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I am fortunate enough to have my dream job of staying at home with my two beautiful daughters. I've been happily married for 6 years and counting! I am a lover of all things french, all things pink, and anything that sparkles. Serioulsy, my husband calls me a crow. I love baking, crafting and throwing big parties, especially if they have a theme. Right now, I'm in love Pinterest. My Hero is Heather from Sprinkle Bakes and my mom.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 4: I lied.

OK, so remember when I said that the best things are full fat and never sugar free? Weeellllll, I lied. I made a cheesecake in a cup for my moms birthday, and she is one of those crazies that actually can have sugar, but she just chooses not too. I know right? I'm still in stunned silence and it's been close to 10 years I think since she's had sugar. She also doesn't do flour. . . Yeah. She's not the easiest person to bake dessert for, not that she wants it, but it's special for her to get a nice surprise.

And here we are at day four, with Sugar-Free Strawberry Cheesecake in a Cup. 

1 8oz brick of cream cheese (full fat if you're my mom)
1 pint of strawberries
3 strawberry jam
2 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice
4 tablespoons of whipping cream (you can add up to 1/4 cup depending on how fluffy you want the cream cheese)
2 tablespoons of splenda 
2 cups of graham cracker crumbs, but if you're a carb-free freak, then you can grind up some cashews and use that instead, very protein-y.

My beauty Salvation Army find. A complete set of 8, can you believe it?!

This is a piping bag tip that my friend Stacey taught me. She's a genius!

Here's what you do!

Hull and chop up your berries and mix them with the jam, then set aside.
In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, lemon or lime juice, cream and splenda.
Whip until smooth.
Spoon  2 tablespoons of your graham crumbs or crushed cashews into the bottom of your glass, then layer cream cheese and then strawberries, repeat ending with a dollop of the cream cheese. 

I piped the cream cheese mixture in to the cups to keep the inside of the glass tidy.

I have to tell you a little story about a girl who didn't want to wake her sleeping baby with starting up the food processor. She was being a good mom, being soooooo quiet in the kitchen and pulling out all the pans in the cupboard to get out the manual (this means you actually have to crank the handle to turn the chopping blade, for those of you born after 1985)  food processor. She wrastled with that mixer like it was a baby gator! She now has a small blister from all that manual labor. She then also realized that she had to turn on her kitchen aid mixer for the cream cheese because there was NO WAY she was mixing that mother up by hand. The girl has now learned her lesson, as the baby slept through the mixer. She will always use electronics when available.

10 days left people!!

And a Happy Birthday to my Mamma!

Yay for sparklers!


The Alexanders said...

SO cute! and it looks super yummy too!

Heath said...

Ah little duck, you are so the best, THANK-YOU! I'm feeling rather special at the moment, a starring role in your blog! You ARE bringing those glasses of goodness tonight....right?!!!!
Merci Merci!!

Heath said...

oh, wait, maybe I'm not the star, I guess it may be the dessert. A little presumptuous of me..don't you think!!!! :)

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Shauna said...

Yum, yum! Love your writing, it makes me giggle! :)

Heather said...

That settles it. You are the Princess of Awesome! Ali, I am so excited!! Ava could eat this too!! Double/triple points for your Momma's birthday dessert now!!