My Favorite Cream Cheese Recipes

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It’s summer, and summer is a busy time for all of us.  The day’s are longer but the time seems to slip by faster. 

I’ve been busy working on the Pink Paradise and I’m just about ready to share another update with you.  But first, I thought I’d  share three of my favorite cream cheese desserts. 

 

Mini Lemon Cheesecake with Peach Glace’ Topping (bottom left)

Chocolate and Cream Cheese Crostata  & Mini Cakes (bottom right)

Chocolate Covered Caramel Cheesecake Bars (top right)

What is keeping you busy this summer?

 

My Favorite Cookie

Tis the season for baking.  And, here is my all time favorite.  The sugar cookie.  I baked my first batch this weekend.  Made with real butter, sour milk and a fine vanilla extract.   They don’t get much better than this. 

What’s your favorite holiday cookie?

Mac Salad – good ole summer time classic

Macaroni salad has always been one of my favorites.  I particularly prefer it in the warmer months complimenting specific foods like bbq ribs, chicken, burgers, etc.  

I’ve taken my mother’s recipe, intermingled it with my grandma H’s recipe, and added a bit of my own creativity to come up with a salad to satisfy my taste.

Grandma H always used Miracle Whip in her salads, my mom always used mayonnaise.  I use mayo too. Grandma always added a touch of sugar to her recipe, my mom didn’t.  I do.  Neither used green olives in their salads but I generally do.  I think the olives add a little zip to the salad.

Now, if you ask me for my recipe it would be a little of this, a little of that.  No measuring,  just a lot of little tastes until I’m satisfied with the results.  

What about you?  Do you have a recipe you follow?  Or, are you a creator like me?