Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox

One of the easiest things I usually choose to whip up for company is an icebox cake. I have made so many version and each one has been a hit. This is actually a twist on a dessert I grew up on called "chocolate eclair cake" 

If you ever need to make something quick that is sure to go over well with your guests, make this dessert. That is almost an order.

This is pretty similar, just missing chocolate and adding strawberries. I think the next time I will actually use chocolate wafers and have a "chocolate covered strawberry" of sorts. 

Here is my version of this tasty and simple treat. You can't go wrong.

1 package of graham crackers
1 package cheesecake pudding
2 cups milk
1 tub cool whip
1 cup sliced strawberries

make the pudding according to directions and let set up for about ten minutes in fridge. Lightly combine with cool whip. In a 9x9 pan, place a layer of graham crackers, top with a layer of the pudding mix, top with sliced strawberries and layer until you run out. Top with sliced strawberries. 
 Place in fridge for at least 6 hours. 

it melts together and tastes like the most delicious cake. I think my favorite is usually the second day...if it has lasted that long;)


You can easily double this for a 9x13 pan. I have used cherries and mixed berries in this recipe. You can also drizzle melted chocolate over the top. I have also made with flavored coffee creamer instead of milk. Your choices are endless.

Monday, August 4, 2014

The Holly Inn

On our last trip to Pinehurst, we had lunch at our usual spot, the historic Holly Inn. Established in 1895. This is where we usually stay when we are in Pinehurst overnight, but for this trip, we were only there for a few hours. 

I love the old bar and how they serve you house made chips as you sit down. I haven't quite figured out what seasoning they use, but I am addicted!

Wiki went with a burger and I chose the prosciutto, havarti and chicken sandwich on focaccia. Perfect choice as it is one of the best sandwiches I have ever tasted. The flavors pair so well together and, other than sourdough, I would choose this over a bun any day. Crispy bread just lends itself to a better sandwich.