Posts tagged ‘cream cheese’

August 9th, 2013

Individual NY Cheesecakes {with Black Cherry Topping}

by Chrissy

NY Cheesecake w Cherry Topping_LYK4

Before this, I hadn’t really ventured into the cheesecake realm, but after I pulled this little stunt for a New York themed party, I think I’ll be dabbling with various homemade cheesecake recipes, in the near future.

They are just delectable morsels of goodness and really quite simple to make.

NY Cheesecake w Cherry Topping_LYK2

An NY cheesecake is typically served plain, or with a berry topping, so I went ahead and dressed it up a bit.

NY Cheesecake w Cherry Topping_LYK3

These cherries really added such a great touch. … Read more...

February 26th, 2013

Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

by Chrissy

Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes w Cream Cheese Frosting_LYK2

These sweet little engagement party cupcakes were such a hit with our friends. And yes, they are as good as they look! Probably even better, since me + a pastry bag of frosting = a little bit sketchy.

My sister has already requested them for her baby shower, next month.

Apparently, we do catering now. Keep it rollin’. We take requests. We just need to work on the space issue. After all, we do reside in a very little…yellow…kitchen.… Read more...

January 1st, 2013

Strawberry & Nutella Pie Pinwheels

by Chrissy


2012 was full of challenge, growth and blessing, and as we step into 2013, I am confident that it will hold so much more than the last.

As New Year’s resolutions for diet, weight-loss, and fitness saturate our attention, don’t be burdened by expectations; live a healthy, balanced lifestyle, which includes dessert along with the vegetables.

Now that you know it is A-ok to be eating sweets at the start of the New Year, you have GOT … Read more...

October 19th, 2012

Nutella Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

by Chrissy

You might be like Nutella and Pumpkin in a… whaaaa?!! In a cinnamon roll?

Of course. How rad is that!? They might sound like a mouthful, but they are just as easy as any other homemade cinnamon roll… only like 78 times better.


You make the dough.

You let it rise.

You make the filling. You roll out the dough and smear the buttery Nutella goodness and generously sprinkle the spiced brown sugar mixture over top, and a handful … Read more...

April 22nd, 2012

Lemon Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

by Chrissy

Strawberries are delightful.

Especially when they are stuffed full of sweet lemony cream cheese.

Get excited. The summer berries are coming out to play.

Living in So Cal, luckily we have the option of picking up berries at the grocery store, year round, even in the dead of winter (which, by the way, is sometimes warmer than the summer months when June gloom hits). The only downfall to this scenario is that plump, juicy strawberries aren’t available year round. … Read more...