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The Best No Bake Cheese Cake

No bake cheesecake with raspberry coulis is a perfect silky and smooth dessert for any occasion. It will disappear before your eyes.
No Bake Cheesecake

We have returned from our back to back hockey tournaments and are getting into the swing of things again. We sure had great time meeting new families and watching some great hockey. Both boys came home with trophys which was nice. A third place trophy and a first place trophy. Now that summer hockey is over, there won’t be any out of town tournaments for a bit. Which is kind of a bummer because I love exploring the areas that we visit. Restaurants and grocery stores are my favourite because I get a lot of my inspiration for recipes from trying out new dishes and checking out different products at the store. 

This particular recipe for no bake cheesecake is not a new found recipe though. It is a favourite of mine from when I was little. My mom used to make this quite often, and I loved it so much. I haven’t had this cake in years. I thought about it often though…lol. I got this recipe from my mom and decided to make it for my family. Although in her recipe there’s a jelly strawberry topping on top. But I messed that up the first time and then ran out of strawberries so I tried it with raspberry coulis and it was amazing too. (Recipe below)

Here are a couple of shots from our time in Minneapolis….


Summer Tournament

Caught a Minnesota Twins game. It was the first time the boys and I had been to a baseball game. I wan’t too keen on going but it was actually nice. It really helped that I had the most delicious burger EVER!!! at the ball game.


Here is Cohen lining up for a face-off. Such exciting games!


We couldn’t go to Minneapolis without visiting Valley Fair. We haven’t been there in a few years so for the younger boys this was all new. They had a blast, but I sure can’t do rides anymore the way I used to. Enough said…haha.

So here’s the recipe to Baba’s Cheesecake.

No Bake Cheesecake
  1. 1 1/2 cup graham crumbs
  2. 1/3 cup white sugar
  3. 5 tbsp melted butter
  4. 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese (room temperature)
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 1 tsp vanilla
  7. 1 cup boiling water
  8. 1 pkg knox gelatin
  9. 250 ml heavy whipping cream
  10. 2 cups frozen raspberries
  11. 1/4 cup sugar
  12. 1/8 cup water
  1. Mix graham crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a bowl. Gently press into 9 x 9 baking dish
  2. Bake in 375 degree F oven for 7 minutes
  3. Whip cream cheese and mix in sugar until creamy
  4. Mix in vanilla
  5. In a separate bowl add boiling water and gelatin. Mix until dissolved and allow to cool (do not allow it to set)
  6. When gelatin mixture is cooled enough mix it into the cream cheese mixture
  7. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream
  8. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture (do not whip)
  9. Pour mixture into cooled graham crust and refrigerate until set
  10. Cook raspberries in saucepan with water and sugar until combined
  11. Allow to cool completely
  12. Serve cheesecake with raspberry coulis drizzled over top
Amanda's Daily Dish

Reese’s Pieces Cookie Cakes with Nutella Buttercream

These Reese’s Pieces Cookie Cakes with Nutella Buttercream are to die for. I’m serious they are absolutely heavenly. A soft baked cookie with with Nutella buttercream frosting and crumbled Reese’s Pieces on top. 

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Howdy ho friends! I have come up with a beauty of a recipe. This one I’ll have to credit to the kiddos.

Do you ever go to the grocery store with the kids? You know what that’s like. Well, when I go with all 4 of my boys it’s chaos. Food if flying off the shelves into my grocery cart. I look away for a second and there’s random stuff in there. I should really pay someone to watch the kids and I would still come out with more money at the end of the day than when I take those food demolishing monsters to the grocery store.

This time it was these Mini Reese’s Pieces and Nutella that made the cut in my grocery cart.

I came up with these soft baked Reese’s Pieces Cookies with Nutella buttercream. They are quite easy to make and are so yummy. I highly recommend you give these a try. No joke, when my husband’s friend tried these he had no words. They’re that good. (not to toot my own horn…lol)

The kids also like to try and “help” when I’m baking in the kitchen. Their favourite was the “cookie sandwich” in the pictures below. It’s absolutely monstrous. But such a guilty pleasure.