Tree Classics’ Favorite Recipes: Say Cheesecake!

The cheesecake has become one of the world’s most loved desserts. Wonderfully paired with coffee or tea and perfect after a delicious supper, the cheesecake is simply divine with its sweet, creamy, and tangy taste, rich and soft texture, and moist crust. Here are several mouthwatering recipes that will satisfy any cheesecake lovers’ craving:

(cheesecake) Photo by kulinarno via Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Photo by kulinarno via flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

1. Cheesecake Chess Squares

The simple but superb Cheesecake Chess Squares from Six Sisters’ Stuff capture the goodness of the classic cheesecake in just one single bite. This no-fuss recipe only needs ingredients that are readily available in the kitchen and only takes less than an hour. Kids will love this wonderful snack.

2. No-Bake Lime Cheesecake

(lime) Photo by Shaw Girl via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0).
Photo by Shaw Girl via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The lime cheesecake has always been a summer favorite. Treat yourself to this dessert right before the sunny season ends! The light and zesty flavor is refreshing. This No-Bake Lime Cheesecake from chef-in-training is a simple take on the classic dish.

3. Easy Chocolate Cheesecake

(choc) Photo by Back to the Cutting Board via Flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
Photo by Back to the Cutting Board via flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

The Easy Chocolate Cheesecake, also from chef-in-training, is a delightful treat for chocolate lovers. Made with only four ingredients, this quick, microwave-made dessert is for anyone who has had a long day and just wants a bite of something sweet to take all their stress away. Make sure to serve this cheesecake chilled for a yummier experience.

4. Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecake

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Photo by Sassy Sampler via flickr. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

A must-have snack for the kids, this Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecake from Taste of Home is better than any peanut butter cup out there. Give your kids this sumptuous treat after a long day of fun and games.

5. Double Decker Cheesecake

If you can’t get enough of that delicious filling, then this Double Decker Cheesecake from I am Baker is for you. This is every cheesecake aficionado’s dream made even more palatable because it has two thick layers of cream cheese.

6. Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake

Most people would think that these two flavors just wouldn’t get along, but they’re truly a match made in culinary heaven. This marvelous Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake from Sweet Treats and More is perfect for holidays and special occasions this fall.

7. Layered Lemon Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Almond Crust

A more elegant version of the timeless dish, the Layered Lemon Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Almond Crust from Barefoot in the Kitchen has a magnificent filling and mouthwatering almond crust. Prepare this dish for a dinner party. It will make for the perfect end note to a great evening.

Satisfy your cheesecake cravings all year round with these recipe recommendations from Tree Classics!

Tree Classics Favorite Recipes: Weekend Breakfast Ideas

Tree Classics Weekend Breakfast Ideas
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Breakfast need not be the usual fare on Saturday and Sunday morning. With family members enjoying their time off, weekend mornings become an opportunity to nourish your tummies and warm your hearts. Brighten your Saturdays and Sundays by trying out these creative ideas for the most important meal of the day – all while spending quality time with your family.

No Ordinary Pancake

Stop making boring pancakes and start whipping up something you’ll all be excited to see on the breakfast table. The weekend allows you more time to give your breakfast a delightful twist. Add in special ingredients to impress your family. Include berries or chocolate chips into your pancake batter, or cook them in silly shapes. Top with even more fruits, chocolate syrup, and swirls of whipped cream!

Rainbow Parfait

Make a rainbow parfait from fresh fruits and yogurt the way Delia from Delia Creates prepared it with her kids; this is a perfect example of spending quality time in the kitchen with your family. Summer weekend mornings will be brighter when you create this colorful concoction. It’s as easy as slicing your favorite fruits, such as berries, bananas, kiwis, grapes, and pineapples, and layering them in a tall glass to make a nice rainbow mix. Spoon a small dollop of yogurt into the center of the glass, and top with granola or a whole grain, unsweetened cereal for crunch.

Breakfast Pizza

Eggs + pizza = gangbuster delicioso! With her breakfast pizza, Catherine of Weelicious took advantage of her family’s love for pizza and eggs. To make this morning delight, just crack one egg on top of a round mini pizza dough, sprinkle it with salt, cheese, and crumbled bacon or any other toppings you prefer, and bake it in the oven. It’s so simple that you can get your whole family cookin’ with you and piling on their own favorite toppings.

Scrambled Egg Muffins

These heavenly – and oh-so healthy! - scrambled egg muffins are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s morning faces. Anne from Fannetastic Food shares the recipe for this easy breakfast that has all the nutritious stuff you need to start the day. How to make them? Whisk eggs. Add in chopped fresh spinach, basil, tomato, skim milk, spelt flour (or whole wheat pastry flour), grated cheddar cheese, sea salt, and black pepper. Pop them in the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. And as Anne says, “Everything is better in muffin form.”

After a long work week, reward yourself and the whole family by whipping up a delightful breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. And while you’re at it, have some early morning fun and get the whole family involved, too!

Tree Classics Favorite Recipes: A New Take on the Applesauce Cake

There is more to eating apples than just keeping the doctor away. For one, they make delectable desserts. Applesauce, the sweet puree from the fruit, makes a fine ingredient when creating one of America’s classic baked goods. Tree Classics features four recipes that add a new twist to the all-time favorite applesauce cake.

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