Anybody here know Edie over at Life in Grace? Thanks to Issues, Etc., she’s a hardcore Lutheran of the awesome variety. She’s Southern. She’s homeschools her kids. She’s a stay-at-home mom. She likes colors and cooking and living life big.
Come to think of it, she’s kind of my hero.
And that’s not just because she’s also hosting an e-Christmas party filled with delicious recipes.
Ok, maybe a little.
But let’s get real: what’s more Lutheran, Southern, and awesome than good food?
So here’s my addition: Fiesta Cheesecake, or its lesser known name, “Delicious Appetizer of Awesomeness.”
2 packages, 8 oz) light cream cheese, softened
1 package taco seasoning mix
2 cups shredded Marble Jack cheese
1 can (4 oz) green chilies
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup salsa
Place cream cheese and taco seasoning mix in mixer bowl. Beat 1 1/2 minutes or until fluffy. Scrap bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating about 15 seconds after each addition. Scrape bowl. Add cheese and green chilies. Mix 15 seconds.
Pour mixture into greased 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and spread with sour cream. Return to oven and bake 5 minutes longer. Cool 15 minutes. Refrigerate 3 to 8 hours. Before serving, remove outer ring and spread top of cheesecake with salsa. Serve with taco chips.