Wednesday, July 30, 2014

30 Different Takes on Cheesecake!

An awesome roundup of 30 cheesecake recipes from some of my favorite bloggers - so creative and yummy!





Happy National Cheesecake Day, everyone!! Of all the national food holidays, cheesecake is definitely one that deserves it, am I right?! Pretty much everyone loves cheesecake, and of course as a food blogger, I LOVE the fun and creative different takes you can make on a simple cheesecake. So, as part of my patriotic duty to celebrate, here's a roundup of 30 of my favorite blogger's cheesecake recipes! Grap a cup of coffee and dial up your willpower, cause you're gonna need it!



Brownie Batter Cheesecake







Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Torte







Skinny Strawberry Cheesecake Granola Parfait







No Bake Nutella Cheesecake







Autumn Cheesecake Dip







Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake







Chocolate Caramel Mini Cheesecakes







Twix Cheesecake Pie - The Kitchen Is My Playground







Gluten Free Sweet Potato Cheesecake - Fearless Dining







Cheesecake Bars - Carolyn's Homework







Chocolate Chip Mini Cheesecakes - I Eat Therefore I Cook







Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake - Avocado Pesto







Mini Cheesecakes with Raspberries - Practically Functional







No Bake Cheesecake - I'm Topsy Turvy







Creamy Blueberry Avocado Cheesecake Bars - Eat Craft Parent







Chocolate Eggnog Cheesecake - Table for Seven







Caramel Apple Cheesecaketini - Snappy Gourmet







No Bake Funfetti Cheesecake Parfaits - Stuck on Sweet







Easy Mini Cheesecakes - The Crafting Chicks







Crustless Chocolate Cheesecake - Little House Living







Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake - The Kitchen is My Playground







Nutella Cheesecake Pops - I Eat Therefore I Cook







Vegan Cheesecake - Avocado Pesto







Chocolate Cheesecake - I'm Topsy Turvy







Mini Buckeye Cheesecakes - Snappy Gourmet







California Pizza Kitchen Pumpkin Cheesecake - CopyKat Recipes







Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Bars - Stuck On Sweet







Mini Oreo Cheesecakes







Oh my goodness, such amazing cheesecake ideas here! Can't wait to try some of these on my family, yum!!

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Show & Share Wednesday #90



Happy Wednesday, everyone! I'll be busy making cupcakes today and heading to Hobby Lobby for a few last minute supplies. Tomorrow Wesley turns 3 and I can hardly believe it! We'll be taking him out to pick out his first "big boy bike" and I can't wait to see his cute little face!!

It's time for another Show & Share link party, are you ready? Let's take a look at the features from last week's party:


No Churn Peach Raspberry Ice Cream - Reasons to Skip the Housework







Mini Berry Pies - Blooming Homestead







Buffalo Chicken Melts - Shaken Together Life







Baked Coconut Chicken with Sweet Chili Pineapple Sauce - A Dash of Sanity







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  • Link up your newest recipe, diy project, kid activity, anything you are proud of and want to share. Please, no more than THREE links per blog.
  • While I love Etsy shops and giveaways, they are not in the spirit of this party.
  • I reserve the right to remove any link that is not family friendly.
  • Grab a button below to display on your post or provide a text link back either in the post or on your link party page.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

French Toast Muffins

Sweet, cinnamon & brown sugar muffins topped with pieces of french toast. Such a great breakfast with a hot cup of coffee!




I think french toast was one of the first things I ever learned how to cook. That and instant mashed potatoes. You know, the white powder that comes in a box? I remember many a summer, my sister and I in the kitchen watching some crazy MTV show on the tiny little kitchen cart tv, with mashed potatoes cooking on the stove. Ahh... memories. :)

I can honestly say now, those mashed potato flakes are GROSS. But french toast? Yum! Just regular french toast is good enough for me, and when I get sick of feeding the boys cereal - I am more than ready to whip up a batch for us. 

The only thing that's annoying about french toast is, unless you want to drag your huge honking griddle out, you're cooking batch after batch. It takes a while. Ok, don't judge me that I don't feel like getting out my griddle! Everyone stores that thing in the underneath-the-oven drawer with like a billion heavy glass baking dishes on top. Who wants to do all that workout without even finishing your coffee? Not me!!

These muffins are THE PERFECT solution! Plus, they are absolutely wonderful for busy back to school mornings when the kids need something quick before they run out the door. My two gobbled the whole batch up in 3 days - they loved them THAT much! 


French Toast Muffins
makes 12 muffins

For French Toast Topping:

3 slices bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For Muffin Batter:

1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup milk
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted


Prepare the french toast topping by whisking the egg, milk, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Stir in bread cubes and set aside. For the muffin batter, mix together flour, dry vanilla pudding mix, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Whisk egg and add to dry ingredients along with the milk, brown sugar, and butter. Stir with a wooden spoon until well moistened, batter will be lumpy. Divide batter evenly among 12 muffin cups lined with cupcake liners. Top each evenly with french toast topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 - 28 minutes. Cool slightly before serving.




No syrup needed on these babies, yum!!


Here are some more of my favorite breakfast recipes:


Skinny Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal




Frosty Orange Juice




Back to School Whole Wheat Banana Muffins




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