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CHEESECAKE SQUARES, TAKE A BITE! A LITTLE BIT WON'T HURT YOU!

Put on a pot of coffee and gather the girls for a morning getaway. Mocha latté fans will love the rich and creamy flavor of these make ahead bars.







IngredientsChocolate Crust1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened2/3 cup sugar6 large eggs1/3 cup whipping cream2 teaspoons instant coffee granules9 (1-oz.) semisweet chocolate baking squares1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. vanilla extract Garnishes: powdered sugar, chocolate-covered coffee beans, thawed whipped toppingPreparation1. Prepare Chocolate Crust as directed. Increase oven temperature to 375°.2. Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.3. Microwave whipping cream in a 1-cup microwave-safe measuring cup at HIGH 30 seconds or until very hot. Stir in coffee granules until completely dissolved. Cool coffee mixture slight…

TOP 10 SECRET RECIPES!

Want a better way to enjoy those fast food favorites of yours?   Cook or bake some of your favorite takeout treats on your own, without having to go out and get them!  Think of how muchmoney you will save. So, here they are, some of  the top 10 secret recipes of all time!



1. McDonald’s Big Mac



Ingredients

Sauce
1/4 cup Miracle Whip
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons french salad dressing
1/2 tablespoon sweet relish
2 teaspooons dill pickle relish
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dried, minced onion
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon ketchup
1/8 teaspoon salt

The Rest

1 regular sized sesame seed bun
1 regular sized plain bun
2 beef patties (2 ounces each flattened to bun size)
2 tablespoons Big Mac sauce
2 teaspoons reconstituted onions
1 slice real American cheese
2 hamburger pickle slices
1/4 cup shredded lettuce

Directions
To make the sauce, mix together all the ingredients about one hour before using.
To assemble:
Discard the crown half of the regular bun, retaining the heel. Toast both…

THE IDITAROD, THE LAST GREAT RACE ON EARTH, PART II!!

History of the Iditarod

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race first ran to Nome in 1973, after two short races on part of the Iditarod Trail in 1967 and 1969. The idea of having a race over the Iditarod Trail was conceived by the late Dorothy Page. In 1964, Page was chairwoman of the Wasilla-Knik Centennial and was working on projects to celebrate Alaska's Centennial Year n 1967.
    She was intrigued that dog teams could travel over land that was not accessible by autos. In the early 1920's, settlers had come to Alaska following a gold strike. They traveled by boat to the coastal towns of Seward and Knik and from there, by land into the gold fields. The trail they used is today known as The Iditarod Trail, one of the National Historic Trails as so designated b the U.S. Congress. In the winter, their only means of travel was by dog team.





    The Iditarod Trail soon became the major thoroughfare through Alaska. Mail was carried across this trail, people used the trail to get fr…