Monday, March 16, 2015

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Ok I will admit I love love love simple recipes, you know the kind which are so darn simple it is down right criminal and they taste so good [Well of course, who wants to eat simple and gross?].

This one is a classic from my childhood, I remember my mom pulling this out during summer for family events. And in classic way that is my family [and my own] way of cooking the quantities are really non existent and is based on the items purchased.

This is a no bake cherry cheesecake, so really it is just about incorporating the ingredients to a nice smooth mixture and the right percentage of cheese to milk that will solidify when refrigerated.

And while it says "cake" I would think this works as a pie for "Pi Day" [yes I am a bit late on the Pi upload, but the thought it definitely still there].

Height of lazy is that I buy a crust.


2 graham cracker crusts [I do buy them as they are great to travel with]
2 cans of E.D Smith Cherry pie filling
2 packages of Philly cream cheese
1 can of eagle brand condensed milk
splash of lemon juice
1T of Vanilla extract


Blend together cheese with the condensed milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix until well incorporated [no lumps] but do not over mix, it should be smooth and thick.

Pour half into each of the crusts and place in the fridge to set, about an hour or so should do. When solid crack open the cherry filling and pour it over the top. Then do your best not to eat it until after dinner.



Some changes and fun times

I do apologize for the delay in further postings. Since my last post I had a few medical things pop into my life including bed rest followed by the early arrival of our second kiddo.

And since then it has been just the getting used to having two minions instead of just one, I say minions when really it is them who run the house and our schedule on a day to day basis. Now that it has been a month things are settling down quite a bit so I can get back to sharing some yummy recipes and posting updates.

Introducing Inara Serenity Rose [and her brother Darren laughing behind her]
Some recipes I will be sharing over the next few weeks:

St Paddy's Day dinner - home made Corned Beef, braised in Guinness
Chocolate Mousse [guest post]
Cheesy Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Lemon Cranberry Bars
And much more...

And yes as you saw there is a guest post listed, I have enticed my other half to share some of his yummy baking recipes.

Until then take care [and for those who celebrate with green beer tomorrow, be safe and have fun!]