Friday, September 28, 2012
Summer was hot and now that Fall is finally here it is still hot. This weather is getting the best of us. I am so ready for some cool days! The good thing about being in a hot state like Florida is that fresh fruits are still around, including strawberries. We love the farmers market! After making so many desserts with fresh fruits, strawberries are our most favorite one of all.
There is a recipe that has us making it over and over again. It’s a simple one too, a no-bake cheesecake with a delicious Biscoff crust and topped with fresh strawberries. I think I have shared this dessert with just about everyone I know. Our friends are good sports! And so are you, that’s why I’m sharing the recipe with you too!
(with a Biscoff crust and topped with fresh strawberries)
1 1/4 cups Biscoff (crumbs)
2 tablespoons Sugar
6 tablespoons Butter (softened)
20 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 cup Powder Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
Lemon Zest (of one lemon)
1 cup Heavy Cream
1-2 cups Fresh Strawberries (or preserve)
Toss Biscoff into the food processor until it turns into crumbs, add sugar and butter until the mixture gets clumpy. Press the mixture into a 8 inch springform tin; press a little up the sides to form a slight ridge.
In another bowl of a mixer beat together the cream cheese, powder sugar, vanilla and lemon juice and the lemon zest until smooth.
Lightly whip the cream (soft peaks) and then fold it into the cream cheese mixture.
Finally spoon the cheesecake filling on top of the biscoff crust and smooth it out with a spatula. Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
When you are ready to serve, un-mold the cheesecake and spread the fresh fruits of your choice. (I went with strawberries, but you can choose which ever fruit appeals the most to your taste buds. A preserve works great, too).
Enjoy this amazing cheesecake with a hint of lemon and a fresh touch with the strawberries, it’s absolutely delicious! Go on and make it yourself, trust me it’s a keeper!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Have you ever been to The Melting Pot?, it’s a great place for dates and fun get together’s too. It was a great honor to be asked by Julia from Live Pretty to share with all of you about the partnership of The Melting Pot and Foodspotting.
The Melting Pot is the first national restaurant franchise to partner with the dish recommendations site and mobile app Foodspotting. That is amazing news and it gets even better. They are giving restaurant guests the opportunity to win $100 gift cards just by spotting and sharing their favorite fondue dish with the Foodspotting community.
You can be a fondue spotter and have a chance to win the cash price by reading more about it here! Share the information with all your friends and link to The Melting Pot on their Facebook page and twitter too!
Disclosure: No exchange was giving for this post. I just like giveaways and that is why I’m sharing it with you! Plus you can’t go wrong with a partnership like this one!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
My daughter turned 6 years old during the end of last month and somehow it turned into a week of celebration. In a weeks period she had cupcakes sent to school, a cake for the four of us in the house, cake to share with our home group and another cake to share with the family members that lives near by. That’s a lot of cake, a sugar high indeed!!!!
Take a pick at some of her previous cakes that I made. For her 4th birthday I made a Pillow Cake and for her 5th birthday celebration a My Little Pony Cake with many My Little Pony’s around the cake (which I’m sure was her favorite part). Hope you like her cakes as much as we do!
Meet my lovely baby. In the picture on the left she is about ten or eleven months old and on the right side is a picture of her now at 6 years old. Very cute, if I may say so! I love this girly girl!
For some reason she still thinks we are celebrating her birthday, she is hitting reality hard with the concept that it’s September already and no more birthday celebrations until next year, at least not for her. LOL, she’s too funny!
Can’t really blame her, I love turning my birthday into a whole week kinda of celebration, just between us four though . Now, I see where she gets those ideas
Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures of the cupcakes we bought for school or the cake she had on her actual birthday. But, I did take pictures of the other cakes and cupcakes she had, that I made for her to enjoy.
This no-bake cheesecake was made on Wednesday to share with our home group, (recipe coming soon).
Here are some pictures I captured from her huge cupcake and butterfly cupcakes. Cupcake is a raspberry cake with modeling chocolate topped with a cherry made out of gumpaste. The cupcakes are chocolate flavor with vanilla been frosting.
The cherry on top!
After so many cakes, cupcakes and celebrations she was even more excited with her presents. Thanks to all the family and friends that took some time to get her a present, she loves them all!