Wednesday, December 28, 2011

6 ingredients or less

I had this cookbook when Justin and I were first married
that I used for almost every meal
six ingredients or less
it was awesome because it lived up to its title.
I became addicted to the simplicity and now basically judge a recipe
by its number of ingredients
these cream cheese squares are delish
but more importantly fit right into the 6 ingredient standard I have set
perfect for Christmas morning and any morning you want to serve your fam
something more exciting than cereal, instant oatmeal, or poptarts
{not that I'm above that level of breakfast service most mornings}
...because they are made the night before so they're all set
bonus time for brewing your pot of coffee
{or maybe that's not needed because you got one of these for Christmas}
love, love, love...
{especially when I locate a clearance Kcup sale @ walmart)
but anyways
I share with you my cream cheese squares recipe
because it's a james fam fav
and a breakfast Christmas tradition around here we enjoy

~Cream Cheese Squares~
2 pkgs crescent rolls
2- 8oz  cream cheeses, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp cinnamon mixed with 3/4 cup sugar

Spread one package of crescents in the bottom of 9x13 pan. 
 Mix cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla.
Spread evenly over crust.
Place the other crescent roll over the top to form a top crust.
Beat egg white until frothy and spread some on top.
Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mixture on top
and colored sugar if festiveness is desired.

Bake @ 375 for 25-30 minutes. 
When cooled, place covered in fridge until ready to serve.

tastes just as great on december 28th

happy 'content children playing with new toys' day.
happy 'crying children learning to share new toys' day.
happy 'lazy morning in pjs and time for blogging' day.


  1. What?? Your children cry over having to share their new toys. NO WAY...

    Love the Keurig too.
    And cute jammie boys- Happy day, friend!

  2. i LOVE cookbooks with minimal ingredient recipes. key to life, in my humble opinion. those cream cheese squares are a must try!