Mother’s Day and Strawberry Pizza!

In honor of Mother’s Day (May 8th) and because May 9th was my mother’s birthday, I’m posting my mother’s favorite dessert recipe:



2 cups flour, 2 cubes butter (softened), 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

Mix or blend together and press on a large cookie sheet, or pizza pan.  Bake 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Let cool to room temperature.


1 cup powdered sugar, 8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese

Mix together and fold in 8 ounces of fat free Cool Whip and spread on crust.


2 boxes fresh strawberries sliced, 1 package strawberry glaze (I use Marie’s)

Mix together and spread on filling.

Chill four hours and serve.

I know I promised to blog this month about characters or various aspects about my upcoming book One for the Road. In a round about way, this Mother’s Day blog is connected to the story because I named one of the characters in that book after my mother.  Tyler White’s momma is named Lura Mae.

I dedicated the book with love in memory of my mother,  Lura Mae

And that’s what I’m thinking about this Mother’s Day.  If you haven’t called your mother yet, do so.  If you’re fortunate to have your mother nearby, give her a hug and a kiss from me.

Best regards,


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2 Responses to Mother’s Day and Strawberry Pizza!

  1. Virginia C says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you for the yummy recipe and the beautiful picture of your Mom : )

    Food is definitely a huge part of family memories, and sometimes the simplest dish offers the most pleasure:

    Apple & Cheddar Bake

    8 cups unpeeled chopped apples (a mix of tart & sweet, green, yellow & red is wonderful)
    1 cup sugar
    3/4 cup self-rising flour
    1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
    2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup butter, melted

    Preheat over to 350F degrees (177C). Grease a 13×9 inch baking dish. Place apples in the baking dish. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, flour, nutmeg and cheese. Blend in melted butter. Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

    • Oh, Virginia – your recipe sounds delish! Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you follow the next few blogs you’ll get the info for a book giveaway at the end of the month.

      Hope you had a great Mother’s Day!