M&M Brown Sugar Blondies

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You Will Need:
-1 cup flour
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-1/8 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/3 cup butter
-1 cup brown sugar
-1 egg
-1 Tablespoon vanilla
-1 cup M&M’s (I made these for Valentine’s day so I used the Valentine’s M&Ms)

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
-Melt 1/3 cup butter & mix in brown sugar
-Add egg and vanilla.
-Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well.
-Mix in 2/3 cup M&M’s.
-Spread in greased 9×9 pan.
-Sprinkle M&M’s on top.
-Bake for 20 to 25 minutes

 

Red Velvet Marble Cheesecake Hearts

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I love Valentine’s Day. It is probably one of my favorite holidays. Possibly because I don’t think I’ve ever been single for one..oops.. Anyway though, Andrew & I don’t buy each other gifts for Valentine’s Day; instead I like to make us a bunch of treats for us to share. These are by far our favorite Valentine’s treats! They’re really easy to make too!

You Will Need:
Red Velvet:
-3 1/4 cups flour
-2 1/4 cups sugar
-3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
-3 eggs
-1 cup vegetable oil
-4 Tablespoons milk
-1 Tablespoon vanilla
-1 Tablespoon red food coloring
-2 teaspoons white vinegar

Cheesecake:
-2 (8oz) packages cream cheese
-3/4 cup sugar
-2 eggs
-2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan (I just used  a cookie sheet with a higher lip)
-In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
-In a medium bowl, mix eggs, vegetable oil, 2 Tablespoons milk, vanilla, red food coloring, and white vinegar.
-Pour dry contents of medium bowl into large bowl & mix thoroughly
-Remove 3/4 cup of the batter and place it in a medium bowl.
-In the batter you just took out, add the remaining 2 Tablespoons of milk
-Pour the batter in the large bowl into the pan and smooth it out flat
-Beat cream cheese and sugar together for 2 minutes in a medium bowl.
-Mix in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
-Pour cream cheese mixture over the batter in the pan and smooth out.
-Drop spoonfuls of the remaining red velvet batter onto the top of the cheesecake layer.
-Drag the tip of a knife through the red velvet and the cheesecake layers to create swirls.
-Bake for 30 minutes until center no longer jiggles
-Let cool completely before cutting with heart shaped cookie cutter (or any cookie cutter or just cut into squares!)

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