended and smooth.  Fold in cool whip and refrigerate.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine jello mix and boiling water. Stir until dissolved and add strawberries with their liquid. Chill in the fridge until slightly set up.

Spread cream cheese mixture over pretzel crust, making sure you seal the edges of the layer completely. (if you don’t, the jello layer could soak through the edges and make your crust soggy)

Spoon the jello mixture on top of the cream cheese layer evenly. Refrigerate until Firm.

I made mine the night before and it was great! Enjoy!



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Memorial Day Recap!

Our Memorial Day was great. We did not end up going to Ravenna because of a situation with the brakes in our car. Bummer! But we still ended up having a great time here in Northville with our family and friends. Heres our photo story…

The day began with a breakfast with friends and family! I cut a few folks out of the picture accidentally. Sorry!

Next we headed down town Northville for the Memorial Day Parade!

The NHS marching band was great as always.

All the local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops were there as well. So cute. I love my town…

Even the dogs were feeling patriotic!

The parade ended up at “Rural Hill Cemetery” and led the crowd through the gates to pay tribute to our American heroes.

May God bless you, our sleeping heroes and may He comfort those you left behind. Thank you for serving.

Bentley and his flag!

Then we went home to enjoy a cook out with family and friends. We had bbq ribs, fried corn, mac and cheese, veggie platter, fresh rolls, pretzel jello, and pineapple upside down cake! Bentley enjoyed some swimming time with daddy at the pool and the other guys played corn hole. Since I’m terrible and corn hole and I hate the name, I stayed inside and drank coffee :) However, by the end of the day, I think everyone felt just like Bentley in this picture…

I hope everyone had a great time! I’d love to hear how you spent your holiday and I will be posting the recipe for “Pretzel Jello” very soon! Have a wonderful remainder of your weekend!



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