Piña Colada Cheesecake in a jar!

 

To say that I have a deep love for cheesecake would be the understatement of the century! If I had to pick my favorite savory food I would be right there with Carmi and say “pasta, pasta, and more pasta”. But take me to any restaurant and if cheesecake is on the menu, you can bet your last dollar that I will be ordering it. I even had cheesecake for my wedding cake. A 5 layer, beautifully decorated masterpiece that fed 350 people. I told you my love was deep.

When I set out to create this post I wanted to do something new and different as far as flavor goes. I can’t say I’ve found a cheesecake flavor I didn’t like and I’ve made several different kinds over the years. Still, being summertime here in Georgia, I wanted to do something bright in flavor. Also, with picnics and days at the lake or pool in mind, I wanted to try something fun as far as baking and presentation goes. And, since my favorite season (College Football Season) is right around the corner, this recipe is perfect for tailgating!

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Holiday Baking Series Part 2: Almond Wedding Cookie

The holidays are finally here and I am beyond excited! The smell of freshly baked cookies permeating my entire house brings such comfort. I love sitting down at the beginning of December and making a list of recipes that will end up in my holiday gift baskets. I can attest to Carmi’s love of baking during the holidays. I believe she and I were 12 or 13 years old when I was lucky enough to receive an amazing basket full of delicious treats as my Christmas gift that year. YUM!!

Last week Carmi started off our Holiday Baking Series with a cookie recipe dedicated to her daughter. This week I will share one of my son JJ’s favorite cookies.

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