Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Here We Go!

Good Wednesday night everyone! Hope your week is going well, it is already almost Thursday?! How did that happen?! I would like to say thank you very much to each of my readers for leaving me a birthday greeting. I really appreciate getting all those birthday comments. I had a fun day which ended with my Mom making me Lasagna for dinner (special request), birthday presents, & a Tres Leches Cake. I still don't feel like I am 17. =)

Okay, starting with my Top Ten Appetizers, here is #10. A simple and easy but yummy dip. These pretzels are something new our Sam's Club is carrying. I thought they were pretty neat!

"Party Dip"
16 oz. sour cream
16 oz. sm. curd cottage cheese
8 oz. Cool Whip
1 pkg. Ranch Dip
Mix all ingredients together. Chill before serving. Best if prepared 4-8 hours ahead.
These little treats are quite tasty and don't take that much time to make. If you're a fan of Reese, you'll be sure to love these!

"Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecakes"

1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
5 teaspoons butter, melted
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons beaten egg
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 miniature peanut butter cups
In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom of six paper-lined muffin cups; set aside. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until smooth. Add egg and vanilla; beat on low speed just until combined. Place a peanut butter cup in the center of each muffin cup; fill with cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until center is set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 6 servings.
My head is cut out beacuase you wouldn't want to see the face I am making. =)


sarah said...

Hi Priscilla! I think I am the first to comment! :) Thank you for your comment on my blog. I didn't change the name, just the title bar script, but now I realize that's kind of confusing looking! So I changed it back to mrs. jy - and then the quote. The actual title of my blog is just "mrs. jy", but I am thinking about changing it.

I think its interesting your dip has cool whip in it! I didn't expect that at all since its sweet. I'll have to try it. My husband was sitting beside me as I was reading your entry, and when he saw the mini peanut butter cheesecakes, he said "I need that!! Can we make those now?". He's a PB fiend and these will probably be making an appearance in my kitchen soon. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. All I can is wow. Lol those peanut butter cheesecakes look AMAZING! I'm seriously gonna have to try those.

Anonymous said...

All I can "say" lol sorry bout that=)

Cristine said...

I, too, was shocked about the cool whip in the dip. It has piqued my interest!!!

And those mini cheesecakes look divine!

As always, thanks for the awesome recipes!

Rachelle said...

ok, the first 2 items, I do combine for a chip dip (ruffles only):) the cool whip and ranch with those threw me for a loop. lol

Jodi said...

Both recipes look yummy! I'm kinda disappointed not to see your face in the picture! :)

HoneyB said...

Grumpy would be right after those PB Cheesecake bites!

I just realized your from Iowa! I used to live in Cedar Rapids. I never heard of Moscow IA though.

Katherine Aucoin said...

What time is the party? Bring extra pretzels and party dip! That dip is on my Christmas list.

Maria said...

I love pretzels. I will have to look for those! the dip looks good too and of course the sweet treat looks amazing!!

Rosie said...

Hi Priscilla, pleased you had a great 17th birthday with yummy food and a lovely cake :)

Your dip looks good and those mini cheesecakes look amazing!!

Rosie x

Stephanie said...

Cool Whip and Ranch dip? That sounds so intriguing I might just have to try it! Kind of a sweet-and-salty combo.

Allie said...

Your dip sounds interesting, I'm trying it for sure to see what this is all about.

J.Danger said...

my husband needs those PB cheesecakes NOW.

Pam said...

The dip sounds really interesting. I am sure it's so tasty.

The mini cheesecakes are so clever! I've never thought to make something like this before. Great recipe.

Hope your birthday was special.

Katrina said...

Interesting dip! I'm sure the ranch-y flavor overrides the Cool Whip. Doesn't it?
the cheesecakes are awesome. I love mini ones.

teresa said...

I'm glad you're doing this, I'm throwing a party on Wed, and I need some fun ideas! The cheesecake cookies look fantastic!!

Jenny said...

What great looking recipes Priscilla! Love those cute little cheesecakes, YUM!

Jessica said...

I"m glad you had a great birthday! 17 was such a good year for me, I hope it brings even more wonderful things to you than it did for me! I'm making this dip for my christmas party this weekend!

Meg said...

Those cheesecakes look sinful!

Kaitlin said...

I want one of those cheesecakes NOW! they look so good!!

giz said...

Those cheesecakes are sinful....totally sinful - it wouldn't stop me from eating them. The pretzels from Sam's Club - I found the little ones filled with peanut butter. Absolutely unusual and really good but there's a limit to how many you can eat.

Rebekah said...

those pretzel crackers are so yummy! your cupcakes remind me of black bottom cupcakes, which are basically chocolate cupcakes with a scoop of a cream cheese/choc chip filling in the center. They're really delicious!

Lauren said...

Hello! I just love your blog! My mom at 3 girls me and a recipe talks about your blog all the time and the yummy food you make, and I made the mistake of stopping by before lunch and now im starving!! These little cheesecakes look delicious! I just might have to make them! Thanks for the recipe!

Screaming Meme said...

You are quite amazing...I love the fact that you are so young and you have learned so much...It is wonderful! Meme