Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Strawberry Cheesecake Bars - Betty Crocker Recipe
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. strawberry spreadable fruit
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar cookie mix, butter, flour and 1 egg until thoroughly combined and press into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake 15-18 minutes until light golden brown. Cool while preparing cream cheese filling. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla and eggs until thoroughly combined. Pour filling over crust. Pour strawberry fruit in three lines lengthwise (1/4 c. for each line) and draw a knife back and forth at 1 inch intervals to create a marbled effect. Bake 25-30 minutes. Cool, cover, and store in refrigerator.
*Note - I use Dusty's grandma's homemade strawberry jam in place of the spreadable fruit and it's fantastic. I'm sure any strawberry jam would work, or raspberry would probably be delicious, too. Also, I haven't tried it, but to make this recipe even easier I bet it would work to just use a package of refrigerated sugar cookie dough and press that into the pan for the crust. Yum!
Key Lime Cream Cheese Dip
P.S. The 7-Layer Cookies were a hit with my fam!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
First of all, thanks for checking out my blog! As you may have guessed from the title, this blog is dedicated to my day-to-day life, which usually consists of taking care of my boys (hubby included), and if I'm lucky baking and/or reading a good book! I'm hoping to be able to post at least once a week - whether it's a new recipe, a book review, or maybe a parenting story (which tend to be humorous/frustrating with a toddler running around). Part of my intent with this blog is to help me keep my sanity as spring fever continues to hit hard at our house. :)
1 c. butter or margerine
1 c. white sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips
1 c. pecans
1 c. coconut
Preheat oven to 375 F. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy - about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add salt, soda, flour and graham cracker crumbs and mix until just combined. Add in both chips, pecans, and coconut and stir until fully incorporated. Drop cookies on greased cookie sheets (or use parchment paper) and bake for 12-16 minutes. (Later batches of cookies seemed to brown more quickly.) Enjoy!
If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!