Mini Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes

My grands are constantly asking me about my blog and are especially interested in my hit or miss Wednesday posts!  Of course, I’ve also got them hooked on Chopped and we watch it together pretty often.  It’s actually very educational!

If you missed last week’s hit or miss, you can find it here!

My 8 year old grandson, Logan, loves to help his mom out in the kitchen on a regular basis.  And when he’s at my house, he’s always asking if he can help out with the cooking, etc.  (I do hope this lasts!)

So you can imagine his surprise and delight when I asked him to make something to share on my blog.  When I asked him what he wanted to make, he didn’t hesitate for a second.  He blurted out, “Cookies and cream cheesecake!”

We found the perfect recipe for him to make all by himself at Kraft.  It’s the Oreo Upside-Down Mini Cupcakes and you can find the recipe here.

I did supervise him, but he whipped up the mini upside down Oreo cheesecakes all by himself.  The only part I had to play in the baking of said cheesecakes was placing them in the oven and pulling them out.  I feel he’s a tad too young to come in contact with the oven yet, but his poppy (my hubs) has taught him how to make coffee with the Keurig, but that’s another story!

The recipe is a simple cheesecake recipe and calls for cream cheese, sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla and Oreos.  It bakes for 20 minutes and after cooled, is placed in the fridge for 3 hours.

Here’s how Logan did it!  Oh yeah, he just had to wear one of his hats! The first step, of course, was giving those hands a good washing before beginning.

Cooking With Kids

 

 

Oreo Cheesecakes

To create the upside down effect, Logan places an Oreo in the bottom of each cupcake liner.  He also adds crushed Oreos into the batter.  
Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

He’s adding the sour cream in this picture and about to crack eggs all by himself!

Upside Down Mini Oreo Cheesecakes

 

 

Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes

 

Mini Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes

 

Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes

The mini upside down Oreo cheesecakes were a big hit!  And Logan is an excellent baker!

Mini Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes

Upside Down Oreo Cheesecakes

 

Get to Know Me Better Blog Hop

I was tagged a few days ago by the lovely and talented Kristen from The Road to Domestication to participate in a blog hop.  Kristen blogs about any and everything pertaining to the home including her latest projects, recipes and introduces me to a lot of new products during her product reviews.   Make sure you stop by and check out Kristen’s blog.

What’s a blog hop?  It’s sometimes referred to as a blog tour and it’s a way to go behind the scenes of your favorite bloggers and get to know them a little bit better.

All I have to do is answer 4 questions asked by Kristen.  Deep breath . . . here goes!

Blog Hop Questions

Get to Know me Better Blog Hop

1.  What are you working on?

The question should be, “What are you NOT working on?”  At this very moment I’m working on 2 sponsored posts, a post for a cooking blog that has asked me to be a monthly contributor (I’m more than excited about that!), hosting a weekly Pinterest linkup (Pretty Pintastic Party every Friday) and trying to keep up with all of my own posts, plus all the duties I have get to fulfill as a pastor’s wife, mom and nana.  I’m also working on our Girlfriend’s Unlimited BIG Christmas Party.

2.  How does your work differ from others in your genre?

When I started blogging I really didn’t even know what a blog was.  Yes, I visited blogs, but I didn’t know that’s what they were called.  So I had no preconceptions of what my blog should be, so I’ve always wrote from my heart in the same style I’d talk to you if we were face to face.

When I actually hired a designer to redesign my blog on my first blogging anniversary, I was trying to come up with a catchy tagline that explains everything I do in a nutshell.  I hit a major writer’s block and my mind went blank.  I then did what any good writer does, I sent a text to my daughters and asked them to come up with something.  Daughter #1 sent back a smart butt text that said, “From the window to the wall . . . I make a good cheeseball.”  I almost went with it.

Seriously,  I never take myself too seriously!  I bring it all to the table and try to do it in a light and humorous way.  If I try a recipe or project and it’s a fail, I share it anyway and I always let my readers know that it (or I) was a big miss!

3.  Why do you write what you do?

I was a writer way before I was a good cook or party planner!  You should see some of my early poems and songs that I wrote in high school.  Yikes!

Reading, Writing and English were always my favorite subjects in school.  Math, however, was not.  We were never good friends.  And we never will be.

If you want to read a little about how I started writing, here’s one of my favorite posts, Tween Cousins, Bookmobiles & Endless Summers.

When I sit down at my laptop with an idea, I just start writing away.  It’s just who I am.  Writing has never been a chore for me and blogging is so much fun.  As a matter of fact, I do believe I have 51 draft posts at the moment.  Will they all be published?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

4.  How does your creative process work?

I never ask myself, “What should you blog about today?”  I get inspiration from just living life and I always jot down ideas on my notes app on my phone except when they come to me in the middle of the night and I promptly forget the idea!  Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve actually been inspired to write a new blog post in the middle of church and yes, I jotted it down.  I later repented and crossed myself (I’m not Catholic, but I love to make the sign of the cross).

I’m so glad you dropped by today and I do hope you learned a little bit more about me.  Leave me a comment so I can get to know you better, too!

At this point I’ve been instructed to tag two bloggers to keep this thing going.  Here’s the problem, everyone I think of has already done it or is in the process of doing it.  I give up!  If you’re a blogger and want to participate in this blog tour, just tag up and answer the questions!  :)

 

 

Twitter Giveaway

A Twitter Giveaway – Just in Time for Fall

We just love offering giveaways to our awesome fans!  It’s fun to get new followers, and we love to reward the people who are already following us!  Today is no exception– today we’re offering $210 cash just for following us and our friends on Twitter!

You can choose to follow as many or as few accounts as you would like– but the more you follow, the more likely you are to win!

Take a second and stop by my friends’ blogs to see the awesome content they are sharing!

Twitter Giveaway

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

Image Map

And now, for the giveaway you’ve been waiting for! Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Comscore