Kathy makes these amazing raspberry cheesecake bars for family gatherings and they are one of our favorites. I love making them for parties, showers or a "just because." They are quick and can be made well in advance as they are better after sitting in the refrigerator to chill. Ingredients 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix 1/2 cup firm butter 2 packages (8 oz each) softened cream cheese 1/2 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg 1 can (21 oz) Wilderness Premium Raspberry Pie Filling* 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray. 2. Pour sugar cookie mix in a big bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly and coarse. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of mix for later (topping) and press the remaining crumbs in the bottom of the 13x9 pan. Bake for 10 minutes; do not overbake. 3. Put cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla, and egg in a large bowl. Beat together with an electric mixer (medium speed) until smooth. 4. Spread cream cheese mix evenly over crust. Spoon raspberry pie filling over the cream cheese; spread evenly. Take remaining 1 1/2 cups of unbaked crumbs and sprinkle over the top. 5. Bake 35-40 minutes or until crumbs on top are lightly golden brown. Cool 30 minutes, refrigerate about 2 hours to chill. 6. Cut into bars. Store covered in fridge. Makes 24 bars. * Can easily substitute cherry or strawberry fillings, but raspberry is the best!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sometimes mistletoe brings unexpected results.
Meet Velvet. She is as charming as she appears.
p.s. I did not get a puppy. She was on loan. If you are interested in meeting Velv, let me know. I happen to have a holiday crush on her owner.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I have this quote hanging by my desk at work. Love it.
Maya Angelou said this:
'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.'
'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Chris tmas tree lights.'
'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.'
'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as making a life.'
'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.'
'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back....'
'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision..'
'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one..'
'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back...'
'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn..'
'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'
Sunday, November 27, 2011
How was the turkey? Well, my friends, it was the best bird I've ever tasted. What made the difference? Well, it might have been the beautiful Heber surroundings. Perhaps the goodness of family. It could have been the handsome gentleman in yellow--the one who knows how to cook a 2o lb piece of poultry. I think it was probably a combination of all of the above.
Let us all be more grateful in the days to come. To thank those we love and share ourselves with those who need us most. Hope you had a great holiday.