Monday, March 7, 2016

Recipes #290 - 297 - Peanut Butter Buckeye Cheesecake, Grilled Cheese Pull Aparts, and more

Recipe #290 - Peanut Butter Buckeye Cheesecake from Tastes of Lizzy T's -

This amazing Peanut Butter Cheesecake with oreo crust and chocolate ganashe was the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day dessert... or it would have done if I had read the recipe before 6pm the night of (it requires quite a few hours of sitting). As fancy cheesecakes usually do, this required many steps, many dishes, many layers, and just as much patience.

Recipe #291 - Grilled Cheese Pull Aparts from pinterest (broken link) -

I've made these grilled cheeses twice in the past week because they're so easy and delicious, and go perfectly with tomato soup on a cold night.
To make these, heat the oven to 350F. Slice 16 squares off a block of cheddar cheese. Open a can of biscuits and split each biscuit in half, for a total of 16 halves. Place a square of cheese in the middle of each biscuit dough, and seal at the top to form a ball.  When all 16 balls are made, brush melted butter to the top of each one, and sprinkle with garlic powder.  Cook for 13-17 minutes, or until browned at the top.
Serve with tomato soup - great for dipping!

Recipe #292 - Tuna Noodle Casserole from Cambell's Kitchen -

After digging through my pantry in search of tomato soup to go with my grilled cheese bombs (see above), I was flabbergasted to count the number of cans of cream of mushroom soup were taking up room on the shelves. Cream of mushroom soup isn't exactly a staple in our diets, so I had to look around to find a recipe that called for as many cans as possible. I found this tuna noodle casserole, which was a perfect recipe to use up the old cans littering the house. Everything in the recipe was something we had on hand, and it didn't take long to cook at all. A great solution for a last minute, filling meal.

Recipe #293 - Apple Slab Pie from King Arthur Flour -

Apple pie in a casserole

Recipe #294 - Individual Seven-Layer Cups from The Girl Who Ate Everything
I made these cups for our New Year's Eve party. They were perfect individual servings for each person, though if I were to do it again I would use much smaller cups, as the servings were much bigger than expected! They were easy to make, involved store-bought ingredients layered, and looked adorable on the party table!
Sorry we were having too much fun to take a picture.

Recipe #295 - Apple Cider Sangria from How Sweet Eats - 

I made this Apple Cider Sangria as a pre-dinner cocktail on Thanksgiving, and the whole family sucked them down while waiting for dinner to cook. They were the right mix of sour and sweet and put us in the turkey spirit.

Recipe #296 - Spinach Mac and Cheese from Martha Stewart 

Recipe #297 - Greek Tortellini Salad from Two Peas and their Pod -

Tomato and Cucumber salad is one of my favorite foods, and adding tortellini makes it a main course in a dinner meal, as well as a perfect addition to a pot luck or picnic.

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