Easy mini cheese cake and pumpkin pies

These were so easy to make and everyone loved how they tasted! I have two little guys ages 8 and 9, I’m in school full-time working on my associates in Human Services, and I work from home and substitute teach at the elementary school! I really have no time for fussing around with timely recipes so things like this work perfect into my schedule!

For the mini cheese cake pies:

Jello brand boxed cheese cake mix(follow instructions)

Pillsbury premade pie crust(2 come in a package in the dairy section of your grocery store)

Roll out and use flour for a light dusting so it won’t stick to the cutting bored

Use a round biscuit cutter to make circles to fit for a mini muffin pan.

Grease the mini muffin pan with butter flavor cooking spray. Line muffin pans with the pastry cutouts. Remove from oven when done and let cool.

Mean while when your baking the mini pie crusts, prepare your cheese cake filling. Pour in pie crust and chill.

You can top with a fruit dressing, caramel or chocolate syrup.

Mini pumpkin pies

I like to use Libby’s  pumpkin pie mix rather than the pure pumpkin. I like the taste better and it’s actually less work.

Follow instructions for pie mix and pour into mini pie shells before cooking them. I also like to top the pumpkin pies with nuts.

These were quick and easy deserts that had a nice presentation as well!

Random post

I bought myself a camera yesterday and got a really great deal at that. I didn’t get to try it out so I just took this pic of Maddy to give a test run. I’ll be taking more tomorrow.

Letting go

It’s easier said then done. What a cliché that is right? When is the right time to let go? How do we let go? There are so many things that trigger memories of hate, confusion, and sadness throughout my whole life starting with my childhood and after that it was a never-ending heart wrenching cycle that I went through. I don’t hold grudges and I can’t retain hate in my heart for any long periods of time. Some things I just block out. I guess you can say I become numb to my thoughts when they start rushing in only soon to exit once again feeling me like I should be mad but am too exhausted to put that effort into it. Right now I feel there are so many thoughts holding me back and draining me. How do I go about just letting go? I feel like I don’t even write as much as I want to in this blog because of guilt, guilt that I am taking pleasure in doing something good for myself. This all has to stem from my childhood and my marriage of 17 years.

Time is ticking. I have to make the rest of my life, the best of my life. My mom died 3 months ago. We were close but I had a lot of anger inside me because her and my dad. Instead of taking my sisters and I on a real vacation trip, the only one they took us on was a guilt trip. For some reason I continuously have people gravitate towards me who want me to feel this way. Guilty for their childhood so I have to make up for it and sacrifice my true happiness so they can walk all over me. At some point it has to end or either I have to take control of how these people treat me and just point-blank do not allow it. I think it’s the Capricorn thing because I am so weak at times it disgusts me.

I have a beautiful life. The opportunities I am given to live it so beautifully isn’t being used up to its full potential. Does that make sense? I am taking this life that I have left for granted. Shame on me. The wakeup call has to be here and now before it’s too late.

Breadless calzone

This is a recipe I had got from my sister. She found it at a local restaurant. I tweaked it a little to make it my own!

~4 regular or turkey meatballs(pre-cooked)

~ 16 oz bag of chopped broccoli, I used broccoli florets and chopped them up myself because I don’t like them too chopped up.

~ 1 cup of ricotta cheese

~ 1 cup of low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

~ 2 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese

~ 1 cup of pasta sauce

~ sp&g to taste!  (salt, pepper, garlic powder)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 mins. I like to add a little cheese on top as well.

Keep in mind you can add anything you’d like to this, sausage, different veggies, chicken, etc. It’s also very filling!