When Irish eyes….


First off a big thanks to the guy at the gym who gets props for being creative and asking me to teach him to skate only to lose all those points asking for my “digits”. Men of the world don’t ask for a woman’s digits. Seriously. It’s called a phone number. He of course did not get them. And speaking of the gym, special thanks to the woman three machines down from me on the phone, my life is now complete knowing that you “don’t think I (you) am going to get breast implants, I (you) don’t think I (you) want to lose the sensation in my nipples”.

If you want to cheer someone up send them a card through the mail. So much more exciting than seeing a bill or the exciting coupons that no one uses. I got a hand written letter in the mail yesterday and it was awesome. It was from a reader who is 18 and didn’t have a credit card but still wanted to help me out. Not only was their $15 cash but one of the nicest letters I have ever gotten! Beyond touched!

Watching an old episode of Grey’s Anatomy I heard this, it’s good advice for a few people that I can think of:

“Sometimes reality has a way of sneaking up and biting us in the ass. And when the dam bursts, all you can do is swim. The world of pretend is a cage, not a cocoon. We can only lie to ourselves for so long. We are tired; we are scared, denying it doesn’t change the truth. Sooner or later we have to put aside our denial and face the world. Head on, guns blazing. De Nile. It’s not just a river in Egypt, it’s a freakin’ ocean.”

St. Patty’s Day is knocking at your door. And while MDP and I will be playing in a hockey tournament instead of seeing if we can out drink the table next to us, some people actually do stuff on St. Patty’s. So if you are I suggest serving these cheesecake bites. The original cheesecake is here. This is a variation. I wanted to put a mini oatmeal cookie at the bottom but after three stores I gave up. I could have sworn someone made little mini iced oatmeal cookies. So I ended up making these crust less, but if you can find the oatmeal cookies, they will be that much better.

Irish Coffee Cheesecake Bites

16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1 ½ TBSP flour
3 eggs
2 TBSP whiskey
2 TBS Irish Cream Liquor (like Bailey’s)
1 TBSP powdered coffee (like Via)

12 mini iced oatmeal cookies (I couldn’t find any but if you can get them)

Preheat oven to 275F.

Place 12 liners into a muffin pan. Set aside. If you were lucky unlike me to find the oatmeal cookies, place one at the bottom of each muffin cup.

Cream the cheese on medium speed until very soft and creamy.

With the mixer running, add the sugar. Beat until well combined. Stop the mixer and scrape down the bowl.

On low speed add the flour. Then add the eggs one at a time, scraping down after each addition. Scrape down the bowl at least twice while adding the eggs.

Add the liquors and the coffee. Scrape down the bowl.

Using an ice cream scoop, fill the muffin cups.

Bake for 22 minutes.
Top with coffee whipped cream (heavy whipping cream (1/2 cup, 1/8 tsp. powdered coffee, and 2 TBSP powdered sugar all whipped together on high in mixer with whisk attachment).

Comments

  1. Those must be really delightful!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. I think that all the pluses outweigh the negatives here in the blogging world. Jut the little things can make our day, even mini cheesecakes.

  3. MMmm cheesecake is yummy :) And yes, I think it’s Mother’s that makes the iced oatmeal cookies…and some other cookie place that starts with an A I think.

  4. Digits! HA! Love the GA quote. ;)

  5. Katie Rose says:

    I’m glad to see that there are some people from a younger generation who seem to have been raised properly, and I agree, even the letter would have made my day! There is so much dishonesty and such a me-first mentality in the world, it is refreshing to come here and read your frank and honest point of view. In support of you I made sure that I turned off my adblock on your site, to remind me to use them as often as I remember (they are nearly always adds for Stop and Shop, at least for me) to try and support you and encourage you in that way. I hope that you are able to continue running this blog for a long time and that it blesses your life as much as it has touches so many others.

  6. http://motherscookies.com/cookies.aspx#

    These might be the iced oatmeal cookies you’re looking for! The cheesecake looks yum.

    Much, much love to the teenager who sent you that letter. The world needs more teens like that. :D

  7. Really?! Digits?! Did he wink and do the gun point too? Oy :) . And you should hear some of the conversations that go on in the train during my commute. Do people really think that we can’t hear them, or do they not care? It’s the worst too when you’re trying to get a few bonus minutes of sleep in the morning.
    The cheesecakes look awesome, love the idea of using mini cookies as a crust. I imagine you could plow through a dozen of these before you realize it.

  8. Either you read my mind or I was reading yours because I was just thinking about looking for an Irish Cream flavored cheesecake recipe. I rarely use my mini cheesecake pan and figured Saturday was as good an excuse as any…

    Thanks Peabody!

  9. Hahaha the things people say openly in public. Hilarious.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    oh yum, I totally want to make this. Do you use a regular muffin pan or a mini-muffin pan. Yummmmm

  11. I so need to make these. And serve them with Guinness Cupcakes. Yeah, that works for me :)

  12. I’m shocked you didn’t make your own mini oatmeal cookies for the bottom!

  13. @Kristine- no time to make the cookies or I would have. I barely got those done.

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