Lissa Matthews has started a new meme titled Books -n Baking and since my 14 year old has decided that he wants to participate in the Washington, D.C. trip in school, I’ve recently started baking again for the bake sales. So, when I saw that Lissa was combining books-n baking, I thought, what the hell… I’ll try it out and see what happens. It’s only once a month on the 3rd Thursday. As you can see, I’m a little late, but I wanted to share this delicious desert that my 14 year old devoured, so there will be one or two in the bake sale we’re having the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

What’s the desert you ask???? It’s a Sopapilla Cheesecake and let me tell you it is delicious. It’s also quick and easy if you’re in a rush and want to be a smash hit at the party.


2 cans of Crescent Rolls or Crescent Recipe Creations Seamless Dough Sheet
3 – 8 oz. packages cream cheese
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 stick butter/margarine
1 tsp. cinnamon

Grease a 9X13″ dish with Pam or margarine/butter. Layer one can of crescent rolls in bottom, pinching seams together to form a solid crust. I prefer the seamless dough because they you don’t have to do this, but either will work.

Mix cream cheese with 1 1/2 cups of sugar and the vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls in pan.

Layer a second can of crescent rolls or crescent seamless dough sheet over cream cheese mixture. Once again if you’re using the crescent rolls, you’ll need to pinch the seams together.

Melt on stick of margarine/butter; poor over top layer of crescent roll dough. I prefer to spread the melted butter with a brush. Mix the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with 1 tsp. cinnamon or more if preferred and sprinkle over the top of the melted butter.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Store in refrigerator after it cools. You can serve it chilled or warm with a little honey or no honey. Your choice. 🙂


If you want to join in, you can do so on a blog if you have one, or send Lissa your information in an email and she’ll post it here on her blog. You can contact Lissa at the following email address: [email protected] If you need a sticky bun recipe, check out Lissa’s post.

As for what I’ve been reading…I just finished an ARC of SCHOOLED by the fabulous Lorelei James. All I can say is you’re going to LOVE IT!



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When Amery Hardwick first met martial arts master Ronin Black, she wasn’t ready for the primal urges his sensual rope artistry released in her. As it turned out Amery and Ronin were made for each other. But when they head to Japan for a delayed honeymoon and Ronin’s annual training with his sensei, Amery struggles to adapt to the foreign customs as well as running her burgeoning business from afar. But culture shock is the least of her worries when faced with the changes in Ronin—it feels as if she’s married a stranger.

Caught between his sensei’s demands and pleasing his wife, Ronin is at war with himself over choosing advancement in his jujitsu training, or staying at home with the woman who owns his heart and soul. As the limits of their relationship are tested once again, Ronin and Amery discover that they both have a lot to learn about each other….and what it takes to build a love that’ll pass all life’s little tests.

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