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Fruit Crisp

You can use fresh or frozen fruit – the fruit that I like best with this are peaches or apples.

5 cups sliced fruit (fresh or frozen)
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Crumb topping
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter

Arrange fruit in a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice, sugar and cinnamon.

Combine crumb topping ingredients, cut in butter. Spread on top of fruit. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream, whipped topping or milk.

Chocolate Lasagna

  • 1 package chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos), crushed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons cold milk, divided
  • 1 tub Cool Whip
  • 1 package Instant chocolate pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips (either semisweet or milk)

Add 36 chocolate cookies to a large zip-top plastic bag and crush until fine crumbs form.

Transfer crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in melted butter. Transfer the mixture to a 9×13 baking dish. Press crumbs into the bottom of pan. Place in refrigerator to chill while working on other layers.

Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons milk and mix well. Stir in 1 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread mixture over cookie crust.

In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until pudding begins to thicken. Spread mixture over previous layer. Allow the dessert to rest for 5 minutes so the pudding can firm up further.

Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle evenly with mini chocolate chips. Place in freezer for 1 hour or in refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

Chicken Casserole

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • Diced tomatoes, one can, undrained
  • Chicken (already cooked), chopped

Chop the vegetables, place in 9 x 13 pan, mix together, add tomatoes and juice, add chicken and season. I used Old Bay Seasoning, but you can use whatever you like.

Bake for 45 minutes (to ensure carrots and potatoes are cooked) at 375 degrees.