Why another cooking blog?

I decided to create this blog as a way for family and friends to see what I'm cooking and to share interesting food related tidbits I come across.
I'm frequently asked for recipes so I thought this would be a good place to start collecting the old, new, and funky recipes that I have.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

I stumbled across these on Pinterest (where else?) and this blogger (iowagirleats.com) has the right idea. I happened to have a lot of strawberries and I think they sounded pretty tasty so I made them to take to a family dinner on Friday. They turned out great. Unfortunately I did not get a picture before they were inhaled. But I think that is a testament to how good these little bits are!

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Recipe from Sugar Derby
2lbs strawberries
8oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 full sheets graham crackers, crushed
1. Cut the tops off the strawberries and, using a paring knife, hollow out the insides.
2. Combine softened cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together in a bowl, then transfer to a piping or ziploc bag. Snip the corner off the bag and pipe filling into the strawberries, allowing the filling to come a little over the top of the berry.
3. Pour the crushed graham crackers into a shallow dish or bowl. Dip the exposed top of the cheesecake stuffed strawberry into the crumbs.
4. Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.


My Notes:
I used fat free cream cheese because that is what I had on hand, also low fat graham crackers. These were devoured! Kid refused to touch them, but Jeff liked them as did every other person at the dinner.


  1. They were very good! But I wonder, what would you do to strawberries to make them "not delicious?" HAHA.

  2. Let me take you back about a year ago when I decided to make banana pudding and neglected to wash the cutting board I had previously used to chop onions..... Jeff and I start devouring the finished product only to look at one another and say does this taste like onions? So.... Onion flavored banana pudding. I imagine onion flavored cheesecake filled strawberries would just as not delicious and the banana pudding.