Friday, October 7, 2016


Putting on the finishing touches of everything before the holiday weekend begins and wanted to share with you a few sweet treats...

A favourite dessert of mine and my families is the mini chocolate cheesecakes I bake in short mason jars. It really is simple. You can really use any cheesecake recipe - just know that approx. one brick (8oz) of cream cheese will make 4 jars.

We love the Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake

1 cup - chocolate cookie crumbs
1/4 cup - butter (melted)
caramel topping
2 pkg cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 lg. eggs
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (melted)

Heat oven to 350F
Mix Crumbs and butter and press into the bottom of each jar. Bake for 10 mins. Pour caramel sauce over crust once out of the oven and let cool.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time and then stir in melted chocolate.
Add filling to each jar and bake for 25 mins and then check every 5mins until set.
Chill overnight.
Top with your favourite garnishes.

Another dessert I am serving tomorrow is my mom's Pumpkin Pie

1 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cup white sugar
3 tsps vanilla
1 1/2 tsps nutmeg
1 tsp salt

Mix together the above and then add
1 1/2 cups warmed milk
3 eggs.

Pour mixture over prepared pie dough. Bake at 425F for 20 mins then 350F for at least 30mins or more. You can tell its done when you can dip a knife in and it comes out almost clean and is almost set in the centre.

Ok enough of the recipes - another sweet treat I wanted to share with you...
a few fun videos from Stampin' Up!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday - see you back next week!

1 comment:

  1. First off - wow! Look at that table and those desserts! Honestly, this looks like a spread from a magazine! Beautifully done!
    Secondly - I love how Stampin'Up! has these cute ideas for gifts and decorations to take things to another level!