Monday, May 25, 2009

Blackberry cheesecake

1 prepared graham cracker crust
2 packages cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tbsp half and half, or cream
2 large eggs
2 cups fresh or defrosted blackberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and half and half in large bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until well mixed in. Pour mix in graham cracker crust. Place crust on middle shelf in preheated oven, bake for 35-40 minutes, or until set in middle. Cool on wire rack, top with berries.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Trader Joe's rice mix, peas and parmesan

1 cup Trade Joe's brown rice medley
2 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp butter
about 1 cup frozen peas
freshly grated parmesan, according to taste

Bring water to boil. Add butter and rice medley, simmer for about 35 minutes. Add peas, cook until peas warm up. Add freshly grated parmesan.