During the week of my last post, my boyfriend and I celebrated both of our birthdays. For my birthday, I got so many great new baking things! My best friend, Anna, bought my a pretty floral apron and some silicone baking cups. My boyfriend bought me a Better Homes and Garden's Stand Mixer. I used both right in time to bake some yummy Chocolate Oreo Cheesecakes for my boyfriend's birthday!
|These worked perfectly!! The cheesecakes popped right out after they cooled.|
I used half of an Oreo as a base for the Chocolate Oreo Cheesecakes. I can't seem to find the site where I found the recipe... but those Chocolate Oreo Cheesecakes were SO delicious, and everyone loved them! I don't even usually like cheesecake.
July is the perfect time for berry picking, and you can bet that I obviously had to take advantage of that! My boyfriend and I went berry picking for raspberries and blueberries. I made some fresh blueberry pancakes, then baked a pie with the rest of them. I'm not really sure what to do with the raspberries yet, but for now they are just waiting in the freezer.
|Mmm sugar and butter deliciousness haha.|
Recently we have gotten TONS of blackberries out of the field behind our house. So far, I have made two pies for my mom. I worked 40 hours each of the past two weeks, so I have not had much time for baking. I ended up using two pre-made pie crusts for the first one, and only one for the second. I decided to try out a crumb topping with oats for the second one. Both were very yummy!
|It was all I could do not to eat JUST the topping.|
|Of course my best friend and I had to get the 3D Harry Potter-shaped glasses :)|
|Nas & Jr. Gong|
|Can we just talk about how long his dreds are?? Down to his ankles!|