Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake

This Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake is full of flavor with the French Vanilla cake mix, cream cheese and cool whip center, complete with white chocolate chips. A light cake bursting with flavors which compliment each other. 

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I had promised to take a salad to my husband’s parents house.  The Springtime Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing was seen on Facebook by a family member and encouraged me to bring it.  I had to agree. However, the day before the get together, I wanted to bring a dessert.  I always bring desserts as it is something I really, really enjoy doing.  That and my hubby’s sweet tooth usually asks it of me. :-) As I was contemplating what to make, I, of course, fell back on the box cake mix.  I mean, after all, great desserts can be made from the cake mix. When I saw the strawberries in the fridge, the ideas started forming.  Strawberries, cream cheese, cool whip…yes, Strawberry Cream Cheese Cake it shall be.  {And it is so, so easy to make!}

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Chicken Parmesan Roll Ups

Chicken Parmesan Roll Ups is a twist on the classic dish, chicken parmesan. Complete with bread crumbs and pasta sauce, this dish has all the parmesan favorites.

Chicken Parmesan Roll Ups

I enjoy taking same old favorites and turning them into something new.  Like what I did with the Pizza Meatloaf.  Sometimes old recipes need a new twist to keep the family happy.  As meat prices are rising, I need different ways to keep the family well fed, and inexpensively!  With chicken breasts only $1.99 a pound, I thought I would try something new and this Chicken Parmesan Roll Ups came to mind.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

A last minute dessert experiment turned requested favorite, this chocolate chip cookie cheesecake combines two favorites.

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My wonderful husband called me from work the other day.  He saw the picture of the cream cheese frosting I posted on Facebook.  Being a cream cheese fan, and having a rather rough day, called to find out if that was a hint of a dessert he was going to come home to or was that last week’s frosting.  It was last week’s frosting. Hearing the disappointment in his voice, I did what any loving wife would do.  I made chocolate chip cookie cheesecake, of course.

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EASY Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy cream cheese frosting

Are you a homemade frosting kind of person or enjoy the ease of bought frosting?  I have been known to pick up a tub or two in the past, but I much, much prefer the taste of homemade frosting.  (Though really, does anything beat the graham cracker and frosting treats your mom used to make with the leftover frosting?  I don’t think so.)  I am going to guess, once you make and taste this EASY Cream Cheese Frosting, you will very rarely go back to the tub of store bought frosting.

No more last minute grocery store frosting trips for you.

Yes, I know you have forgotten to pick up the frosting for a cake you were making.  Ask me how I know. ;-)

Yes, this easy cream cheese frosting will be a favorite of yours for the taste, the simplicity and the fact is contains cream cheese.  (That’s my husband’s favorite part.)  I made this cream cheese frosting on a whim the other day to go on top of the brownies I was making.  It had been a rough few days and quite frankly, I wanted a treat.

Good, old chocolate to change a mood around.

The three ingredients you need to make this cream cheese frosting are likely to be in your fridge and pantry already.  This frosting would go well on cake, cookies or homemade cinnamon rolls.  And of course the above mentioned brownies.  I would guess this frosting on the Brookie would be delightfully good too. Oh, the possibilities.

EASY Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 8oz box cream cheese (softened)
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons milk
Instructions
  1. Mix softened cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar with a mixer on low speed until incorporated.
  2. Mix one-two tablespoons milk in mixture and blend.
  3. Add more powdered sugar for a thicker frosting.
  4. Add more milk for a thinner consistency frosting.

 

 

 

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Pizza Meatloaf With Pepperoni and Peppers

This Pizza Meatloaf with Pepperoni and Peppers adds a new twist to an old favorite. 

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I have learned one thing while blogging.  There are very few recipes that are new under the sun.  Somebody, somewhere has invited it, made it and may even had won an award for it. :-)  I don’t know all the recipes out there and this pizza meatloaf is new to us.  I would like to think the idea is completely original, but I would bet if I would Google it, it would pop up somewhere.  Oh well, I just won’t search for it and pretend I had a moment of genius.

I was trying to come up with something new, as I am in a small cooking rut.  We have favorite recipes and sometimes don’t move away from them.  I had gotten hamburger on sale (of course) and meatloaf sounded good.  Pizza also sounded good.  Well, why not pizza meatloaf!  Pure genius, I tell you.  Hmm…move over BBQ meatballs, maybe Pizza Meatballs are next!

It has all the favorite ingredients of pizza, yet no crust.  I would guess it could be gluten free if you use gluten free bread crumbs or crackers.  I also think this pizza meatloaf would be so versatile as you can add only veggies or only meat.  I wonder how sardines would taste.  I kid, I kid. ;-)

The key to making a good meatloaf is the flavor and how it binds together.  The last thing you would want is to have it fall apart when you are trying cut or eat this great culinary dish.  It is so important to add eggs as a binder.  I also add bread crumbs, or in this case Italian bread crumbs to keep with the pizza theme.  I typically add tomato sauce to my meatloaf.  You guessed it, pizza sauce in it’s place.  See how nicely this pizza meatloaf came together? Of course, the finishing touch would be the mozzarella cheese. Lots of mozzarella cheese. :-)

Pizza Meatloaf With Pepperoni and Peppers
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Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup pepperoni, chopped
  • ¼ cup red peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients (except cheese) to a medium bowl.
  2. Stir well, making sure all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Put meat mixture on greased baking sheet and form into a loaf shape.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 375*.
  5. Pull out of oven and sprinkle cheese on top.
  6. Put back into oven until cheese is melted.
  7. *Make sure meatloaf is fully cooked before eating.

 

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