Saturday, April 16, 2016

No-bake Lemon Cheesecake

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Recipe

1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (6 ounce) box lemon Jell-O
1 cup boiling water 8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (16 ounce) can cherry pie filling

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter into the graham cracker crumbs.

Press 2 cups of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan. Save remaining crumbs for topping.Dissolve the lemon Jell-O in boiling water and set aside to cool.

In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract together. Stir in the dissolved Jell-O and lemon juice.In a separate bowl, whip the evaporated milk. Fold into the cream cheese mixture, then pour it all into the graham cracker covered pan.

Chill for 4 hours.Top with the cherry pie filling. Sprinkle the remaining crumbs over the top. Keep leftovers refrigerated.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

7 Gables Inn Creamy Banana Tiramisu

Source: 7 Gables Inn - Fairbanks, Alaska

1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 small box instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
2 cups frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed
3 medium, ripe bananas
12 ladyfingers
Additional whipped topping for garnish
1/4 cup semisweet mini chocolate chips, for garnish

Stir together milk and coffee crystals until coffee is almost dissolved.

With hand mixer, beat together cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth and blended. Add pudding mix; gradually beat in coffee mixture until smooth and blended. Gently stir in whipped topping.

To assemble, place one ladyfinger in each 4-ounce custard cup. Top with pudding mixture. Just before serving, place 4 or 5 banana slices atop pudding mixture. Top with whipped cream and garnish with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Cherry Pork Chops Crock Pot Recipe

Cherry Pork Chops Crock Pot Recipe

6 pork chops, cut 3/4 inch thick
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cherry pie filling
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
1/8 teaspoon ground mace

Trim excess fat from pork chops. Brown pork chops in hot skillet with butter. Sprinkle each chop with salt and pepper.

Combine cherry pie filling, lemon juice, chicken bouillon and ground mace in crockpot. Stir well. Place chops in crockpot. Cover. Cook on LOW for 5 hours.

Place chops on platter. Pour cherry sauce over the pork chops.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Orange Glazed Chicken With Biscuits

  • 2 cups prepared biscuit mix
  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound) fryer, cut into serving pieces
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sifted flour

Combine flour, salt and pepper; coat chicken with flour mixture. Brown in hot shortening in heavy skillet. Cover; cook over low heat for 30 minutes or until tender. Place chicken in greased 11 3/4 x 7 1/2-inch baking dish; spread orange marmalade over chicken, reserving 2 tablespoons for biscuits.

Combine biscuit mix, orange rind and orange juice. Roll out; cut into 1 1/2-inch rounds. Place around edge of baking dish. Make a depression in top of each biscuit; fill with 1/2 teaspoon marmalade. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes or until biscuits are browned.

Yield: 6 servings

Monday, April 4, 2016

Cheesecake Factory Santa Fe Chicken Salad

6 chicken breasts halves
3 cups diced seeded tomatoes
1/2 cup teriyaki marinade
16 cups romaine and leaf lettuce
1 cup cilantro
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed
2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
3 cups grated jack cheese
3 cups toasted corn tortilla strips

Marinate chicken 1 hour in teriyaki marinade. Broil and baste chicken approximately 15 minutes; cool, then cut into bite size pieces or shred. Tear greens; add cilantro and 1 cup each of beans and corn. Dress with Lime Dressing (see below).

Fill 12 plates with greens, top each with chicken, 1/4 cup cheese, tomatoes, 1/2 cup Bean Relish (see below) and 2 tablespoons corn. Drizzle with Peanut Dressing (see below).

Lime Dressing
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon snipped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup olive oil

Process until thick.

Black Bean Relish
1/2 cup each chopped red pepper, green pepper and red onion
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons oil
1/4 teaspoon salt

Peanut Butter Dressing
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons hot chili oil
1 1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
3 tablespoons sesame oil

Process until well blended.

At the Cheesecake Factory they also put some guacamole on the salad and some salsa. This recipe is for 12, so you will have to re-figure for the amount of servings you need.

Serves 12.

bethyb1951 at Genie Southern Cooking

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts

Pumpkin Cheesecake Tarts

Yield: 12 servings
2/3 cup (about 15) crushed gingersnap cookies
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup LIBBYS 100% Pure Pumpkin
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)
2 tablespoons NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, (optional)

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Paper-line 12 muffin cups.

Combine cookie crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press scant tablespoon onto bottom of each of prepared muffin cups. Bake for 5 minutes.

Beat cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until blended. Add eggs; beat well. Pour into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. Remove tarts from pan; refrigerate. Garnish with sour cream. Place morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 20 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over tarts.

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