Blessed by everyday blessings

these are a few of my favorite things

~smiling faces~

~hugs and kisses from grandchildren
and hearing the name Nanny from far away places~

~mostly old sometimes new~

~quilts with love stitched through and through

~Babies and butterflys and all things created~

~To know you are loved makes life sweet with grace traces ~


Monday, July 4, 2011

Berry Cheesecake Parfaits....
on the Fourth or Anyday...DELICIOUS!

berry cheesecake parfaits
1 pkg. (8oz) philadelphia Neufchatel Cream Cheese
1 1/2 cup cold milk
1 pkg. (3.4 oz) jello Cheesecake or Vanilla flavor Instant Pudding
we use the cheesecake! yum yum!

1 pkg Voortman shortbread swirl cookies crumbled
( they are sugar free I find them with the sugar free food products)

Approx. 3 cups  fresh fruit/ strawberries ,blueberries and bananas
8 oz light cool whip divided

Beat cream cheese with mixer until soft and creamy.  Gradually beat in milk.
Add dry pudding mix; mix well until it starts to thicken
Fold in with a spoon 1/2 of the Cool Whip

Assembly layers:
Place half of cream cheese mixture in 6 parfait cups
(place a good heaping tablespoon in each cup)
half of assorted fruits sliced if needed
crushed cookies
The second half of the cream cheese mixture
assorted fruits
Dollop of remaining cool whip a
top with a sprinkle of crumbs 

You may not need the whole package of cookies,  I just save them in a jar for another time.
Half of my family likes to use Graham cracker crumbs. 
 I make a graham cracker crust , bake it,  crumble it and then store it in a jar.
Once you have made this your family will be asking for it again :)

recipe is from the box of Philadelphia cream cheese
the original recipe said serves 8  you could maybe stretch it by adding more fruit but we think the pudding is divine and we like more pudding in our cup :) so we go with 6 per recipe

What I love about this recipe is it is so easy to make sugar free.  We have some friends who are diabetic.
Just use pudding and cool whip marked sugar free. 

If you are serving it for a dinner party let your guests help you assemble when they arrive.
It is a nice ice breaker and we found out that not everyone likes the same fruit we do.

This dessert is.....LOVED BY YOUNG AND OLD
and just reminds me of Addilyn Grace...
it's little , it's cute, it has just the right sweetness
and you can't get enough of it!

It is a quiet day here today
 Hope you are having  a wonderful day.

America.......God Bless Thee

until next time
"every good thing I have comes from you" Psalm 16:2

thanks for stopping by

1 comment :

Lisa said...

What lovely individual desserts. They definitely would be perfect any day of the year. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your parfaits up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html


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