Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Birthday Traditions {Recipes}

My daughter is a 4th of July baby!  
This year she turned "11"...It's gone WAY too fast!
She is also my "dessert" girl!
She LOVES cheesecake...
We make this fruity cheesecake EVERY year for her birthday, it's her favorite!
It's actually a recipe from Kraft Foods.
It always tastes good & it's serves a large crowd.
You can find the recipe HERE.
The only thing I do differently is DOUBLE the crust!

This year she also requested that I make her "other" favorite dessert for her party!
It's called Eclair Cake & it tastes just like an...Eclair!
Here is the recipe:

1 stick of  butter
1 cup water
1 cup flour
4 eggs
Place the butter in a saucepan & melt it on medium heat. Next, whisk in the water & then the flour.
Then add eggs.  Mix well.  Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray & bake at 375 degrees for about 23-25 minutes.

2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
3 cups milk
Mix all the above ingredients together & let it set in the fridge for 30 minutes.  Then remove & place on top of the crust.  Then top with cool whip.

1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup powder sugar
Place chocolate chips & butter in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds & stir.  Repeat until they are completely melted.  Next, stir in the milk & powdered sugar.  Once it's all mixed well, drizzle on top of the cool whip.  Then place in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.


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