Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sopapilla Cheesecake

This recipe uses two of my favorite ingredients: cream cheese and crescent rolls.  Update...we had this for Easter and it was amazingly good.  And rich.  We recommend fresh strawberries and whipped cream to top it off.  Oh, and eat it warm.

Sopapilla Cheesecake

2 cans crescent rolls
2 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened - not low fat - go for the good stuff!
2 C sugar (divided)
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 C butter
ground cinnamon

*Roll one can crescent dough into bottom of greased 9x13 baking pan.
*Stretch dough and pinch seams together to form crust.
*Blend together cream cheese, 1 C sugar and 1 tsp vanilla
*Spread over dough - not too close to edge
* Stretch second can of crescent rolls over cream cheese layer to form top crust
*Melt butter and 1 C sugar and 1 tsp vanilla and pour over crust
*Sprinkle with cinnamon
*Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes

Friday, April 3, 2009

Brownie in a mug

I found this recipe on facebook.  Why haven't I tried it yet??

Brownie in a Mug

4 Tbsp of flour
4 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp cocoa
a dash of salt
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp water
1/4 tsp vanilla
Chocolate chips (optional)
Whip cream (optional)

Mix together dry ingredients in a large coffee mug. Add oil, water and vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Mix in a few chocolate chips if desired. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. Cool a couple of minutes, add whip cream and enjoy! (This is also great with a small scoop of ice cream and some hot fudge!!)

My friend Andrea says she cooks this in a large cup for 3 minutes and it is cake.
Make a lower calorie version by using splenda instead of sugar, sugar-free pudding or yogurt instead of oil.