May is truly my favorite time of year. The warm sunshine makes me feel so good being outdoors and enjoying nature. Whether it’s going for a walk or watching the roadrunners and quail stop by to feed in our backyard, it’s the simple things that make me happy. This month has gone by way too quickly and now the Memorial holiday is upon us signaling that summer is just around the corner. I hope you all have a festive weekend and enjoy your time relaxing with family, friends or nature. I’ve been craving something cherry and decided to make some Cherry Cheesecake Bars for the weekend. What a great dessert to cap off the weekend! It’s easy to make and a crowd pleaser for any get together!
Strawberry pie has been around for ages but what keeps it popular is the fresh and natural sweetness of ripened strawberries with a jello glaze that is so delectable. I have always thought it one of the most vibrant pies both in color and in taste and a little dollop of whip cream on top never hurts. This summer’s crop of strawberries have been so perfect and sweet, I just couldn’t pass up making a pie. And it was the opportunity to try out my new camera. When I made wheat rolls last post, I dropped my Nikon camera for the last time which is a story for another day. I now have a Sony A6000 which I am learning to use. I thought the pics made this strawberry pie look quite tempting. What do you think? Continue reading →
Posted at 9:51 am by NativeNM, on January 11, 2016
It’s that time of year to share Josh’s Birthday Cheesecake. For the past dozen years I have made the infamous cheesecake for Josh. He is one who stands by tradition and every birthday his cheesecake must have chocolate and it must have peanut butter cups. Each year I try to change it up a bit . . . sometimes it comes out amazing . . . other times it doesn’t. This year was a complete success! We all enjoyed having a bite or two of these little cheesecake squares without all the guilt. Celebrating several birthdays right after the holidays can make for sugar overload if you know what I mean. When I dipped each square in chocolate it was like each piece had it’s own personality. Some would drip down the sides while others would harden instantly. They have a decadent flavor followed by a melt in your mouth sweetness. Your taste buds will definitely smile!! Continue reading →
Posted at 8:40 am by NativeNM, on December 18, 2013
This is a pie from my childhood, maybe from yours too! Only we used cherry pie filling for the topping and it was called Cherry O Cream Cheese Pie. I remember Mom making this pie for the holidays, and loving that lemony cream cheese filling with syrupy cherries on top. I froze several packages of raspberries and blackberries over the summer and thought this would be a perfect topping on an old favorite. Everyone loved the mixed berry version and the coloring was bright and glossy red. Makes you hate to slice into it . . . almost! Continue reading →