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No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake cheesecake

This Cheesecake is almost a miracle. From the top to the bottom it’s all no-bake.  It’s so easy that you can whip it up in the morning and serve it for dinner with very little effort.  The traditional cheesecake is delicious, but can be labor intensive and then fooling with that water bath can be intimidating for some of us.  Try this simple no-bake cheesecake and you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Easy!

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

I love Thanksgiving.  It is all about family, friends, and food with lots of tradition thrown in.  It’s not as stressful as Christmas.  There’s not a million parties to go to and the stress of finding all the perfect gifts.  I pretty much took Thanksgiving for granted until Jonathan was in high school playing tennis.  He played in Louisville, Kentucky on Thanksgiving Day.  There were not too many places open and the restaurant we chose  was filled with those like us that had no family or friends around.  It was a sad sight and quite depressing. Since then I’m so thankful that I am lucky to have my family and friends to celebrate with.  I hope all of you have a great Thanksgiving with all the ones that you care about.

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Mini Cheesecakes

Summer as I know it is about to come to an end in five days.  There will be no more breakfast on my front porch.  Sleeping past five AM will be not be a choice.  Reading a good book late at night will come to a screeching halt.  Summer has been fun, but way too short.  School is starting a month earlier than most schools in other parts of the country.  We get lots of breaks, but I so miss the first day of school starting  after Labor Day!   It will be bedtime at 9:30 and the alarm will go off at 4:50!    So Tuesday it is official I will a working girl again!

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Cheese Ham Ball

If you want to impress someone with a great appetizer this is for you.  It will get you rave reviews no matter where you take it.    My friend Marilyn has served this many, many times and it is always a hit.  In fact, if she doesn’t bring it she is really in trouble.  The recipe has been shared  with everyone and I have it somewhere, but when I wanted to make it last month for my tennis match in Newnan I could not find it.  Syble of course had the recipe and sent it to me.  So I’m in the grocery store buying everything and the recipe doesn’t say what size can of deviled ham to use.  Thank goodness for phone cameras and text messaging.  I took a picture of both sizes of ham and sent it to Syble and the small can was the winner.  Speaking of using your phone camera in the store.  I get the biggest kick watching husbands shopping for groceries.  There will be some conversation followed by picture-taking and more conversation, ” Okay good I’ll get this.”  What a help for husbands that don’t have a clue about shopping.

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Pumpkin-Chai Cheesecake

The first time that I had pumpkin cheesecake was on the deck of AJ’s on Tybee Island. We were there for GI Joe’s weekend getaway with the National Guard.  One of our most favorite places to eat is AJ’s.  The food there is fabulous and the sunset is the most beautiful you would ever experience.  And to top it off  the cheesecake was heavenly.   I was so disappointed when returning in December of that year that the chef that prepared the cheesecake had left and it was no longer available.  It was a sad night.

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Pecan Sticky Buns

School started last Thursday and look at this I am already in the cooking mode.  I could not wait.  Schedule changes have not even  been finalized and I  just had to show this group of very interested teens what was in store for them.  Anytime that I bake with cinnamon everyone appears at my door.  MMM it smells so good.  There is nothing like a little sensory blackmail to get them into my class and then there is no turning back!  Some of them are so funny.  They made comments like this, ”  This class is just like being in the audience of a Food Network Show. Do you feel like your on TV, Mrs. Lupo?”  I am telling you I had their undivided attention for the entire class period.

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Cream Cheese Peach Cobbler

I am begging forgiveness before I post this pie recipe.  It is so good that you are going to want to eat the whole thing.  It is that good and I am not exaggerating.  Well, maybe a little.  You’ll  love it.  It will forever be your go to pie.  And yes,  there’s no crust to fool with.  But wait, I love a  flaky crust. So you’re asking yourself,” why does she love this pie?”  There is something about the peaches, cream cheese, and cinnamon together that makes it melt in your mouth. Get this, it calls for  canned peaches. That’s just wrong.  It is too easy if you ask me.   A big thanks to Anna for giving me this recipe a long time ago.   Now it is your turn to make this scrumptious dessert and please don’t hate me for it!

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Frozen Creams with Strawberries

 

After making this I had some heavy cream  just sitting in my  refrigerator calling out to me every time I opened the door. Frozen creams are one of my favorites.  I love this dessert. Whipped cream and strawberries are the perfect match in so many ways. It is rich, creamy, decadent and yet so simple.   It is the perfect dessert for any meal.   Now with the temperature heating up this frozen delight will hit the spot.  And you could not ask for anything so easy.  If you can whip cream you can make this. 

It is also versatile with endless toppings.  You could use most any fruit that you have available.  Blueberries would be a great choice or fresh apricots with toasted almonds. My mouth waters just thinking about cranberries with oranges, sugar and  toasted pecans.  And more decadence could be orange marmalade with shaved chocolate.  My gracious the list could go on and on.  Create your own special piece of heaven.

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

 

Who does not love a good old-fashioned pound cake?  I love its simplicity.  It doesn’t call for anything fancy.   Even after it has dried out a bit put in the oven for a few minutes and you have something special to enjoy with  your morning coffee.   I will admit that chocolate pound cake found here  is my favorite. But you can’t have chocolate every time.  There’s a place for just a plain poundcake.   This Cream Cheese Pound Cake can be a bit of a troublemaker for me.  I never had a problem with it until I got a new mixer and a new oven.  Trust me it is not the taste.  I love the almond and vanilla flavors.  They are truly a match made in heaven.  To make sure that the crumb of the cake is just right it is a combination of the proper mixing of fat and sugar plus the correct cooking time.  Well, this one turned out just about perfect. 

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Hot Chipped Beef Dip – Just in time for New Year’s Eve

What are you putting together for your New Year’s Eve party?  Want something easy that really is good?    Here is a hot cheese dip that is sure to please most everyone!  Since October I have made this on four different occasions.   When carrying it to a party just bake it there.  It will be  better right out of the oven.  Let’s get cooking!

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