Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

My mom posted this picture over at her blog, Hospitality Lane, and I guess some of you wanted the recipe so here it is! (It is really yummy, I got the recipe from, Thank you!!)

Chocolate Cheesecake 1

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/3 cup melted butter

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 can cherry pie filling

1. Prepare crumb crust by combining crumbs, butter (or margarine), and 2 tablespoons sugar. Press mixture into the bottom and 2 inches up the sides of a 9 inch spring form pan. Refrigerate.

2. Melt chocolate chips in top of a double boiler over hot water, set aside.

3. Beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl until smooth and creamy. Blend in eggs. Gradually pour in chocolate, beating on low speed until well-blended. Add 1/2 cup sour cream, flour, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Pour into prepared crust.

4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55-60 minutes or until filling is firm. Turn oven off. Cool cheesecake 1 hour without opening the oven door. Cool completely. Chill several hours or overnight. Top with cherry pie filling and sprinkle on some chocolate chips and you're done!

It's really good, even though it's a bit trickier to make than some other cheesecakes. Enjoy!!!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I've been pretty busy lately (very very good thing)! Doing all sorts of stuff. A few days ago my mom, Jonathan and I went to the mall in search of some "formal attire" for Jonathan. I looked at stuff that interests me while they did this, seeing that I'm easily distracted/bored/uninterested, that was fun. I took the picture of my feet while I waited for Jonathan to try something on or something, that's what the picture has to do with this in case you wondering.
I had a good time with my friends Emma and Lindsay over at Creekside Cottage and everyone on Monday-Tuesday, thanks Mrs. Rabe! This morning I went to help with little children at a bible study for women, this really helps the ladies that go to the study, knowing that their children/grandchildren are having a good time and learning about Jesus. In about an hour Mikey and I will be leaving to go roller blading as we do every Wednesday (or almost...) We both really enjoy it, not to mention a cappuccino or some other thing afterwards. Stuff. Fun stuff. Love it!! Unfortunately, more snow is coming. Sorry but I'm ready for summer.

Til' Later,

Thursday, February 18, 2010

MY Eiffel Tower!!

In case you didn't know already, I really like France. I don't really know why I just do, one reason, of course, would be the Eiffel Tower. It's so cool! So only about a week (if that) before Christmas my parents and I were in a store and I saw this lamp, and immediately fell in love. I got it for Christmas! I was so happy!

I love it, a huge part of France in MY bedroom, Yay!!!!!!!!!

Til' Later

Sunday, February 7, 2010


These sugar cookies were annoying to make, really, really annoying. The dough was first crumbly (ahhh) then we added milk and let it chill in the fridge, but it was sticky then... anyway, the cookies turned out fine.

They're valentiny, I guess I forgot to say that. Oh well :o)

Til' Later,

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's red!!

My hair, that is. I'm getting used to it.... :o)