Friday we had a potluck at work to celebrate promotions and mark the departure of
two three employees. Perhaps it’s the turnover at work that is making my life so chaotic? I think yes.
Whenever a potluck rolls around, you better believe I’m the one volunteering to bring the dessert. Always. Last time around, I made an incredible homemade funfetti cake with toasted marshmallow frosting. To die for. I actually had a coworker request that I make it for her birthday. I don’t know when her birthday is. Fail.
Does anyone else with pets get anxiety when cooking or baking for acquaintances? I mean, if a dog hair gets into a nightly dinner, no big thing. It isn’t ideal, but I don’t have to worry about my husband thinking that I am a dirty human. He knows how much our dogs shed! I never thought about it much until I worked with a woman who brought baked goods in on the reg – and literally every time I indulged in a piece, I found a piece of her golden retriever’s hair. Every time. I’m not exaggerating. After the third time around, I learned to opt out of her treats – they were delicious, but the dog hair just really freaked me out! I don’t want people to get freaked out about my treats, so I’m OCD in the kitchen while preparing a dish that will be leaving our home.
This time around, I wanted something “summer-y.” Nothing says summer like some fresh raspberries, right!? I first had this pie when I worked at another financial – another coworker brought it to share. After a taste, I
demanded asked super sweetly for her to share the recipe. She kindly obliged.
4 oz cream cheese
4 oz powdered sugar
4 oz cool whip
Cream together cheese and sugar.
Fold in cool whip and spread into pie crust.
1 c water
1/3 c corn starch
2 c fresh raspberries
2/3 c sugar
small package raspberry jello
Heat water, sugar, and cornstarch. Stir until mix thickens.
Remove from heat; add jello.
Fold in raspberries.
Spread over cream cheese base.
I can’t think of a better addition to a backyard barbeque or, in this case, potluck. It’s so refreshing, delicious, and surprisingly easy!