Blueberry Cheesecake Fresh from Florida

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Being from the south, I love eating produce Fresh From Florida.  The spring time is a perfect time for dishes made with fresh fruit.  Fruit is so versatile! It can be used in everything from salads and appetizers to dessert!  Spring is an especially great time for berries, especially blueberries!

Blueberry Muffins are always a delicious breakfast treat, and blueberries are also great to place on top of cake, layer in to parfaits, and put in cobblers!

Personally I love a good cheesecake any day of the week and it can only be made better with a little blueberry on top!  Today I have a recipe to share for a delicious Blueberry Cheesecake. Check it out!

 


Recipe for Florida Blueberry Cheesecake:

Ingredients:

1 whole cheesecake (homemade or store bought)

4 pints Florida blueberries, rinsed

½ lemon, juiced

1 cup water

1 cup natural Florida sugar

Fresh mint sprigs for garnish

Directions: In a small sauce pot, combine 2 pints blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and water. Place sauce pot over medium high heat. Stir contents of pot as it comes to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook blueberry mixture for 20 minutes or until it coats the back of a spoon. Strain blueberry sauce through a sieve if desired.

Let blueberry sauce cool to room temperature, and store in the refrigerator until needed. Top the cheesecake with some of the cooled blueberry sauce, leaving extra for garnish. Place fresh leftover blueberries on top of the cheesecake and garnish with fresh mint. Serve the blueberry topped cheesecake with extra blueberry sauce. (Serves 6 to 12 people.)

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Do you love blueberries?  What is your favorite blueberry recipe (Fresh from Florida)?

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Friday Favorites – Week 213 – More Easter Treats

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Hey everyone! Welcome to Friday Favorites!  This week we’ve got more Easter sweets!

Also, while you’re here, please check out this week’s giveaway from Essential8.  You could win a $25 gift certificate for any of their products, including organic bath & body and natural cleaning products. [Read more...]

White Chocolate Chip Pink Lemonade Bars and the Pillsbury #BakeOff

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Do you love to bake? Pillsbury is hosting their 47th Annual Bake-Off Contest. Now through May 8, you can enter your recipes for the chance to win $1 million!   Visit their website to learn more about the contest categories, sponsoring brands, and rules.

I love to bake, and I was very excited when the folks at Pillsbury sent me a box of baking supplies, complete with Watkins Vanilla, Pillsbury Flour, Reynolds cupcake liners, foil, parchment paper, and more!  In conjunction with the Pillsbury Bake-Off, and the celebration of spring, I decided to make some White Chocolate Chip Pink Lemonade Bars!

These bars are sweet and delicious!  Their lemon flavor and lovely pink color make them a perfect spring treat, and they are also very easy to make, using just a few ingredients, including Pillsbury Pink Lemonade Cake Mix!  Hope you enjoy! [Read more...]

Friday Favorites – Week 212 – with 5 Easter Treats

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Welcome to another fun edition of Friday Favorites.  This week we have a group of really cute Easter treats.  Any of these would be perfect for parties or just simple Easter snack. Hope you enjoy! [Read more...]

4 Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Treats with TEN Drinks #TENways

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Spring is finally here, and swimsuit season is just around the corner!  A well-balanced and low-calorie diet, along with exercise can help you get in shape and stay in shape for the summer season, but it is not easy to give up the foods and drinks we love.  The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group is here to help with their Four TEN products  are.  Full of flavor and only ten calories per serving, the Core Ten products are a great low-calorie alternative to your favorite drink.   The TEN beverages include 7UP, Sunkist, A&W, and Canada Dry. [Read more...]

Fruit & Yogurt Parfait Recipe and Cooking with #PompeianVarietals Olive Oil AD

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Today we’re cooking with Pompeian Varietals Extra Virgin Olive Oil! The great thing about olive oil is that it is a very versatile cooking oil, which can be used in a variety of recipes, from seafood and other meats to pasta.  The new Pompeian Varietals Collection is a premium line of mono-varietal extra virgin olive oils.  These are made with only the highest quality of olives, and they come in three great varieties: [Read more...]

Friday Favorites – Week 210 – Featuring Homemade Easter Candy

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Happy Friday! And welcome to Friday Favorites. I’m so excited that spring is upon us. Today we’re celebrating the coming of spring with some homemade Easter candy! Hope you enjoy! [Read more...]

Friday Favorites – Week 208 – With St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

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Welcome to this week’s Friday Favorites! This week we’re celebrating St. Patty’s Day a little early with a few St. Patrick’s Day inspired posts. Hope they inspire you to create something green and lucky!

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Friday Favorites – Week 205 – Featuring Valentine’s Day Sweets

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Happy Valentine’s Day! And welcome to Friday Favorites.  This week I’m pleased to present some Valentine Sweets from our bloggy friends!  These look amazingly good, and I hope they give you some last minute Valentine’s inspiration!

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Florida Strawberry Parfaits

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh From Florida for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s been rather cold around here the last few weeks and in much of the country, but luckily we can still get produce Fresh From Florida.

In Florida, February is actually strawberry season.  They even have their Florida Strawberry Festival in February and early March!  The great thing about strawberries, is they not only taste great but they are great for you!  They are a very wholesome food, rich in vitamins, which you can add to your diet and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Strawberries are also a very versatile food.  They are a perfect addition to your breakfast, whether eaten alone, on top of cereal, mixed with granola or yogurt, or as an ingredent for muffins.  They are also a great topping for a number of salads, and of course, the possibilties for strawberry desserts are endless!

Today I’ve got a wonderful recipe for you!  It’s a Florida Strawberry Parfait and it comes to us from our friends at Fresh From Florida.

Recipe for Florida Strawberry Parfaits

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh Florida strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced

8 ounces low fat cream cheese, whipped

2 tablespoons natural Florida sugar

1/2 cup low fat vanilla yogurt

4 graham crackers, crushed

1 lemon, juiced

4 sprigs fresh mint for garnish

Directions: In a medium sized bowl, combine whipped cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice. Fold the yogurt into the cream cheese mixture.  In four wide mouth glasses, evenly layer cream cheese mixture, strawberries and crushed graham crackers. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. Serve chilled.

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What is your favorite strawberry recipe?

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