MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!!!!! This will be my final post until the holiday so wishing you all that is wonderful. You really MUST play over at 2 Sketches 4 You this week...they are giving away a RAK to anyone who leaves a comment about our amazing sponsor Starving Artistamps. Just say what your favorite line of theirs is on the 2 Sketches 4 You blog for a chance to win. Starving Artistamps is also giving 2S4Y participants an amazing deal, so hop on over there quick. You are also going to want to try Kazan's fun sketch! My second tag...woohoo!! I can see these are going to be as addicting as cards! A little bonus for you today...a yummy recipe. My tag is wrapped around what I gave as neighbor gifts this year and it is super yummy...a chocolate chip cheesecake ball...oh yum!
Here is the recipe: Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cup confectioners' sugar 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup mix of mini chocolate chips and heath bar chips Directions 1.In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in confectioners' sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours. 2.Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic, and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. 3.Roll the cheese ball in mini chocolate chips and heath bar chips before serving.
I serve this with large pretzel sticks (the combination of salty and sweet is so yummy), graham crackers, choc. graham crackers and thin ginger cookies. The varieties are endless. You can roll it in nuts, or M&M's or oreo crumbs or wherever your imagination takes you and serve it with a variety of treats. I have found it is so yummy and very different than your normal cheese ball or dessert. It freezes well, too. I hope you enjoy!
“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he’s been robbed. The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to just be people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is like an old time rail journey…delays…sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling burst of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley