This Weeks Groovy Recipe

This Weeks Groovy Recipe is a "Philadelphia 'Fruit Smoothie' No-Bake Cheesecake."
Prep: 15 min. Total: 4 hours 15 min.

Graham Cracker Crust:
1.5 cups of graham cracker crumbs
.25 cup or .5 a stick of butter, melted
2 Tbsp. Sugar

Cheesecake Filling:
4 pkg.(8 oz. each) Neufchatel Cheese, softened
.5 cups of sugar
1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.) thawed, drained
1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping, thawed, divided

Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil to were the ends overlap the edges. Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and the 2 Tbsp. of sugar. Press crumbs firmly on bottom of the pan. Refrigerate while making filling.

Beat Neufchatel Cheese and the .5 cup of sugar in a large electric mixing bowl till blended. Smash berries with fork; stir in the cheese mixture. Stir in 2 cups of whipped topping. Spoon over crust and cover.

Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm. Use foil handles to remove cheesecake from pan before serving. Top with whipped topping.

Makes 16 servings.

We made this for my brother's 10th birthday cake. This is the original recipe. My mom sometimes changes the recipe a little by using different types of berries or cherries. So feel free to change it up a little. Thanks to "Kraft's Food and Family Magazine", summer 2007 edition. pg.25.

A Very "Fishy" Problem


To any of you that can't handle a sad story, I advise you to stop reading this immediately. Because if you don't, you may find yourself upset. I feel that this is my duty to tell you that. Consider this your warning.

We have wonderful neighbors who gave us a pretty, small aquarium with 3 fish in it. There is one pink fish and we had two brown fish. Notice how I said "had". Yes, the two brown fish died. The bigger brown fish's name was " Sasquatch" and the smaller one was " Stanley". Stanley died Saturday, the 19. Then Sasquatch died Sunday, the 2o. There are no pictures of them, unfortunately.

So the pink one was still alive ("Pinky") but all by her self. She is the one in the picture. So we went to "PetSmart" to see why they died. We got all of these chemicals to clean the water. We also bought this cute, black fish we named "Raider". And now today (the 24) little Raider has died.

None of us know why. If anyone knows anything, do not hesitate to give me advice, info, etc. It would be greatly appreciated. I am starting to get a little sick of seeing dead fish!!!! And if you are crying now, you can't say I didn't warn you. Thank You!

The Greatest Band in the World!!!!

This is the legendary band, " The Beatles!" This is one of my favorite bands from the 60s. These are some of my favorite pictures. If you were to ask me what my favorite song by them was, I'd tell you what is yours? I don't have a favorite song; I like them all. I like the early Beatles, mid Beatles, and even the late Beatles. This is one band that really followed the style. Some say that they made the style, and I couldn't agree more. Ringo is the only one that still looks the same. John and George will never "still look the same". And speaking of Ringo, his birthday was July 7th. He is now 68. I will let you know when the other Beatles birthdays/deaths occur.

This is a picture of the Beatles that I did on a long car trip to Sacramento, California ( and where I'm from, that's far!). This is from the album "One". This is the record of "Hey Jude" and "Revolution". This is probably the most colorful picture I have drawn. The album "One" was the first CD I bought after Christmas 2007. I would like to thank my Uncle for giving me the money that Christmas to buy my first introduction to The Beatles.
These two pictures also both came from the album "One". The red one is the album "She loves You" (on the left), "I want to hold your hand" and "I saw her standing there" (on the right). My Dad said that he thought that the one on the right looked like if they were cartoons. I would like to thank my family for supporting me on my first Beatles drawings. Without them, I probably wouldn't have continued to draw my favorite band.

This is my 2nd Beatles album I have bought. I also bought this after Christmas 2007. This time I'm thanking all of my step mom's family for giving me the money to save up to buy this album. This is the album cover 'enlarged'. This was on my agenda this year. On the back of the agenda was like the back of the album. I was complimented a lot by my classmates on this one. I guess I'm complimented on all of my pictures.

These aren't the only pictures I have, but they are the only ones I could fit on here. I will update these once in a while.

My Intro

Hello, my name is " The Young Artist". I am Kitty's daughter. You can see her blog at "Kitty's Korner" as some of you may or may not already know. I am the older sister of 4 energetic kids, if you will. I have many hobbies. Some of my favorite hobbies is riding my skateboard, talking to my friends, playing my guitars or bass ( pronounced as "base"), writing my own poems, or drawing as you may have noticed already by my name. I draw a lot of different things. I draw "Beatles" albums, "Serendipity" characters, people, the weather, just about anything. Later in the blogging business, I probably will show you some of my pictures. But for now, you can look at some of my images.