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Sunday Summary 3/28 – 4/9

Sunday! So it is time, yet again, to do a summary. I missed it last Sunday- because I entirely forgot about the whole summary thing I was going to do. The list will be long, but it’s going to feature some delicious recipes. The featured recipe from this summary is most definitely the Homemade Pizza. Everyone should give this a try! There is a nice mixture of successes, failures, dinner, and dessert.

  • No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

    This was the best homemade cheesecake I have ever had. It is a featured recipe from a dear friend of mine- DL Dzioba. It’s rather simple- but makes a huge pie. Get two pie crusts to make it most effective. Maybe a chocolate drizzle or some sort of whipped topping would be great too!

  • Homemade Pizza (crust & sauce)

    This pizza was amazingly delicious! The crust is better if you fold in some garlic and then butter the edges and dust it with garlic salt- which I did the second time that I used this recipe. It’s time consuming, but it is definitely worth the time and the effort.

  • Failure: S’mores Pie

    Don’t waste your time on this one ladies and gents! The pie was basically fudge in a crust, and eventually had to be microwaved to even cut it. If you figure out how to make it work- let me know. Be careful not to set it aflame like I did!

  • Moon Pies!

    These moon pies were amazing! The recipe worked well and they were all devoured. They were very rich, and you need more marshmallow than you might expect. I would also like to try them mixing some peanutbutter in with the filling on some. Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Amazing!

  • Cinnamon Rolls

    This is my first recipe that is totally mine. I made it up as I went along, and it turned out about a million times better than I had expected. Great for breakfast. Cream cheese icing would make them even better.

  • Toffee Bars

    These were a semi-success. They were goodish… but not the best. They could be great with proper tweaking and if my recipe had worked how it was supposed to work.

  • Vanilla Wafers (Banana Pudding Part 1

    This is the first half of my banana pudding experiment. These wafers were great- use pure vanilla if you have it. I prefer them softer so that they get soggy, so I’m not sure if they’re as good when cooked crispy. Recipe from Alton Brown.

  • Vanilla Pudding & Assembling the Banana Pudding

    This is homemade vanilla pudding that goes into the banana pudding. Again, from Alton Brown. This banana pudding was gone within 2 days my family liked it so much. If you don’t like bananas, you can substitute pineapples or just leave them out all together.

  • Fried Squash

    This was a rather simple recipe. Can be boiled down to: slice squash, flour squash, fry squash, eat squash. Really great way to fix this vegetable. I haven’t tried fried zucchini, but I bet it’s just as great. Maybe I’ll do that soon…

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No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

So today I am featuring a recipe from a guest chef- my good friend DL Dzioba. This past Friday (March 25th) me, her, and another friend of ours had a cooking party. We made pizzas, cheesecake, and s’mores pie. I’ll be blogging the other recipes as well. But I wanted to make sure to showcase the delicious cheesecake first. I’m usually not a fan of homemade cheesecakes- but this is of the no bake variety. It turned out to be incredibly delicious and I am definitely going to make it on my own. It seemed a fairly simple recipe- so I definitely encourage all of my readers to give it a try!

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 8oz. packages of cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract (or any other flavor you want to add to the chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped

Directions

  1. Melt the chocolate until smooth, set aside
  2. Pour milk into small saucepan,sprinkle gelatin over top and set aside for 1 minute to soften, cook over low heat stirring constantly until gelatin fully disoves, set aside
  3. In large bowl beat together cream cheese and sour cream until smooth, slowly add melted chocolate and continue to beat. Add milk and gelatin mixture and almond extract- mix in completely
  4. Fold in whipped cream
  5. Pour into graham cracker crust and chill for at least 1 hour before serving

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