Monday, December 21, 2009

happy birthday c.

this weekend we celebrated my c.'s 23rd birthday! he is my very best friend and my partner in crime. we have so much fun together always going on new adventures and getting into mischief. he is pretty much the coolest guy i know.

so happy birthday chris! i love you mucho mucho mucho gusto!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

skate with a derby chick!

so i have this super awesome big sister,deni, and she is a derby girl. she plays for the bomber babes and is pretty fierce on a pair of skates.
she invited c. & i out to "skate with a derby girl night" at classic skating.
i can't remember the last time we had so much fun!
deni ,being the good big sister she is, held my hand until i got the hang of it. it has only been 102 years since the last time i strapped on some roller skates. c. didn't need any help at all he is a natural at all things athletic.
then c. & i snowballed to love sick tween tunes and it was wonderful.
thanks again 'GrandSlam Brakefast' (aka deni) for a super fun night!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Super Easy Mini Cheese Cakes

these little cheesecakes are so easy and a total hit especially if you are running short on time and need a quick treat for all those holiday parties & potlucks

Mix Together:
16 oz (2 packages) of Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
3/4 cup Sugar
3 Eggs
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Mix together until smooth.
Use your mini cupcake pan and grab some 2" baking cups. (if you don't have a mini cup cake pan- you can use just a normal baking sheet with aluminum baking cups instead(like these), they may lose just a little shape, but will still look great)

Put Mini Nilla Wafers flat side down in the bottom of the cups. Easiest cheesecake crust ever right?! Then fill each cup about 3/4 of the way full. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Play some Jenga while you wait for these little guys to cool down, well at least that is what c. & i do.

When they are cooled all the way (i put them in the fridge to speed this process up) spoon on some pie filling of your choice (we used both raspberry & cherry) and refrigerate. This recipe will make roughly 4 dozen. How simple is that?

Recipe from the always inspiring Bakerella