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Blogiversary Giveaway!

In celebration of this blog’s first birthday, it seemed fitting to host a giveaway from the Finding Silver Linings Boutique.  Without this blog, and its encouraging readers there would be no Etsy venture for me.

One entry for each of the following:

* Follow FSLblog on Pinterest (click here to go to the page)

* Follow FSLblog on Twitter (click here to go to the page)

* Tweet about this giveaway @FSLblog

* Leave a comment telling which item(s) you’d like to win from Finding Silver Linings Boutique (click here to see the shop), or describe what you’d like for a custom order 😉

* 3 extra entries if you’d like to host a Finding Silver Linings Boutique giveaway on your own blog (email me for the details on this one) !!!

FSL readers receive 15% off  by using coupon code FALL2011 at checkout 🙂

Entries must be received by 11/5/11 at 12 noon.  Winner will be announced next week. Good luck!

xo

Mindy

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Cheesecake Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Pastry

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of blogging around here.  If you follow me on Twitter, then you peeped this:

Our 2 month old computer got hacked.  We were without our anti-virus software for literally ONE DAY!  I won’t get into another sobbing about our computer drama post, but I wanted to apologize to the readers that check in every day and keep seeing the same jute wreath staring back at them.

On to the good stuff…

I posted a few of the many drool-worthy dessert recipes I’ve seen on Pinterest a few days ago. Sunday we had a few friends over for a dinner party, and it was time to whip up a new dessert.

Here’s the original recipe:

Ingredients:
-3 cans pillsbury butter crescent rolls
-2 (8oz) packages cream cheese (softened)
-1 cup sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/4 cup butter (melted)
-Cinnamon & sugar

Instructions:
Unrolled and spread 1 & 1/2 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls. Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture. Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

 

If you’ve read any of my posts about attempting to test out a new recipe, then you know that some things have been changed.  I forgot my shopping list at home (again!) but I pretty much knew the ingredients I needed, so I winged it.

Here’s what I did…

Ingredients

1 package puffed pastry dough sheets ( I grabbed the wrong thing at the store)

1 pkg low-fat cream cheese

1/2 c white sugar

1/2 coconut extract (we had no vanilla)

1/8 c butter (melted)

cinnamon & sugar for sprinkling

 

Heat the oven to 350F.

Mix cream cheese, sugar, and extract in a bowl.  I didn’t soften the cream cheese, so it looked like this at first:

Just keep stirring until it looks nice and smooth  like this:

Place the puffed pastry sheet in an ungreased glass baking dish.

Spoon your cream cheese mixture onto the pastry sheet.  Don’t spread it too close to the edges, because it will creep out during the baking process.

Next,  place (or in my case fold) the puffed pastry sheet over the bottom sheet and mixture.  I sliced the dough into squares.

At this point, I should have pinched the edges closed with a fork (like sealing together 2 pie crusts or ravioli).

Coat the tops of each square with melted butter, cinnamon & sugar.

Bake for  20 – 25  minutes.  Your house will smell amazing!

It’s funny how people look at me when they don’t know that I blog about food.  Their facial expressions when I whip out the big boy Nikon, and start snapping shots of their dessert is priceless!

Serve warm & try not to eat them all! Good luck, I ate THREE!