Made From Scratch Vanilla Pudding

This is so easy to make that you may never make pudding from a box again!

Made From Scratch Vanilla Pudding

Made From Scratch Vanilla Pudding printable recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. milk, scalded
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 t. flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 T. butter
  • 2 t. vanilla

Directions:

Blend half of the milk with the sugar, flour, and salt.

Add the hot milk and bring to a boil.

Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Add the 3 egg yolks and whisk well.

Cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat add the butter and vanilla.

Cover and cool slightly.

Chill in refrigerator.

Watergate Salad

I don’t know why it’s called ‘salad’ but I’m not gonna argue with anyone because I really love this dessert so much but I do and I love that it is so easy to make!

Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad printable recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg instant pistachio pudding
  • 1 12-oz can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1 9-oz frozen whipped topping
  • 1 c. mini marshmallows
  • 1 c. chopped nuts

Directions:

Mix everything together and chill 4-5 hours.

Puddin’ Cake Time!

We were gifted with some fresh juicy strawberries earlier in the week. After eating a couple bowls of them the kids wanted to make something special. I knew just the recipe to pull out… Strawberry Pudding Poke Cake.

Here’s a few pictures of all the fun they had making it…

They had a ton of fun poking holes with the wooden spoon handle:

Then they had to pour on the jello:

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Next comes the strawberries (I think a few didn’t make it into the bowl):

Now a layer of pudding and then cool whip:

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Repeat the layers and make it pretty:

 

I tried to catch a few of them eating it but they gobbled it up way too fast!

I’m thinking the next time I might just give it a try without the vanilla pudding as I think that might taste more like a traditional shortcake… yummy!

Do you need some inspiration on how to get your kids helping out in the kitchen? Check out the Kids Can Cook Real Foods website for lots of helpful ideas!

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Just Like Grandma’s Chocolate Pudding

I don’t know if this is actually the recipe that my Mom-mom used but it is close. If you don’t like the ‘skin’ that cooked pudding has then simply place a piece of plastic wrap over the warm pudding so that the wrap touches the top of the pudding. When cool you remove the wrap and the ‘skin’.

Just Like Grandma’s Chocolate Pudding

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 4 T. cornstarch
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 2 T. butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium size saucepan whisk together the first four ingredients. Slowly stir in the milk.

Cook this mixture over medium heat until it boils. Stir constantly and boil for about 1 minute.

Remove your pan from the heat and stir in the butter and vanilla.

Pour into a serving bowl and chill for about 2-3 hours.

For Pie:

I usually only use 2 cups of milk and then pour this into a baked pie shell or a graham cracker crust. Chill for 2-3 hours. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

 

Nanny’s No Bake Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut is one of my favorite flavors and I’ve been severely deprived lately. That changed over the 4th of July week though when I made this delicious pie. I didn’t pay attention and made too much filling … Oops! This recipe should be just enough for an 8 or 9-inch pie though.

I have been ‘cheating’ and using the store-bought pie crusts from the dairy section but nobody has complained yet. You could also use a graham cracker crust or one of the vanilla crumb crusts I’ve seen at some stores.  Continue reading “Nanny’s No Bake Coconut Cream Pie”

Strawberry Pudding Poke Cake

I haven’t made this in a while and although I was pretty sure of the ingredients I dug the recipe out of my old recipe box. Nothing says summer like this fresh cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream!

This is so much better than strawberry shortcake in my opinion. I would love to have this set of bowls to serve it in. This is always a hit when I take it to get-togethers.

You can see this post HERE about the last time the kids help make this dessert. Continue reading “Strawberry Pudding Poke Cake”

Mama’s Banana Split Dessert

I had a mother-in-law who liked to make this recipe for get-togethers. She never would give me her secret recipe but I convinced a friend to give me hers. Try this drizzled with some Homemade Caramel Sauce for an extra special treat. Continue reading “Mama’s Banana Split Dessert”

Breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. During the week we have a schedule that we go by:

  • Mondays: Cereal/Oatmeal
  • Tuesdays: French Toast
  • Wednesdays: Muffins or Toast
  • Thursdays: Pancakes
  • Fridays: Cereal/Oatmeal

This helps keep the morning chaos to a minimum as there is no fussing about what we will be having.

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