I got the recipe for sopapilla cheesecake bars at cookies and cups' blog. I was supposed to be cooking non-stop pumpkin for the month of November, but the month has slipped by me far too quickly. I added pumpkin and pumpkin spice to the cheesecake filling in these bars to jump-start my pumpkin baking.
The cheesecake layer awaiting the mixer.
MMmmmm cinnamon, sugar, and buttery goodness fresh out of the oven.
Here's an cross-section: crescent rolls, cheesecake, crescent rolls.
These were so tasty and easy to make. I also love the fact that it has a nice and short ingredient list.
These don't have a name because I pretty much just grabbed random things out of the cabinet to put in them. I used a Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe (I halved it) for the dough. Then I put in some magic in the form of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, toffee bits, oatmeal, annnnd pumpkin pie spice for good measure.
I ate waaaay too much of this dough.
All lined up on the cooling rack.
Why did I half the recipe? What the hell was I thinking? When does my family ever just want half of something? The answer is never and I should never ever halve a dessert recipe. 24 hours later and they are all but gone.
I know you are really tired of my weeknight meals where I cook pasta and throw a whole bunch of stuff in it. You don't have to say it. I know it and I'm pretty tired of it too. But those are weeknight and weeknights are just sooooo lazy sometimes.
Moving right along to a NOT so lazy weeknight meal! Broccoli bites.... with corn! and cheddar! all mushed together into one delicious patty. I used this recipe here and added some corn to the mix and an additional egg because things were just not coming together nicely.
Yep, I mixed all that icky egg business with my hands.
Then formed them into patties.
I served these with some white rice that I cooked with Italian seasonings.
When the rice was done cooking I stirred in arugula and Parmesan cheese.
Let's just all imagine these being cooked in a deep fryer (instead of the oven) for a moment....... mmmmmm. But I will say that gluttony won't be necessary. These are tasty right outta the oven.
Seriously I cooked this, ate it, and cleaned it up in less than an hour. AND it was made in one pot. What more could you possibly ask for?
I used this recipe for creamy lemon pasta with arugula, omitting the artichokes because I didn't have any on hand. I will say I didn't miss them one bit. I did add some diced tomatoes which one eater claimed was a "stroke of genuis."
Top it off with some Parmesan cheese.
And then proceed to eat 3 bowls.
Make this and I defy you to eat less than 3 bowls.
The idea for this birthday cake came to me in a dream. Granted this dream ended up turning into an anxiety filled "nightmare" in which I couldn't get it finished in time and was going to be very late for school. But I digress. On to the cake!
I dyed white cake mix blue and orange.
Then I took turns dropping spoonfuls of each color and swirled it with a toothpick.
And here she is all iced up nice. Let's pretend you don't see how off center that Mets logo is...
I must say I think it came out super cute. And don't worry, I baked this with my Yankees shirt on.