Individual No Bake Cherry Cheesecake with a heavy influence of Oreo and chocolate. Simple to make with lots of cherry and chocolate pieces in each bite.
This is my first post for Food Fanatic. I have to admit I was really stressed out about it. I mean the first post is always the most important, right? It sets the tone, lets people know what to expect from you. So the pressure is on.
Do you want to set the bar high then endlessly try to top yourself, or do you want to start off with a tried and true recipe so people know your recipes are always dependable? I admit I tossed and turned over the decision. I mean this is important stuff.
Whenever I stress myself out like this, I turn to chocolate. It’s my best friend in times when I need to calm my over-active imagination. Those days where I have trouble focusing on the task at hand, chocolate is my go-to fix.
Since I was still struggling with what to make for my first post I decided to head into the kitchen and whip up one of my easy peasy no bake recipes.
I was craving cherries something awful so I knew I wanted to find a way to them into the recipe. One thing lead to another and next thing you know I was hunkered down on the couch watching The Walking Dead, and munching on a no bake cherry cheesecake full of Oreos and chocolate chips too.
I sat there pondering if zombies like black forest cheesecake, or if there would be any cream cheese left if the apocalypse happened. Then it hit me, I just made my first recipe for Food Fanatic. And I needed to stop eating the photo props immediately!
I hopped into my tiny blog room where I spend most of my days. I mean the parts of the day where I’m not immersed in zombies and pondering things like whether zombies eat chocolate bars. I have a little photo studio area set up by the patio door that leads to the deck, it has great light.
I quickly set up the shot with the cheesecakes and snapped a few too many photos, as usual. I have to say, the best part of my job has to be the photo shoots. I love taking shots with bites out of the food. I tell myself its “art” when really it’s just an excuse to chow down between meals. The more photo shoots I have in a day the more I get to create “art”, also known as snacking. It’s win-win really.
I’m so glad I had this little epiphany while watching The Walking Dead. So for anyone who says TV will rot your brain, well, you’re just plain wrong. Had I have not sat down to ponder the meaning of life while watching hottie McHotterson, also known as Daryl Dixon, save the world, these cute little cherry and chocolate chip no bake cheesecakes may never have been made.
Welcome to the Food Fanatic family, Kim. You had no reason to worry! We'll be featuring lots more of Kim's chocolate recipes here, but in the meantime, cure those chocolate cravings with Kim's no bake cheesecakes, Christy's Hot Chocolate Cheesecake, and Aimee's Chocolate Caramel Candy!