Friday, November 28, 2014

Mini Butterfinger Cheesecakes

Mini Butterfinger Cheesecakes by Cheng and 3 Kids

I think I've mentioned this before, but I am a chocoholic. So it's no surprise that I would always have some chocolate bars stashed somewhere.

But sometimes just the chocolate bars by themselves are not enough to satisfy my sweet cravings.

So I decided to make some mini cheesecakes with chopped Butterfinger bars in it.

And I'm so glad I did. (^_^)

Mini Butterfinger Cheesecakes by Cheng and 3 Kids

These Mini Butterfinger Cheesecakes are not only yummy, but the recipe is absolutely foolproof. Perfect for a newbie baker like me.

I adapted this cheesecake recipe from (you can click here to check it out). The ganache recipe is from the Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book.

I hope you guys like it just as much as I did. (^_^)


Ingredients for Cheesecakes:
1 cup crushed Oreo cookies
3 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 package (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
3/4 cup chopped Butterfinger candy bars

Ingredients for Ganache:
1 cup whipping cream
12 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels

Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix crushed Oreo cookies and butter, then press onto bottoms of paper-lined muffin cups. Beat cream cheese, vanilla and sugar with mixer. On low speed, beat in chopped Butterfinger bars just until blended. Spoon approximately 3 tablespoons of cream cheese mixture over crusts. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until centers are almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 2 hours.

In a medium saucepan, bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add semisweet chocolate morsels (do not stir). Let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool 15 minutes.

Spoon ganache over cheesecakes. Sprinkle some chopped Butterfinger bars on top.

Enjoy! (^_^)

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Teacher Gift {Disinfecting Wipes}

Halloween Teacher Gift - Disinfecting Wipes - perfect for the flu season! by

This Halloween, we're giving my little boy's teacher her very own GERM SLAYER.

What's a germ slayer, you ask?

Well, it's just a fancy term for disinfecting wipes... because they slay germs.

Get it? (wink wink)

And I swear it has nothing to do with the fact that I'm a Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan. LOL

September up to December is what we call the Ber Months in the Philippines, and people would start gearing up for the Christmas season.

Here in the U.S. people are making plans for the upcoming holidays - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year - but unfortunately, it's also the start of the flu season.

The teachers need all the help they can get.

So I think these disinfecting wipes would be very useful in the classroom.

Halloween Teacher Gift - Disinfecting Wipes - perfect for the flu season! by

Of course, we can just give it as is, maybe with a little note saying Happy Halloween.

But where's the fun in that?

So I decided to make my own label using Adobe Photoshop and a free digital scrapbooking kit.

The kit is called Trick or Treat and is made by eyeinspire (you can check it out here).

I printed it out, then adhered it to the canister with double sided tape.

Halloween Teacher Gift - Disinfecting Wipes - perfect for the flu season! by

Then I applied a coat of Mod Podge to give it a little bit of protection.

It also created a cool looking texture, as you can see on the picture above.

Although I must admit, even strokes with the foam brush would have made it look better.

Oh well, I sure hope Mrs. Jarrett won't mind. (^_^)

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