Thursday, February 2, 2012

Well....Here I am....Bloggers Block....Bloggers Block....
I know I should blog today....But about what??? 

The fact that we have the most awesome winter weather in Phoenix, Arizona right now? 
No, I don’t want to make you jealous...!!!

That my son, Casey, was in town for the past few days visiting from Tucson? He's in his first year of his Emergency Medicine Residence program down there ~
 I know you don't ever want to see him when he's at work ;o[

That my little grand-daughter, Vivi, is the sweetest most precious baby in the world? 
No, I KNOW you don’t want to hear another love-struck grandma brag like that...!!!

That Registration is going well at Art Retreat at The Prairie....
I’m sure you care but I know you don’t want to hear about that right now...!!!

That I don’t have any new jewelry pieces designed this week to show you? 
No, I know I DON’T want to share THAT with you...!!!


I know.... I’ll post something about my newest obsession ~

By far the best Nutella recipe around the globe!

Don't they look yummy?!?

No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes


For the Crust

12 Oreo Cookies, crushed into crumbs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

For the Garnish

whipped topping, optional
chocolate shavings, optional
toasted, chopped hazelnuts, optional


1. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer.
2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add vanilla and mix to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped topping until well blended and no streaks remain.
3. Evenly pipe or spoon the filling into individual serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
4. If desired, garnish with additional whipped topping, chocolate shavings, and/or toasted, chopped hazelnuts.


  1. Those look heavenly! And, I think you have a right to brag about little Vivi...she looks adorable!

  2. There's nothing wrong with enjoying the special things in life. Goodness knows everything will still be there when you are ready for it.

    The cheesecakes look yummy, but I've never been fond of Nutella. Is that bad?

    Enjoy your weekend!

  3. Looks divine!! This is going into my "have-to-try" file!!

  4. I think the Gypsy Jeweler would go GA-GA over these....Will be making these real soon...