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    National Cheesecake Day 2015

    I’ve expressed before that I’m not a fan of cheesecake.  People are always telling me to try this one, and try that one, and I will acquire a love for it.  I challenged everyone last year to share a cheesecake recipe with me that would win me over.  But nothing yet.  So in the spirit of National Cheesecake Day, I sought out some of the most interesting cheesecake recipes.  They all appear to be filled with flavor.  I wonder if any of them can win me over.  Maybe they will win you over as well. Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake If you love cinnamon rolls, then this may be the cheesecake for…

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    Easy Mini Apple Pies

    My brother eats oatmeal for breakfast quite often, and loves to add fruit to it.  For a while now, he’s being adding Dole Fruit Crisp to his oatmeal.  The Dole Fruit Crisp consists of fruit and crunchy granola.  It comes in three flavors, but my brother prefers the Apple Cinnamon. The package recommends heating the fruit and then adding the granola on top.  But my brother just adds them both into his hot oatmeal.  I tried it once, and it was really good.  As I was eating it I thought “Using this fruit would be an easy way to make a pie.”  I’ve never made pie before because it seems so…

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    Mixed Greens and Berries Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Dressing {Guest Post}

    I’ve had berries in a salad before, but not quite like this.  This guest post, by Sue Mertl, uses fresh berries, apples and greens to create a beautiful salad.  Sue tops it off with a tasty salad dressing.  Be sure to check out Sue’s blog, The Chelsea Project for more of her creations.  See her information below.  Enjoy. Nothing says fresh quite like fruit atop salad greens. This is especially true when the fruit is primarily fresh berries. Depending on where you live, fresh berries are entering their peak seasons. This recipe, created by Yours Truly, is so easy and extra special because the fruit combinations can be switched out…