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CHOCOLATE-KEY LIME CUPCAKE PIES!

A dark chocolate cookie-crumb crust and “Jumbo” foil baking cups give these fanciful tarts a chic twist. Go ahead and pour the cheesecake filling all the way to the top of the extra-tall cups – it doesn’t rise during baking.





Ingredients12 jumbo-size aluminum foil baking cups Vegetable cooking spray
1 (9-oz.) package chocolate wafer cookies
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons key lime zest1/3 cup fresh key lime juice3 large eggs
Garnishes: sweetened whipped cream, fresh cherries and blackberries, fresh mint leaves
Preparation1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place 12 jumbo-size aluminum foil baking cups in lightly greased muffin pans, and coat with cooking spray.2. Pulse chocolate wafer cookies in a food processor 8 to 10 times or until finely crushed. Stir together cookie crumbs and butter; firmly press on bottom and two-thirds up sides of each baking cup (about 3 Tbsp. crumbs per cup).3. Beat cr…

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WORLD ICE ART CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM ALASKA!

Fairbanks is home to the BP World Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice sculpting competitions and exhibitions on earth. Held every year since 1988, the BP World Ice Art Championships has grown to a month-long event featuring more than 70 teams from around the world. 45,000 visitors come to the Ice Park to see these intricately carved masterpieces. The theme for the 23rd Annual BP World Ice Art Championships is “Dreams Come True” and promises to deliver over one- hundred, larger-than-life sized sculptures.
   This year, the event is moving to its new home at the George Horner Ice Art Park. The new Twenty-seven acre park is centrally located and contains a large on-site pond which will produce over four million pounds of "Arctic Diamond" ice—exceptionally clear, thick ice used by the sculptors. Near the pond there is a large designated Kid’s Park which features a whimsical set of slides and sculptures. In addition, there are ice mazes, a skating rink, an “ice stag…