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    Raspberry cheesecake bites

    I love love love all things cheesecake. Here is a very simple and tasty recipe for raspberry cheesecake bites that can be served up as a delicious mini dessert for any occasion. I picked raspberry because with summer finally here, the berries at the market are amazingly juicy and fresh. Ingredients: 3/4 C sugar 1 T. vanilla extract 1 C Nila wafer crumbs 16 ounces Philadelphia cream cheese (at room temp).. you can use another brand, but I love the taste of this one specifically. 2 eggs Raspberries espresso flavored choc chips (optional) Mini cupcake tins Recipe: 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F 2. Cream together room temperature cream cheese and sugar…

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    Banana chocolate walnut bread

    I am NOT a fan of bananas. I generally find the texture unappealing and if they have a spot of brown on them, I refuse to eat them (much to my father’s dismay.) Banana bread is the best way to take advantage of the yucky, browning bananas and make them into something delicious and fun! Ingredients: 3/4 C sugar 1/2 C butter room temp 1.5 C flour 2 eggs 1 T vanilla 1 t. baking soda 1/2 t. salt 1/2 C chopped walnuts 1/2 C choc chips (semi-sweet) 4-5 blackened bananas Recipe: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F 2. Cream together sugar and butter on low (or by hand) 3. Add in vanilla, bananas, and lightly beaten…

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    Magic bars

    When I was in college, I loved going to this coffee shop in La Jolla called Pannikin (http://pannikincoffeeandtea.com/) They had a great little patio area, free wi-fi and these delicious little pastries that were made of graham cracker, nuts, coconut, and many types of chocolate. This is my version of that great dessert! This is a really easy recipe that doesn’t involve much measuring or accuracy. It’s a good one for a beginner. Ingredients: 4 Cups graham cracker crumbs 2 T butter 1 T cinnamon 12 oz. can sweetener condensed milk unsweeted coconut flakes chocolate chips chopped walnuts white chocolate chips butterscotch chips Recipe: 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees 2. Combine…

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    Brownie bites

    My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew just came to California to visit, so I wanted to make them something cute. Brownie bites are fun because they are so easy to snack on and can be shared without much hassle. They also travel well if you are looking to mail someone a package. It’s really unfortunate that my nephew is too young to eat real food yet, but I figured he could appreciate looking at them 🙂 Below is my favorite brownie recipe… It’s eggless and uses yogurt to keep the amount of oil/fat to a minimum. Makes really chewy brownies! Ingredients: 2 C flour 2 C white sugar 3/4 C cocoa powder 1/4 C choc chips…

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    Superbowl peanut butter cups!

    I wanted to make something quick and easy to take to a Superbowl party. I wasn’t in the mood to make something elaborate because since the 49ers were eliminated, I’ve been very depressed about football. These are quick and easy. Ingredients 1 C graham cracker crumbs 1 C peanut butter (unsalted)- pref the chunky kind with peanuts 1/2 C powdered sugar 5 oz Chocolate chips 2 T butter melted Some coconut to decorate Recipe 1. Mix together graham cracker, peanut butter, sugar, and melted butter in a bowl and press into the base of a pie pan. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. 2. Melt chocolate chips in a double broiler (or microwave) and pour over…

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