No Bake Turtle Cheesecake and My 1 Year Blogiversary!

No Bake Turtle Cheesecake and My 1 Year Blogiversary!

Hi folks. Today is a very special day. 1 year ago today I entered the blogosphere. I was encouraged to open a cooking blog by a very dear friend named Amy Valentino. I met Amy online playing a game called Mousehunt. After playing the game together for some time we became buddies. I was always posting what I was making for dinner or what I was baking on facebook. Quite frankly I was making people drool on keyboards before even opening the blog. I started to get a lot of requests for recipes. As you know I am a pretty busy mom. Even though my kids are older I am still fairly involved in the day to day stuff. So time has always been a factor for me. I hate taking time away from my kids. So I was trying to figure out how to get recipes to the people who wanted them without always needing to be at the computer sending emails. Amy mentioned a blog would be useful as people could just get them there. I was unsure at first. I had only read one blog and really did not know much about them. Me being me I jumped in with both feet. I kept the blog on the down low for months and months. I know it’s shocking to you all but I am actually sort of shy and quiet. I know right! Hard to believe. I coasted along posting recipes with terrible pictures for months. Then I found foodbuzz and started to connect with other bloggers. It was a bit of a rocky start. At one point I almost quit as I had a couple of ladies who were not very kind to me. I think I assumed every one blogging was kind and friendly. Most are but I was unfortunate to run into a couple who were not. It almost had me quitting. Then I had a chat with a lady you all know as my bbff, Dee from Deelicious Sweets . She set me straight and got my head in the right place. From there the rest is history. So a huge thank you to Miss Amy Valentino for giving me the push to start this blog. Also a big thank you to Dee for giving me the best advice and keeping me from throwing in the kitchen towel.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 squares semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup graham crumbs (or Oreo crumbs)
  • ¾ cup skor bits
  • ¾ chopped pecans
  • 1 batch of caramel sauce (recipe link below)
  • 2 ounces of chocolate, melted or chopped for garnishing top
Read the whole recipe on Cravings of a Lunatic