Friday, November 14, 2014

Lizzy's Nutella Cheesecake Recipe

This past week has been extremely busy for me! My church's latest theatrical production: The Cheatham's: Howey's Wedding Celebration is tonight! I am so excited! As you might recall, it is a sequel to the Cheatham's drama my family and I did last year called Meet the Cheatham's, and it was about how we as Christians should act differently at Christmas time from the rest of the world and focus on Jesus Christ. This year's drama takes place one year after the first, in which Howey Cheatham (Dewey and Iotta's son and Yugotta's brother) is getting married to Brielle Hess. The play focuses on the process that Dewey, Iotta and Brielle go through to plan and coordinate the wedding. There are plenty of laughs along the way, as it is a comedy. I do not want to give away the ending if anyone of my readers is going to see it, so I won't describe the plot anymore.

I must tell you though, doing this drama is almost like planning a real wedding, because we've got flowers, a six-foot wedding cake, decorations decorated all over our church's worship center, black-tie-white-gown...etc. The whole enchilada and a partridge in a pear tree! Be sure to check out the pictures I have posted regarding the wedding decorations on my Instagram account.

Days till:
It is: 14 days till Thanksgiving
It is: 41 days till Christmas
It is: 48 days till New Years Day
It is: 210 days till Jurassic World comes out!

In the Spotlight:
There is an image that has been circulating around the internet that is related to Jurassic World. It is believed by many to be a leaked image of the film's fabled Diabolus rex. Here is the image below:
This dinosaur looks vaguely familiar...
The website claiming this is a leaked image from Jurassic World is MoviePilot. I have one thing to say about this image: IT IS NOT RELATED TO JURASSIC WORLD WHATSOEVER!!! Why? Well, first off, I would be very suspicious of anything relating to Jurassic World coming from MoviePilot because they have published several Jurassic World articles that either present old news as if it were hot off the press, or talking about out-of-date or simply inaccurate news. The article showing the picture above is no exception.

This picture claimed to feature Diabolus rex isn't actually even a picture from Jurassic World. It is actually from a Discovery Channel 2003 documentary mini-series called Dinosaur Planet. The specific episode this dinosaur appears in is called Pod's Adventures. In this episode, a Pyroraptor called Pod is washed out to sea by a tsunami and washes up on a beach on a nearby island. The island is full of dinosaurs he is familiar with from his homeland, except for one thing: they are smaller! Even the titanosaurs (a type of long-necked dinosaur) are only the size of ponies! One dinosaur he runs into is Tarascosaurus. Here is a picture of the Dinosaur Planet Tarascosaurus:

The "Diabolus rex" in the photo above is actually a Tarascosaurus from Discovery Channel's Dinosaur Planet.
If you still think that the "D. rex" from MoviePilot is actually a Jurassic World leak, check out the introduction to the Dinosaur Planet episode Pod's Travels, especially look at 0:48.

Like I said before, MoviePilot just isn't trustworthy with anything Jurassic World related. To see the real D. rex, we will have to wait until June 12, 2015, when Jurassic World stomps into theaters.

Topic of the Week by Lizzy the Lizard, as told to Joy Hammond
Nutella cheesecake sounds delicious right about now!
Hello Nutella fans and boy have I got a recipe for you cheesecake lovers. Oh, this is Lizzy, by the way. So I was surfing around on my Facebook page when I found this highly convenient recipe. It came from a website called and the recipe was titled, "Nutella Cheesecake"!
First off, you need:
  1. 10oz. (280g) graham crackers
  2. 5 table spoons of soft, unsalted butter
  3. 1 13-oz jar of Nutella at room temperature
  4. ¾ cup chopped roasted hazelnuts
  5. 1 lb (450g) cream cheese at room temperature
  6. ½ cup of confectioners' sugar, sifted.
First step is to break the graham crackers into the bowl of a processor. Then you add the butter and 15 ml or 1 tablespoon of Nutella, and blitz until it starts to clump. Then add 26g/3 tablespoon of the hazelnuts and continue to pulse until you have a damp, sandy mixture.
Next, tip it into a 32 cm/9-inch round springform and press into the base. You can use you're hands (just make sure to wash them of course) or the back of a spoon. Then place it in the fridge to chill.
Now you eat the cream cheese and the confectioners' sugar until it's smooth and then add the remaining cream cheese mixture and continue to beating it until it's combined.
Lastly, take the springform out of the fridge and carefully smooth the Nutella mixture over the base. Scatter the remaining chopped hazelnuts on the top to cover. Then place the tin in the fridge for at least four hours, or overnight.
Here's some other tips and facts: Serving straight from the fridge brings better results. It makes only one cake. Prep time is about twenty minutes. Bake Time? There isn't any! Just keep it refrigerated for at least four hours. Recipe source came from Nigella Lawson and the contribute is CP Choong. Well, I hope you enjoyed this convenient recipe, because I sure will.

DisclaimerMany (or in some cases all) of the photographs and images above are not mine. If you own one or more of them and would like them to be removed, politely let me know via one or both of the email addresses above.

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