Saturday, March 17, 2012

what's cooking in my kitchen

Top o' thee afternoon to ye! (said with my very bad Irish accent)!!
In honor of it being St. Patrick's Day I thought I would share my favorite recipe with you for this day. Although it is very good any time of year! It's called St. Patrick's Day Delight! Oh ya!!

Here tis

 Finished delight. So simple and easy to make, and not to mention yummy!

 The crust is flour, and butter.

 Ifin ya like nuts throw some in that are all chopped. It I put them in I would have a revolt on my hands. No one likes nuts in their food around here. With the exception of me who likes them only in my Maple Pecan Scones. Ahhh heavenly!!
Anyways on with the delight. Mix it until it's crumbly. You can melt the butter if yer so inclined. 
 Press it into the 9x13 pan and bake 350 for 15 minutes. It's like a shortbread cookie crust.
 Grab a kiddo that looks like they need something to do and have them make the pudding.
 She sure is cute.Look at her go whisking that pudding. Yup it's pistachio. That's why it's called St. Patrick's Day Delight!
 The layer that goes on the crust is powdered sugar, cool whip, and cream cheese. Beat the snot outta it in your mixer. Oh how I LOVE my kitchen aide. I shall cry when it dies. No really I will. I won't be able to cook anything.

 Smear it all over the crust.
Grab the hardened pudding outta the fridge and smear that on top of the cream cheese stuff.

Then because I totally spaced it at the store when I went to town and forgot the cool whip I had to punt. I had some of that canned stuff. I know I know, I never have that stuff in my house, but I had to punt right. Anyways I used that instead on the top. But normally I use the cool whip on top and in the cream cheese mixture. Then and don't be like me, and eat it for lunch, and feed it to the starving children!! They will think you are the coolest mom ever! Life is short eat dessert first!!
Have a great day all!
Oh here is the recipe if yer so inclined to copy it!

2 C flour
1/2 C walnuts
2 Sticks butter melted.
Mix together and bake 350 for 15 min.

Second layer
1 8oz Cream Cheese
1 C powdered sugar
1 C Cool Whip
Beat well. Spread on cooled crust

Third Layer
2 3.4 oz box Pistachio pudding (can use any kind really)
2 1/2 C milk.
Beat. Put in fridge to harden

Use the extra Cool Whip to spread on top. Keep in the fridge.


  1. Mmmm...looks yummy lassie!!
    Faith and begorrah, yer little leprechaun of a helper IS a cutie!! :)