Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mini Hawaiian Cheesecakes

I am so dedicated to blogging. 

I'm on vacation on the Big Island visiting family and friends and I made you Hawaiian Cheesecakes! They are so easy to make, perfect to share, and made with a fun Hawaiian Twist. 

I picked up some Hawaiian Jellies and topped my mini cheesecakes. There was the amazing Lilikoi Jelly, Guava and Strawberry Guava Jam, Papaya-Pineapple Jam, and Guava Jelly.

I thought that all of the flavors were great! You can totally add your own flavor of jam or jelly to your cheesecake. These are very easy to whip up for a list minute dinner or they freeze great for a hidden dessert in the back of the fridge.


All of these Blogger have teamed up for National Cheesecake  Day! Check out all these other Cheesecake Recipes!

Pear cheesecake with gingersnap crust from Roxana's Home Baking 
  Strawberry Chocolate Ganache Cheesecake Bars from A Kitchen Addiction 
  No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Crunchy Creamy Sweet 
  Caramel Overload Cheesecake Bars from Crumbs and Chaos 
 Blackberry Goat Cheese Cheesecake from Baking a Moment 
  White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake from Will Cook For Smiles 
  Coconut Cheesecake with Macadamia Crust from All Day I Dream About Food 
  Lemon Cheesecake from Shugary Sweets 
  No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts 
  Oreo Cheesecake (vegan) from Namely Marly 
  Blueberry Ricotta Cream Cheesecake from Hungry Couple 
  Raspberry Cheesecake with Oreo Crust from Hip Foodie Mom 
  Black Raspberry Cheesecake Milkshake from Blahnik Baker 
  No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from White Lights on Wednesday Blackberry Cheesecake Popsicles from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen 
  Chocolate Nutella Cheesecake Cake from gotta get baked 
  White Chocolate Frangelico Cheesecake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake 
  Snickers Cheesecake from Life, Love and Sugar 
  Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from Inside BruCrew Life 
  Strawberry Cheesecake Pots from Barbara Bakes 
  Mom's Cheesecake from Magnolia Days 
  Vanilla Bean Cheesecake from Wine & Glue 
  New York Style Cheesecake from URBAN BAKES 
  Rainbow Cheesecake from In Katrina's Kitchen 
  No Bake Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bars from Beyond Frosting 
  Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars from Cooking In Stilettos 
  Ricotta Cheesecake from French Press 
  Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake from Wishes and Dishes 
  Key Lime Pie Cheesecake from Love and Confections 
  Apricot-Swirl Cheesecake from Take A Bite Out of Boca 
  Hawaiian Mini Cheesecakes from Pint Sized Baker 
  Butter Pecan Caramel No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes from Simply Southern Baking 
  Pumpkin Cheesecake from Lady Behind The Curtain 
  Mini cheesecakes with a toasted coconut crust (gluten free) from Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine 
  No Bake Blackberry Cheesecake from You Made That? 
  Mini No Bake Lime Cheesecakes from Miss in the Kitchen 
  No-Bake Limoncello Cheesecake from Cake Duchess 
  No-Bake Berry Cheesecake from Food Lust People Love 
  Key Lime Trifles from Hoosier Homemade 
  Hawaiian Chantilly Layer Cheesecake from Wallflour Girl 
  No Bake Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Bars from Garnish with Lemon 
  Mango Cheesecake (vegan) from Jessiker Bakes 
Salted Caramel Apple Cheesecake from Jane's Adventures in Dinner 
  Oreo Ripple Cheesecake from Overtime Cook 
  Sugar Cookie Cheesecake from Munchkin Munchies 
  Caramel cheesecake martini from Happy Food, Healthy Life 
  Frozen PB&C Cheesecake from Noshing With The Nolands 
  Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Cookies from Lemons for Lulu
Enjoy!


Mini Hawaiian Cheesecakes

by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake cream cheese cheesecake
Ingredients (serves 10)
Instructions
Crush the Graham Crackers and mix with the melted butter. The mixture should be like sand. Line a cupcake pan with some foil liners. Press a tablespoon of graham crackers into the liners and press down and out. Chill in the fridge.
Prepare the cheesecake filling. Preheat the oven to 350. Cream the cream cheese until smooth, adding the sugar, vanilla and egg. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes.
Cool for 30 minutes and then refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove from the liners and top with the jelly or jam.
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Two Cup Tuesday No.82


I am still having a great time on vacation on the Big Island. There are 11 people sleeping in my Mom's house and I'm loving it! My Brother and his partner are here and my sister and her family are also visiting. My mom built the house to have all of her family come to visit. It's great!
Yesterday we went Zipling and my daughter and niece did GREAT!! The two 8 year olds had a blast and there was no fear at all! It was all excitement and glee!
I've done some baking while here. Check out my post on Dieter's Downfall. I've made a Lilikoi Cheesecake with a Macadamia Nut Shortbread Crust. It was amazing and I'm sorry to report that it's already all gone.


If you ever get a change to get some Lilikoi (Passion Fruit) I highly recommend it. I want to add it to everything - ice cream, bars, popsicles, ice cream, fudge... I want lilikoi EVERYTHING!

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Strawberry Cream Soda Popsicles


Everyone is on vacation. I'm in Hawaii and Beth is in Germany. Even though we are on opposite sides of the world, we still have a great post for you!

I've made some yummy Strawberry Soda Popsicles for ya! 

Check out the post on Hungry Happenings.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

How to Make Gerbera Daisy Cake Pops

While I'm on vacation, my friend Bob, from Take the Cake made some beautiful cake pops for you. These are pretty easy and straight-forward to you to make at home. 
With summer in full swing and plenty of BBQ’s and parties to enjoy we wanted to share a fun and easy way to make the perfect Host or Hostess gift!

All you will need is the following to make this gorgeous centerpiece:
Cake pop dough for 7-8 pops
Silk Gerbera daisy flowers off the stem
6 inch cake pop sticks
Flower pot with foam and crinkle paper inside

Start off making your basic cake pops on 6 inch sticks. Pick your favorite color for the center of the flower. Yellow is the choice for us. Dip your cake pops and add any decoration that you would like. We have gone with a fun swirl that adds texture to the pops. While these are drying you can prepare the flowers.
Take the silk flower off of the stem and remove the yellow center. Be sure to take off the greenery from the bottom of the flower.  This will help hold the petals into place. Give the yellow center a good tug. It will come out almost like a button with a stem.

Slowly slide the cake pop on your stick in the hole of the petals. Don’t worry if the petals separate. You can slide them on like a puzzle piece if needed.  Once all petals are in place slide on the plastic greenery on the bottom. This will hold the petals into place for your cake pops.
Once you have all your flowers set you are ready to arrange them in the flower pot. Make sure that you leave enough room between each flower so you are not crowding your centerpiece. 


Now you have the perfect and one of a kind gift to start the party right!.  Simple and Elegant!

Have a fun and safe summer everyone!
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Two Cup Tuesday No.81


I'm on Vacation! Watch all my fun Big Island Adventures on my Instagram Feed! I got to Hawaii on Thursday, went to the beach on Saturday and got sunburned. Ouch! I think so ice cream would make me feel better :)
I've got a lot of yummy Ice Cream Recipes on Pint Sized Baker and Dieter's Downfall for you!
Key Lime Pie Ice Cream, Ice Cream Tacos, Grilled Apricot Ice Cream with Creme Fraiche and Honey, Brownie Ice Cream Puffs, Birthday Cake Ice Cream, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, and Almond Joy Coconut Ice Cream. I know there's something here that you'll love!

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Along with those two sponsors, CoSchedule will be presenting on the importance of social media and have gifts for everyone, Wade and Christine are sharing their insights and tools on growing your Google +, and Heidi Larson will teach us all how to write an e-book!
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mandarin Orange and Coconut Popsicles


It has been so hot and muggy in the DC area that all I want are popsicles and ice cream. I want them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in between. I love citrus so I thought I might try some popsicles with a citrus twist. 

I thought these Mandarin orange and coconut popsicles would be a perfect combination.


I wish I had my popsicle mold with me in Hawaii. I would make some of these while I'm here. I bet my Step-Dad would love them; he loves his popsicles. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Tiki Cake Pops

I am on vacation on the Big Island and loving it!! I asked Lisa if she would make some special cake pops for me and she came up with these Tiki inspired Cake Pops for you! Aloha!

hello to all you PINT SIZE BAKER readers!
can i tell you how excited i am to be here on Karyn's blog?! 
i didn't even finish reading the entire email from her when she asked me if i could guest post before i said yes yes yes!

anyway, before i go any further i guess i better introduce myself.
i'm lisa from hoopla palooza where you will find crazy fun tutes for making fun food, fun crafts, and fun whatever. don't come over looking for sophistication cuz you won't find it there which is exactly my intention! 

making cake pops is one of the food crafts that i enjoy so when Karyn asked me if i could do something hawaiian, i came up with this:
the thing about these cake pops are that they can be designed any way you choose. that's the fun part.
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