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CHERRY CREAM CHEESE COBBLER

Cherry Cream Cheese Cobbler - TSLC

April 23, 2014 is National Cheesecake Day!  This Cherry Cream Cheese Cobbler is easy to make and tastes like a cheesecake in a cobbler. What could be better than cheesecake and cobbler?  Just add a big scoop of ice cream or some whipped cream for a dessert your family and friends will love.

1/2 cup butter or 1 stick or 8 tablespoons, melted

1/2 cup white granulated sugar

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon almond extract (could use vanilla extract)

1 cup milk

1 egg

1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

Melt butter in a 9 x 13 baking dish. (I just put mine in the oven for a few minutes). In a bowl combine sugar, flour, baking powder and whisk together.  Add the extract, milk and egg to the flour mixture and stir to mix. Pour this over the melted butter in your baking dish but don’t mix it together.  Drop spoonfuls of the cherry pie filling into the flour and butter.  Cut the cream cheese up in small pieces and drop into the cobbler.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.  If top is not brown enough by then put under broiler for a few minutes.  Makes 8 to 10 servings. Enjoy!

Note:  You can use different pie fillings such as blueberry, apple, etc.

Cherry Cream Cheese Cobbler TSLC

Don’t forget to check out my recipe for Fresh Peach Cobbler.

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FRUITY SMOOTHIE

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This is a great refreshing, healthy summer drink.  I love a fruit smoothie for breakfast or just anytime. Easy to make and good for you.

1 banana

1/2 cup orange juice

1/2 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (can use blackberries, blueberries, peaches or any fruit you like)

1/2 cup plain yogurt or any fruit yogurt

1 tablespoon honey

1/4 cup quick-cooking oats or rolled oats, uncooked (Optional but healthy)

3 or 4 ice cubes

Blend all ingredients in blender. Makes about 4 cups. Enjoy!

Note:  Freeze this for a great frozen treat.

Don’t forget to check out these great drinks:

Irish Coffee

The Kentucky Mint Julep 

Chocolate Cinnamon Flavored Coffee

 

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HAM, SPINACH AND PASTA CASSEROLE

Ham, Spinach and Pasta Casserole - TSLC

This Ham, Spinach and Pasta Casserole is great for using up leftover ham of any kind and makes a meal in one dish.  We love this with country ham but you can use any kind you like.  The baby spinach along with the pasta,  cheese and ham makes this a great casserole to serve family and guests.

2 cups uncooked pasta (I used rotini)

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach (could use frozen)

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sour cream

2 cups cooked chopped ham (this is great with country ham)

1 1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese (can use whatever cheese you like)

1 cup Ritz cracker crumbs

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.  Brown onion in butter, add garlic and baby spinach and cook about five minutes until spinach is tender.  Remove spinach and onions and set aside.  Add the flour to the butter like you were making a roux or gravy, stir in milk, black pepper, salt and sour cream.  Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in the pasta, ham and parmesan cheese along with the spinach and onions.  Pour into a sprayed casserole dish, sprinkle on Ritz cracker crumbs.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes until crackers are browned on top.  Makes about 8 servings.  Enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out these ham recipes:

Ham, Swiss, Bacon with Apple Sandwich

Ham and Black Bean Soup

Ham and Dumplings

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TSLC’S WEEKLY POT LUCK

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Weekly Potluck will be bringing you recipes we think you might enjoy from our blogger friends around the internet. We will pick interesting food facts, tips, articles and items we think you might enjoy each week.  You will be able to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or E-mail buttons at the bottom of each post. Thank you for your continued support of The Southern Lady Cooks! We love our fans!

5 Favorite Blogger Recipes for this week:  Just click on the name of the recipe to go to the site and check it out. You will find lots of other good recipes on these sites, too. This week we are featuring Easter recipes.

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER EASTER EGGS from Mommy’s Kitchen Blog

SKILLET CANDIED SWEET POTATOES from Everyday Mom’s Meals Blog

HOOSIER SUGAR CREAM PIE from Two Maids A Milking Blog

LEMON CRAZY/WACKY CAKE from Sweet Little Bluebird Blog

CROCK POT CHERRY SPOON CAKE from Recipes That Crock Blog

TIP OF THE DAY

Since Easter is here we are talking about eggs today!  Brown eggs have thicker shells than white ones and this makes them better for boiling because they don’t crack as easily.  Use hard cooked eggs within 1 week whether peeled or in the shell.  If you find an egg with a double yoke it is perfectly safe to eat. (If you find a double yoke this is said to be good luck.)  An egg with a blood spot on the yoke is safe, too. (It is just a mistake on the part of the chicken. lol) To test an egg for freshness,  put the egg in a bowl of water and if it sinks and lays on its side, it is fresh.   If the egg floats to the top it is not a good egg! White chickens lay white eggs.  Brown chickens lay brown eggs. Want more information about eggs? Check out the USDA website with information on eggs from Farm to Table.

FUN FACTS:

Egg rolling on the lawn of the White House dates as far back as 1878 under President Rutherford B. Hayes and is held on the Monday after Easter. This year marks the 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South lawn. Want to know more about this event?  Check out the Annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

WEEKLY QUOTE:

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes
singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be
ringing!  ~Edna Dean Proctor, “Easter Bells”

From our family to yours – May Easter happiness dwell in you and may you and your family be blessed with peace, happiness and joy this holiday season.

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