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Today was my Star Son’s 13th Birthday you can read about that here: https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/happy-birthday-star-son/

He requested a “Chocolate Cheesecake” and so I googled and found this one..


But as I do… I changed it… I LOVE Peppermint, but he also requested that he have strawberries on the top, well, you know strawberries don’t got with peppermint, so I changed it up and made it s “Strawberry Chocolate cheesecake”

what you need

1¼ cups chocolate biscuit crumbs
80g butter, melted

250g PHILADELPHIA Block Cream Cheese, softened
110g CADBURY DAIRY MILK Peppermint, chopped 110 grms Chopped Strawberry Chocolate (Cadbury’s used to make one and they don’t know or they didn’t sell it at Coles so I used Lindt, Sorry Cadbury)
1 cup thickened cream
1½  tablespoons caster sugar
1 teaspoon gelatine dissolved in 1½ tablespoons boiling water

220g CADBURY DAIRY MILK Peppermint, 220 g Lindt Strawberry Chocolate extra, chopped, for decoration

make it

  1. COMBINE the biscuit crumbs and butter, and then press into the base of 6 serving glasses or jars. (I used a round spring form tin, greased with butter and lined with baking/parchment paper) Chill.
  2. MELT the PHILLY and chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  3. WHIP together the cream and sugar until stiff. Stir the gelatine mixture into the PHILLY mixture, and then fold through the cream.
  4. SPOON half the mixture into prepared glasses. Then top with some of the extra chopped chocolate. Spoon over remaining Philly mixture and chill for 2 hours or until set. Decorate with the remaining chocolate just prior to serving.
  5. I drizzled some melted dark chocolate over the strawberries to make them a little bit fancy, and dipped some into the chocolate (he loves Chocolate! he is so his Mother’s Son!!)
  6. Warning… it’s VERY Rich and in Hinesight (yes I misspelled it to match my name!) I would serve it with cream to break up the richness of it.. but it was so GOOD!! just a hint of strawberry but not chunks or fruit it was infused in the chocolate.

Thanks for suggesting this challenge Reannon at “http://shewhorambles.com/2014/12/09/the-year-of-new-recipes/” I am doing it monthly….

{Digital Journaling} She Who Rambles… Salad Challenge..

Another Challenge

Another Challenge

In my last Post I mentioned briefly about Reannon over at “She who rambles” I found Reannon (sounding slightly stalkerish here!) on facebook because someone had posted a photo of a cake that Reannon had sent to her friend who had recently lost her brother to suicide. Reannon’s cake made me laugh but it’s not a laughing matter but then I had to check her out to see who would send such a cake and I realized that Reannon and I think alike. Anyway below is the link to Reannon’s blog and also a recap of what I posted earlier..


Then finally..Reannon over at “she who rambles” http://shewhorambles.com/2014/10/27/a-challenge-of-sorts/  For Reannon’s challenge we will be using the #shewhoramblessalad

Has come up with a new challenge.. she is going to “eat a salad every day in November” I can join this challenge AND keep to my Daniel plan eating healthy at the same time.. So I have put my hand up for THAT challenge. November is going to be a huge month.

So I decided that since I am doing the “Salad a day” challenge with Reannon and we have a hashtag #shewhoramblessalad I would do my challenge on here as well and so I started a new category as well, because let’s face it.. it’s nicer when things are all together and working neatly. Or am I turning OCD like Gail suggested?! EEK!

So I got busy at Pinterest (I had pies in the dinner cooking at the time and no babies so it was quiet!!)

This was listed here: http://cincyshopper.com/snickers-salad-recipe/            under salad….

Snickers Salad Recipe

12 Snack Sized Snickers Candy Bars Chopped into Bite Sized Pieces
5 Medium Sized Apples Chopped
1 Instant Vanilla Pudding Pack (the small box)
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Container Cool Whip (8 oz)
Caramel Ice Cream Topping to Drizzle

Snickers Salad Recipe

Fall always has me anxious for any recipe that includes apples, caramel or candy. This Snickers Salad Recipe has all three. This momma is on top of the world this evening as I enjoy all this yumminess.  The nuts and caramel mixed with the apples and “Cool Whip are to die for”. This is one of those recipes you just can not leave the bowl unlicked. Snag all that bargain candy and whip up a delish salad.

In a Bowl Whisk your Pudding Pack (dry), milk and Cool Whip until incorporated
Add in Chopped Apples
Add in Chopped Snickers
Place in a large serving dish
Cool in Refrigerator for about 1 hour
Add a few pieces of Snickers bites on top
Drizzle chilled Caramel Apple Topping on top.


Not sure which part of my “Daniel Plan” I can eat this… but I think it should go down as “Novelty Salad” for one day at least!