THERES NOTHING SWEETER THAN AN IMPROMPTU GET TOGETHER WITH GREAT FRIENDS AND DELICIOUS HOMEMADE TREATS. THESE PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE LEMON THUMBPRINT COOKIES COULDNT BE ANY EASIER TO THROW TOGETHER FOR A LAST-MINUTE CELEBRATION OF FRIENDSHIP.
I hate throwing away leftover ingredients, therefore sometimes, like today, a baking day starts with scouting the fridge and my magic cupboard (aka the place where I keep all the ingredients that aren’t at risk of going stall if not kept at a certain temperature) and coming up with a recipe to use all those ingredients. And today is was the turn of cream cheese – I bought a bucket of silky cream cheese a few days ago and after making a Romanian cheese pie, I was left with about 1 pound of cream cheese that was going to sit in the fridge for days if I wasn’t going to use it. But boy, I’m happy things happened this way because I got to make and taste these cheesecake bars which might be one of the best cream cheese desserts I ever made and tasted!
I feel like quinoa has shot up over the past few years. Growing up I never heard it muttered, and now everywhere you look quinoa is taking center stage. It’s awesome actually because not only is it yummy to the thousandth degree, but the healthy benefits are crazy good for you. That’s a win-win-win in my book.