Dewberry Cheesecake

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Howdy!  Here’s the dessert I made this week!  DEWBERRY CHEESECAKE!! Oh heavens it was yummy!  I’m not typically a cheesecake eater but this was DIVINE!  It only made it 2 days before it disappeared!  Try it out!

Dewberries were hand picked by my father in law!

*Note: If you don’t have dewberries you can use black berries or raspberries.*

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman

Dewberry Cheesecake

  • Servings: 8
  • Time: 1 hr
  • Difficulty: easy
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Crust Ingredients:

  • 1/2 heaping cup of finely chopped Pecans
  • 1 whole box of Vanilla Wafers (you can sneak a few for yourself, I won’t tell)
  • 1/2 cup of melted Butter

Filling Ingredients:

  • 3, 8oz packages of Cream Cheese
  • 1 & 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream

Berry Topping:

  • 2 cups of Berries
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Water

DIRECTIONS:

  • Heat oven to 350*F.
  • Use a food processor to chop the vanilla wafers and pecans.
  • Add in melted butter to the processor and pulse to fully combined.
  • Pressed mixture into a 10 inch spring form pan.  *NOTE:  I always wrap the outside bottom of the pan to prevent leaks.  Better safe than sorry.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until combined.  Add eggs in while beating.  Add sour cream.
  • Add filling into pan.  Smooth top over if necessary.
  • Bake for 1 hr.  Turn oven off and let set for 15 minutes with the oven door open.
  • In a sauce pan bring the berries, sugar, and water to a boil and cook for 5 minutes and set aside.
  • Pour topping onto cheesecake after removing it from the oven.  Let cheesecake cool then refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman

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Jalapeno Cream Cheese Sliders

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Howdy!  Here’s what I’m whipping up for the Super Bowl this Sunday!  Jalapeno Cream Cheese Sliders!  Make these in small or large batches!  This is expert pub grub right here!  I was inspired by a burger I had here in town at Harvey Washbangers.  It’s safe to say I have surpassed their burger with this slider!  😀  ::toots own horn::

Try it out!  Let me know what you think!

Jalapeno Cream Cheese Sliders

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 6 Slider Buns
  • 1 Lb Ground Beef
  • Worcester Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sriracha Mayo (Mayo with desired amount of Sriracha)
  • 1 whole Vidalia Onion, diced
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1-2 large Jalapenos
  • Spinach Leaves
  • Butter (for toasting buns)

Directions:

  • Form beef into 6 small patties.
  • Season patties with salt, pepper, chili powder, and garlic powder.
  • Cook patties in skillet until done.  Set aside wrapped in foil to stay warm.
  • Toast buns in a skillet using butter. Set aside.
  • Caramalize onions: Cook on medium high heat for 15 minutes uncovered.  Stir onions then cover and cook for another 10 minutes.  Uncover onions and add 3 tbsp water and cook for another 5 minutes or until water is cooked out.
  • Melt cream cheese in a covered container using the microwave.  It will only take about 15 seconds.  Be careful or it will explode if you microwave it too long.
  • Put Sriracha mayo in a zip lock bag and clip corner.
  • Build the burger in the following order: meat, dollop of cream cheese, scoop of onions, 2 jalapeno slices, a drizzle of Sriracha mayo, and finally 2 spinach leaves.
  • Serve immediately!

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Hot Chocolate Peppermint Sticks

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Howdy!  Keeping it short and simple today.  Here is an easy, affordable treat for the winter months!  Peppermint sticks to stir your hot chocolate!  Yum!  I gave these out in little treat bags this year and they were a hit!  This is also a great activity in the kitchen for little helping hands! Enjoy!

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Hot Chocolate Peppermint Sticks

  • Servings: 10
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • Bob’s Peppermint Sticks (I found them at Walgreens for under $2)
  • Almond Bark, vanilla flavored
  • Jet Puffed Mallow Bites

Directions:

  • Heat 2-3 almond bark squares in a glass bowl using a microwave as directed.
  • Spoon in melted vanilla bark into a tall shot glass.
  • Dip each peppermint stick into the shot glass half way.
  • Lay dipped peppermint sticks onto a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle Marshmallow Bits onto dipped peppermint sticks.
  • Let sticks set for 20 minutes.

Katy at http://www.redbirdrecipes.com