Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

Peaches and Cream Cheesecake -- A Pinch of Joy
Peaches and Cream Cheesecake -- A Pinch of Joy

A light and creamy  ending to a meal.  Or an afternoon party like a baby shower. Peaches and Cream Cheesecake is a no-bake dessert.  Just peachy  anytime.  Sorry, couldn’t help that pun — just fell out!   =) 

If you can find sugar free peach jello, it will give you a deeper peach flavor.  I usually end up using lemon because the peach is harder to find. You can use regular gelatin if you aren’t concerned about calories or carb counts.   You can also make this with fresh sliced peaches — about two cups.  Wheels loves fresh peaches so I have to hide them in order to have enough to make something. Or make the dish the instant I get the peaches home from the grocery — before he has time to know they are in the house.  lol  It’s better to keep a couple of cans of peaches available in the cupboard.  I use light or no sugar added peaches and drain them well so the cheesecake doesn’t become soggy from the inside out.  Just before adding the peaches, take a sharp knife and run it through the peaches in the colander to make the pieces a little smaller.  Just seems easier to cut into nicely defined squares.  This time I wanted a little peachy bling so I set aside some peach slices to decorate the cheesecake after it had firmed up in the refrigerator.

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Use sixteen peaches so you can move a peach to the top of each square as you slice and serve it.  Start in the middle and lay the peach slices as shown to make the rosette.  Easy!!! 

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Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

Yield: 16 servings

Serving Size: 1 square

Peaches and Cream Cheesecake

A light and cool ending for a summer meal or a not too sweet dessert for a gathering or a dessert bar, this no bake cheesecake is all Peaches and Cream!

Ingredients

    Crust
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tablespoons butter, leted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Filling
  • 4 packages cream cheese, 8 ounces each softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 package sugar free gelatin, peach OR lemon flavor
  • 1 29 ounce can light sliced peaches
  • 1 8 ounce container whipped topping, thawed

Instructions

  1. Mix graham crumbs, melted butter and sugar and press onto bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Filling
  4. Pour peaches into colander and set aside to continue draining.
  5. Beat softened cream cheese and sugar until blended and fluffy.
  6. Add dry gelation and mix well.
  7. If desired, set aside 12-16 slices for garnish.
  8. Fold peaches and whipped topping into cream cheese mixture.
  9. Pour over crust.
  10. Refrigerate until firm about four hours or overnight.
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Carrot Pineapple Bread

Carrot Pineapple Bread -- A Pinch of Joy
Carrot Pineapple Bread -- A Pinch of Joy

Carrot Pineapple Bread is a delicate and delightfully pretty bread. It makes a nice addition to a tea table or an afternoon dessert buffet. Use a sharp knife to cut so the slices don’t tear. We inhale this plain, but it would be nice served with whipped cream cheese or a light lemon flavor whipped butter. This is quick and easy to assemble. I use a 10 ounce bag of shredded carrots from the grocery because I like the convenience. Save back a few nice looking pecan halves to put on top of each loaf before baking.

My mother provided afternoon day care for morning kindergarteners. They loved her and she delighted in their ways and sayings. One afternoon she decided it was time to harvest the carrots. She and her entourage of three or four kids went to the garden. She showed them how the carrots were ready when their “shoulders” had popped out of the ground. Then demonstrated how to pull the carrot out of the soft soil. One little boy looked at the carrot flecked with black dirt, at her and then back at the carrot. He was clearly not impressed. “Why don’t you do like my momma?”, he said, “Get carrots at the grocery store. They don’t have that green stuff on top and THEY”S CLEAN!!!”

Guarantee the carrots in this are good. And the little loaves are delicious. It will win a kindergarteners heart – and his momma and daddy’s and sister’s too!

Carrot Pineapple Bread

Yield: 5 loaves 51/2 x 3 inches

Serving Size: 1 slice

Carrot Pineapple Bread

A delicate flavored, delightfully pretty bread that is so quick and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 8 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups shredded carrots (OR 1 10 ounce bag)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. Grease and flour five 5 ½” x 3” loaf pans.
  3. Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl and set aside.
  4. In large mixer bowl, beat eggs and oil at medium speed until well blended. Add sugar and continue beating until mixture is thick, about 2 minutes.
  5. At low speed, beat in carrots and pineapple.
  6. By hand, stir in flour mixture just until flour is moistened. Stir in nuts.
  7. Divide batter equally among the five pans.
  8. Bake for 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.
  10. Breads can be wrapped in foil and stored in the freezer up to three months.
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Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches

Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches-- A Pinch of Joy
Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches-- A Pinch of Joy

Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches was one of the main dishes I served at two ladies luncheons recently. A hot sandwich was a nice counterpoint for the cold salads and desserts that made up the rest of the menu. They were so easy to make and, most importantly, delicious! The size was just right for guests who were sampling everyone’s contribution. The guys are always happy to dispatch of any leftovers with the “suggestion” I might need to make some of these wonders just for them. Who knows? Some wintry Sunday evening, I just might make these for family supper!

I made them the morning of the event, but they could be prepared up to a month ahead of time, assembled and wrapped for baking. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking as directed. I used a package of 12 rolls that had been baked together, Hellman’s dijonnaise mustard mayo mix and sugar free peach preserves. The meat this time was Oscar Meyer Carving Board Roast Beef, which I liked because it was cut thickly and just enough for the twelve sandwiches. If Havarti Cheese is available with the other sliced cheeses in the dairy section, it is a bit cheaper than the deli slices. Time the end of the baking ten minutes or so before serving, to let the foil cool a bit and make handling easier.

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Black and white table setting for a casual outdoor luncheon.  Guests brought a salad or dessert and I provided the main dishes.  Party does not mean fancy — just a welcoming and hospitable atmosphere.  These are my “everyday” dishes and a tablecloth right out of the dryer.  Hydrangeas are from the garden in a vase by Tar-jay!  The only “fancy” are the black and white paper napkins from TJ Maxx.

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Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Serving Size: one roll

Hot Roast Beef Party Sandwiches

Sweet and savory addition to the party table, a hot sandwich that pleases everyone!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 12 dinner rolls (package sizes may vary)
  • 2/3 cup peach preserves
  • ½ cup mustard mayonnaise blend
  • 12 ounces deli roast beef
  • 8 ounces Havarti Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. Heat walnuts in small skillet over medium heat, stirring often until lightly toasted and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove rolls from package. Do not separate. Cut rolls in half horizontally, creating 1 top and 1 bottom per package.
  4. Spread preserves on cut side of top of rolls and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  5. Spread mustard-mayo blend on cut side of bottom of rolls. Top with roast beef and cheese.
  6. Set top half of rolls, preserves side down, onto bottom half.
  7. Wrap securely in aluminum foil. Can freeze at this point and keep up to one month. If frozen, thaw overnight in the refrigerator before proceeding.
  8. Bake at 325F for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  9. Slice rolls apart to form individual sandwiches.
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