Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sopapilla Cheesecake

I got this recipe, again, from Barefoot and Baking blog, and it is yummy! She made hers for cinco de mayo which is a cute idea, but I just made it because I was in the mood. :) So make it anytime of year, it is great!

2 blocks of cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 by 13 inch pan. Beat cream cheeses with 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla until smooth. Open one can of crescents and unroll into the big rectangle. Lay the entire rectangle on the bottom of 9 by 13 pan. Spread cream cheese mixture on top. Unroll second crescent can and place whole rectangle on top of cream cheese layer.

Mix together 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 1/2 cup butter. Dot mixture on top of cheesecake, (I spread my all over top instead of dot). Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream and drizzled honey over top of each piece.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Raspberry Cream Pie

I got this recipe from Barefoot and Baking blog, and she got it from the pioneer woman. I made this dessert tonight, after going raspberry picking, and I have to say it is so good. It reminds me of summer, is light, and so unbelievably easy and fast to make, it is definately a keeper! I really enjoyed this, it is fantastic!

25 oreos, crushed
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 cup fresh raspberries (be generous)
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 ( 6 oz each) containers of raspberry yogurt ( I used yoplait brand)
1 (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding box (I like Jello brand)
1 cup whipping cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crush oreos in food processor. Add melted butter to oreo crumbs. Press in pie pan. Bake for 3 minutes, just to set. Cool completely.

Smash rasperries. Sprinkle with 3 Tbsp. sugar. Stir, and let sit for at least 20 minutes.

With electric mixer, I used my kitchen aide, combine yogurts and pudding mix. Pour in whipping cream and beat on low for 30 seconds. Scrape sides of bowl and then mix on med/high for 2 minutes, until mixture is thick. Fold in raspberries. Pour into crust. Freeze for at least two hours. Garnish with crumbled oreo cookies and fresh raspberries and whipped cream.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Crockpot Southwestern Chicken

This is so yummy! I cannot believe how easy and yummy it is. Did I mention it is yummy!? Seriously, make this, it is great!

1 small bag frozen corn
1 can black beans
2 large frozen chicken breasts
16 oz. jar MEDIUM salsa (do not use mild, I used pace picante brand)
cheddar cheese, topping
tortilla chips
sour cream, topping
cilantro, topping
avocado, diced, topping

Pour bag of frozen corn in bottom of crockpot. Place chicken on top and cover with black beans and jar of salsa. Cook on high for 1 hour and then on low for 4 hours. Shred chicken with forks. Serve with chips and toppings.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

I got this recipe from Barefoot and Baking Blog, and it is so good. It is the best homemade vanilla ice cream I have ever had. And, it is so easy to make! So give it a try.

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup milk
2 tsp. vanilla (real, not imitation)
a dash of salt (I left this out and it tasted fine)

Beat eggs until light and foamy, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking for about 1 more minute. Pour in cream, milk, vanilla, and salt until blended. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.