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12 Dec

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Posted in 70 meals one trip to the store, Contest Winners, Holiday Recipes, Uncategorized on 12.12.10 by Smart Ingredients

Happy Holidays. We hope you are enjoying the season! To help keep it Merry, these are our gifts to you:

Specials through the holiday season, including free cookbooks with purchases, and free upgrades to expedited shipping to get you your cookbook gifts before Christmas.

One more FREE groceries winner, chosen at the end of December.

Holiday recipes. Need some recipe help for the holidays? Just ask. In the meanwhile, we’ll be sending you make-ahead recipes that you can start right now to take some stress off the cooking on the holiday. We’ll start with make-ahead desserts. These desserts hold up great in the freezer. But another reason they are the best things to make ahead is that when you realize at the last minute, that you forgot to get a gift for, say, the bus driver, the garbageman, etc, and the truck/bus happens to be on its way to your door. Well, you can just give them the make ahead holiday dessert, packaged with a big bow, and still have time to make yourself another. We’ll start with an awesome peppermint freezer cheesecake that adds fresh taste and chocolate to the delicious holiday favorite flavor of peppermint ice cream.

Peppermint Freezer Cheesecake

Make today, and freeze until you eat.


2 cups chocolate wafer cookies
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup softened butter
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup crushed Peppermint candy
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon Peppermint extract
2 cups whipped cream
red food coloring (optional)

Combine cookie crumbs and sugar. Add butter and mix well. Line a 9-inch cake or springform pan with foil. Press crumbs firmly on bottom and halfway up sides of pan. Chill.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, condensed milk and extract until smooth. Add food coloring one drop at a time, and continue to blend until pink. Fold in whipped cream and one half peppermint candies. Pour filling into pan. Top with remaining peppermint candies.

Cover tightly and freeze.


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