Well, today is the 16th of December. If you have shopping to do, you better get to it, because Christmas is coming in a few more days.

This week I’m going to do some I hope you like.

MINI CHRISTMAS CHEESE CAKES

3 – 8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 ½ c sugar, divided

5 eggs

1 ½ t vanilla

1 c sour cream

2 cans cherry pie filling

Beat together cream cheese and 1 cup sugar. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each one. Add the vanilla and mix again. Pour into mini foil cups, filling ¾ full. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Combine sour cream and remaining ½ cup sugar to each one with ½ t of mixture. Return to oven for 5 minutes. When cooled, top each cheesecake with one cherry and little of filling. Keep in refrigerator. Makes eight dozen.

CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE

5 ounces can evaporated milk

1 ½ c sugar

2 eggs, beaten

¼ c melted butter

3 T cocoa

1 t vanilla

1/8 t salt

9 inch pie crust

Combine first seven ingredients. Pour into an unbaked pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until set. Makes eight servings.

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Before I close, if you get a chance go over to fairgrounds and see the lights. We have some very talented people in our little town. It is just beautiful.

Like I always say live, laugh and love, and remember to spend time with family and friends and God bless you all!