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Cheesecake filled strawberries.

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Lets get this party started, shall we?

My husband and I are attending a rib cook-off tonight. We wont be cooking any ribs, just eating and judging. I decided since we weren’t contributing ribs I should at least bring a dessert. I found one version here. The other was a pure strike of genius while wandering the aisles of Walmart.

I would like to preface this by saying I’m not a fancy photographer. I’m a lady with a lovely little iPhone. I use said phone to take all my pictures. Maybe one day I’ll break out that nice camera my husband bought me for Christmas…

Regular Cheesecake Strawberries – You will need:
2 lbs of strawberries
Graham cracker crumbs (about two crackers worth)
8oz softened cream cheese
3.5 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  • Rinse strawberries and cut around the top. Remove top and clean out with a paring knife. I used a melon baller on some of the really large ones. Cut a tiny bit off the bottom of the berry so that it has a flat bottom and will stand. Prep and set aside.

  • In a mixing bowl beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until creamy. Fill strawberries with mixture. I used a spoon and a clean finger.. you could use a piping bag or a ziplock bag as well.
  • Dip the top of your filled strawberries in the graham cracker crumbs. refrigerate until serving.

Chocolate Cheesecake filled Strawberries – You will need
2 lbs of strawberries
Philadelphia Indulgence Dark Chocolate cream cheese (softened)
Graham cracker crumbs (about two crackers worth)

The yummy chocolate Philadelphia stuff.
This is the amazing stuff you’ll be looking for!

Directions:

  • Rinse strawberries and cut around the top. Remove top and clean out with a paring knife. I used a melon baller on some of the really large ones. Cut a tiny bit off the bottom of the berry so that it has a flat bottom and will stand. Prep and set aside.
  • Fill strawberries with the indulgence and dip the top into the graham cracker crumbs.

I did a mixture of the regular and chocolate cheesecakes. I used three lbs of strawberries about three crackers worth of graham crumbs and ended up using about 2/3 of the indulgence. I did have a little of the regular cheesecake mix left but I wasnt too worried as we’ll just use that as a fruit dip!! In my opinion the chocolate ones are better.. and certainly less work! Hope you have enjoyed my first recipe.

-Cyn

UPDATE: These were an absolute hit at the cook-off tonight! After sitting in the fridge after I made them, the chocolate ones were by far better than the regular cheesecake. Maybe that’s just personal preference.. but there weren’t many left of either by the end of the party.

All about this pretty little blog.

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I have been thinking about starting this blog for a long time. Why I never actually got around to it before, I’ll never really know. Honestly? It’s probably because I’m really indecisive and couldn’t think of a good name. I really love crafting and cooking. My bank account hates that I love crafting. My husband only puts up with the crafting because of the cooking and baking. Here I’ll share with you all the good (and bad) that comes of my crafting and cooking.

As for the occasional ranting.. I really love people in general.. I do. I just have a serious problem with stupidity. I have a fairly short temper (being Italian & Sicilian is my excuse) and I have a hard time being patient with people. This does not apply to  the elderly, children or people with special needs. I’m not a bad person.. I just don’t understand why (yesterday) people let their children at Michael’s take a bite out of a wreath form and then hang it back on the shelf. Of course, it was the only one of that size left.. the exact size I needed. Or why (today) I go to Walmart to get ingredients to make my lovely cheesecake strawberries (don’t worry, more about those later!) and I have to return the cream cheese because someone opened the package and stuck their finger in it. These are the things I have a problem with.

Now that you know what to expect from me. I expect you to have a good time.. get some great recipe ideas, laugh at my terrible fails (there will be a few of these, I assure you), do some crafts, input your ideas and hopefully you can laugh along with my rants or just ignore that part of this pretty little blog. 🙂

 

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