Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries

This is about how I feel today…

It has been one of those weeks where I am struggling to get my normal tasks done. More so today than normal.

Do you have those days?

Sometimes all I want to do is curl up with one of these:

I love fall time. I cannot wait for leaves and cool mornings and warm days. It is my favorite. Also, in October we will have exactly one year until the wedding. Oh man…I am totally not going to freak out.

I do have a recipe to share with you but I wanted to share a story first.

This picture below is something that I took this past weekend. The man holding the bag, is my Daddy. The man with the “helpers” is a complete stranger.

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My family and I went out to dinner that night and we decided to do some grocery shopping as well as supplies for the house shopping so we wouldn’t have to do it during the weekend.

We stopped off at Sams to get some strawberries and while we were in the store, there was this man who was having trouble with getting around and had his hands full.

My Dad took it upon himself to ask, “Do you need some assistance?”…the stranger looked at my Dad and said, “well if you are headed my way, I sure would appreciate it”.

He helped this man through the store in the checkout line all the way to his car. All the while, holding a conversation with him like he had known him for years.

This touched me. My Dad is one of those people that can just tug on my heart strings and things he does make me proud to be his daughter.

He truly shows me what it means to be the change you wish to see in the world.

I wanted to share this story because even the smallest acts can mean so much to someone. Opening a door, carrying a shopping bag, or even helping someone who needs to their car.

I am blessed to have such an amazing example in my life.Β β™₯

This recipe today is super sweet and super delicious and dedicated to my Daddy. He is allergic to strawberries, but I made sure to make him a separate mini cheesecake just for him to enjoy πŸ™‚

These were my Labor Day treat I brought to a friend’s party and they seemed to go over pretty well.

Just one warning, if you leave the stems on like I did make sure you tell people they are still attached so they don’t pop the entire thing in their mouth haha.

Enjoy!

Cheesecake Filled Strawberries
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: RavieNomNoms
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Serves: 12-14
A simple way to enjoy cheesecake without the fuss!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound large strawberries
  • 10 ounce block cream cheese – softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Grated Chocolate
Instructions
  1. Rinse your strawberries and place them onto a clean surface. Using a paring knife, remove the bottom of the strawberries and cut a cavity for the filling to go in.
  2. I did this so that the strawberries could sit on their stems, which tends to be the most stable portion of the berry. Also, tip, if you have a very small lemon baller…that can help a lot when it comes to cleaning out the berries.
  3. Place the cream cheese into a mixer and cream until it is smooth. Add in the sugar and the vanilla and beat for about 2 minutes until you have your desired consistency.
  4. I added a little more sugar than the original recipe as I wanted the filling to be more stiff. This is totally personal preference.
  5. In a plastic ziptop bag, place about 2 graham crackers and zip top. Smash the crackers until very fine.
  6. Take a pastry bag and fill with the cheese cake filling. Pipe each strawberry full and then sprinkle with crackers and grated chocolate.
Notes
Makes about 12-14 strawberries. If you need more just double the recipe![br][br]Original Recipe can be found [url href=”http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2011/05/30/cheesecake-stuffed-strawberries/”]here[/url]

 

Happy Thursday!!

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Comments

  1. A heart warming story about your father, Raven.
    Those cream cheese filled strawberries are so adorable and I am sure they are as delicious as they look!

  2. Awwww your dad sounds like an amazing man-you are VERY lucky to have him in your life (coming from a gal with a less than stellar dad, trust me).

    Michael would FUHREEAK over these strawberries!!

    and oh yeah…uh I’m having one of those days today.

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Aw thank you Kayle, I am very blessed that is for sure.

      You have to make them, they are SO good!

  3. That story about your dad just made my get chills! What a good man he is. Makes me miss my own amazing dad. How lucky are we to have such great examples?!

  4. Awww!! Your Dad is a real sweetie!! Thank you for sharing such an lovely story with us. Sometimes we forget that kindness does go a long way. Every time I do a small “good deed” for a total stranger, I feel like a million bucks. You have every right to proud of your Dad! πŸ™‚

    These stuffed cheesecake strawberries…. YUM… I could eat an entire platter of them. πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend… happy wedding planning… one year more… Woohoo!!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Thank you Ramona, I am very proud of him πŸ™‚

      I almost DID eat an entire platter, but then I thought better haha

  5. That story about your Dad is so inspirational and sweet. May he be an example to others (including me)!
    And the strawberries look so cute and delicious!

  6. Oh, you have a wonderful man as your father! The story brought tears to my eyes…as I’m heading to see my dad in the hospital πŸ™ Your strawberries look fantastic…I make something similar topped with sliced almonds, but I’m going to try them with graham cracker crumbs next time…yum!

  7. I love it when people just jump in and help naturally like that. It reminds me of the tv commercial where one helpful person encourages another and so on. Your dad is such a sweet man! When I make these I will think of you and your dad. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  8. Your dad sounds like a complete sweetheart. Give that man plenty of cheesecake! πŸ™‚

  9. Raven, we all have days like that. But it’s so often people like your father that brighten the world back up for us! Beautiful strawberries, too.

  10. Oh your dad just warmed my heart. Thank you for sharing the story…and the strawberries. These would be a great last summer recipe before fall takes over. Thank you for sharing. And yes, we all have days like you described. I’ve had quite a few lately!

  11. Just mouthwatering….looks delicious!