a tasty series : mini oreo cheesecakes

hello and welcome to blog diabeetus.
haha just kidding {kinda}

in case you don’t have a facebook {i have trust issues with people that don’t} then i will fill you in on something my husband has stumbled across…

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→  buzzfeed’s tasty  ←

it’s basically a 10-15 second video of a delicious, heart attack causing, but again, so delicious recipe.
and my husband watches every one and usually posts them to my wall so i know what to stop at the store for, on my way home.
-_-

i recently saw one and immediately regretted what my salivary glands were doing and i knew, because of my impulsiveness, that i would be stopping at the store to pick up everything i needed.
that my friends, was this glorious, mini oreo cheesecake goodness.
it had me at oreo. 

so to clue you in on why i am calling this the ‘tasty series‘ :
cale has tried two different recipe from this and they came out superb. i have tried just this one that i am about to show you and it knocked people’s socks off!
so we decided that we are going to do a husband & wife mini-series. basically of us getting fat on carb saturated recipes.
ENJOY!

***
obviously my disclaimer is that these are not my recipes and
the purpose of these posts are just for fun and to review them.
{please don’t sue me}
***

oreo cheesecakes!

what you’ll need:
16 oz softened cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
package of regular oreos {not double stuff}

 

LET’S GET FAT!

preheat your oven to 275°

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1 } mix the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, vanilla and eggs together in a bowl. it’s best to do it when your cream cheese has softened.

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should look something like this

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2 } line your pan with some cupcake liners. AND THEN…{name that movie!}

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3 } drop some oreos in. use all the will power in the world to not pop one in your mouth. you already did it, didn’t you? that’s okay…me too. now use a large spoon to scoop the concoction you created atop of the oreos. go ahead and fill those bad boys up to the brim.

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4 } separate about 10 oreos, meaning scrap off the filling. you will only use the actual cookie part. you can either break the cookies with your hands or just take a big{er} knife and chop chop chop. something similar to ⇑ is what you want.

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5 } sprinkle the oreo chunks to the tops of the cupcakes. stick these in your preheated oven and let them bake for about 22 minutes. when ready, let them cool to room temperature, then place them in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

AND THEN….

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OREO CHEESECAKES!!!!

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DELICIOUS…

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…AND INCREDIBLY FATTENING, CHEESECAKES!

not going to lie though, i ate about 4 or 5 of them.
so so good!

have you guys tried any of tasty’s recipes?
if so which ones?? i would love to see or hear about your experience!

i hope you guys enjoyed this, there will be lots more recipes to come from the new
mr & mrs!

till then!!

always,
chef jess

gold and pink goodie bags.

hello, hello, hello, hey, hi, how ya doing? {name that song!}
so as you saw in my last our weekend adventures, we celebrated jaz’s birthday at pump it up!
jaz and i are obsessed with gold and pink {can you guess what my wedding colors are?} so we wanted to make some really cute goodie bags incorporating these colors!

let’s start!
{just want to apologize in advance for some of the lighting in a few pictures. this project ran into the night. i wouldn’t normally shoot at night since we don’t have bright lamps in our living room, but i needed to get this done…fast} sorry!

what you’ll need:
white craft bags
scissors
circle template
6 in. template cut out
gold glitter
elmer’s glue
glue dots
hot glue
your choice in ribbon
gold and pink tissue paper
all the goodies!

IMG_6095 {first} i made these with just microsoft word but i’m sure if you have photoshop or something it might be a bit easier.

IMG_6097 i got this handy little tag punch out from hobby lobby. it has changed my scissor use for life!

IMG_6100 {second} punch out all of the thank you tags you printed.

IMG_6102 {third} use your circle template and trace out some circles that are about 1-2 cm. wider than the thank you cut outs. then cut them out.

IMG_6104 stop… did y’all know they have glue dots now?! these are the best things ever!!! seriously.
ok we continue.

IMG_6106 {fourth} once you have everything cut out use your {fantastic} glue dots and secure the thank you tag to the circle you cut out. i used about 3 glue dots.

IMG_6112 {fifth} spread some elmer’s glue around the white space on the outer edge and sprinkle with glitter. tap off the excess so it doesn’t look like a glitter bomb went off in your house.

IMG_6125 all done! at least with the glitter.

IMG_6120 {sixth} time to make the most annoying/tiniest bows ever. i’m pretty sure people make smaller but woe is me, right? tie all those suckers.

IMG_6124 bows bows bows. i hate myself apparently.

IMG_6126 these are the bags i bought, they were not the bags i wanted but it was the closest and still just as cute.

IMG_6128 {seventh} fasten all the finished cutouts to the bag with glue dots. i used four, in hindsight i should’ve used 5.

IMG_6132 {eighth} time to attach the bows. glue gun is the best way to go about this one. just be careful…those bows are tiny and that crap is hot!

IMG_6134 almost done!!!!

IMG_6285 {ninth} add all the goodies then the tissue paper you chose.

IMG_6343 and the finished products!
i had to reassure the boys that the toys in there were not girly ones haha.

goodie bags will only get cuter from here! now to plan next years!
hope you enjoyed this, we sure did!!
happy crafting!

always,
-jess

homemade chicken noodle soup

happy thursday, everyone!
i wasn’t going to post this until tomorrow but i thought that since i’m sick in bed today, it was more appropriate to post it now.

i made this monday night because cale was sick. i’m convinced that he gave it to me but in reality it’s probably our pesky allergies. any who, he was congested, stuffed up and his throat was killing him. when i called him at lunch he asked if i could make my chicken noodle soup, how can i say no to that sicky {but kinda hot} voice?

this is seriously the easiest recipe to make. so easy i only have two pictures to go with it.

what you’ll need:
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1-2 cloves of minced garlic
7 cups of chicken broth {4 cans}
1 3/4 cups of vegetable broth {1 can}
1/2 pound of cubed chicken breast
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
egg noodles

IMG_5691 {step 1} chop your carrots, celery, onions and throw them in a pot along with the butter and sauté until soft {about 5 minutes}. meanwhile, mince your garlic & start your egg noodles, follow the cooking directions on the packaging.

{step 2} cube your chicken breast, i didn’t take a picture of this because i have decided raw meat looks nasty, haha.

{step 3} add your garlic in with the veggies after your vegetables are soft, stir for about a minute. then add your broth, chicken and spices.

{step 4} bring to a boil then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

** i don’t like to add my noodles in until it is served in bowls. i feel like if i add them before it is served, the broth can get really starchy. so i keep them separate but that’s totally a personal preference. 

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{step 5} add as many noodles as you want and spoon some nice, hearty soup in and voila! you have yourself a sickness curing, big bowl of yummy goodness!

this is the best stuff to freeze and save for later. if you do freeze it, obviously, add the noodles in. it will freeze the starch right in!

let me know if you try it out and send me some pictures!

always,
-jess

original recipe {here} just a bit tweaked 

homemade chipotle bowls!

this is my all time favorite thing to make! mainly because i’m obsessed with chipotle but also because it’s relatively easy. i say relatively because it’s a lot of multi-tasking.

here we go! hope y’all enjoy!

what you’ll need:
2 medium sized steaks {sirloin or tri-tip}
however many shrimp you think you need. {i am the only one who eats shrimp in mine, cale is allergic, so i only needed a few}
2 cups white rice {cook according to it’s packaging}
2-3 bunches of cilantro
1 large tomato
2 large avocados
1 jalepeño
1 medium onion
1 green & red bell pepper
1 can black beans {if you prefer pinto…then use pinto!}
2 tbsp creole seasoning
1 tbsp chili powder
2-3 limes
1 bag of pre-chopped romaine lettuce
salt & pepper to taste

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{one} you’ll want to start your rice first as this takes the longest. i only have a family of 3 so i only needed to make 2-4 servings. i used 2 cups of rice and that was plenty for us.

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{two} dice up the steaks you chose. i like to use actual steaks because i find that the meat is more tender than the pre-cubed steak that you can buy at the store. i added a little bit of olive oil to both the steak and the shrimp. add 1 tbsp of the creole seasoning and 1/2 tbsp of chili powder to each of the meats you are cooking. add salt & pepper to taste.

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{three} cut your bell peppers into thin slices and cut half of your onion the same and sauté with some olive oil until soft.

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{four} meanwhile, while all of the goodness is cooking away, go ahead and start on your guac & pico. i usually don’t go all out with this guac like i normally would because i am making a separate pico de gallo. so all i used for this was obviously the avocados, a lime and some cilantro. super easy!

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{five} after the guac, make your pico de gallo. all the while, stirring your meats and veggies. for the pico i used; 1 tomato, the other half of the onion, cilantro, a jalepeño, lime juice and salt.

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{six} your rice should be done at this point, so now you will need to squeeze 1 lime and 1 bunch of chopped cilantro into the rice. you may need to add some salt, depending on your preference.

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{seven} get those beans a’cookin’!

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{eight} for the lettuce, i grabbed a bag of pre-chopped romaine lettuce and chopped it even more. i hate iceberg lettuce so i would definitely not recommend buying that.

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{nine} here’s what my spread looked like…kind of like the chipotle bar, right?!

are y’all ready to go down the line… pretend you’re at chipotle…

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white or brown rice? oh i’ll take white, please. 
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what kind of meat? steak and shrimp, thank you!
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oh wait wait…can you add some veggies to that. yeah that’s good thanks.
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{out of order…sorry} black or pinto beans? black beans please.
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mild, medium or hot? mmm let’s do the mild.
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anything else? lettuce and guacamole please. guacamole is ex..YES, IT’S FINE! thank you…

a glorious, homemade chipotle bowl. simply delicious!

always,
-chef jess