Big Spring Yarn GIVEAWAY

big spring yarn giveaway from ZoomYummy.com

Contest closed. Thank you! Winner has been announced in a separate post!

Hi friends!

Today, to celebrate the amazing Spring season, I am super excited to bring you a new giveaway!

This one is all about yarn!

Yes, one lucky reader can WIN all the colorful, vibrant and inspiring skeins of yarn shown in the picture above. It is a cotton yarn called Nela and I have used it to make quite a few projects, like the Happy Crochet Chick or the Big Flower Party to name just a few.

TO ENTER

To enter the giveaway, just let me know ‘WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPRING TRADITION… OR WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING TO DO DURING THE MONTHS OF SPRING?’ (leave your answer in the Comments section of this post; one answer per person, please).

Extra Entries:

. Facebook (share the link to this giveaway with your friends on Facebook and leave a separate comment about it in the Comments section of this post)

. Facebook (become a fan of ZoomYummy on Facebook and leave a separate comment about it in the Comments section of this post)

. Pinterest (pin this giveaway on Pinterest and leave a separate comment about it in the Comments section of this post)

. Pinterest (follow ZoomYummy on Pinterest and leave a separate comment about it in the Comments section of this post)

. Other Social Networks (share the link to this giveaway on any other social network of your choice and leave a separate comment about it in the Comments section of this post)

… so together you have many, many, many chances to win :)

This giveaway is open till April 19, 2014 and it is open worldwide. The winner will be selected at random and will be announced and contacted shortly after.

Good luck to everyone!

Love,
Petra

(Giveaway sponsored by Zoom Yummy.)

Contest closed. Thank you! Winner has been announced in a separate post!
 

Individual No-Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Individual desserts in a glass are my favorite go to recipes when I am looking for something quick yet impressive to serve to my guests. The possibilities are really endless here. I have personally already made cream parfaits, yogurt parfaits, individual Banoffee pies, individual peanut butter pies and some strawberry cheesecakes in a glass too. Apart from the deliciousness, I have always loved the cute factor that these little treats possess.

With that said, I just knew that my fate was sealed when I noticed a recipe for a Nutella Cheesecake in the deep waters of the internet… and here’s the rest of the story…

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake recipe ingredients

The ingredients.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

1. To make the individual Nutella cheesecakes, first use a food processor (blender or rolling pin) to crush 12 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter.

3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. Whip the cream (8 ounces/230 ml) and using a rubber spatula, fold the cream in the Nutella mixture until well blended and no streaks remain. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.

4. Whip the remaining cream with about 3 tablespoons powdered sugar to use for the garnish.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

5. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes (I had just enough mixture for about 3 1.5-cup/300 ml glasses).

6. Evenly pipe the filling into the serving dishes.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

7. Garnish with with additional whipped cream, chocolate shavings and toasted, chopped hazelnuts.

8. Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving.

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

And that’s it!

 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Mmmm!
 

no-bake nutella cheesecake

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(This lovely recipe was adapted from mybakingaddiction.com. Yield: about 3 servings.)

 

A Spring Picnic

picnic in spring

There are very few things that I love more than watching nature wake up from its sleep during the first days of Spring. Throw a picnic into the game and I am in heaven.

Is Spring filling you with so much joy as well? And if you love a different season of the year more, which one is it? Do tell!

Wishing you a lovely day!

Petra xoxo

 

Cookies And Cream Cheesecake

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This cheesecake is one of those ‘extremely easy to prepare and extremely delicious’ cheesecakes that many of us are huge fans of, I am sure. Well, I definitely am.

The recipe uses Oreo cookies and a few very simple ingredients that you might even have on hand right now. And if you feel a little adventurous, you can try replacing the Oreo cookies with some cookies of a different kind and enjoy the result.

Here is how to make this delicious dessert…

 

cookies and cream cheesecake recipe ingredients

These are the ingredients that we need.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

1. First, preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C). Spray a 9 x 2 1/2 inches (23 x 6 cm) springform pan with no-stick cooking spray or brush it with some vegetable oil.

2. Using a food processor, blender or rolling pin, crush 28 Oreo cookies into crumbs.

3. Place the crushed Oreos in a bowl. Melt the butter and pour it over the Oreo crumbs. Stir to coat all the cookie crumbs with butter.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

4. Pour the Oreo-butter mixture into the springform pan and press it into the pan to form the crust.

5. Bake the crust for about 7 minutes.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

6. Meanwhile, in the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and mix until well blended.

7. Then add the eggs, one at a time, mixing until just combined.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

8. Crumble about 8 Oreo cookies with your fingers and …

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

9. … add to the cheesecake mixture.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

10. Stir together to combine.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

11. Pour the cheesecake mixture over the cookie crust.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

12. Smoothen the batter and place in the oven for about 40 minutes, until the edges are set but the center is still slightly jiggly.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

13.Cool on a wire rack and then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You will love this!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

Pure heaven!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

This is really delicious, my friends!

 

Oreo Cheesecake recipe

You can additionally garnish your cheesecake with sweetened whipped cream, halved Oreos and even some fruit.

Enjoy!

With love,
Petra

(This yummy recipe was adapted from www.bunsinmyoven.com).