Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sopapilla Cheesecake and Annual Block Party

This past Sunday, we hosted our 
12th Annual Block Party!!! 

 When we first moved to our neighborhood, 
we wanted to get to know our neighbors

So we walked around our neighborhood 
handing out invitations,

Put in a request for the city to barricade 
the street next to our house

And they came!

I really do have the best neighbors in the world!

How sad it would be to have 
missed knowing them.

Life is too short to not share it 
with the people you live closest to.

This is one of the recipes I made for dessert

One of my neighbors asked for the recipe, 
so here it is for her - and you.

Sopapilla Cheesecake (slightly altered from AllRecipes.com)


2-8 oz. Packages Cream Cheese, room temp.
1 Cup White Sugar
1 tsp. Mexican Vanilla
2-8 oz. cans Crescent Rolls

If you prefer more cheese cake filling- increase the cream cheese to 3 packages, the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and the vanilla to 1 1/2 tsp.


2/3 Cup White Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
6 Tbs. Butter, room temp.


Preheat oven to 350* F.  Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.  Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Unroll 1 can of crescent rolls and press into the bottom of the 9 x 13 pan.  Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the rolls.  Unroll the 2nd can of crescent rolls and pinch the seams shut.  Place this on top of the cream cheese layer.

Mix together the ingredients for the topping.  Dot this mixture on top of the cheesecake.  Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the dough has puffed and turned golden brown.  Drizzle with honey, if desired.  Cool completely before cutting.

It is just wrong that it is sooo yummy!

If you don't know your neighbors, 
consider hosting a block party.
I bet you have the best neighbors in the world, too!

Thanks for stopping by,


P.S.  We also have the block party the weekend after Memorial Day.  Most people are back in town and the weather has always been perfect.


  1. That dessert looks so yummy! It is so great you do a neighborhood get together. That sounds like so much fun. I should do it too.

  2. Not sure we could host a block party or even a street party as our road is a winding rural one and the milk tanker must get through! However when we moved here we did go and visit our nearest neighbours and formed friendships which continue to this day. You must pop over and see my newly installed kitchen shelf with the same brackets as your spice rack - I mentioned that it was inspired by you and linked to your blog!

  3. Sounds yummy! So true about having nice neighbors, lucky you! So often people are just too busy to get to know one another.


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