Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

I'm sorry that I have been so neglectful of this poor little blog! I'll try to do better, but I'm not promising. :)
This is an easy cheesecake that is oh, so good!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups (about 18) crushed oreo's
1/4 cup melted butter
3 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup miniature chocolate chips
1 teaspoon flour

Preheat oven to 300 degree.Combine oreo's and butter; press into 9" springform pan.
Beat cream cheese until fluffy, add condensed milk and beat until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Toss together 1/2 cups chocolate chips with flour to coat. Gently stir into cream cheese mix.
Pour onto crust. Sprinkle remaining chips over top.
Bake for one hour. Cool to room temperature, then chill.
Keep refrigerated.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Peach Pie

Peach Pie

Pastry for 9 inch, 2 crust pie
5 cups sliced fresh peaches
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry, and place one crust into 9 inch pie plate.
Mix peaches and lemon juice.
Mix 1 cup sugar, flour and cinnamon; stir peaches into mix.
Turn into pastry lined pie plate. Cover with top crust, and place slits in crust.
Seal crusts and flute edges.
Brush water over top crust and sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar over top.
Cover edge of pie with 2 inch aluminum foil to prevent excess browning.
Bake for 30 minutes, remove foil and bake for 15 more minutes or until crust is brown.

*I also freeze this pie filling. Make it as directed and put it in a freezer bag. When you are ready to make the pie, all you need is the crust. I thaw the filling, add about 2 tablespoons of flour right into the freezer bag, seal it and mix it in. Then pour it into the crust and finish as directed on recipe. It turns out great!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crescent Bars

These bars are one of the easiest recipes ever, and they are so good! I get asked for the recipe all the time!

Crescent Bars

2 cans crescent rolls (I use the recipe variation, without the perforations)
2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips

Spread a pkg of crescent rolls in 9x13 pan, and press into corners.
Mix cream cheese and sugar; spread over crescents in pan.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over cream cheese.
Place remaining crescents between 2 sheets of wax paper and roll to fit pan. Place over chocolate chips.
Sprinkle sugar over top for a nice finish.
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

We have a winner!

It's time to announce the winner of the $50 CSN giveaway. After removing a few duplicate entries I entered 1 - 29 in the random number generator.

The number that came up was #19 - Kim, from Just a Southern Girl!
Kim - send me your e-mail address so CSN can contact you about your gift certificate.
Thanks to all the rest of you who entered.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


The wonderful people at CSN store have offered a giveaway to my readers!
CSN stores are a collection of over 200 online stores, where you can find anything from luggage to dining room sets, cookware to baby cribs. You name it - they have it!
Since most anyone who comes to this blog has an interest in cooking, I thought I would show you some things they have available for use in the kitchen.

Mixing bowls, in all colors and sizes...

Prex bakeware sets...

Roaster Ovens, and so much more.

Someone is going to win a $50 gift certificate that can be used in any of their stores! (It doesn't have to be kitchen or dining room related)
To enter, visit CSN stores and tell me what you might be interested in ordering if you win. You don't have to be specific, and you can change your mind.
I'm sorry, but you have to be from the USA or Canada to enter, as they only ship to those 2 countries.
This giveaway will be open through July 20, when I will draw a winner.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fruit Slush

Fruit Slush
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup water
6 oz. frozen lemonade concentrate(thawed)
6 oz frozen orange juice concentrate
8 oz frozen strawberries (I used 12 ounces fresh)
16 oz crushed pineapple with juice
4 medium bananas
Cut fruit into small pieces.
Stir together water and sugar; then mix in juice concentrate.
Stir altogether and freeze.

Scoop into individual bowls and pour just a little bit of 7UP or Ginger Ale over the top.

*This is really refreshing on a hot day, and we all loved it!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

No Bake Cookies

These cookies are an old favorite. They are easy to make and so good!

No Bake Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cocoa
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 1/2 cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix cocoa and sugar together. Stir in milk, and add butter. Heat in saucepan and bring to full boil. Add peanut butter and vanilla and stir in. Remove from heat, then add oatmeal.
Drop by tablespoon onto wax paper or cookie sheet. Let cool and enjoy!