I love Pinterest! :)
Here’s a great little dessert from Pinterest that’s fast and easy to make, plus it’s yummy!
I only tried it plain, but I’m thinking it would be great topped with some fresh fruit and whipped cream just to raise the special factory just a little. Hope you enjoy it.
2 cans crescent rolls
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon (I used a little more)
16 ounces cream cheese softened
1 stick butter
1/4 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350. Press 1 can of crescent rolls into bottom of rectangular 9×13 pan.
Mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla until creamy then spread over rolls in pan. Cover with the other can of crescent rolls.
Melt butter and stir in rest of sugar and cinnamon then pour over top.
Bake in the preheated oven until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown, about 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey. Cool completely in the
pan before cutting. Serves about 12. (I also sprinkled with more cinnamon before cutting.)
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This has become one of our favorite cream cheese spreads.
Full of flavor, it is a tasty and quick party or anytime appetizer!
Warm Cream Cheese and Bacon Spread
2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
8 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
3 green onions, diced
1 T ranch dip mix
Heat and soften the cream cheese in the microwave on 70% power. Mix softened cream cheese and mayo together with electric mixer.
Add all other ingredients and mix by hand.
Shape into 1 large or 2 small cheese balls and refrigerate for about 3-4 hours or serve warm with your favorite crackers, chips, or veggies.
One Saturday my girls had a friend over and we had an appetizer lunch.
It felt like we were having a party!
We had Pizza Rolls, Party Meatballs, Warm Cream Cheese and Bacon Spread, and fresh fruit. It was delicious and hit the spot!
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For low carbers…serve the cheese spread with Almond Thins.
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As the year 2010 comes to a close, I just want to say thank you for all the visits, comments, and new friendships made during this past year. Here’s wishing you and yours a Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
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This cheese ball would be great to serve at your New Year’s celebration!
(Click on the picture for the recipe)
I love appetizers and this is one of the best roll-ups I’ve tried in a while!
I got this recipe from a friend who got it from Taste of Home, my favorite cook book! I’m so glad she shared this tasty recipe. I served these at my daughter’s birthday party, at her request. She is a garlic lover and loves these pinwheels.
Ham Pecan Pinwheels
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 8 to 10 slices deli ham
- 1 package tortillas (I used lower carb tortillas)
In a bowl, beat cream cheese, mayonnaise and garlic until smooth. Stir in pecans. Spread about 3 tablespoonfuls on tortilla, add a ham slice.
Roll up tightly; cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into bite-size rounds. Yield: several dozen depending on how wide you cut them. :)
*I used Mission Carb Balance tortillas to reduce the carbs.
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My daughter is loving photography.
In fact, I’m having to hunt for my camera lately.
She loves taking pictures out doors.
She caught her cat posing one day and snapped a quick shot.
She loves the vintage sepia look.
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Today I’m linking to
The holidays are just around the corner
and eating delicious goodies that we only make on special occasions has become a tradition.
Cheeseballs, Spinach Dip, Peanut Butter Balls, Spiced Pecans…these are a few of my favorite things.
The special occasion was a wedding on Saturday night. My friends Terry and Angie decided to tie the knot. I wanted to help them celebrate by bringing a treat to the reception. It was all eaten up. Pictured below was the little bit I had left at home for a midnight snack or early morning breakfast.
This started out as my friend Laura’s recipe. I’ve made some tweaks of my own with favorable results.
Pineapple Cheese Ball
cream cheese, 16 oz
crushed pineapple, (small can) drained dry
pecan pieces, 2 C
chopped onion, 1/4 cup
shredded cheddar, 2 oz
seasoned salt, 1 T
Mix all togther. Refrigerate and roll in chopped pecans.
Serve with crackers.
Watch for more vintage recipes and hopefully a give-away in the near future!
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I tweaked this recipe from The 30-Day Low Carb Diet Solution book by the Drs. Eades.
I found the cheesecake to be very creamy and quite good; the crust was the best ever. My high-carb loving Handyman didn’t agree, which was fine by me. I got to eat the whole thing all by myself and didn’t have to worry about even my kids getting into it. Yeah! It lasted a week so I was glad to have dessert ready for when I had those sweet cravings which is most of the time.
The recipe calls for individual cupcake cheesecakes, but I baked it in a pie dish as my springform pan wasn’t handy at the time. The original recipe is at the bottom of the page. Forgive the cruddy photo.
Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
1 cup very finely chopped pecans
3 packets Splenda
2 T butter, melted
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 large eggs, beaten
16 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup Splenda (granular) or other sweetener blend
1 tsp vanilla
3 T semi-sweet mini choc chips or
chopped up SF chocolate bar
Place the finely ground pecans, 2 pks of Splenda, the butter and
cinnamon in a food processor and combine thoroughly. Press the crust mixture in a springform pan or a pie dish. Bake for 10 minutes and then cool.
Place the eggs, granular Splenda, cream cheese and vanilla into a mixer and blend until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the crust and bake for 35-50 minutes at 350º or until it looks like it is set or kinda firm in the middle . Cool in the oven for
a few hours. Refrigerate overnight.
Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes
8 T finely chopped pecans
2 packets Splenda
1 T butter, melted
1 large egg, beaten
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup Splenda (granular)
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 T semi-sweet mini choc chips
Place the nuts, 2 pks of Splenda and the butter in
a small bowl and combine thoroughly. Line the
wells of a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners
and distribute the nut mixture evenly, about 2 tsp
Place the egg, granular Splenda, cream cheese
and vanilla into a mixing bowl and blend until
smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Divide the
mixture evenly among the 12 cups. Bake for 15
minutes at 350º . Cool and refrigerate for at least
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Cooking is one thing I enjoy doing. Now, only if I could eat it and be as small as Rachel Ray! That girl loves food and loves to eat and look at how small she is!
The holiday season is just around the corner and hopefully I’ll be able to try some new recipes and take some pictures to share with you.
This Popper recipe is not nearly as hot as you might expect when you remove the seeds. Try them for a party or just a cold night that you feel like staying indoors and having a snack.
Jalepenos peppers ( cut open and clean all seeds and white pith out)
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
seasoning such as Soul Seasoning or Seasoning Salt
Bacon strips cut in half
Mix the cheeses. Fill the peppers with the cheeses and seasonings. Wrap in bacon strips. Bake in a 375º oven for about 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!