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Cheesecake Cookies

These are good for when you want the flavor of cheesecake without the heavy richness.

  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c chopped walnuts
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/3 c melted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese (I used reduced fat)
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla

    Mix brown sugar, nuts and flour. Stir in butter and mix until crumbly. Reserve 1 c of the mixture and press remainder into an 8" square pan. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg. Add lemon juice, milk, and vanilla; blend. Pour into baked crust and top with reserved crumbs. Bake 20-25 more minutes. Store in refrigerator.

    Next time, I plan on adding some cinnamon to the crumb mixture for an extra kick.
  • vegetarian

    Anyone know any tried and true vegetarian recipes?

    I'm looking to eat that way a little more...

    The Great Snacksby

    I found this wonderful little website called www.snacksby.com!  You can enter in all the random food you have lying around the house or whatever, and it comes up with a ton of recipes you can make with what you've got!  it's a really new site, though, so new recipes are being added every day.  But yeah, it's pretty great.  It'll also tell you recipes you can make with what you have, plus buying like one or two more things, etc.

    I'm excited about this because I'm so not creative, and have a really hard time figuring out what to do with the random food we have (and we certainly do have some RANDOM food!).

    Italian Pizza Burgers

    I got this recipe in an email today, it sounds good I think I'm going to give it a shot. I thought I'd share it with you guys.

    1 lb. extra lean ground beef
    1/4 cup chopped onions
    2 Tbsp. Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing
    4 KRAFT 2% Milk Mozzarella Singles
    4 hamburger buns, split
    2 Tbsp. ketchup
    1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

    PREHEAT grill to medium-high heat. Mix meat, onions and dressing. Shape into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.
    GRILL patties 4 min. on each side or until cooked through (160°F). Top with the 2% Milk Singles. Place buns, cut-sides down, on grate of grill along with the burgers. Grill 1 min. or until buns are lightly toasted and 2% Milk Singles are melted.
    MIX ketchup and seasoning. Fill buns with the cheeseburgers; top burgers with the ketchup mixture.

    I'm looking for a seasoned pretzel recipe, I thought I'd seen it in a community I'm in can't seem to find it. I've looked in the memories and can't find it there either.

    Its a recipe where you add oil, dry ranch dressing mix and some other spices then bake them.

    Does anybody have this recipe?

    Thanks in advance

    (x posted to cooking )

    No Bake Cookies

    2 cups white sugar
    3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 cup margarine
    1/2 cup milk
    1 pinch salt
    3 cups quick cooking oats
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    In a saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine, milk, and salt to a rapid boil for 1 minute.
    Add quick cooking oats, peanut butter, and vanilla; mix well.
    Working quickly, drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, and let cool.

    These are classic...I found this online and gave it a shot. They turned out so yummy!! Not to mention they were so simple to make! I didn't have a full 2 cups of sugar, I used about 1 and 3/4 and they turned out fine.

    side dish ideas?

    Hey all, I'm going to a BBQ tomorrow and need to make some sort of side to bring. What can you all recommend that is relatively easy, not too expensive, and vegetarian?


    cross posted in recipe_swap

    clueless about tuna

    In an effort to improve some of my eating habits and lose a few pounds, I am going to take a stab at eating and liking tuna. historically I have totally loathed the stuff, but I figure it's been long enough that I can try again to see if my tastes have changed.

    Anyone with a tasty, easy recipe for tuna-anything is invited to help me in this quest for better health.

    slow-cooker chicken cordon bleu

    Found this recipe- give it a try! (nothing is easier than the crockpot)


    * 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
    * 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
    * 1 cup milk
    * 4 ounces sliced ham
    * 4 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
    * 1 (8 ounce) package herbed dry bread stuffing mix
    * 1/4 cup butter, melted


    1. Mix together the cream of chicken soup and milk in a small bowl. Pour enough of the soup into a slow cooker to cover the bottom. Layer chicken breasts over the sauce. Cover with slices of ham and then Swiss cheese. Pour the remaining soup over the layers, stirring a little to distribute between layers. Sprinkle the stuffing on top, and drizzle butter over stuffing. Cover, and cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours, or 2 to 3 hours on High.

    Question for you ladies

    My mom and I bought at least a pound or maybe two of fresh Bing Cherries on Wednesday. I ate a whole bunch of them that day and needless to say.. they dont stick to me very long. So I have all these cherries left in the refrigerator.. and I HATE to waste them.

    Does anyone know any good recipes so that I can get rid of these things? Remember... they still have the seed and the stem. Or, how do you pitt a cherry without making a HUGE mess?

    I found a recipe for chocolate covered cherries that sounds divine, but I was thinking about something with more substance, like a cake or a pie or bread or something.

    Thanks a bunch!!