Pumpkin CheeseCake

p1080062-0The stores have started placing shelves in the middle-isles with seasonal baking supplies. Generally, we don’t pay much attention, but the other day a Libby’s Pumpkin Cheesecake mix caught our eye. We decided that since we like pumpkin pie and we also like cheesecake that we may like this mix as well.p1080039We were wrong. Well, not wrong, just disappointed that it tasted too much like a regular old pumpkin pie with a small bit of a tangy taste of cream cheese.

We’re glad we tried it even though we had to throw 3/4 of it away. We won’t be buying it again.
From now on we’ll take our pumpkin pie straight up with maybe a hit of whip cream.

Have a great rest of the week!

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Cherry Cheese-Devine

IMG_3549aThis is a photo of a small slice of cheesecake with a large fresh cherry on the top and basil garnish.
The cheesecake is a store-brand box-mix that we like quite well. It’s simple and quick to make. It’s one of my top favorite desserts. I’ve eaten cheesecake in many different restaurants and the thing about cheesecake that’s always been a bit of a curiosity to me is why it’s called cheesecake because truly it’s not a cake. Cheese-pie might fit, but it’s not really a pie either. I think there should be a different word for cheesecake… maybe cheese-devine. Yep, that might work. 😉

What’s your favorite dessert?

Wishing you all a week of sweet thoughts.
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Gelatin Pudding Squares

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Last night I made a recipe for Gelatin Pudding Squares by mixing 2 instant desserts: jolly rancher blue raspberry gelatin mix with jello cheesecake pudding mix . Today it was set firm enough that I cut in it to blocks  put them in a fancy glass.  It’s pretty and tasty.

*(I used the sugar free fat free jello cheesecake pudding because it’s what I had on hand, however, next time I make this dessert I’m going to use regular jello cheesecake pudding.)

IMG_2328Gelatin Pudding Squares
1 box flavored gelatin mix
1 box jello cheesecake pudding mix
1 1/4 cups cold milk
3/4 cup milk heated until hot

Pour hot milk into medium size mixing bowl.
Beating at slow speed add flavored gelatin powder.
Mix for 2 minutes.
Add the 1 1/4 cups of cold milk to the mix and continue beating while gradually adding in all of the cheesecake pudding powder.
Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
Pour into an 8 inch cake pan. Or a dish big enough to give a nice flat bottom when the mix sets firm.
Put into the refrigerator for several hours until firm or over night for a good solid set.
When ready to use, cut into squares, place in a dish, garnish and serve.

Wishing you all a sweet weekend!
Happy Cooking!
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