Mom’s Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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My mom has been making her classic strawberry rhubarb pie for YEARS! I grew up with it as my dad’s requested dessert for his birthday.  It is the best strawberry rhubarb pie out there and one that many memories have been made around.  I hope you enjoy this recipe!


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Mom's Classic Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
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This classic pie is full of old-fashion flavor.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-12
  • 1 double pie crust
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 3 cups rhubarb cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 2½ Tbsp quick cooking tapioca
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  1. In large bowl, add strawberries, rhubarb, tapioca, sugar, salt and nutmeg and toss to coat and let it sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Roll out pie crust and place in a pie pan
  3. Pour strawberry-rhubarb mixture into prepared pie crust
  4. Top with 2nd rolled out pie crust
  5. Trim excess pie crust and pinch/flute edges to seal the crusts together
  6. Poke a few small holes in the top of the crust to let steam escape
  7. Bake in preheated 375° for 60-80 or until crust is golden brown and bubbly


Garlic Parmesan Chicken Lasagna Bake Recipe

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Our friend, Lisa, sent me this delicious recipe that is an alternative to your traditional Italian lasagna. This dish is a bit more labor intensive than some recipes, but it would be great to make ahead and then bake in the oven. Perfect for Sunday dinner or for a family get together. Enjoy! Janelle

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Lasagna Bake
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A bit labor intensive, this dish is worth every bit of work. Delicious and a perfect get together dish.
Serves: 9-12
  • For the lasagna:
  • 10-15 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded or cubed chicken
  • 1 cup sauteed onions
  • 12oz frozen peas
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ seasoned breadcrumbs
  • For the sauce:
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1½ Tbsp minced garlic
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp poultry seasoning
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 5 cups milk
  1. To make the sauce:
  2. Melt the butter in a heavy bottom sauce pan.
  3. Add garlic to melted butter and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add flour, poultry seasoning, and salt.
  5. Mix and cook 1-2 minutes.
  6. Slowly add the milk, 1 cup at a time, allowing it to slightly thicken before each addition.
  7. Remove from heat and set aside.
  8. Making the lasagna:
  9. Grease a 9x13 pan and preheat oven to 400
  10. Cover the bottom of the pan with about 5 broken lasagna noodles, half of the chicken, half of the peas and sauteed onion, ¼ cup Parmesan, ⅓ cup water, and 1½ cups sauce.
  11. Repeat this layer one more time.
  12. Top with a layer of broken noodles, ⅓ cup water, 1½ cup sauce, and ½ cup Swiss cheese.
  13. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  14. Remove foil after 40 minutes and top with seasoned bread crumbs.
  15. Bake for another 5-10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
  16. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
  17. Enjoy!

Free Printable Weekly 2-Page Calendar Planner with To-Do List and Weekly Menu

As a busy home-school mom of six, finding time to keep track of everything in my head was getting harder and harder. Years ago, I had a Franklin Covey planner that I faithfully used to keep track of all of my piano students and volunteer time. But as I reduced my commitments and appointments, I had very little need for any type of planner. Fast forward ten years and here I am with six kids and a blogger/vlogger. Trying to keep track of my commitments and home-school records has become difficult and I found that I needed to jump back into using my planner. My biggest problem is that there was no planner that was in my price range that would work for keeping track of the kids home-school records AND my to-do list AND my commitments online and offline. After MONTHS of thinking thorough what would work for me and searching the internet for a free resource that I could print from home with my black and white laser printer, I decided to make my own printable weekly 2-page planner that includes a to-do list and weekly menu. Free Printable 2-page weekly Planner Work Sheet Pic 1

Planner Work Sheet Pic 2 This planners allows you to add your own personal touches. I prefer stickers, color pens and color markers but you can do anything you would like with it.  By designating such a large amount of space for each day, it allows to me to keep track of the three kids being currently home schooled so when it comes to do my quarterly reports, I can just review the weeks and give an accurate assessment of what each child has done.

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I hope that this planner can be helpful to you! Please share this site with your friends so they can also get their free 2-page weekly printable planner. Be sure to check out our daily vlog on YouTube where you can see this planner in real-life action! – Janelle