Cottage Caboodle 
by Lisbeth Stull
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Great recipes for the busy painter...
​Aunt Theo's Strawberry Pie
My Aunt owned a bowling alley and steakhouse and had some signature dishes...including this springtime favorite! My husband says that this pie is one of the reasons he married me!
​1 cup sugar
3 Tblsp. strawberry jello
3 Tblsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. red food coloring (optional)
1-1/2 cup water
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
9 inch baked pie crust - cooled

Mix sugar, jello, cornstarch, and water in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly until clear. Add coloring if desired, and cool to lukewarm. Gently stir in berries. Pour into pie shell and chill. Top with whipped cream and garnish with berries before serving. This is also delicious with raspberries or peaches! Just substitute jello flavor to match fruit!

Beef or Chicken Marinade for Grilling
This sounds really strange...but is a favorite of many friends and family!

1 cup oil (I use 1/4 cup canola)
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup lemon juice - fresh or bottled
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard - we like it best with the bright yellow mustard!
pepper to taste

Marinate meat 12-24 hours, or freeze with marinade and it will be ready to use when thawed!  Great for kabobs or large servings.
Dirt Cake

1 large package of oreos
2 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
1/4 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 1/4 cup milk
1 large container of Cool Whip
New 8 inch flower pot
New garden shovel for serving

Crush cookies in a blender, a few at a time, or in a food processor. Set aside. Mix all other ingredients until smooth and then fold in Cool Whip. Line flower pot with foil or plastic wrap. Layer pudding mixture and cookie crumbs, ending with crumbs. Garnish with gummi worms and/or flowers. Yummy and fun!