Monday, May 24, 2010

pies, cupcakes and a 48th Birthday

We sure were busy in the kitchen this weekend.
Today, in honor of Papa Spoonful's 48th birthday
I made him his favorite CheeseBirthdayCake.

Even though the weather was ugly and wouldn't allow us to spend the day as we had hoped
On the beach
It was a great day anyway!

Dinner was simple..
Bacon cheeseburgers,
baked potatos
stuffed portabella mushrooms

...and the delicious cheesecake
was the perfect end to a yummy super. 

Philadelphia classic cheesecake

What You Need!

1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
 3 Tbsp. sugar
 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
 1 cup sugar
 1 tsp. vanilla
 4 eggs

 Make It!
HEAT oven to 325°F
MIX crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
                                    BEAT cream cheese. 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended.
                           Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.

      BAKE 55 min. or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours

I just can't believe how fast time goes by.
It was just yesterday that we were planning our lives together
talking about growing old together
Him first, of coursehehe

I hope that all of your wishes come true!

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, we spent the morning making a mouth watering blue berry pie

Pretty Enough to Eat
Blueberry Pie

The photos will show the exact recipe'. 


 ( just follow the clay baking instructions.
coat with a varnish and top with cinnamon)

Now, I have a beautiful pie that will not end up not so pretty on my hips.

...And tonight
Selfie Spoonful was busy
baking, frosting and decorating cupcakes
for her Art Club Finale party
at school tomorrow. 

 She did a great job!

Have a great week Y'all!


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Happy happy Birthday! You made some lovely pictures of all that deliciousness, Leslie. The sweet cupcakes are so colorful and cute. Hmm, that gateau really looks delicious, I'll make some tea to join ;)

Have a great new week! xoxo

mimbles said...

That blueberry pie is just wrong, talk about cruelty! (But very clever!) The cheesecake and cupcakes look delicious.

Happy birthday to Papa Spoonful :-)

Jemm said...

Yum!! You fooled me with the blueberry pie. That is a neat project.

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to him! That's funny thats my hubbys favorite birthday cake! But mine is 10 years older than yours!

Katharine said...

Happy Birthday to Hubby! Looks like you had a great weekend!

Madelief said...

Hi Leslie,

Congratulations on your husbands birthday!! You and Selfie must have been in the kitchen for hours, baking those delicious looking pies and cupcakes. Hope the cupcakes where a succes at Selfies party!!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Ginger said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday with lots of delicious foods!!

Country Dreaming said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!
The cheesecake looks devine!

Happy Tuesday!


Jennifer said...

that cheesecake looks sooo good!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I love cheesecake but have never made a "real" one. That needs to change! Yours looks delish.

Lisa said...

that pie looks amazing! Rick and your DH are the same age...well, Rick is 48 today but will turn 49 this fall. Love seeing that cheesecake and the cupcakes...damn, now i am hungry! XO