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Cheesecake-stuffed strawberries

Cheesecake-stuffed strawberries
I put a slightly different version of these on my Easter Menu, but I’ve changed them up a bit. With the help of my strawberry huller – I’m not a gadget gal, but this one is worth having — these are a cinch to prepare. I took these up to school for Teacher Appreciation week and was blushing at the compliments. Do you think they knew how ridiculously easy these are? Cheesecake-Stuffed Strawberries 24 large strawberries, hulls removed 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar (add gradually, to taste) 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs Place cream cheese in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, or until soft. Use a sharp knife to make a hole in the center of each strawberry (going as deep as you can without hitting bottom). Spoon or pipe the filling into each hole.

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Healthy Turkey Meatballs It's time to change up your recipes with the changing leaves! Fitness expert David Kirsch replaces the beloved hearty meal of spaghetti and meatballs with this seasonal version of Turkey Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash! This is the second most popular dish at the Madison Square Club, which David founded. Serve this entrée with cooked greens such as spinach or kale for a nutrient rich meal that you'll want to warm up with all season. 1 spaghetti squash (4-5 pounds) 1 Vidalia onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 6 plum tomatoes, chopped ½ cup chopped Pomi tomatoes 2 tablespoons low-sodium tomato paste ½ cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped ¾ pound lean ground turkey 1 egg white 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2-3 dashes hot-pepper sauce -Preheat the oven to 400°F -Wrap the whole squash in foil.

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Stacy Stowers - StumbleUpon There’s a very good reason why it’s called the Happy Shake! Though this creamy blend tastes like a delicious dessert, it’s chock-full of spinach, berries and super happy foods, like raw chocolate and maca. The Happy Shake is a meal replacement. It’s a key place to start when trying to lose excess weight, increase energy levels, and get healthier and happier. Easy homemade mint recipe - Raleigh Food Homemade mints are simple to make and they never last long at a reception or dinner party. Mints are also a popular choice for finger foods during the holidays. This simple homemade recipe for butter mints will become a fan favorite in your circle of friends and family. Simple Homemade mint recipe Ingredients

Sandpaper Printed T-shirt Kids Craft This is a super simple sandpaper printing technique that will keep your kids busy and make one cute shirt! The best part about this fun little craft is that the supplies were bought at the Dollar Store, even the T-shirt! We used crayons we already had so we only spent $2.00 on our new T-shirt. Supplies for Sandpaper Prints good quality crayons, a t-shirt, iron and fine sandpaper.

Honeyed Pears in Puff Pastry Poaching fruit is one of my favorite things to do when cold weather arrives. It's so warming to stand over a boiling pot of fragrant spices and lose yourself in thought. When I made these, I couldn't help but daydream as I stirred; if I were a pear... I wouldn't want to spend my days on the shelf of a cold produce department. I'd want to be taken to a warm home and placed in a jacuzzi of honey and spices. Homemade Protein Bars « askGeorgie.com - StumbleUpon There are plenty of reasons to make your own protein bars. First, it’s economical ! You’ll save a lot of money, particularly if you have a habit of buying single bars one a time. Even better, you can customize your bars to your taste preferences, avoid any allergens, and leave out ingredients you don’t want. You can make a bar with high quality protein, whole grains, real nuts or fruit, flaxseeds, whichever sweetener you prefer, and skip all the long-named chemical ingredients (preservatives and fortifications) that you may not need or want in your snack. Plus, they taste awesome if you have a good recipe!

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Glass Etching Have you ever done any glass etching? Well, neither had I before today. But wow. Such an easy, yet sweet little touch that you can add to any glass. Check out my new and improved etched Trifle Bowl.

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