By now, most of you know that I am a self-proclaimed “Crock Pot Queen” and very seldom do I do any baking. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth and most of my cakes have been flops. However, this week I decided to try a no-bake Cheesecake and I must admit that it was easy breezy good!
- 1 package of mini Ready Crust Graham Cracker Crusts
- 1 – 8 oz package of cream cheese – softened
- 1 – 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 can cherry pie filling
I had hubby take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator several hours before I got home to ensure it was room temperature soft. Put the cream cheese in a bowl along with the sweetened condensed milk and beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.
Stir in 1/3 cup of lemon juice
Spoon Cream Cheese mixture into Graham Cracker Crusts
Chill at least 3 hours in the refrigerator, then enjoy! Didn’t I tell you it was easy breezy!
What is your favorite no-bake dessert, and no, Oreo cookies don’t count!
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Oftentimes I find myself spending way too much money on junk food and snacks at the grocery stores. I wonder if subconsciously it’s because my grandmother didn’t buy a lot of snacks while we were growing up. It’s funny because in her later years she always wanted candy or something sweet to eat after dinner or while watching TV. I wonder if that also stemmed from her not having sweets as a child even though her father owned a candy store in Canton, North Carolina in the early 19oo’s.
McDonald’s Apple Pie and Peanuts Candy were her favorites.
My grandmother thought snacks should be fresh or dried fruit, stalks of celery and carrot sticks that was always in a large cup of ice water on the top shelf of the refrigerator. On rare occasions there would be a jar of Pimento Spread to dip the celery sticks in.
Although, she may not have bought us a lot of junk food, candy or sweets, that didn’t mean that we didn’t find a way to get some!
My sister Gloria and I would save our coins and when we had enough money we’d run up the hill and straight to the corner store for some of these unhealthy treats:
I am now the same age that my grandmother was when she began raising us, and I finally appreciate a good piece of dried fruit or fiber stick! It’s funny how some things that we are taught in our youth doesn’t make sense until we actually experience it later in life.
When shopping I also make sure to purchase fresh fruit including apples, bananas, and oranges as well as cheese and crackers but those Oreo Cookies and Ice Cream seem to get eaten first.
What were some of your favorite snacks growing up and what snack if any do you buy now?
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On Friday, my son and I went to Save A Lot, a grocery store that I pass everyday on the way home but have never stopped. They had some good bargains especially in the produce department. Tayair thought it was weird that we had to pay a quarter to get a shopping cart, but understood the concept when we returned the cart and got the quarter back. This is not a fancy store nor is it “ghetto” as some people posted on Foursquare but the price is right for certain items as shown below: