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Poor Mom’s Cheesecake

25 Jan
English: A stack of Nabisco Graham Crackers.

Begging for a schmeer!

Maybe you are poor on TIME…

or maybe you are poor on CASH…

or maybe you are like me and afraid of the spring-form pan.

But if you have a hankering for cheesecake, keep it simple.

Are you ready for this?????

You will need:

Cream Cheese: full fat or reduced, the choice is yours

Graham Crackers: as many as you want.

Take knife and spread cream cheese on graham cracker.

Eat and repeat as necessary!

The variations are endless.


Twelve Tips of Christmas: 11 Simple One Pot Spaghetti

24 Dec
Cooking spaghetti. Photo by Eloquence.

Who needs MORE dishes to wash?

I don’t know about you, but my list of things to get done today is ENORMOUS! On days like this, make dinner simple.

I’m talking about a one pot spaghetti dinner.

All on medium heat:

Start by sautéing some onion. I like to use half of a yellow onion in butter or olive oil.

Throw in ground meat of choice, we do turkey.

Once the meat is browned add any store-bought sauce you have on hand.

Bring the sauce up to a boil and grab your spaghetti. I like to break mine up into about thirds as I toss it into the pan. Makes for less cleanup of the kiddos later.

Cover and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes and you’re good to go.

***If you want a bolongnese-esqe sauce, stir in some Greek yogurt. It adds a nice creaminess without extra fat.***

You’ll be surprised how good it turns out, plus you have only one pot to wash when it’s done.

Now that’s settled, go finish your shopping or wrapping or just enjoy some family time.

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