Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cheesecake Strawberries

I got this awesome recipe from my co-worker and I had just had to try it.  It was easy and delicious!

The players…Strawberries, cream cheese, powered sugar, vanilla and graham crackers.

Wash those berries.

Remove top of strawberry and clean with a paring knife.

I like to cut a tiny bit of the bottom off so they stand up nicely.

Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla

Put the cream cheese mixture in a piping bag and fill your strawberries.

Almost done 🙂

Once the strawberries are filled, dip the top in graham cracker crumbs.

Perfection…

Cheesecake Strawberries:

1 pound large strawberries

8oz. block cream cheese – soft

3 – 4 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Graham cracker crumbs

When you are done assembling your strawberries, cover and chill in the refrigerator before serving.

Adapted from: Nutmeg Nanny

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Juicy Juice

I went to visit my Mom today and left with two bags of lemons….time for some fresh lemon juice.

Time to use this funky old Proctor Silex juicer circa 1970.  It still does the trick.

Straining it through my new jelly strainer gets out the extra pulp that the older juice did not remove.

Beautiful fresh lemon juice ready for frig…soon to be lemonade.

I mark my canning lids that I have already processed with a heart this way there is not way that I can mix up them with the new ones.  What do you do?

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Guacamole Anyone??

Today my Mom and I processed 50+ avocados for freezing.  My Mom has a tree that was planted in 1977 and it is an avocado machine. There are always plenty to give away and then some. Last year I had researched preserving these wonderful little things and I found out that we could indeed preserve them with very little effort (and a little lemon juice)

The culprits…avocados, lemon juice and the FoodSaver

Mom counted the bounty to make sure we were going to have enough lemon juice.

We got our assembly line going, it all went pretty smooth.

All of the skins and seed are removed, now we just need to add the lemon juice.

Everything is mixed up, bagged and ready to seal.

BEAUTIFUL…we will be able to make guacamole for the next year!!

All ready for the freezer and future enjoyment!

Here are the ratios:

1 avocado (skin & seed removed & mashed)

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix well, put in freezer safe bags and freeze.

Easy peasy!!

We had to make one little batch to snack on.  I used my favorite guacamole recipe from Alton Brown.

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