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Do you love cheesecake like I do?! I love it, but I don’t like paying the high price for it at some of these fancy smancy resturaunts. Here’s an easy way to get your cheesecake on, and impress your next dinner guests or give to your neighbor so your thighs still love you in the morning. Sorry neighbor. :)

Cookie Dough Cheesecake by Tiffany

cookie dough cheesecake

Ingredients For Crust:

Cookie dough, homemade or store bought (I used homemade)

Ingredients For Original Cheesecake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 packages 8 oz. each cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tabelspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon rind, minced

Ingredients For Sour Cream Topping

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar 

Extra Toppings

  • 1/4 cup Walnuts, chopped
  •  1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, reserve 1/2 cup for melting
  • 1 teaspoon butter (to melt with chocolate chips)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degress F.
  2. In a 9 inch spring form pan, press enough cookie dough on the bottom and up the sides of the pan, set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer, beat cream cheese, vanilla, sugars, lemon rind and lemon juice well. Next, beat in eggs, scrapping down sides if needed.
  4. Pour cheesecake batter into cookie dough lined spring form pan. Bake 45-50 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F. oven Or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool completely before topping with sour cream. Meanwhile let’s make the sour cream topping by beating together the sour cream and powdered sugar in your standing mixer.
  5.  Once cheescake is cooled, pour sour cream mixture over cheesecake and frost. Top with 1/2 cup chips and chopped nuts. Melt remaining 1/2 cup semi sweet chips with 1 teaspoon butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Continue with five second intrivals stirring until chips are melted. Pour melted chocolate in a sandwhich sized ziploc bag and cut a small hole in the corner, drizzle all over the top of the cheesecake.  Place cheesecake in the refridgerator and refridgerate over night. Enjoy!

 

 

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I am sure you are like me in that making food for my family to eat has become the chore of my world!
The hard part is the decision for something delicious and appealing to the multiple senses.
I know I am not alone in this daily struggle.
Here are a collection of ideas for us all

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Dessert

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Camping Recipe ~ Cinnamon Rolls On A Stick

This camping tip is an “oldie but a goodie”. We have made these since I was little but they always turn out great and are a awesome treat while  camping in the wilderness. All you need is a clean stick, and a can  of cinnamon rolls. I normally have the kids go on a nature hike and look for good cooking stick on the path. We then use a knife to cut the bark off and make a clean surface to cook the  dough on. If you do not have a stick you can just use a roasting stick. Open up your can of cinnamon rolls and start to unwrap it on your stick. Make sure it is  wrapped on there good so it does not fall off while cooking. I like to use the canned biscuits or rolls for this, because you can use toss then in your cooler for easy transport until you are ready to use them.

To cook, place over an open fire, twist or slowly spin your stick to help it cook evenly.  It is best to cook over coals instead of an open flame.  The flame will just burn your bread so it is best to avoid them. It took me about 8 minutes to cook each roll. But cooking times will vary on the thickness of your dough and the heat of your fire. Top with the icing that comes in the can, and enjoy!camping menu recipe ideas, cinnamon rolls on a stick, pretty amazing, camping hacks, dessert ideas for outdoor cooking

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Are you having a 4th of July BBQ next week?  You may want to try this patriotic recipe, looks impressive and rather easy to pull off.

Ingredients
1 package (3 ounces) berry blue gelatin
1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water
2 cups cold whole milk
2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 pint fresh blueberries
1 quart fresh strawberries, quartered
1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes

Directions
In two small bowls, combine each gelatin flavor with 1 cup boiling water. Stir 1/2 cup cold water into each. Pour each into an ungreased 9-in. square pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set.
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in 2 cups whipped topping.
Set aside 1/4 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup strawberries for garnish. Cut the gelatin into 1-in. cubes. In a 3-qt. trifle bowl or serving dish, layer the strawberry gelatin, half of the cake cubes, the remaining blueberries and half of the pudding mixture.
Top with blue gelatin and remaining cake cubes, strawberries and pudding mixture. Garnish with reserved berries and remaining whipped topping. Serve immediately.

 

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 French Bread Pizza ~ Easy Make Ahead Camping Recipe

When I go camping I like to have easy meals, but I also like to have warm hearty meals that will fill my kids tummies.  I love camping recipes that can be prepped and made ahead of time, this is one of our families favorite campfire recipes. These french bread pizzas can be made before you even leave for your trip, I like to then freeze them. Keep them in the cooler and then when you are ready to cook them toss them right on the coals of the fire to cook.

camping menu recipe ideas, french bread pizza made on the campfire, camping hacks, dinner ideas for outdoor cookingTo make this recipe you will need:

  • French Bread (or mini french bread loaves)
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • Pizza or marinara sauce
  • Pizza toppings ( pepperoni, canadian bacon, olives, pineapple, mushrooms, bell peppers, sausage)
  • Aluminum Foil (heavy duty)
  • Gallon sized ziploc bags (to store them in)

camping menu recipe ideas, french bread pizza made on the campfire, camping hacks, dinner ideas for outdoor cookingCut your french bread in half, spread a thin layer of softened cream cheese on the top and bottom side. Spread a thin layer of pizza sauce on top of the cream cheese. Layer your pizza toppings and cheese, add the top back on your french bread. Wrap with heavy duty foil, I like to make sure it is wrapped at least two times. This helps it heat more even and avoid being burned.

Easy Camping Recipes ~ French Bread Pizza

I store these in a large gallon ziploc bag, since ice in coolers often melt and leak. The ziploc back will help keep them dry until you are ready to cook them. I then put them in the freezer,  before the ice chest orcooler to help keep them cool on your trip.  Make sure they are thawed before you put them on the fire to cook. It is best to put them on the coals of the fire (instead of the flames). Turn them a few times to help them cook evenly, about 5-8 minutes on the fire and you should have a hot and yummy french bread pizza!

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Cashew Chicken and Broccoli ~ One pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes

I needed a meal FAST tonight, nothing sounded good…. so I decided to invent something.  I have done this since I was a a teen, I get an idea in my head and then “invent” the recipe.  Some times it is amazing and some times it means we have cold cereal for dinner…lol. I was throwing everything into one pan a pan and my 9 year old said, “MOM you know you just put nuts in with the broccoli and chicken…. did you mean to do that”.  Made me laugh.

Good news is this recipe took less than 15 minutes to make (same time as it took the rice to cook) and it turned out awesome.  My whole family ate it up, it will be one we make again for sure.

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Recipe yields 4 servings (fed my family of 6 with left overs, but we have small kids at home)

Prep time 5 min, Cook time 10 minutes

You will need:

  • 4 cups raw broccoli
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken ( you can even use canned chicken if you’re in a rush)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock

Add at the end of cooking:

  • 1/4 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons corn starch

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli, one pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes.  Quick Meal ideas #CashewChicken, #BroccoliChicken, #Recipe  In a large skillet add the broccoli, cashews, onion, cooked chicken, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, oil and chicken stock.  Turn on high heat, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Once at a boil turn to medium heat and let boil for 7-8 minutes till broccoli is tender.  Once broccoli is cooked, stir in the corn starch water blend.  This will thicken your sauce, stir till well blended  and sauce has formed, take off heat.  Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!

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