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Fourth of July Cheesecake Substitutes

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

When thinking about dessert for a Fourth of July party, sometimes classic recipes are the best. But if you are looking for something that strays from the ordinary, here are three cheesecake-based desserts you can modify with color and fruit to fit your Independence Day celebration.

Cheesecake Popsicles

Make strawberry and blueberry cheesecake popsicles for a frozen red, white and blue dessert that will keep guests cool and your party on theme! For a non-dessert fruit popsicle, check out this recipe.


No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

No bake desserts are perfect for summertime, and these can be colored red, white and blue to decorate your Fourth of July dessert table.

Mini Cheesecake Tarts

These mini cheesecakes are the perfect size for serving many guests, and the cherry filling can be substituted with other fruit fillings for a variety of flavor options at your party.

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End-of-Summer Party Recipes

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Go all out for the last month of summer with backyard parties, by soaking up the sun, and while you’re at it, enjoy delicious food and refreshing beverages. Here are are a few recipes for satisfying yourself and your guests up until the very last day of summer.

Good Food, Friends, Times Sign

Get started with a cool dip that is good with crackers or chips. This homemade French Onion Dip is just the right hors d’oeuvre to snack on throughout a party.

Full flavor and color are important in any dish, but during the summertime especially to complement the fun and festive atmosphere of a pool party, barbecue or campfire. Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Coconut Rice is a perfectly light meal to serve during the dog days of summer, and its presentation is beautiful. Make it ahead of your summer soiree to bring the most flavor out of the chicken.

Go green with a food that has taken the nutritional world by storm. These Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps put a spin on classic chicken salad; a delicious spin, that is. You can also use a tortilla wrap or spread it between two slices of your favorite bread to enjoy with friends.

Mason Jar Beverage DispenserWash it all down with fruity, ice cold drinks for all of your guests. Tropical Sangria is chock full of colorful, juicy fruits, while the Peach Iced Tea only uses a few ingredients and can be enjoyed by all ages.

Don’t forget about dessert! We are loving this No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake that is perfect for serving during a barbecue or as the cake for a summertime birthday party.


Let us know which recipe(s) you try, and you can always find more beverage, salad and Oreo recipes throughout our blog for your summertime entertaining needs.

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Tuesday Recipe: No Bake Cheesecake Trifle

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

This summer, you’ll want to stay cool and keep your recipes simple so you can enjoy the outdoors and prevent your kitchen from being too hot. This includes dessert recipes, and the No Bake Cheesecake Trifle is the perfect solution for an afternoon treat or to bring along to a backyard barbecue. Keep the cheesecake its original color, or switch it up with fun colors for a dessert that anyone will enjoy.

What you’ll need:

  • Hand mixer
  • 1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip, thawed
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • About 2 crushed Graham Crackers
  • Sprinkles for garnish if desired

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  1. Combine cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl and beat until smooth.
  2. Reserve 1/2 cup of Cool Whip, folding in the rest with the cream cheese-sugar mixture until well blended.
  3. Place in an airtight container and set in a refrigerator for about 3 hours.
  4. Remove and divide into thirds, coloring each with food coloring.
  5. Transfer into a decorator bag fitted with a large round tip, or a plastic resealable bag; do the same with Graham Crackers in a separate bag.
  6. Squeeze cheesecake mixture into dessert glasses, adding crumbs between each layer.
  7. Add a dollop of the reserved Cool Whip to the top of each trifle, and add sprinkles if desired.
  8. Chill until ready to serve, then enjoy!

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