Monday, March 16, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars

Elizabeth found a new recipe for us to try. It was yummy! Thanks Elizabeth! ~Pam

Oh goody it's the weekend!! =) That means bring out the sugar and see what you can make!! I decided to take a look into Mom's "MOMYS" cookbook to find a scrumptious dessert to try out. After a long look around all the chocolate, cream cheese, peanut butter, cool whip & all that good stuff.... but you probably get the idea... Mmmmm....... I decided to try out Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars!!!! =):) It was a good choice!(I halved the recipe since we didn't have enough of all the ingredients)
3/4 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar ,packed. ( they always say packed but I never do it)
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. mini choc chips
3/4 c. pecans, chopped. ( didn't put these in since I'm not a fan of nuts.)

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecan. Set aside a third of the dough for topping. Press the remaining dough into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 350' for 8 minutes.

2 (8oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Spoon over crust. Drop teaspoonfuls of reserved dough over filling. Bake at 350' for 30 to 40min or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

And remember! You're not eating this for the health this time, only for taste! ;) ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gardening in KY

Here is a switch. We are going from recipes to gardening. That is another helpful homemaking skill. I am not too skilled at it but I posted about it on my other blog with Mark's help. Go here to read about it:

Maybe we will have more recipes soon ~ Pam