Blogger Bites: Strawberry Pie and Mason Jar Jello “Aquariums”

I’ve had a few requests to share more vegetarian recipes with you, and I promise they are coming! I’ll have three new recipes for you shortly. In the mean time, I wanted to share two new dessert recipes that I tried recently and really enjoyed. The first is a yummy strawberry pie that is wonderful with all the fresh berries that are available this time of year. The second is a really fun dessert to make with your kids.

double crust strawberry pie. blogger bitesPie is one of my favorite desserts, but I’m very picky about it. I don’t like cream pies (fruit or pecan all the way), and I like a flakey, buttery, homemade crust on the top and bottom. My mom and my uncle make the world’s best pies. No one makes a better pecan pie than my mom, and hands down, my all time favorite pie is my uncle’s black raspberry. Delicious.

I enjoy baking pies, and have found that I don’t mind the effort they take. There is something almost therapeutic about rolling out a pie dough. Plus, let’s not forget how truly wonderful pie tastes when it’s fresh out of the oven. Worth the effort.

I thought Theo wanted to help me make pie. Ended up he just wanted to eat the pie dough scraps.

I thought Theo wanted to help me make pie. Ended up he just wanted to eat the pie dough scraps.

The recipe I want to share with you today is for a Double-Crust Strawberry Pie from Taste of Home. You can find the recipe here

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The filling is simple to prepare, and has a special ingredient that really takes this pie to the next level. And the crust. The crust! It’s heaven in carb form, I tell you! strawberry pie. blogger bites

Here is a tip I learned a long time ago about pie crusts: When you roll out your crust and are ready to move it into the prepared dish, fold it in thirds. Then, place the long strip in your pie pan, and gently unfold. This is not only a fool proof way of moving your dough without tearing it, it also helps you get your dough perfectly centered in the pan. Easy, huh!?dough tip. blogger bites

My first attempt at this pie came out slightly runny, but still delicious. If anyone has any tips for how to avoid runny berries, leave me a comment! I also think that you could modify this recipe to do half strawberries and half rhubarb, if you’re into that sort of thing.strawberry cinnamon pie. blogger bites

The second dessert recipe I want to share with you today is for a fun little treat for your kiddos this summer. The recipe, Edible Mason Jar Aquariums, is from Pop Sugar and can be found here.  ingredients for jello aquariums. blogger bites

I prepared these desserts in advance, but left the little “fish” out. I crushed vanilla wafers and put them in the bottom of the jars, then topped it with barely set Jello. I then placed them in the fridge to set up. Then, when I went to serve them, I handed out the mason jars and a handful of swedish fish to the kids and let them put their fish in their own aquariums. Simple, interactive, and a bunch of fun. (Sorry my pictures aren’t any better, my iphone was acting weird. Someday I’ll have a real camera to take photos for my blog!)jello fish aquariums. blogger bitesjello fish aquariums with fish. blogger bitesoliver. blogger bites

This snack is incredible easy to make and very portable if you have lids for your mason jars. Perfect for a picnic!

This snack is incredible easy to make and very portable if you have lids for your mason jars. Perfect for a picnic!

Let me know if you try any of these recipes. Leave me a comment if you tried either of them and enjoyed the results. Or, snap a photo and share it with me on instagram! Don’t forget to tag me: hisgirlfriday14

Bon appetite!

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