Sopapilla Cheesecake {Foodie Friday}

February 14, 2014

Hey guys, I’m Keisha and you can usually find me over at Big Pitt Stop. This morning I got a stamp in my passport and snuck across the border to hang with you ladies on what has turned out to be one of my most distracted days of the year.

I’m going to go ahead and tell you if you came over here looking for a post on my big spread for Valentines, I might just disappoint you. I hate to be that honest up front, but here’s the deal.

I’m one of the single ladies (now you can thank me for the gift of thinking about Justin Timberlake for a moment….pause) and frankly I’m not so fond of the Feb 14 escapades. My sister went off and got married over Christmas so I’ve lost my exchanger of the “Singles Awareness Day” cards. Now I love that my mama still sends me a care package that always arrives with hearts perfectly drawn in sharpies and usually some cool kitchen gadget that wasn’t too heavy to mail (I don’t allow her to add to my chocolate addiction, I’m sure enough of that will happen on its own)!

I really like to just look at this day, while the world (do they even celebrate Vday anywhere else?) is focused on love, as a chance to just be nice to people. I think we underestimate the power of a smile. When was the last time you actually made eye contact with the greeter at Walmart or the person who checked you out at Target (I know, wouldn’t it be nice to get checked out at Target)? I’m actually spending the day working at a friend’s flower shop. What’s more fun that wearing pink capris with a red sweater and talking men into taking care of their sweethearts?

Oh geez, I always digress.

So, what’s a single girl to do about her predicament on V-day?

Work the rest of the year trying to snag a Valentine for the next year!

So that’s exactly what I’ve embarked on. You see I just moved to “the city” from South Arkansas. And I moved there 12 years ago from my mama’s house. So I was raised by the awesome East Texas women and got my second raisin’ from South Arkansas chicks. Now, I live in the part of Arkansas that’s home to that big blue store with the yellow spark on top and the place where chickens are made. And while I do feel like I walk a little taller in boots up here and my southern girl poof needs a little more “Big sexy hair” to stand up, I’m learning these chicks have a few things yet to learn about a little something sweet at the end of a meal.

The church I attend has a small group for single 30-somethings that meets on Sunday nights. A couple weeks ago I signed up for dessert. No biggie, right? Well after a few muddled “this is really good” from the dudes and “teach us your ways” from the chicks, I realized that desserts might just be the way to win friends and influence people. So I’m on it!

If the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – then I can also make his ex-girlfriend my new shopping partner! Cheers to dessert.

Today I’m sharing one of my favorites – Sopapilla Cheesecake. It’s perfect because you can stop by your local grocer and grab these ingredients on your way home from work, mix it up, put it in the oven and it bakes while you tease your hair and put on more rouge. Or, you can mix it up at night and just assemble in the morning, let it bake while you prepare for the day and the dudes at work will think you are superwoman! (yes, even if your married-that’s actually bonus points)

Really want to have him thinking about you? Send him home with a slice, or half, for breakfast tomorrow. Better yet send the rest of it home with him and he has to call you to get your dish back to you…see, I’m learning!

sopapilla cheesecake

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Sopapilla Cheesecake– according to my mother, mampitt

Ingredients:

2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls (this is the time to use the buttery ones!)

2 pkgs. Cream cheese

2 C sugar, separated
1

½ tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon
1 stick butter, melted

Directions:

Line bottom of greased 9×13 pan with 1 can crescent rolls. Press together perforations to seal. Cream together 1 ½ C sugar and cream cheese. Add vanilla. Spread over rolls. Put other can of crescent rolls over top, pressing perforations to seal. Melt butter and pour over rolls. Mix together cinnamon and ½ C sugar. Sprinkle over top of butter. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown. Eat hot or cold.

(I usually serve with a Mexican dish, but its great for a breakfast or brunch or event at the church potluck)

However you choose to celebrate V-day, I hope you have a lovely day full of love, truffles, awkward combinations of red and pink and maybe even a little carnation. Don’t be grumpy and sit on the couch tonight. At least go to Starbucks and watch the high school and college kids try to figure it out or I’m sure there are folks at an assisted living center who would love to see a young face and an extra smile (bonus if you hang out and paint their nails red)!

Ciao Bella!!!! And come see me sometime!

 

keishaKeisha is visiting us here on the MSWB’s page all the way from Arkansas! We love having our “State Sisters” come over and share with us!

Keisha considers her blog to be her “homeplace”. It’s where she shares her heart, thoughts and a scoop of her zany. She started her blog adventure 6 years ago when she was diagnosed with cancer as a way to let her peeps know what was going on and to journal and document those gifted days. Since then she has learned how to meander the “new normal”, life after, and a big move.

Ashley February 14, 2014 at 1:48 pm

I must become a part of this group!! Awesome!!

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