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Our family LOVES cheesecake. I guess you could say we are connoisseurs of different cheesecakes!  We have been experimenting with different recipes for as long as I can remember. I now can say that for our family we finally have perfected a recipe that has no refined sugar and no gluten!! This recipe has come from bits of 3 different recipes, and some made up. Every time we have made it the creaminess, sweetness and crunch of the crust gets lots of “Mmmmm, this is the best cheesecake”!! Plus it is actually very easy (as far as cheesecakes go)!  I served this one with a cherry almond sauce.  You could also do rhubarb or any other kind of fruit sauce. The possibilities are endless! So if you are ready for the most amazing cheese cake ever, with a yummy crunchy crust,  let’s make this!!

Honey Cheesecake with Gluten Free Crust

Crust:

2  and 1/3 cups mixed nuts chopped ( my favorite is pecans and walnuts)

1/3 cup sucanat or coconut sugar

4-5 TB melted butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Put all ingredients except butter in blender. Blend until nuts are chopped. In small bowl mix in butter. Then press into bottom of the spring form pan.

 

Filling:

4 (8oz) packages cream cheese softened

2 TB organic cornstarch

3/4 cup raw honey

1/4  tsp salt

Mix until smooth on medium speed

3 egg whites

1 tsp vanilla 

1 tsp almond or lemon (optional) depending on what you want

Mix on high until smooth put in spring form pan and make smooth

Preheat oven to 325F.  When heated, bake cheesecake for 55 minuets. Turn oven off. Crack open door to oven and leave cheesecake in the oven for 1 hour. This step is very important. Do not skip it! Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. 

 

Sundays are a busy, busy day for me. I feel like I am going full steam from the time I step out of bed until the time I fall in! So for breakfast I need something that is easy, fast, and yummy….. since on Sundays the kids seem to want to eat VERY slow or not want to eat at all. And between running through the house getting clothes ready, food ready and everything packed; I don’t have time to sit there and make sure they eat. As for the hubby, (never have to worry about him eating) he eats everything in sight! When we had an oven I would make this every Sunday. Our kids would call it “cake” and they where so excited for it! I usually half this recipe for our family of 4 but since the kids are getting bigger appetites, I will be doing the full batch.

 

Sunday Baked Oatmeal

3 cups oat

3 TB keifir or yoghurt

mix with small amount of water you don’t want it to be to runny just enough to mix

let sit on counter over night

Add

2 eggs

1/2 cup coconut oil

3/4 cup sucanat or coconut sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

dash of salt

1/2 cup raisins or chopped apple

1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

 

Bake in 9×13 pan at 350 for 30 minuets serve warm with milk

Refrigerate any leftovers

   We are very excited about “cake” and we love love it! Can you tell??

 

I hope your family enjoys this breakfast as much as ours!!

                                                                                Dusty

 

 

 For our date night I wanted to make something special but not to much work!!  I love the thought of date nights but when I start thinking how much work it would be or how $$ I can sometimes get discouraged on the idea.  I have come to realize that our marriages are so important and they need special attention on a regular basis! But most of the  time between all the dishes, laundry, and the every day things that need done it can be hard to take the time, find the time, and have energy to even start thinking about trying to plan a date night. As a perfectionist I always want everything perfect and if it can not be then I don’t want to do it, so I have had to get over that and go with the flow!! So here is an idea “to go with the flow” and show your husband how much you care! Even if you just take one night a month and dedicate it to your marriage, put the kids to bed a little early  and then instead of taking that time to get caught up on the house or other things take the time to focus on your marriage! Make these easy Chocolate dipped strawberries or this easy drink eat or drink them in your room by candle light and just talk about you as a couple! Super cheap, super easy, super fun, and a super way to show your man how much he means to you!

 

To Die For Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!

Chocolate Sauce

2 TB butter

1/2 cup sucanat

2/3 cup cocoa powder

1 TB water

Melt butter in small heavy bottomed saucepan over low heat

Stir in the rest of the ingredients and heat until steaming

Cook for 5 min

Remove from heat

Wash and dry around 15 organic strawberries (depending on size and how many you eat before they get to the plate) ( Make sure you use organic has un organic strawberries are heavily sprayed with pesticide)

Dip strawberries and arrange on a pretty plate  

 

Refrigerate for an hour or more and enjoy! 

(You can also you use any other fruit and dip using tooth picks) 

 

 

My husband deemed these as his favorite ever and said I should call them Sensual Chocolate Dipped Strawberries!! So I don’t really have to say that this a idea was a huge hit with him!!

 

Dusty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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