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Peanut Butter Delight Cheesecake(s)

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Peanut Butter Snickers
Peanut Butter Cup If you love all things peanut butter these are for you! Both of them super yummy! This week was my second son's last day at the job he had and he wanted to treat everyone at the shop and asked if I would make cheesecakes for this. Interesting, because he doesn't even eat/enjoy cheesecakes. But I guess he knew everyone else did. I was impressed when I asked him if he's sure he doesn't want something that he enjoys as well. His reply was, "Mom, this isn't about me and what I like, it's about them." (Proud Mom moment for sure! :) I asked if he has a flavor choice even though he won't eat it and he chose the Peanut Butter Snickers and the Plain w/Fresh Fruit (previous post) for two of them. (He did end up tasting the fruity one and said it wasn't too bad :) We may convert him yet! :) The two recipes here are pretty much the same except the amount of crumbs and butter used and the sugars in the toppings. O…

Plain Delicious Cheesecake

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- aka New York Style - Imagine my surprise today when I went to send a link to someone for the recipe of this delightfulness and found that I had never posted it! Yep, I was surprised! But I'm here now, and it is just as good as it was that first time I made it many moons ago. Besides the fact that it's wonderfully creamy and tastes fabulous with a variety of crust options (chocolate, shortbread, graham, etc.) it is super simple and always turns out perfectly without a lot of stress. And for a topping? Well, it goes well with just about anything there as well, but my all time favorite is just a plain fresh fruit concoction of whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Usually pineapple, strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, and this time I added fresh peaches. No need, in my opinion, to add a sauce of any kind to the fruit. Keep it simple, Nature does it well on it's own. 2½ cups graham cracker crumbs 1 Tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon 6-8 Tablespoons unsalted butter, mel…

The Voice of Nature

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"Love is not a reward for attaining good character or perfect behavior,  but a weapon used in Spiritual warfare." For God so loved the world that He gave (gave!) His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not die but live eternally. John 3:16 ♥