Do you have a passion for making things entirely by hand or appreciate it in other people? In my teens and twenties, I got a thrill out of being my own mechanic on my old '75 Mustang. Yep, I've changed a few water pumps and brake pads. I have sewn every stitch of handmade rag dolls with a needle and thread (no machine stitching), and I prefer to cook from scratch. Isn't it much more rewarding to gather family and friends to put in fence posts, and raise barns? So naturally for me, prepping the fleece, learning to spin, and then making things from the alpacas' luscious fiber is my idea of happiness! -Kaylen

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chocolate and Mint Grasshopper Pie

How about Grasshopper Pie for St. Patty's Day?

Here is Eagle Brand's easy version: (obviously this is a quicky not-from-scratch style recipe, but it IS last minute)  :)


  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring
  • 16 fudge mint cookies, coarsely crushed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (6 oz.) prepared chocolate crumb pie crust


  • BEAT cream cheese with electric mixer until fluffy in large bowl; gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  • STIR in peppermint extract, food coloring and crushed cookies. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust.
  • CHILL at least 3 hours. Garnish as desired. Serve chilled.
  • Top with chocolate shavings, additional cookie pieces or mint leaves.

1 comment:

Andy and Deb said...

WOW does that look good :)