Friday, September 25, 2009

Cheesecake Swirl Brownies and a GIVEAWAY!!

I have some exciting news! As you know, I'm an ambassador for the "It’s What’s For Dinner Wednesday!" Challenge. This week will draw the month long challenge to an end and the wonderful people at beef have allowed me to give away one of the Beef Grilling Gift Bags! The gift bag includes The Healthy Beef Cookbook, a set of Crate & Barrel Grilling Tools, Sur La Table mini steak thermometers, a reusable shopping bag and other items to help you shop for and cook healthy beef meals. I have received this gift bag and it's wonderful. If you want to enter leave a comment telling me the name of your favorite beef dish. The giveaway ends Wednesday at midnight and the winner will be announced Thursday.

I figured we needed a sweet treat to celebrate this wonderful giveaway, so here are some wonderful brownies. This summer I always brought goodies to work with me and these were a big hit with the new superintendent Mrs. Aaron. She enjoys her sweets and still looks great! What's not to love about a rich, fudgy brownie topped with smooth, creamy goodness and chocolate chips! Sounds like a winner to me :)


CHEESECAKE SWIRL BROWNIES
Brownies
1 Package of Betty Crocker Original Supreme brownie mix
1/3 Cup Water
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
Cream Cheese Mixture
1 package of cream cheese softened – 8 oz
1/3 Cup of sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 Cup of Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

Heat oven to 350.* Grease a 13 x 9 inch pan. Stir brownie mix, chocolate syrup (included in the package), water, oil and 2 eggs. Mix until well blended and spread into pan. For Filling: Beat cream cheese in medium bowl or mixer until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar, vanilla and one egg until well blended. Pour cream cheese mixture over brownie batter in pan. Cut through mixture with a knife several times in a zig zag pattern. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until cream cheese mixture begins to brown and toothpick inserted in brownie2 inches from the side of the pan comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely. Store covered and in refrigerator if desired.

56 comments:

Annie Jones said...

For me, it's Burgundy Beef Tips and Gravy over noodles.

Also, those brownies look delish!

Lynda said...

Cream cheese and brownies together=heaven! These look fantastic, Heidi!
I love all things beef; especially steak!

Lara said...

Cream cheese and chocolate is one of my favorite dessert combinations. This looks like a winner!

koopermom said...

Good old tator tot casserole!!!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I have So been craving something chocolate and smooshy lately, boy these brownies sure are calling my name!! I goofed up and sent you my beef entry at your heidiheidiheidi e-mail address.

Willoughby said...

Brownies and cheesecake are two of my favorite desserts! Putting them together sounds wonderful. I never have boxed brownie mix on hand, I wonder if you could combine this with a homemade brownie recipe?

A while ago I made our favorite Sesame Chicken and Noodle Bowls, but subbed beef for the chicken. It was amazing! So I guess my favorite beef dish would be Sesame Beef and Noodle Bowls!

Ingrid said...

I like my brownies just like this, loaded with other stuff!


Oh, drats I don't like beef per say but Joe and the kiddos do. One of their faves is skirt steak marinaded in a cilantro, lime, and jalapeno sauce.
~ingrid

Janelle said...

Since you didn't say my favorite beef dish that *I* make, I will definitely say Beef Wellington! That stuff is sooooooooo good!!!

Carla said...

These brownies sound amazing!

And as far as my favorite way to serve/be served beef. I must say, nothing beats a good steak barely introduced to the flame!

Valerie said...

Oh, I want some of those RIGHT now!

Amanda said...

Going into fall, I love a good hearty beef stew.

Lslouka said...

i'm not picky...i love any good steak!

Justine said...

These brownies look AMAZING!! Its exactly what I was looking for! How could you go wrong with choc and cream cheese YUMMY!

As for favorite meat I would have to say its a toss up between steak in an orange marinade and grilled or BBQ baby back ribs. Ohhhh now im hungry =)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks! I need some HEALTHY suggestions in my life. My favorite beef dish would be pot roast and beef stow - hearty meat with some carrots and potatoes. Mmmmmm!

Thanks for the chance~!
Mandy

www.mandylifeafter30.com

Sheila said...

My favorite beef dish is pepper steak. Those brownies sure do look good--I'll have to get my daughter to make them for me as I can't bake to save my life!!!

jezinthekitchen said...

Hands down, my favorite beef dish is Korean bulgogi on top of bibimbap ... mmmmm .... uh-oh, mouth watering .... must run to grocery store!

Kathy said...

Mmmm, nothing beats my husband's grilled steak. Those thermometers sure would come in handy, as I don't like my steaks bloody!!! ;)

Those brownies look divine!!!

Mighty M said...

I love these mini meat loaves I make. Those brownies look fantastic!

glenna said...

Oh I love grilled steaks! Nothing better, unless my "grill master" husband over cooks mine.

He blames the grill. (grin)

It's not even 10AM and you've made me SO HUNGRY.

glenna said...

The BBQ bacon looks absolutely sinful.

Shelley said...

I know it is just plain to some, but I absolutely dig me some beef stew. Can't help it. It comforts me as little else can.
Thanks for the chance and I love your site.

Shelley said...

OOps forgot to say, happy Saturday Sharefest from SITS.

Stephanie said...

This is my favorite way to fix brownies! Mmmmm!

Favorite beef dish? Hm... well, seeing that the leaves are falling and a chilly breeze is blowing, I'm feeling like a good, hearty beef stew at the moment! Chock full of onions, carrots, potatoes, celery and garlic...and plenty of worchestershire sauce! ;-)

Yeah, that'd be my favorite...at the moment!

SnoWhite said...

those look great! I love the combo of cream cheese and chocolate :)

I'd have to go with beef stew!

teresa said...

i love a nice fillet mignon wrapped in bacon!

the cheesecake bars look just sinful!

Holly said...

These look terrific. We do grilled tri-tip that is to die for. I also have a really good beef stew recipe and ground beef enchiladas that I like.

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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the ungourmet said...

I really need one of these brownies. No really!

My favorite beef dish....Hmmm...How about Shredded Beef Enchiladas. I love those!

Sandy said...

My favorite beef dish is Asian marinated steak. BTW I made your firecracker shrimp and put it on my blog (my newer healthier one). They turned out soooo good. I can see why Brad likes them so much! Thanks for a great recipe!

tracey said...

Love country fried steak and gravy, my fave!

Chicago Mom said...

My absolute fave beef is filet mignon, but baby back ribs are a close second!

Those brownies are calling my name!

Lisa said...

My family's favorite beef dinner is definitely good ol' Burgers with Cheddar Cheese. We also love burgers with a teriyaki marinade and sliced pineapple on top, delicious!

Great looking brownies... I'm thinking it's dessert time for me!

Lisa @ joyincooking.blogspot.com

Eve said...

My favorite beef dish is a fried steak and some potatoes on the side. yum!!!

the cheesecake brownie looks yummy!

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Julie said...

Mmm...the brownies look awesome!
Favorite beef dish...hmmm, maybe just a good cute grilled over mesquite!

Sara E said...

this looks so unbelievably scrumptious!

thanks so much for sharing

(and hi from SITS)

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My Little Corner of Mississippi said...

My favorite beef is Ribeyes from the grill.

Wow I love your brownies, they look so yummy!

Amanda said...

Hi Heidi, I've been enjoying your blog for a couple months and have made a few of your recipies, YUMMY! Today I am making your crock pot burritos. I've tried commenting before but my computer never lets me, I'll try again today to enter your giveaway. We love beef and our favorites are Beefstew with Green Chilis, hamburger, tacos, and Beef Stroganoff (the Joy of Cooking version) thanks for the fun blog!

Mandy said...

Hi Heidi, I just stopped by from SITS and am so glad I found your blog! I have a cooking blog and am always looking for good foodie friends. My favorite beef recipe? Hmm...that's hard...there are so many! I probably enjoy a really good prime rib with creamy horseradish sauce the most but honestly, I'll take beef for any meal!:)

John Deere Mom said...

I totally want to win your giveaway. My favorite beef dish is probably grilled ribeye with a marinade/brown sugar rub. Yum-o.
And that dessert? Looks so amazing!!

Bello said...

A good cut of steak grilled to medium rare is my all time favorite beef dish!

Christine said...

Our favorite isn't very pretty, but it's tasty as can be.
Hamburger and Pea Gravy over mashed potatoes. We call it "Mmmush" and it's our comfort food.

Melody said...

I am a taco girl through and through!

Donna-FFW said...

First off, your brownies sound wonderful.

Beef, favorite?? Thats a hard one. I love so many dishes. One of my most favorites is my hunnys beef stroganoff, or my beef stew. Grilled porterhouse also.. Thanks for the chance.

Clueless_Mama said...

I love beef spaghetti pie ole. It is so yummy!! This is a great giveaway!!

Lani said...

Those brownies look totally insane.. Wow!!

I would love to win your giveaway!
My favorite beef dish, is good old beef stew:) My mom made it soo great, with dumplings, potatoes, carrots, all that good stuff. I wish i knew how to make it:)

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Lynn said...

My all time favorite beef dish has to be a good rib eye steak grilled medium rare. Ummmmm

Norah said...

First those brownies look so good I may have to give them a try later this week.

Second my favorite beef dish is....I guess it would have to be beef and gravy over homemade noodles.

Mary said...

Hmmm... well, ONE of my favorites is my crockpot BBQ beef for sandwiches. So good and the crockpot does all the work. Great for work days and busy days chasing kids.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wow, these look wonderful!

I love a good grilled steak!

Marisa said...

What a fun giveaway! I'd have to say that I love a good roast with potatoes and gravy. Especially when it's been slowing cooking all afternoon and makes the house smell so homey!

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Those brownies look divine!!

My favorite beef dish? Such a hard choice. I mainly cook with ground beef, but my favorite regular beef recipe would have to be roast cooked in the crock pot. Love how tender it is!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

You got to be kidding me, I so want to lick the screen!!! Those are so amazing looking! Man I just added more to my grocery list to make these this weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Saw this post at the bottom of the microwave brownies. Even I, the micro chef could do this one, so I saved it to surprise my family.

Life with Kaishon said...

These brownies look SO delish : ) Yum!

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Found you through SITS - I just wanted to let you know I have these baking in my oven RIGHT NOW!
Thanks for the recipe!

LadyLex said...

So I didn't get a chance to make the stuffed strawberries but I did make the cheesecake brownies and I literally just put them in the oven. So easy! I'm so excited to try them. Thanks for the recipe!

yours truly,
Lady Lex
ineedprettythings.com

Sweet and Savory said...

I am simply browsing through your blog and finding all too many wonderful recipes. You're my kind of cook.

I have to come back when I have more time and print these up. What fun.