Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

recipe from: Hello Miss Chelsea

3 containers of strawberries
1 8oz. block of cream cheese, softened
3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 graham cracker, crushed


1. Cut the tops off the strawberries, then using a small paring knife cut a cone shape out of the middle of the strawberries (I used the white part as a guide). Do this with all of the strawberries and set aside.

2. Crush up your graham cracker crumbs into a small bowl and set aside.

3.  In a mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar (to taste), mix until creamy.

4. Scoop cheesecake mixture into a ziploc baggie, and snip the corner off. Pipe the filling into the strawberries, then dip them in the crushed up graham crackers.

5. Refrigerate until you're ready to enjoy them!

**These were super easy and very delicious!  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Self-Frosting Nutella Cupcakes

1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup canola or mild vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4-1/2 cup Nutella, at room temperature

1. Preheat the oven to 325F.
2. In a medium bowl, beat the butter, oil and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. 3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
4. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the butter mixture and beat on low speed just until combined. The batter will be thick. It needs to be in order to swirl in the Nutella!
5. Divide the batter between 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Drop a spoonful of Nutella on top of each, and swirl through the batter with the tip of a bamboo skewer, knife or other pointy object.
6. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until springy to the touch.

**So delicious, especially if you LOVE Nutella like me!

Feta Dip

Recipe from: Clover Lane

olive oil
1 block (1#) of feta cheese
3 Roma tomatoes
1 bunch of green onions
1 French baguette
Greek Seasoning (Cavender's)
1 large platter

1. Wet the platter generously with olive oil.
2. Dice green onions and tomatoes.
3. Place diced onions and tomatoes on the olive oil.
4. Crumble the feta cheese and place on the platter.
4. Sprinkle the Greek Seasoning on top. (I use about 3 tsp.)
4. Mix it gently all together.
5. Slice the baguette.
6. Serve.

**It's super easy and super yummy!