Strawberry Icebox Cake

Last year I made a recipe you liked so much - Filipino Mango Float. It was so easy, yet so delicious, that I decided to change it a little bit and get a new spring/summer dessert – Strawberry Icebox Cake . Made with just 5 simple ingredients and no need to heat up your kitchen, it is so super simple that you can assemble it in a few minutes. Cream is whipped with condensed milk, layered with graham crackers and sliced fresh strawberries. Unsweetened condensed milk replaces part of the whipped cream and makes it lighter....more

Swiss Icebox Cookies

I fell in love with Swiss Icebox Cookies a few years ago. When my cousin gave me the recipe (thanks D) I didn’t expect much, because it seemed they were made of familiar ingredients. But when I tried them, soon I found out they were terribly addictive – I just couldn’t stop eating them. Slice-and-bake icebox cookies (or refrigerator cookies) are very practical. You can prepare them ahead of time and keep them in your freezer. Then you can just pull-out when you need them, and bake straight from the freezer. This comes especially handy in holiday season or when preparing for a large party....more

Lemon Icebox Pie

Lemon Icebox Pie is a Southern dessert named “icebox” because in old times it was set in the refrigerator rather than baked. This is a no bake, eggless and lower-in-fat version. There are many variations of this recipe. Usually it is made using condensed milk. My version uses firm low-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt. I also added some lemon juice and finely grated lemon zest to give it more intense, tangy lemon flavor. The low-fat whipped topping helps to maintain a creamy, ice-cream like texture to the filling....more

Triple Layer Pumpkin Icebox Pie

I started creating this no-bake dessert by following Martha Stewart’s simple recipe for Pumpkin Icebox Pie. Then I divided the filling in two parts, added some melted chocolate to one part, pouring it in into a pie shell and then pouring second part of pumpkin filling over it and topped it all with whipped cream.  Read more......more

A favorite place...

 When I was a kid, we used to walk “up in the holler” to my aunt and uncle’s house. I loved to go there.  Their home was nothing fancy to look at, but I found it fascinating.  The living room was papered with something that looked like wood paneling.  The paper was split and sagging in places, so they’d patched it with old aerial maps....more