The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Simple cheesecake

I thought I’d post a cheesecake recipe today since I posted tips on successful cheesecakes yesterday. I realized I have MOST my price list right here on my cookbook (duh Kathy…I know). Be sure to use the tips I gave yesterday to ensure this cheesecake is creamy.

What you’ll need:

1 1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 Tbl. butter
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
1/2 c. milk
2 eggs, separated
1/2 c. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. lemon extract

Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter and press into a 9″ pan (you can use a springform pan or a pie plate); set aside. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Beat the egg yolks and set them aside; allow the egg whites to come to room temperature while mixing the remaining ingredients. Beat the cream cheese well. Add the milk, beaten egg yolks, sugar, salt and extracts; mixing well after each addition. Beat the egg white until stiff and gently fold into cheese mixture. Pour into pan and bake 45 minutes. Makes 1 cheesecake.

graham crackers – $1.09
butter – $1.79/lb
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
milk – $3.99/gallon
cream cheese – $2.06
eggs – $1.09/dozen
vanilla extract – $2.25
lemon extract – $2.25
Total – $4.13


August 27, 2009 Posted by | -cheesecake, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Cute kid mix

All you have to do is mix this together and you have a kid’s favorite snack just like that!

What you’ll need:

1 c animal crackers
1 c teddy bear shaped chocolate or honey graham crackers
1 c mini pretzel twists
1 c yogurt covered raisins
1 c candy coated chocolates (M&M’s)
1 box ice cream cones, optional

Mix all ingredients except ice cream cones together. You can serve in the ice cream cones for a cute touch at a party. Store in an airtight container for up to a month. Makes 10 servings.

animal crackers – $1.09
graham crackers – $1.09
pretzels – $1.09
raisins – $1.12/box
candy coated chocolates – $1.50
ice cream cones – $1.89
Total – $7.66

December 29, 2008 Posted by | -chocolate, -kids favorites, -party ideas, -super snacks | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New York cheesecake

I’ve posted several cheesecake recipes already but this is my personal favorite. I like it plain. Just the cheesecake and me. This recipe makes 16 servings so it’s great for parties too.

What you’ll need:

6 graham crackers, crushed
1 c + 3 Tbl sugar, divided
3 Tbl butter, melted
5 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
3 Tbl flour
1 Tbl vanilla
1 c sour cream
1 can cherry pie filling (if desired)

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with foil. Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, 3 Tbl sugar and butter and press into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until blended. Add sour cream and mix some more. Add the egg one at a time, mixing on low speed until blended. Pour over crust. Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours. Using the foil to lift the cheesecake, remove from pan and place on individual plates or one large plate. Top with pie filling if desired.

graham crackers – $1.09
sugar – $1.99/4 lb bag
butter – $1.75/pound
cream cheese – $2.06
flour – $2.12/5 pound bag
vanilla – $2.25
sour cream – $0.99
pie filling – $1.99
Total – $14.17

December 14, 2008 Posted by | -cheesecake, -party ideas, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment