Thursday, September 9, 2010

Chocolate Biscoff Cheesecake Bars by Bakerella




We just love the look of these utterly decadent Chocolate Biscoff Cheesecake Bars by Bakerella! Perfect for parties or a weekend treat...
Crust

• 1 1/2 cups crushed Biscoff Cookies (about 27 cookies)*
• 3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
• 6 Tablespoons melted butter 


• Mix cookies and sugar together.
• Add butter and stir until combined.
• Press mixture into a 13 X 9 pan.

Cheesecake
• 3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 Tablespoons flour
• 3 eggs
• 8 oz. sour cream
• 1 Tablespoon vanilla
• Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
• Cream the sugar, cream cheese, and flour with an electric mixer on medium until light and fluffy.
• On medium low, add eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
• Add sour cream and vanilla and mix until just combined. 


• Pour on prepared crust and bake for about 45 minutes.
• Remove and cool.
• Prepare ganache.

Chocolate Ganache
• 8 oz. heavy whipping cream
• 2 oz. butter
• 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
• 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
• Heat cream and butter on stove until just before boiling.
• Remove from stove and pour over chocolate. Stir until completely combined.
• Add confectioners’ sugar and beat with a wire whisk until combined and smooth.

• Pour over cooled cheesecake. 
• Use the remaining cookies from the package to crumble and sprinkle over the chocolate before refrigerating.
• Cover and refrigerate overnight.
• Cut into bars and serve.

Makes about 30 bars.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Father's Day Gift Idea: Wood Marvels



If your dad likes to DIY (and even if he doesn't!) then these fun projects from Wood Marvels are the perfect Father's Day Gift Idea. Wood Marvels makes laser cut wooden models, ready for assembly.

WoodMarvels.com is all about instilling a sense of pride in not only yourself but in those around you while building unique, carbon neutral models that will be cherished for generations to come! Each of our projects include a free 3D animation to see what you are about to purchase. There are a number of innovations that WoodMarvels.com brings to the hobby wood projects marketplace. Here are just a few:

• You get instant gratification, once your payment is approved, you will receive the plan by e-mail or pre-cut right at your door!

• None of the projects have measurements, NOT ONE! Everything is based on the thickness of wood you plan on using, greatly simplifying the building process!

• All projects include a 3D animation, showing you how the pieces go together from a different perspective.

• All the plans include full step-by-step instructions in addition to beautiful full-color renders.

• Most of our projects are also available pre-cut which are shipped right to your home for assembly