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Easy Festive (or Any Time) Dessert

Yesterday I blogged about this new cooking kick I’m on (I’m still calling it a “kick” so I don’t freak out and feel overwhelmed… and hopefully, this cooking thing will stick around) and gave an easy recipe for chicken.  I usually make fish or chicken, steam some vegetables, and make either rice or rolls for my starch.  For dessert, I usually eat a piece of candy or two (Sam’s family has a tradition of filling stockings with candy for Christmas.  Fun but deadly!  I feel it is my duty to eat all the candy as quickly as possible so we won ‘t be tempted for the rest of the year.  Or something like that…)  But it made me think of an easy dessert I made around Christmas time (Trust me, all of my recipes include the word Easy!).

My co-worker’s church had a fundraiser for a holiday cook book, complete with a taste-testing afternoon.  It was quite a shindig!  The church was beautifully decorated, and filled with food and ladies ready to hone in on their new favorite holiday recipe.  Some women brought pencils and rated each recipe on a scale from 1 to 10.  It was a little intense!

This dessert comes from that cookbook.  It is easy and delicious and festive!  If this recipe didn’t include the adjective “Easy” in front of it, I surely would not attempt it.  My newlywed friends invited Sam and me over for dinner before we left for the cruise, and I brought this for dessert.  So trust me, I am offering this after it has been tried and tested by yours truly!

Kool-Aid Pie


1 ready-made graham cracker pie cruse

1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk

1 packet any flavor Kook-Aid (I wanted Cherry for a red holiday color, but all they had was Black Cherry so it turned out more pinkish)

1 small tub Cool-Whip, thawed

the cast of characters (yes, I stole that from Pioneer Woman)

So, this is really almost embarrassingly easy.  Mix all the ingredients together until thoroughly combined (otherwise there will be little flecks of color from the Kool-aid).  Spoon onto the pie shell.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.


I put the pie in my pretty pie dish that was a wedding present and that I have never used, although I like to think that one day I will be a pie-making kind of girl.  I can dream, right?


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