Hello, Hesperia!


Oh, this heat is a bit much. I like winter a lot more, but we didn't have much of one this year.


I hope you all had a great Independence Day! I decided to make popcorn and make it red, white and blue. I used raspberry Jell-o for the red, white chocolate for the white, and white chocolate with blue food coloring for the blue. I even used puffed corn for one of the popcorns. It was a hit, so if you want a different color, use a different flavor of Jell-o. You can also make popcorn balls with the Jell-o recipe.


A few weeks ago, my daughter Shalon, my son-in-law, Loni, and grandchildren Lacey, Dilan, Shaylee, and Shyanne came from Utah for a visit before they went to the beach. On the way back to Utah, they stopped again and Loni requested my buttermilk pie. Of course I made it and even got a picture of it with my grandchildren. I've had this recipe for more than 50 years and it's always a favorite.


What fun it is to see family! I'm lucky Shane and Anna live close by with Brock and Madyson. Seth, Christine and Isabelle live in Missouri so far away. I just found out that I'm going to be a grandma again in December. The kids are so excited and so are both grandmas and grandpas.


Here are some very simple recipes for summer. Enjoy!


Buttermilk Pie


1 cup buttermilk


1 cube butter, melted


1 teaspoon vanilla


2 eggs


Dash of salt


1 3/4 cup sugar


4 tablespoons flour



Mix all together in bowl and pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake one hour at 350 degrees.


Jell-o Popcorn and Popcorn Balls


1 3- ounce package Jell-o (any flavor)


1 cup granulated sugar


1 cup Karo sugar


Boil until sugar is dissolved. Pour over popcorn. Lay out on pan to cool or shape into popcorn balls.


White Chocolate Popcorn


1 package microwave popping corn or package of puffed corn


1 11-ounce package white chips


2 tablespoons oil



Pop the popcorn and pick out any un-popped kernels. Put in a bowl. Put chips and oil in another bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir and if not melted, put back in microwave 15 to 30 more seconds until completely melted. Add to the popcorn or puffed corn and stir well. Lay out on cookie sheet. After it is set up, break in pieces and put in bags or bowl and enjoy!


Strawberry Angel Delight


1 box sliced frozen strawberries


1 6- ounce package strawberry Jell-o


1 angel food cake, baked


1 small container of Cool Whip



Crumble angel food cake in large chunks into a 9x13 pan. Mix frozen strawberries into Jell-o, with one cup boiling water. When semi-set, pour this mixture over the cake. Frost the cake with Cool Whip before serving.



See you next month!


Love, Charlene