Sunday, November 13, 2016

Cookie Butter Cheesecake Mousse



This just might be the best bang-for-your-buck dessert recipe I've ever made, in both money and effort spent. With just a handful of ingredients, no cooking or baking required, and less than 20 minutes total to assemble, you really can't beat it. Plus, it tastes like cookie butter, which inexplicably tastes like fall to me. These are great for entertaining too because you can make everything a few hours ahead of time and have it ready to go in the fridge. And to Trader Joe's, thank you for making such a magical product.


Cookie Butter Cheesecake Mousse
Makes 6-8 Servings

Ingredients
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe's Cookie Butter
  • 3 T. sugar
  • 1/2 cup Biscoff cookies, or gingersnaps 
  • 1 T. butter, melted
  • Whipped cream and cinnamon for serving
Directions
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  2. To the same bowl, add the cream cheese, cookie butter, and sugar and beat until smooth.
  3. Crumble cookies and mix with the melted butter, press mixture into bottom of shot glasses or serving vessel.
  4. Add mousse mixture to a large Ziploc bag, cut the corner off and pipe into glasses. 
  5. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bora Bora {Part Three}



In truth, this post has one purpose, and that is to share more of the thousands of photos sitting on my laptop needing to be seen. I've already posted about our incredible hotel, and some things to do while there, so let's just call this post "Sunrises and Sunsets". While exploring the island was fun, my favorite part of the entire trip was just watching the sky's endless array of colors from sun up to sun down, whether from the deck of our bungalow or from paddle boards and kayaks. Watching the horizon change from pretty pastels every morning to deep, rich jewel tones at sunset was so much prettier than any picture.