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Thursday, December 29, 2011

I was in the mood for Chex Mix, but do not buy Chex because of additive ingredients I do not want. So I bought Cascadian Farms Multi Grain Squares instead. and went by the normal recipe. For the above photo, I used the cinnamon flavor and added coconut, dried pineapple and dark chocolate m&ms. I only cooked it for the 1st half hour and added the m&ms after it cooled. Yummmm.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cherry Cheese Cake (pie)

This morning, I made a Cherry Cheese Cake (pie). I had been thinking about it for a while and gathering the ingredients. As you know, I use half the amount of sugar when baking, so when I made the filling I used 1/4 cup instead of 1/2 cup of sugar. While eating it, we realized that I could have gone with 1/8 of a cup of sugar (or none) because the crust has sugar in it and the filling has 3 types of sugar in it!
So .... one day, when our cherry trees start producing, I shall make it with my own cherry pie filling! And try to figure out about the crust because it had partially hydrogenated oil in it. (which I avoid). While I made sure the filling did not by not using the store-bought whip topping and making  my own, I did not think about the crust.

6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
10 oz whipping cream

(8 inch size) graham cracker pie crusts
1 can pie filling, or other topping as desired

In large bowl, beat cream with electric mixer until stiff. Add cream cheese and sugar. Pour into prepared pie shell. Top with cherry pie filling. Chill well.

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