Thursday, September 17, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Favorite Recipes!

This is my first time participating in Kelly's Show us Your Life tour. This week's theme is favorite recipes. I am far from being a good cook, and most of my favorite recipes are "borrowed" from other people. Some of my favorites though are listed below.

No Bake Cheesecake - better than the "real thing"!
-I'm not exactly sure of the origins of this recipe. My mom used to make it all the time when I was little. It was my Dad's favorite and now it is Rob's favorite as well. I believe my aunt got this recipe from a sorority sister of hers back in the 60's. It's delicious.

First, you need to make a graham cracker crust. You can use a store bought one if you must. Personally I think they're nasty, but whatever floats your boat. Here's how to make a homemade one....
1 1/2 sleeves graham crackers
1/2 c sugar
1 stick (give or take) butter

-crush the graham crackers in a baggie. I usually throw them in a large ziplock, break them up some with my hands, then use a rolling pin to crush them up really fine.
-put the crumbs in a bowl and mix in the sugar
-let the butter soften, then either use your hands or a pastry cutter to mix in the butter (I use my hands, it's more fun).
-spread the mixture into a pie dish and press it firmly down in the bottom as well as along the sides.
-bake in a 350* preheated oven for roughly 10 min.
-make sure you allow the crust to cool before adding the filling!

1 pkg. cream cheese
1/4 c. lemon juice
1 can sweetened condensed milk
-let the cream cheese soften, then mix the ingredients together on high, till it's not lumpy anymore (mine is usually still a little lumpy b/c I'm impatient and don't let the cream cheese soften enough).

-after the pie crust cools, spread the filling in the crust & place in the refrigerator for a few hours till it's firm. Don't eat too much at once or you'll get a belly ache!

That's about as original as my cooking gets. However, here are some links to some of my other favorite recipes!

these are worthy of being sold in a bakery, I promise!


Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

The cheesecake will be a favorite with my grandson....Had a free night to blog hop.
Hope you will stop by new Christmas blog ...There is a great giveaway that I will draw for on Oct 1st and all you need to do to enter is comment.

Jessica said...

Okay.. I am FREAKING out about your smake story!! The bathtub? Are you kidding me? That is horrifying!!! My word...
Your little boy is soo cute! Love that red hair!

SnoWhite said...

thanks for the great recipes -- they all look really tasty!