When I found this Starbucks coffee mug today at Goodwill, it instantly became my #1 favorite mug. Ringing up at $1.06 didn't hurt matters either.
So I thought I would share a recipe for a wonderfully delicious cheesecake pie that goes so well with coffee, Hot chocolate or hot tea.
Brownie Swirl Cheesecake 1 pkg brownie mix (I used Dark Chocolate) 2 pkgs (8oz ea) cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 eggs Whipping cream, whipped with 2 Tbsp powdered sugar mini chocolate chips
Prepare brownie mix according to directions on box, for chewy brownies. Spread into a greased 9 inch springform pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes (brownies will NOT be done). Cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour over the brownie crust. Using knife, run through both layers to gently mix them and bring some of the brownie up to the top--- bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, til center is almost set--- loosen sides by running a knife along edge--- remove sides of pan-- cool completely for at least 3 hours--- garnish with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips---- 8-10 servings Enjoy!!!
(I would love to share a picture of this Cheesecake, but unfortunately it disappears right before my eyes :-)
Recently I read Susan's post on Between Naps on the Porch where she shared a Valentine's Breakfast. I took a double take because I saw a few familiar things. So I thought I would try to recreate her beautiful Valentine's Breakfast.
My daughter has this beautiful antique bedspread, but it was not big enough for my bed. So I reversed the colors and used my beautiful Chaps bedspread and laid the antique one at the foot.
My Limoges china cup.
I found these gorgeous plates at Goodwill. I was sorry there were only three sets.
The Rose plates are Georgian by Homer Laughlin The Pink square plate is Octaparagon by Ranmaru
The antique chairs were left in our new home by the former owners.
What a delightful way to enjoy a sweet Valentine's Breakfast.
Do you have a friend who sticks closer to you then a brother? I've had two such friends in my lifetime. One is with the Lord, and the other lives many states away. But yet when I think of the sweet friendships that we have shared, it warms my heart beyond measure.
"There's a blessing in our friendship,
It's a bond between we two.
For the Lord brought us together,
And I thank Him now for you.
You've been there when I needed you,
We've shared our dreams and plans.
And when at times I've fallen down,
You've given me your hand.
You are always such a Joy
Each time that we're together,
But more than that, you are my friend
And in my heart forever."
So today I am thankful for my heart friends. The ones who really care, and share part of their lives with me. Friends may come and friends may go, but your heart friend is with you forever.
"Kindness is a friend's greatest asset,
With it she can mend misunderstandings
and smooth out rumpled feelings.
With only a well placed word,
She can raise a downcast spirit."
It's my BFF birthday today. So I wanted to send Happy Birthday wishes to Lin.
For many years, when I would go "hunting" with my hubbys Aunt, we would be on the look out for these vintage dishes.
I've collected several designs and have at least 8 to 10 servings for each design. Not as many of the cups though. And unfortunately when I was bringing these dishes down from the cabinet, one of the cups made a crash landing on my unforgiving tile floor :-(
But isn't it fun to use these pretty glass sandwich dishes for a special occasion or luncheon?
For years we sewed and quilted together. But in the last year life has sort of gotten in the way. Caring for aging parents, work schedules, travel, family responsibilities........... there are just times when you cannot work/play in a Sewing Bee.
Over the holidays the quilting buddies got together for a little Tea and lunch. It was so enjoyable to catch up with each other.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands ~ Psalm 19:1
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