For as long as I can remember, my mom has always been my Valentine.
Even at 27, she still spoils me with a gift.
As I get older, the gifts are more practical (lotion instead of a stuffed animal), but still my mom always surprises my sister and I with a little something.
I love that my family has filled my life with memories like this. It is these little things that I will never forget. Thanks mom! I love ya!
Ok, so not to make this post super mushy, but it is Valentine’s Day and all. The one day of the year where mushy is totally acceptable, no?
And so for my new Valentine, I thought I would make swanky boyfriend his favorite dessert…cheesecake!
Now, I did make a slightly healthy change by swapping out regular flour for whole wheat, but I will warn you that these are not healthy whatsoever. Delicious in every way…yes! Healthy…not so much!
I, Kristen, promise to provide more healthy recipes as soon as I hit publish on this post. Pinky swear.
Cheesecake Squares (courtesy of the Las Vegas Review Journal )
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup unsifted flour (I used whole wheat)
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1- 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
- 1 – 8 oz container sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter, graham cracker crumbs, flour, and sugar.
Reserve 1/2 cup mixture and press remainder into 8 inch square baking dish.
Bake 7 minutes and let cool.
In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla.