Lemon cream cheese cake

INGREDIANTS

  • 1 CUP OF MELTED UNSALTED BUTTER
  • 5 EGGS
  • 3/4 TEASPOON OF BAKING POWDER
  • 1 TEASPOON SALT
  • 3 CUPS OG SUGAR
  • 3 CUPS OF FLOUR
  • 1 CUP OF BUTTERMILK
  • 1/2 CUP OF LEMON JUICE
  • ZEST OF 1 LEMON
  • 1 PACKAGE OF ROOM TEMP CREAM CHEESE
  • SPLASH OF VANILLA EXTRACT
  • lemon glaze —- 1 cup of powder sugar , juice from 1 large lemon ,and the zest from the lemon . 1/2 stick of melted butter .You may add more lemon juice if you like .

Preheat your oven to 350~

In a bowl whisk together the cream cheese ,butter , and sugar for 2 minutes on medium speed. Next add in the lemon juice, buttermilk , and vanilla .Mix until combined .Lastly add in your remaining ingredients . Once your batter comes together pour it in a loaf pan .Bake for 1 hour on 350.

Once your bread is done baking pour the lemon glaze mixture on top and allow to cool .

Enjoy !

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BANANA CHOCOLATE CHIP WALNUT BREAD

PLEASE DO NOT ADJUST RECIPE.BAKE IN A LOAF PAN FOR BEST RESULTS .

prep time 15 minutes

bake time 1 hour 30 minutes

  • 6 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 EGGS
  • 1 table spoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups of walnuts
  • optional to add more chocolate chips and walnuts to the top of your loaf before baking

Instructions

preheat your oven to 350 f

  1. with a mixer /handheld mixer beat the bananas for 1 minute
  2. add melted butter and mix for 15 seconds
  3. add the sugar , salt,baking powder , baking soda ,vanilla extract and mix for 10 seconds
  4. add in the eggs one at a time mixing on low speed
  5. add in the flour and mixed till combined
  6. lastly add the chocolate chips and walnuts

line your loaf pan with parchment paper .If you do not have parchment paper lightly grease your pan .This is to insure your bread wont stick .

pour your batter to the loaf pan and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes . Enjoy!

OPTIONAL TIP – ONCE THE LOAF IS DONE CAREFULLY COVER THE TOP WITH FOIL TO COOL DOWN . THIS WILL INSURE YOU HAVE A MOIST ,AND DELICIOUS BREAD!


Stephanie’s famous raspberry swirl cheesecake

prep 30 minutes

bake 60 minutes

12 servings

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 320 degrees f
  • make the crust by melting the butter , and combining it to the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Press the crumb mixture down to your 9 inch springform pan. Making sure to spread it evenly , and set aside
  • let’s make the filling by creaming the cream cheese , sugar , pinch of salt . Mix together with your handheld whisker , or kitchenaid on high speed for about 2 minutes. Make sure to scrape the sides with a spatula to whisk evenly .Next lower the speed , and add in the sour cream ,splash of vanilla , and eggs one at a time . Mix until combined .
  • add your filling to your spring form pan .I like to cover the bottom of my pan with foil paper .Just in case there is any leaks .
  • Raspberry filling -drop a few table spoons of filling to the top of your cheesecake , and with a knife or toothpick run lines and just have fun with your pattern!
  • Water bath -grab another dish and add your spring form pan in .Add water to the outside of the pan making sure not to get water inside your cheese cake .
  • next bake your cheesecake for 60 minutes then turn your oven off , and allow your cheesecake to cool down in the oven. Crack open the oven door after 30 minutes. I usually let it sit oven night in the oven till the morning

Ingredients

  • 4 packages of cream cheese (room temperature )
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 2 table spoons of vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs (room temperature)
  • for the raspberry swirl -1/2 cup of raspberry puree , or raspberry preserves
  • for the crust- 1/2 cup of unsalted butter melted 3 cups of graham cracker crumbs

chewy chocolate chip m&m cookies

bakery style

What you’ll need!

  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of room temp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 table spoons vanilla extract
  • 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks (room temperature )
  • 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag of mini M&M cookies
  • a pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

preheat your oven to 350

  • In a bowl mix your sugars and butters till fluffy .. about 5 minutes
  • Next add in your dry ingredients mix well
  • next add in the vanilla , and eggs one at a time . Beat for 2 minutes till pale & fluffy
  • roll your dough onto your cookie sheet so they stand tall .Do not flatten the dough

bake at 350 for 7-9 minutes

These are so good .Bakery style . You can’t eat just one!

allow to cool and enjoy!!


Stephanie’s #1 easy dinner rolls recipe

Finally ! I am sharing my no fail easy dinner roll recipe . These rolls are so good ! It is impossible to just eat one ! They are so soft in the inside , and hold a nice bun shape . I use this dough for cinnamon buns too! Continue reading below for the full recipe

Ingredients

  • 9 cups of flour
  • 1 table spoon , and 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of lukewarm milk
  • 1 cup of lukewarm water
  • 1/2 stick of melted unsalted butter
  • 3 teaspoons of yeast

Instructions

  • add 3 teaspoons of yeast to your 1 cup of lukewarm milk . Make sure it is not hot milk . Hot milk will kill your yeast . Sprinkle a pinch of granulated sugar to the top of your milk ,yeast mixture . This is for the yeast to activate quicker !set aside till it foams .Around 10 minutes it should be ready .
  • Once ready add the flour to your mixing bowl , 1/4 cup of granulated sugar , 1 table spoon & 1 teaspoon of salt to your bowl .Mix on low .If you have a kitchen aid use your dough hook attachment now .
  • heat your oven to 350*********
  • add in your remaining ingredients to your bowl and mix on low speed for about 10 minutes .
  • dough should not stick to the bowl once done ,if it sticks sprinkle a tablespoon more of flour .Mix till it doesn’t stick to your bowl.
  • once the dough is ready place it in a greased shallow bowl .Cover with plastic wrap , or a dish towel. Set aside somewhere warm for a hour to double in size .
  • after the dough doubled in size punch it down and on a lightly floured surface roll the dough out . Cut the dough in even cuts , for and shape the dough pieces and place the dough balls on a sheet pan .
  • once you are done shaping place a wet towel or plastic wrap on top of the balls , and again place them in a warm spot to double in size for about 35 minutes
  • bake at 350 for 30 minutes on the middle oven rack ! brush melted butter on top and enjoy!!

holiday decorating 2020

Holiday’s 2020

The holiday’s have officially arrived in my blissful home .If your’e following me on instagram then you already know I have been on full blown holiday decorating mode ! This year I am decorating a total of 8 trees. Yikes ! I started the first week of November with my first tree . All with coffee in hand . It has been so fun spreading Christmas throughout my home this season .These times we are in are tuff , and I am happy to spread so much cheer .

Bellow is a few holiday tips I am sharing with you to help destress you this holiday season !

  • scale – scale your home find the perfect spot for your Christmas tree .Traditionally it is best to have the tree in front of your window , or fireplace .
  • Theme – Coming up with a theme for Christmas has helped me tremendously when decorating my home . Since I come up with a theme before hand it makes the process much smoother when shopping for decor . For instance this year my family room theme is forest .I chose emerald green as the base color .I added owls , deers, and birds to my tree that I purchased at hobby lobby .
  • Ribbon – ribbon goes a long way when it comes to decorating .If you’re on a tight budget ribbon can be cost friendly on your budget , and can make your tree look so grand ,and luxurious without braking the bank.
  • have fun!- there really is no right or wrong way when it comes to holiday decorating. If you love a all pink Christmas then do just that! grab some wine , crank up that holiday music , and just have fun! Remember stick to what makes you ,and ,or your family happy .

Happy decorating!


STEPHANIE’S THANKSGIVING MORNING CASSEROLE – with walmart

This blog is Sponsored by Walmart , and contains affiliate links . All opinions are my own.

Holiday’s at home with Walmart

It’s a tradition in my Blissfulhome every year on Thanksgiving morning to serve up this quick , and easy delicious meal . This year with the circumstances we are in I am focusing on all things cozy , and simple . I chose to shop for my thanksgiving day breakfast at Walmart with its everyday low prices , and all in one place for my shopping needs .I found a functional oven to table serving dish by , better homes and gardens . What I love most about this server dish is it’s functionality .The perfect dish to serve my all in one oven to table breakfast .

I also found these amazing wine glasses that I will be omitting the wine purpose for the perfect family drink to wash down our hearty breakfast. A delicious cranberry ,and pomegranate spice drink .

Finalizing my cozy at home breakfast with these beautiful dinnerware plates from better homes and gardens modern farmhouse collection.With it’s round shape and stripped edges they are sure going to set a beautiful cozy mood at an everyday affordable price .

For my table scape I found this beautiful 20 piece flatware set by cambridge on Walmart.com .I took advantage of the store pick up that walmart offers , and I placed all my orders online . Which saved me so much time shopping my menu all in one place .

I love my family’s breakfast tradition , and I am so happy I can share it with you. With all the prepping that goes down for thanksgiving dinner this meal is sure a family favorite . I prepare everything the night before , and pop it in the oven the next morning for a simple , hearty no fuss breakfast .

All items have been linked . Choose store pickup , or take advantage of the 2 day shipping .

Stephanie’s breakfast casserole

Let’s cook

  • 3 russet potatoes diced up in small bite size squares (pre cooked till soft)
  • 1 pound of breakfast sausage
  • 1 package of bacon
  • 1 granny smith apple peeled and diced
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of half & half
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 /4 cup of brown sugar
  • splash of vanilla
  • 5-8 slices of white sandwhich bread
  • salt and black pepper to your liking
  • 2-3 cups of sharp cheddar cheese
  • scallions & parsley for garnish

instructions

Cook your sausage till it browns . Next , cook the bacon . Now once that is cooked place to the side on a towel , and let the grease extract . Grab your washed potatoes and dice them boil them in water untill soft . Next pour your milks to a bowl and whisk in the eggs , salt , black pepper, brown sugar , splash of vanilla together . Cut your bread to your liking . I cut my bread like a cross , and I get 4 pieces from each slice .Grab your dish , and assemble a few pieces of bread on the bottom , and layer on top with uncooked diced potatoes , sausage , diced apples , and repeat .Now once that is assembled pour in your yummy egg mixture .layer the top of that with yummy cheese , and top that with bacon. Add plastic wrap to seal it and place it in the fridge over night . The next morning add it to your oven at 350 for 45-60 . Enjoy

Table linen , chargers , paper thankful napkins ,and food were all purchased instore at walmart.


Lotus Biscoff Cheesecake

Let me start off by saying this is the most decadent , most creamy , and delicious cheese cake I have ever tasted ! Yes, you read that right. I first laid my eyes on this beautiful creation scrolling through instagram. I quickly learned it was a new trending dessert . I of course had to try to make it for myself . Every recipe asked for no bake. So i decided to just make it the same way I make my regular cheesecakes . Adjusting a few ingredients , but mostly keeping the same method . Now are you ready to take your taste buds to the next level?

Recipe

Crust

Filling

  • 4 packages of cream cheese ( room temp)
  • 4 eggs (room temp)
  • 1 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 table spoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 14 oz biscoff cookie butter I used 3/4 of the jar

Preheat oven to 320 degrees

Instructions

  1. Make the crust by crushing the biscoff cookies till they resemble crumbs . Next add 3 table spoons of melted butter to the crumbs .Mix then add them to your baking dish. Press the crumbs down making sure to have an even layer in the bottom of your dish. Set your firmly pressed crumb dish in the fridge, or freezer as you prepare the filling
  2. combine the room temperature cream cheese with the sugars , the sour cream , and vanilla extract .whip them on high for about 3 minutes .making sure to cream well. Next add in a pinch of salt and your cookie butter .Cream together for about 1 minute .Lastly add in one egg at a time .Mix well for about 1 minute , do not over mix .over mixing can result in a cracked crust .
  3. grab your baking dish with the prepared crust and add your cheesecake filling .It should look silky smooth .
  4. once you added your mixture to your dish .I recommend you adding your dish to another bigger dish and filling it up half ways with water.(water bath) making sure not to fill that dish more then half way
  5. next bake your cheesecake for 1 hour and 20 minutes .Do not open your oven lid once done , doing so will result in cracks. If you can let your cheesecake come to room temperature in the oven for best results .

topping

  1. melt the rest of the cookie butter in the microwave and pour it over your cooled cheesecake creating a beautiful icing .
  2. add crushed biscoff cookies is optional .Have fun with your cheesecake from here . I added crushed cookies around the edges and 2 whole biscoffs to complete the look .
  3. let cool in the fridge for atleast a hour ,or overnight .
  4. enjoy!

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coffee cake

Coffee shop streusel cake

coffee cake

If you are looking for the perfect coffee shop cake look no further! I have come up with the most perfect recipe , and I am here to share it with you. I guarantee this will be your family favorite !

Note: make with caution . Extra weight gain is not my fault .

Prep time Bake time total

30 minutes 1 hour 1 hour 30 minutes

Yields 1 9*13 cake pan or you can also make this in 2 9*9 cake pans

Ingredients

Cake

  • 4 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 stick of room temperature butter {unsalted }
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup of milk

filling

  • 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder

Streusel topping

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter

Instructions :

preheat your ovento 350*

  • Lightly grease your baking dish
  • mix the cake by combing all the dry ingredients first , then mixing in the wet ingredients .Combine well then set aside .
  • Next assemble the streusel topping in a separate bowl .combine all the ingredients ..set aside
  • Now make the the filling. combining the sugars ,cocoa powder and cinnamon ..{we are using cocoa powder to add that extra richness and color }

  • Pour half the batter to your baking dish
  • layer the top of your filling to the half of the mixture
  • now add the rest of your cake batter
  • once it is all layered sprinkle evenly the streusel topping
  • now bake your cake! it will. be done in 1 hour depending on your oven .make sure to check your cake around 50 minutes ..
  • enjoy!

I hope you love my family’s favorite coffee shop streusel coffee cake recipe !

sour cream and butter is one of the key ingredients to this delicious recipe make sure you use them! crucial not to adjust any measurements with this deliciousness !


Cream cheese pound cake

Cream cheese pound cake

Ingredients

  • 1 package of cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 stick and half a stick of unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • splash of vanilla

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350. Cream together your sugars ,cream cheese and butter first. Cream till it is a fluffy pale color.About 2 minutes .Next add in your eggs , milk ,and mix.Next add in your remaining ingredients .Mix it well. Once you are done mixing place your batter in your baking dish.

bake for about 1 hour or 1 hour and 15 min.

check your cake around that hour mark. Stick a toothpick ,or knife in the middle and if it comes out clean then it is done!

!! Here is a tip ! once done and removed from the oven cover with foil paper carefully making sure not to burn yourself .Leave it covered for about 10 minutes .This will make your cake extra moist ! And oh!! soooo delicious !!

enjoy! if you make this please tag me on insta !!