Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mango/Blackberry Cream Pie

I made this strawberry cream pie a few weeks ago and it was delicious, but we decided a mango one would be great too.  

So I changed the recipe a little to go with the tartness.  

1 baked pie crust, cooled ( I LOVE Paula Deen's recipe. )
1 cup heavy whipping cream
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1-2 fresh mango cut into strips or a can of mango puree
Optional toppings:  strawberries, raspberries, or your favorite jam

Beat the cream cheese until malleable.  Add the cream and whip together.  Add the yogurt when the cream starts thickening.  When the mixture forms peaks add the powdered sugar and vanilla.  

Place this mixture in the cooled pie crust and place any desired fruit on top or glaze with mango puree or jam.  

Store in the fridge until ready to serve. 

We had fun trying lots of different toppings.  We liked them all.

Doll Bed and Clothes

My daughter's birthday is a month away and I found this cute pattern for doll beds here. 
I decided to start early because I wanted to do it while she is at school.  But while making the doll bed I realized my one year old would need one and THEN my four year old son caught me sewing and begged me to make another one for his stuffed tiger.   

 I made it pretty manly out of an old pair of jeans.
 Then I realized her American Girl doll needed some new clothes and I'm too cheap to buy them so I made them out of scrap fabric.  Cost me nothing.  So awesome!