Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Chocolate Cheesecake

9 ounce package of chocolate wafer cookies, crushed
6 tablespoons of butter, melted

Mix ground cookies and butter- press onto the bottom and one inch up the side of a 9" springform pan.

Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

16 ounces softened cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
4 eggs
1 pint heavy whipping cream
8 ounces semisweet chocolate

In the microwave or on a double boiler, melt the chocolate in the cream.

Beat together cream cheese and sugar until soft. Stir in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well between additions. Stir in the chocolate mixture until fully incorporated.

Pour into the crust, and bake for 55-60 minutes at 350 degrees.

Allow to cool until room temperature, then refrigerate for at least eight hours prior to serving.

Serve with whipped cream, caramel sauce, or raspberry sauce.

Raspberry Sauce

12 ounce package or frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
3 teaspoons cold water

Mash berries through a sieve, throwing away the seeds.

Add sugar, heat until almost boiling.

Mix cornstarch with water, add a little at a time to the berries, stirring constantly until mixture starts to thicken. Cool in refrigerator.

Serve with anything dessert-like and delicious.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Chinese Noodles

1 pound spaghetti noodles, cooked
2 1/2-3 cups chicken or beef broth
1-2 tablespoons soy sauce

In a large pan, stir together the pre-cooked noodles, broth, and soy sauce.

Simmer on medium-low until all the liquid has soaked into the noodles.

Stir in:
1 onion, chopped
1-2 carrots, matchsticked
1/2 pound peas
-sauted together in olive oil.

add 1-2 cups cooked chicken or beef to the noodles and broth while they simmer

Serves 2-3, depending on how hungry they are...