Sunday, October 27, 2013

call me Perky McGlitter!

I'm skipping Halloween and going straight to X-Mas

taken from the Cosmo Cricket blog

As crafty peeps, we are the elves of the holidays.

Did you know that Santa names all his helpers, not just the ones at the North pole? In fact, he has extra special names for all his crafty peeps based on lots of things they love.

 i'm Perky McGlitter, who are you?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Maple Bacon Cheesecake

so earlier today i posted on Instagram a picture of a Maple Bacon Cheesecake that i made yesterday and i've had a few requests for the recipe.

The original recipe is from Stacey Poon-Kinney from the Next Food Network Star, a few months ago i did try to make her recipe as is and i had a few problems with the topping part and it just made a whole lot.  I did love the taste of the cheesecake mix so i just simplified the recipe and i only get great comments whenever i make it.  I do want to say that the crust from the original recipe is DELICIOUS!!!! but since i use small ramekins i don't put any crust on the bottom.
So here's how i throw the recipe together.

1 pounds cream cheese
1/4 cup maple sugar
1/4 cup greek yogurt
2 eggs plus 1 yolks
3/4 cup maple syrup
4-5 ounces bacon, cooked until crisp and roughly diced

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
 In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the greek yogurt and mix well. Add the eggs and yolks one at a time; mix well and scrape down the sides before adding the next egg. Add the maple syrup. Pour into ramekins, stopping 1/2 inch from the top.  Place ramekins on a baking sheet add a bit of water on the bottom.  Bake for 20-24 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack, top with crispy bacon pieces and a sprinkle of maple flakes or maple sugar (this is optional)


let me know if you try this recipe, i'd love to know how it turned out for you.


Thursday, October 10, 2013

design team application

One of my FAVORITE stamp companies, Purple Onion Design, is having a holiday design team call!  I am SO thrilled, i've been wanting to get on their DT for the longest time!  I'm posting some things you might or might not have seen before.  wish me luck!!!