Apr 14, 2022

Easy No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipes

5 no-bake strawberry cheesecake recipes that will turn you into a dessert hero at your next family get -together!

Strawberries in the summer are delicious on their own. But strawberries and cheesecake in the same dish? That is pure joy.

These creamy no-bake strawberry cheesecake dessert ideas are perfect for summer barbeques or a family dessert to enjoy on a warm summer evening.

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Strawberry cheesecake with lots of whipped cream and strawberries on top is one of my favorite summer desserts ever. 

And not just because I love heavenly creamy cheesecake with my coffee (believe me, it is a yummy combination!!)

My love for all things strawberries comes from a sweet memory I have of my youngest son eating strawberry pie as fast as he could back when he was a little guy. He was six and we were at a 4th of July celebration at the park.

He was so excited when he got to be in the pie-eating contest!! He didn't win, but he sure had a fun time trying to eat that strawberry cheesecake pie as fast as he could. I have the sweetest memories of that day and of my son's cute face covered in strawberries and tons of whipped cream, smiling from ear to ear.

So yea, ever since that summer I have had an extra love for strawberry cheesecake desserts (with whipped cream, of course!!). 

Baked and no bake cheesecakes both taste delicious. 

The main difference between the two is that baked cheesecake uses eggs in the recipe, while no bake cheesecake does not use eggs (because the eggs will not get cooked and would be raw.)

The eggs help give a baked cheesecake a firmer texture and a baked cheesecake will have a different taste than a no-bake cheesecake without eggs. Either way, you decide to make your cheesecake, they are both delicious, so no worries.

But cool creamy no-bake cheesecake desserts make perfect summer desserts that do not have to bake in a hot oven. And who really wants to turn on the oven on a warm summer day?

Homemade no bake cheesecake needs to be refrigerated for at least 6-8 hours to get firm. And it is best if you can keep your cheesecake in the fridge overnight for it to get firm. You want your no bake cheesecake to be firm and easy to slice. 

If your cheesecake is not coming out firm enough after being in the fridge overnight, you can put your cheesecake in the freezer to help it set.

Some recipes for no bake cheesecake use heavy whipped cream to get a firm texture, while other recipes for no bake cheesecake use Cool Whip or sweetened condensed milk to add firmness.

For me, I like to use cream cheese (not the low-fat kind though, you need full fat cream cheese to help your cheesecake have a creamy firm texture) and Cool Whip because it gives the cheesecake a smooth creamy filling that is firm so it slices cleanly when you serve it)

And many delicious no bake strawberry cheesecake recipes use Jello because the gelatin can help a runny cheesecake firm up quickly and can give extra flavor to your cheesecake.

These easy no bake strawberry cheesecake recipes make perfect no bake summer desserts that are made with a few simple ingredients. But you will find that some use different ingredients than others.

So go ahead and make all of them and decide for yourself which recipe your family loves the most!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pie

Meg's Everyday Indulgence

This yummy summer dessert is simple to make but looks like you spent hours on it!! This no-bake strawberry cream pie has a fluffy creamy filling made with cream cheese and cool whip, some powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. You also use strawberry jello in this recipe, and of course, fresh summer strawberries.

Once you have it all together, cover and refrigerate until set. 


Easy Strawberry Cheesecake

Life Love and Sugar

A drool-worthy no bake strawberry cheesecake made with Cool whip that is chock full of light creamy strawberry goodness from strawberries that are pureed and cooked on the stove, cream cheese, and cool whip.

You can use a vanilla wafer crust or a graham cracker crust - either way, this make-ahead cheesecake recipe is going to taste delicious!

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe (Without Gelatin or Cool Whip)

Butter With A Side of Bread

If you are looking for a no bake cheesecake recipe that is made without gelatin or cool whip, you are going to love this simple recipe. 

You will only need strawberries, sugar, and water for the strawberry sauce, a graham cracker crust (homemade or store-bought). and cream cheese, salt, sugar, vanilla, and heavy cream for the filling.

It will need about 8 hours to set in the refrigerator, so make it a day or two before your special event 

 Strawberry Cheesecake Bars


Everyone in your family will love this no bake strawberry cheesecake dessert idea. 

Best of all, you are going to love this easy no bake dessert recipe because there is no baking needed to make these frozen summer desserts (and on warm summer days, who wants to turn on their oven??)

These strawberry cheesecake bars are going to chill in the freezer for about 4 hours - or until they get nice and frozen. So you may want to let them thaw out a bit in the refrigerator before serving them.

Make these frozen strawberry cheesecake bars for summer barbecues and family get-togethers or as fun summer frozen treats for the kids to enjoy on a hot summer day.

No-Bake 3 Ingredient Cheesecake

The Busy Baker

This classic no bake cheesecake is made with 3 simple ingredients. And even though it is an easy dessert recipe, it tastes amazing.

It's a perfect no bake dessert to make for hot summer days and you can add any toppings you want like strawberries, berries, whipped cream, or even chocolate sauce.

Best of all,  everyone will think this delicious dessert took you hours to make (and they do not need to think otherwise!!)

Mar 18, 2022

Healthy Vegetarian Dinners Picky Kids Will Actually Try

Trying to figure out what to make for dinner that is kid-friendly and that a picky eater will eat is not an easy thing. 

And really, it seems like every family has at least one kid who is fussy about eating, right?

And then there are nights where you may want to make a quick meatless meal, for whatever reason. And yea, there is always spaghetti and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner on those nights, but it can be fun to switch dinner up with recipes your family may not have tried yet. (and maybe win over a picky eater!)

If that is the case for you, then you might love some or all of these 5 easy vegetarian dinners for kids that are so good even picky eaters will love them (and so will the rest of your family!) 

Super quick and easy cheesy casserole kids will love, the best ever veggie burger recipe for summer grilling, and more tasty vegetarian dinners picky eaters will be tempted to try, which is a good thing, right?

Sticky Sesame Cauliflower Wings

Oh My Veggies

Tantalizing spicy vegetarian wings make a yummy tasty healthy meal for picky eaters (and of course, everyone else in the family will love them too)

First, though, let me say that cauliflower does not taste like chicken. Even if recipes tell you they do, they don't. Nope, cauliflower does not taste like chicken, not at all. 

But that is okay. Because vegan cauliflower wings are amazingly delicious and healthy and definitely worth trying.

And I really think you and your family (including picky eaters) will love this recipe for cauliflower wings 

I am pretty sure the whole family is going to love the amazing sauce in this recipe!!

And best of all, your heart will be happier and healthier because, unlike chicken wings, cauliflower is free of cholesterol and low in fat and saturated fat. It’s also packed with fiber and antioxidants, making it a powerful food for heart health.

Serve rice with cauliflower wings or even noodles - whichever side dish your kids love the most - and add a salad or veggie to make a healthy vegetarian dinner even fussy eaters will love.

Best Ever Veggie Burger For Summer Grilling

A Couple Cooks

One of the yummiest summer vegetarian meals to make is grilled veggie burgers. But, you have to have the right recipe with the right ingredients if you really want to know how to cook veggie burgers on the grill that everyone, even picky eaters, will love.

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 The right ingredients give veggie burgers the texture and mouth-watering flavors that summer barbeques are all about!!

So many veggie burgers fall apart on the grill or come out tasting too dry or too mushy.  Neither is a good thing. 

And if you have a picky eater, a mushy falling apart burger is not going to be a hit.

We have used frozen veggie burgers to cook on the grill before because we just could not find the right recipe for a homemade grillable veggie burger that wouldn't fall apart. 

But veggie burgers you buy at the store are processed burgers, even if they are meatless. And most are probably not as healthy as you might think.

The best veggie burgers for grilling are ones you make at home using healthy natural ingredients. This favorite grillable veggie burger recipe is perfect for summer barbeques. They are super delicious and do not fall apart on you when you are eating!

Serve it to kids with their favorite burger toppings and even picky kids might think they are eating the real thing. They don't need to know they are eating veggies and other healthy stuff (unless you want to tell them).

Pineapple Fried Rice


When my kids were younger, they were pretty picky about what they would eat. But they all loved rice, thank goodness. So as long as I served rice in some form at dinner, everyone was happy. Especially me.

So I love, love, love this Thai Pineapple Rice recipe. It is a quick easy dinner to make for kids on busy weeknights that grown-ups will love too!

Best of all, you can easily switch out ingredients in this super tasty recipe to adapt it to what your kids like to eat or do not like to eat. 

Greek Pasta With Yogurt and Garlic Sauce

What a Girl Eats.com

Usually, even the pickiest of picky kids will eat pasta, and this creamy greek pasta will tempt a fussy eater for sure.

Spoiler alert: the pasta sauce is made with yogurt. 

This is one of those easy family dinner recipes you want to keep in your pocket for crazy busy nights. You know, those days when you are so tired but your kids insist on eating anyway😋

And, maybe best of all, this recipe is very budget-friendly!!

It's a protein-packed quick healthy dinner for kids that will fill them up and keep the whole family happy and full as well!

Cheesy Quinoa Casserole

Buns In My Oven.com

This easy cheesy quinoa casserole is a healthy family dinner picky kids will even love (or at least be tempted enough to try it.)

And it is super easy to switch out ingredients in this recipe so you can customize this versatile recipe just the way your fussy eater likes it.😍.

And did I mention that this recipe is very budget-friendly?? 

Jan 24, 2022

Valentine's Day Gifts For Grandchildren, Kids and Teens

Whether you are looking for Valentines day gifts for grandkids or your kids, this list of super cute Valentine gift ideas has something for kids of all ages. Inexpensive fun gift ideas for kids that they will love (and every gift on this list is under $30 and some gifts are under $10!)

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Squishmallow Sloth - Amazon, $15

This adorable Squishmallow Sloth is a perfect Valentine gift for kids and tweens. He is super soft and cuddly and ready to be loved!!

What I Love About Being Your Mom - Amazon, $11.18

A sweet gift for kids they will treasure forever. This fill-in-the-blank book is a touching way to make sure kids feel just how much they are loved by you (or dad) on Valentine's Day and every day.

Lego Valentine's Brown Bear Building Kit - Amazon, $15

Lego builders of all ages will love this special Valentine's Lego set.  This cute inexpensive gift idea can double as a fun Valentine's Day activity for the whole family!

Life Skills For Teens - Amazon, $12.00 

This fun book for teens is full of tips and advice for everything from managing money to how to cook!

Piggy Paint Nail Polish - Amazon, $20.00

Fun kids nail polish that is water-based has no chemicals and is non-toxic. This is a cute Valentine's Day gift idea for toddlers and kids of all ages.

Dinosaur Hooded Towels For Kids - Amazon, $26.99

Cozy soft hooded towels for kids will make bath time so much more fun!!

Love From The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Amazon, $8.08

Celebrate Valentine's Day with this wonderful book that teaches kids about love and lets them know how much they are loved. A heartwarming and perfect gift for kids on Valentine's Day.

Mad Libs For Valentine's Day - Amazon, $4.74

A perfect Valentine's Day gift for teens and tweens! And it is under $5.00!

"I Steal Hearts" Valentine's Day T-Shirt -Amazon, $14.99

A super cute Valentine's Day t-shirt for toddlers and kids. Young Dinasour aficionados will love this adorable shirt featuring a cute dinosaur and red hearts.

The Big Book Of Silly Jokes For Kids - Amazon, $5.99

 Kids love telling funny jokes and this cute book will make sure they have plenty of jokes to share with everyone.


Tiny T.Rex and The Impossible Hug - Amazon, $9.26

"Tiny T. Rex has a HUGE problem. His friend Pointy needs cheering up and only a hug will do. But with his short stature and teeny T. Rex arms, is a hug impossible? Not if Tiny has anything to say about it!"

This is a sweet children's book to read out loud with the kids on Valentine's Day. And it will likely inspire some hugs as well!

Chalk Of The Town T-shirts For Kids - Amazon, $24.99

Kids will have a blast designing their own personalized t-shirts! Each kit comes with everything kids need to create their own design to celebrate Valentine's Day, birthdays, or to share a favorite quote or picture.

Pop It Fidget Toys - Amazon, $8.99

Pop It Fidgets are popular gifts for kids of all ages. This set of fidget poppers comes with 4 different shaped fidgets all in bright fun colors so everyone in the whole family can get in on the pop it fun!

I Love You Like No Otter - Amazon, $5.37

A sweet story that lets kids know how much they are loved. Perfect Valentines Day gifts for toddlers and preschoolers.