Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Hey Y'all and welcome to another fabulous Wednesday! I'm now 23 weeks pregnant and can't stop eating tater tots! Hoping to see a recipe for something potatoey pop up here at our party! Also loving mozzarella cheese for some reason. Can't get enough of it lately. And I'm totally obsessed with cheesecake, especially this Turtle Cheesecake!
 Last weeks Hop was a blast! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves this week. Now get to sharin'!


Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.
We had lots of participation last week with over 400 posts.
Here are the ones you liked the best.


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Number 401 on last week's party is a recipe I had been yearning for. I love soft pretzels dipped in mustard. And as I was browsing our party, there it was!


Everything Soft Pretzel Nuggets from A Sprinkle of This and That


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Turtle Cheesecake

So this baby is moving right along now. I'm at 23 weeks and totally look preggo, feel preggo, and am starting to waddle like a preggo. And eat like it too! I mean I'm eating everything in sight. Lucky for me I'm a fitness instructor, so my weight is still under control. Otherwise, I'd be gaining a pound a day. I love all things tater tot, peanut butter, fruit and chocolate...just not all together. Although...no gross.

Another thing I'm loving is cream cheese! Can't get enough of it! Never really used to love bagels, but now I'm buying them by the big bag full and burning through them. I'm adding cream cheese to my mashed potatoes. Threw some in my homemade mac and cheese the other day. And I'm loving all things cheesecake, of course. Peanut butter, mini cakes, cherry! All of them! I'm especially loving my newest recipe find, Turtle Cheesecake!
This thing may have a lot of steps, but it's totally worth it! 
Now run to the store and grab what you need. I'll wait. Ok ready?? Here we go!

Ingredients:
24 Oreo Cookies, crushed
6 tbsp butter, melted
1 (14oz) package caramels, unwrapped
1/2 cup milk
1 cup chopped pecans
3 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla 
3 eggs, room temperature
2oz semi-sweet baking chocolate

Directions:
Heat the oven to 325 degrees.

Combine the cookie crumbs and butter in a medium bowl. Pour it into the springform pan and press it into the bottom and up the sides.

Microwave caramels and milk in a small bowl on high for 3 minutes or until caramels are completely, stirring after each minute. Add in the pecans.

Pour half of the caramel mix into the crust. Put in the fridge for 10 minutes. Put the remaining caramel mix in the fridge for later.

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a mixer until fully combined. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed. Take out the pan and pour the cream cheese mix over the caramel layer.

Bake for 75 to 85 minutes or until center is almost set. Run a knife around the rim of the pan to loosen the cake. Make sure the cake has completely cooled before removing the rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Right before you serve your cake, microwave the remaining caramel mixture for about a minute. Pour over the cheesecake. Melt chocolate and pour over everything! Serve and enjoy!

If you know of any other amazing cheesecakes I should try please let me know! I'm always in the market for a new recipe!

Need a springform pan?
Nordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan, 10 Cup, 9 Inch
How about a KitchenAid?
KitchenAid KSM150PSER 5-Qt. Artisan Series with Pouring Shield - Empire Red
Thanks for stopping by!

**original recipe can be found here

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

A Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Hey Y'all! I literally just now, like just in the past five minutes, figured out what the heck was going on with my computer! For weeks I've been able to post, but haven't been able to upload pictures from my camera. I could not for the life of me fix the problem and I'm way too cheap thrifty to take my computer in somewhere. So I am going to get this great party up now and come back tomorrow with a delicious recipe for ya! See you then! Now, on to the main event!

Welcome to our 107th Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!
So many great shares last week - so few clicks.
What happened? 
Well, never mind...this is a brand new party!

This week, lets take some time to really appreciate the hard work that went into all these great posts.
Visit, comment, like, share, pin...show 'em a little love.

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This simple little recipe really caught my eye.
It was #454 on last week's party so never think you've arrived too late!
You just might get FEATURED




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Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row  (host)

Janine from Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  

Kim of 2JustByou

Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines
Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Elie from Chocolates and Crockpots

Libby and Rachel of Two Keck Girls

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

CD of CD's Country Living

Alexis of Mom2MyCrazy2

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Hey Y'all and welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday! We are FINALLY done with all of our flooring drama! Hallelujah! It only took seven weeks to fix everything!! Seven weeks right in the middle of the holidays, right during our coldest weeks we've had so far, right in the middle of my pregnancy. Great timing. But hey, at least we found it before my daughter got here. And I couldn't have imagined dealing with everything we had to do with a newborn rolling around. God always has a plan, right? :)

So now that life is getting back to normal, so can I! Tomorrow I'll be sharing with you one of my favorite recipes I've ever done. Here's a hint...it's a cheesecake! So drop off what you've been up to tonight and come back tomorrow to see my yummy creation!

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Follow our hosts a little bit every week --soon you will have them all!

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row  (host)

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Elie from Chocolates and Crockpots

Libby and Rachel of Two Keck Girls

Janine from Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  

Kim of 2JustByou

Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines

Alexis of Mom2MyCrazy2

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

CD of CD's Country Living