we got a first timer

i had another one of those foot-in-mouth moments.


ugh, it happens to me all the time. “oh come over and i’ll make you dinner!” “sure i can make a cake for tomorrow after my 9:00pm soccer game!” no problem! i can do it all! here’s the latest version.

peanut butter cheesecake filling

court: “what do you want for your birthday? i can make you whatever you want!”

work wife: “i don’t know. i like everything you make.”

court: “ok, well what flavor do you like? chocolate, funfetti, peanut butter, cheesecake, strawberry?”

work wife: “oh! i like cheesecake!”

court: “GREAT!”

court’s internal thoughts: f*#^, s@*%, uuhhh, i’ve never made a cheesecake in my life!  what am i going to do?

enter, cookies and cups! thank you jesus for this girl! i had seen a cheesecake a couple weeks earlier, that i pinned (thank you pinterest!!) thinking, you know in case i have to make a cheesecake one day. looks like work wife’s birthday was that day! whipped cream

i was really worried about making a cheesecake, and i knew that they took a while to cook, cool and the whole nine. this one thankfully doesn’t have to be cooked, just placed in the fridge for a couple hours before serving. you will need a spring form pan, which i had to borrow from a friend. again, never made a cheesecake why would i have one?!reese's

if you’ve never made a cheesecake, this one is your friend. i’m still a little intimated to make a regular ole new york cheesecake. mainly because, well, i don’t really like cheesecake. unless you trash it up like this one, OR unless i’m at the cheesecake factory last year when they use to make the best one ever that tasted like a samoa. it’s not on the menu anymore. rude cheesecake factory, rude.

so i say it’s easy, but it does take some patience. you have to bake some brownies, whip up your own whipped cream, chop a dozen reese cups, and make the cheesecake filling. the final product though, so worth it! oh yeah, and the finished product weighs about 5lbs! uh, i die.

go ahead and make your first cheesecake! or for all of you pros, try this for a new twist on the big cheese!!

5lb peanut butter cup cheesecake (adapted from cookies & cups)peanut butter cheesecake

make a cheesecake. check.



  1. If you ever need to make another cheesecake, this one is delicious and easy…http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/chocolate-covered-caramel-pretzel-cheesecake-clinton-kelly

  2. Christine McNichols says:

    I’m not usually a cheesecake fan (I know…I can’t believe it either) but this looks freakin’ delicious!

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