Copycat Copycat Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

Ingredients CRUST: 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (I used the Ninja and ground up whole crackers) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup melted butter FILLING: 4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 large eggs TOPPING: 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons …

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Muffins

Whole wheat flour. Oats. Pecans. Brown sugar. Greek yogurt. I had shared a muffin recipe a few weeks ago in my weekend distractions. I made them last week. Took them to work for a birthday. Even though I baked them 30 seconds too long, everyone liked them. I couldn't find Old Fashioned Oats, so I …

Food

#fatmumslim Colors of summer. Delicious peaches. Smells of winter. The best banana bread (muffins) ever. Some fall MnMs. I love the colors. I found a copycat Cheescake Factory original cheesecake recipe I am going to try next. I have never made a cheesecake by scratch. I am excited. Think I need a spring bottom pan …

Salt and Sugar

I washed dishes 3 times this afternoon/evening. I hate washing dishes. It makes my dry hands worse. Maybe I should start wearing gloves. I decided to make 2 new recipes. Used to when I cooked or baked I would follow a recipe to a T. Never deviated. I guess I have evolved because I might …

A Different Direction

It's no secret that I design my blog myself. I love digital scrapbooking, so it is a welcome challenge. I also can't afford to pay someone to do it for me. I have always said that I will if I ever decide to blog for a living. I have also changed direction a few times, …

Memories, Dreams and Reflections| 2014

Me I Love You Still Laughing The hair! Winter Wonder(land) I had no wonderland pictures from this winter, again. It was dry and brown and not very wonderful. But I had made these banana muffins this winter and thought they were a winter wonder. Birthday Friends I Was Inspired I had seen this "Monster Eye" …

Day 31: The Final Frontier and a Ninja Cake

LOL. I am hilarious. I saw where all these people had their posts written beforehand and ready to post on that day. I don't know if I was the only one that waited to write the post the day of, but to me that is what Write 31 Days meant. Yet, I got behind the …

Day 30: Almost a Fail and an Eyeball Cake

There was this cake I had saved in Halloween ideas on Pinterest. When my parents decided to host the end of season soccer party on Halloween I knew I was going to make that cake. Well, at least decorate like that cake. Check out the inspiration cake here. So on Thursday I got to making …

S’mores Pudding in a Jar

I like the play of the light in this picture. Birthday boy and his "cake". Every once in a while I get extremely creative. Yesterday, after two soccer games and then lunch with the fam (these are never short excursions), I made my son's "cake" for his little party. He doesn't like cake or anything …

Rocky Road Cupcakes

I was wanting to bake something. I have been in my parents' house longer than planned (again). My friend at work was feeling blah and he once told me his favorite dessert is Rocky Road Ice Cream. Got me to thinking. Now I can't believe I didn't take pictures. I don't know what I was …