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Recipe of the Month: Neapolitan Dirt

Oops, we just realized that it is July 12 and we haven’t published our recipe of the month!

Sorry folks, but it has been a very busy July thus far!

Anyway, with all the heat we have had we thought something cool and creamy would be ideal for this month’s recipe.  Sooooooo, we selected Neapolitan Dirt!

This refreshing dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser;  and hear it is!  Enjoy!


Neapolitan Dirt

Oh. My. Gosh! Recently I was making Dirt and opened my cabinet to get the normal vanilla pudding it’s made with BUT a box of this new strawberry cream pudding that I ran across at Wal-Mart fell out.  I thought I would try the strawberry instead of the vanilla and it TURNED OUT AWESOME!  You have got to try this!


1 package Oreos

1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted

1 – 12 ounce French Vanilla cool whip

1 – 8 ounce cream cheese, softened

1/2 to 3/4 cup confectioner sugar

1 3.5 ounce box Strawberry Cream instant pudding

1 cup milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream


Melt butter in a 9x7x2.5 inch dish.  Place 1/2 package of the Oreos in a food processor.  Process until Oreos are crumbs.  Pour Oreos in with the butter and stir until moistened.  Make a crust with the Oreos.  In a large mixing bowl add cool whip, cream cheese and sugar.  Mix in high-speed until mixture fluffy and free of lumps.  Pour over Oreos and smooth out.  In the same mixing bowl, add pudding, milk and whipping cream and mix on high-speed until pudding is thickened.  Pour over cream cheese mixture and spread it out.  Crush up remaining Oreos and sprinkle over top of pudding.  Chill for about 15 minutes or until ready to serve.

YUM, YUM!  If you haven’t tried this yet you are missing out!


Jeremiah 29:5 Build ye houses, and dwell in them; and plant gardens, and eat the fruit of them;

WOW, what an overwhelming response to “Name the Recipe!”  I can’t believe all those who took the time to vote, a huge THANK YOU for your vote and support!

Alright, let’s get to it!  Dim the lights, let’s have all four contenders to center stage!

Okay, so I’ve watched too much American Idol!

AND THE WINNER IS ………. with over 50% of the votes ……….

GARDEN PATCH SALAD (and the crowd goes wild)!

Whew, that was fun!  We will have to do that again.  The winning name and recipe will now be moved to its permanent home in the recipe section!

Again, thanks so much to all our friends and family who voted!

God Bless

VOTE for the recipe name! (Viewer challenge)

Leviticus 27:21 But the field, when it goeth out in the jubilee, shall be holy unto the LORD, as a field devoted; the possession thereof shall be the priest’s.

We love it when we start getting fresh vegetables from our garden.

One of my (Dana)  favorite taste is the combination cucumbers, tomatoes and onions.  And when you combine all three of them together, words just can not describe the deliciousness.  It’s tongue tingling fun in your mouth.

Here is just a little something we came up with to savor the flavor of these three veggies, however, we have a slight problem.  We don’t know what to name!

Oh sure, we could name it Cucumber, Onion, Tomato and Spinach Salad (really?), that’s waaaaayyyyy to long!

So, we thought we might enlist your help.  We have come up with four fun and catchy names and want you to decide what we call it.

So, please take a moment to look over the recipe and pictures and then vote at the end.  You have one week (seven days)  to vote, starting NOW!

Once we have a name we will post the winning name and the recipe under our recipe section.  Check back to see if your vote wins!


3 or 4 pickling cucumbers

3 or 4 cups cherry tomatoes

3 to 4 cups onion

1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh spinach

1 to 1 1/2 cups Italian Salad Dressing (we used Olive Garden Italian Dressing found on the shelf at Sam’s)

Slice cucumbers into thin bite size slices. I like to use the pickling cucumbers because they don’t have very many seeds and they just look pretty.

Onions should be sliced very thin, almost to the point of transparency.   This way the onions don’t overpower all the other veggies.

Quarter the cherry tomatoes. I used cherry tomatoes just because they are so cute and don’t have very many seeds which makes your dish pretty. But you can use any type of tomato you wish. If you use a tomato with a lot of seeds make sure you “de-seed” before adding to your salad.

Chop the spinach into pieces and add to dish. This is more for decoration as opposed to taste. So, if you wanted a little different taste you could use basil in place of the spinach.  Give it all a good stirring around to get everything mixed up together.

Pour on the Italian Dressing. We used Olive Garden Italian Dressing (found this on the shelf at Sam’s Wholesale) but you could use any type of Italian Dressing. Just remember, it will change the taste but it will still be oh so yummy!

Now dig in and please VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! WE NEED A NAME!

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