Recipes & More! – #TastyTuesday
I wanted to start doing something about recipes here at TigerStrypes Blog. I see so many others having some great things on theirs, and figured it would be fun to share different ones here at TigerStrypes Blog. I love finding new ideas on Pinterest, or other social media and actually making something yummy for my family. I always hear of families having Taco Tuesday or Meatloaf Monday, and sorry, that’s just not for me. There are a few recipes that I use that are saved in my special recipe file, and I’ll make those a little more often than others. I just want to offer my husband and our son different choices. I don’t want us to get bored with the same thing and the same flavors. Now don’t get me wrong, when things are on sale at the grocery store, I’ll be figuring out all different things to make with that. I’ve heard the “Oh Mom, Chicken Again?” drama line from DJ, but hey, if you don’t want to eat, then see ya!! Like the sign says in my kitchen…”You have 2 choices for dinner…Take it or Leave it!”. Pick one! 🙂
So with this “Recipes & More! – #TastyTuesday” weekly blog post, what I decided to start with is making something you see on a box mix. How many times do you buy a cake mix or a bag of mix for cookies, and always see that recipe on the side, but never make it? I figured it would be fun to go through my pantry and use the ones I had and make something from what it shows. I saw that some of the mixes I had didn’t have a recipe on them, so for those, I’ll be heading to the manufacturer’s website to find one for the mix, if applicable, and sharing that. Be sure to share a favorite from your blog at the end, as well!!
This week’s recipe is for “Cappuccino Cheesecake Brownies“. I had a box of Pillsbury brownies and wanted to step it up and make something a bit more formal and yummy. This was pretty easy to make. In the future, though, I might bake the brownie portion first and then add the other and bake it, as well. Just differ the times, etc. Living at almost 7000′, baking can be stressful. Extra flour, less time, convection….AAAAHHH!! Oh well, they might not have been AS pretty as the site, but they sure tasted good! 🙂
“Cappuccino Cheesecake Brownies”
Using Pillsbury Brownie Mix
- 1 (19.5 oz) pkg Pillsbury Mocha Fudge Brownie Mix
- 2/3 C vegetable oil
- 1/4 C water
- 2 eggs
- For the cheesecake:
- 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
- 2 T unsalted butter, softened
- 1 T cornstarch
- 3/4 t cinnamon, divided
- 1 egg
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 t of vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325° F. Spray a 13 x 9″ baking pan with non-stick spray and set it aside.
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- In a large bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat together brownie mix, oil, water, and eggs on medium speed for 2 min. Pour and spread evenly into prepared pan.
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- In another bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until creamy and smooth. Add cornstarch and 1/4 tsp cinnamon and beat until well combined. Add egg, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla, and beat until incorporated. Pour evenly over brownie batter.
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- Sprinkle remaining 1/2 tsp cinnamon over cheesecake batter.
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- Bake 30-40 min., or until cheesecake is set in the center.
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- Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, then refrigerate 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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What do you think? Does this look like something you would make? The recipe called for chocolate to be melted and drizzled on top, but I didn’t think it needed any more on it, just went with some powdered sugar! 🙂 Hope you like it!
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