Simple Recipes 1st anniversary…I cannot believe that has been a whole year since I started this site. I want to thank you all for the support that I have been receiving daily…it has been a year full of new experiences and joys. It has been really fun to meet and get to “talk” to people all around the world and learn a little bit of you life, things that you like, things that you don’t like…

To celebrate my blog anniversary I want to share a special recipe for cheesecake. This pineapple cheesecake is light and you just cannot have enough of it…actually I made 3 of them!!! Moreover, with the drained pineapple juice from the crushed pineapple cans I made pina colada by adding Malibu to the juice and marinated chicken, which I’ll post next week…


3 8oz cream cheese
4 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 20oz crushed pineapple (no sugar added), drained

Ground cinnamon to taste

2 16oz sour cream
10 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 ready made pie crusts


Whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy, add the eggs one at the time by continuous beating. Once the eggs are added to the cream cheese, add the sugar and the vanilla extract. Mix for 1 more minute and fold the crushed pineapple into the cream cheese mix.

Pour the cream cheese mixture into the ready made crust and bake for 25~30 minutes at 350F.

Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let them cool down. Sprinkle the cakes with cinnamon. In the meantime mix the sour cream with the sugar and vanilla extract.

Pour on top of the cheesecake and bake for 5 minutes at 375F.

Let it cool and refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

Now the award…I will be brief, I don’t want to get you bored…

This Happy 101 award was sent to me by Shaz at Test with Skewer and Kristy at My Little Space, I feel very flattered for receiving this award and really appreciate 🙂

I am passing this award to 10 bloggers friends, random order:

1. Anna at Chef Wanabe
2. Sook at My Fabulous Recipes
3. Joanne at Eats Well with Others
4. Mimi at Mimi’s Kitchen
5. Erica at Itzy’s Kitchen
6. Doggybloggy at Chez What?
6. Peachkins at The Peach Kitchen
7. Barbara at Moveable Feasts
8. Blond Duck at A Duck in Her Pond
9. Gloria at Canela Kitchen Recipes
10. Zita at Simplicious

Curiosity Corner Jan 2013
Did you know that pineapple was first discovered by the Spaniels in Brazil? The original name of pineapple, ananas came from the Tupi language (used by the Brazilian indigenous). Now pineapple is spread throughout South America, Caribbean, Philippines, Hawaii, Zimbabwe (former Republic of Rhodesia, Africa) and Guam (South Pacific Island).

Thank you for stopping by Simple Recipes and have a great week!