Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mini No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Hello there! It's been a minute since I've posted anything on this little blog of mine,
sharing on Instagram is so much easier, but this mini no-bake cheesecake parfait recipe
is a keeper, so I'm posting it so that I remember it for future bridal/baby showers or
other parties.

Our daughter is getting married next month and her sweet Maid of Honor hosted a bridal
shower for her a couple weeks ago. It was such a nice shower with so many cute details.
If I get my act together maybe I'll post some pictures soon.

I love making mini desserts, so I reached out to Becca and asked her what I could make
for the shower. She was having cake, so she requested something else sweet and mini
cheesecake parfaits immediately came to mind. I made mini cookies and cream parfaits
for Madison's college graduation party and they were a huge hit, so I decided to make
a similar version using fresh kiwi and strawberries. They are super easy to make and
you can make them a day in advance to save time on the day of your party/event. I
stored them in a large covered plastic container in the fridge overnight and then
transported them to the party in a cooler.

You can find the mini plastic cups and spoons at most party stores or on Amazon.
It think they are adorable and everyone seemed to love them.  Mini Cheesecake Parfaits
would also be perfect for graduation parties, weddings or engagement parties.

Mini No-Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

6 graham crackers, crushed and set aside ready for use
8 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 kiwis
1 pint fresh strawberries

12 parfait cups with mini spoons (you can find these at party supply stores)

Crush graham crackers and set aside until ready to use.
Rinse and cut fruit into small bite size pieces.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy, scraping the sides of the bowl a few times if necessary.  Add heavy cream, scrap cream cheese from sides of bowl, and increase mixer speed and beat until smooth in texture. This may take a few minutes, so be patient - it will thicken!

Add a tablespoon of crushed graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of each cup.
Fill a large piping bag with cream cheese mixture and pipe into each cup. Top with cut fruit.
Sprinkle with remaining graham cracker crumbs if desired.

Refrigerate at least one hour before serving. I kept them refrigerated over night and they
were fine.


Servings: 12-15

Monday, March 11, 2019

Leprechaun Snack Mix

Happy Monday and happy March!

It's been a minute since I last posted on this little blog of mine, but I'm back today
with a fun and festive Chex snack mix perfect for St. Patrick's Day.  I like to call it
Leprechaun Snack. This tasty St. Patrick's Day snack mix is filled with popcorn,
Chex cereal, pretzels, green chocolate coated candies, gold, green and white sprinkles
and colorful rainbows!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Coconut Sugar Snickerdoodle Cookies {Paleo}

Paleo Coconut Sugar Almond Flour Cookies

I'm posting this recipe today for my own selfish reasons.
Mainly because I love these cookies and I don't want to lose the recipe!

Like many of you I've been trying to eat healthy for the new year, but I also need a
sweet treat every now and then. Like every day :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

You're the Balm Free Valentine Printable

Remember making Valentine boxes in elementary school? Carefully covering shoe or
cereal boxes with construction paper, heart cut-outs and stickers. Do kids still do that?

The best part was the actual Valentine's Day party when you stuffed your faces with sugar
cookies, red Kool-Aid, conversation hearts and red lollipops with white sugary hearts!
Once you were all hyped up on sugar you got to go around the classroom and place a
Valentine card in all of your classmates homemade mail boxes. Wasn't that the best!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Cupid's Crunch Chex Snack Mix

Valentine's Day Chex Snack Mix

Chex snack mixes are one of my favorite things to make for holidays.
They are quick and easy to make and everyone loves them! Since Valentine's Day will be
here before we know it I decided to share a festive and fun snack mix that I like to refer
to as Cupid's Crunch.

Cupid's Crunch Snack Mix is made up of popcorn, Chex cereal, pretzels, candy and
fun Valentine's Day sprinkles drizzled with white chocolate - yum!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Meatless Monday Quick and Easy Dinner

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet. As always, all opinions are my own.

Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
Mine was super busy once again. Our house is still a mess from the process of removing
carpet and installing hardwood floors and I've been doing a lot of painting. We decided
to hire a professional to finish things up and hopefully that will happen this week. I will
be so glad to get our house back in order!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Vegetarian Lentil Chili for Two

Well hello there. It's been a minute, but it's nice to be back!

Right after New Year's we started the process of installing hardwood flooring in seven
rooms of our house, so it's been total chaos around here. We've been ripping up carpet,
moving furniture, emptying closets and painting. Our house is a mess, but it's going
to be beautiful once it's all complete! I've been sharing some of the progress on my
Instagram stories and will share more here later.