Cherry, Chocolate-Chip Cheese Pie ❤️

My family loves Cheese Pie.

You might be asking yourself, “What is a Cheese Pie?”

And I have the answer for you!

A Cheese Pie is almost like a cheesecake but it not firm. It sets up like a pie and oh how delicious it is!

I grew up on my momma’s homemade Cherry and Blueberry Cheese Pie at every special holiday or event. My kiddo’s didn’t have much choice but to love them since it is a family favorite, and my hubby, well, its sweet and has cream cheese, right? Need I say more!

I love making recipes that my momma made, but I also like to recreate my own recipes to add my own spin on them.

But with the new year brings new resolutions right? And normally those resolutions include exercising and eating healthy. I really wanted to make a Valentine theme cheese pie but just a healthier version, and that is when I thought Yogurt!!

Yogurt is a major snack food in our house right now. It’s quick, tasty and healthy so it’s a win win for me!

So I thought, “Why couldn’t I use it in my Cheese Pie?” It would cut down on some of the sugar but you still have the sweetness of the pie.

And since it is a Valentine theme dessert, I couldn’t resist using my adorable mini heart pie pans!

Aren’t they so sweet?

Okay, so are you ready?

What you need:

8 ounces of Original Greek Yogurt

8 ounces of Cream Cheese softened

1/4 cup of Maraschino Cherries Chopped Finely

1/8 cup of Maraschino Cherry Juice

2 cups of Powdered Sugar

2 tsp of Vanilla

1/2 cup of Mini Chocolate Chips

What you do:

1) In a large bowl, mix together Greek Yogurt, Cream Cheese, Powdered Sugar and Vanilla until completely creamed together.

2) Next add in Chopped Cherries and Juice and mix.

3) Gently stir in Chocolate Chips.

4) Pour into desired crust.

(I used a Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust, but you could use a regular graham crust)

5) Refrigerate for appx 30 minutes to set.

6) Serve and enjoy!

*If you would like to use my Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust just follow recipe below!

Homemade Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

What you need:

2 Sleeves of Chocolate Graham Crackers

1/2 cup of Butter

What you do:

1) Place your Graham Crackers in food processor or ziplock bag and crush.

2) Melt your butter completely.

3) Pour crushed graham crackers and butter into bowl and stir together until graham crackers are completely soaked by butter.

4) Pour into a pie pan or plate and press down completely to form crust shape.

5) Bake at 350 F for appx 10-12 minutes to set crust.

6) Make sure to cool completely before pouring Cheese Pie into crust.

Hope you enjoy this healthy version on my momma’s cheese pie!

Winter Fun Mini Play and Learn

The Holidays may be over but winter is in full force. Blizzards in the North followed by bone-chilling temps in the South. And what is with the snow in Florida?

Having small children stuck inside during the winter has its challenges for sure. Finding ways to occupy small minds during the cold days will have you longing for warm summer days, green grass and sprinklers.

There is only so many cartoons to be seen, toys to play with and mess to be made before the children are bored again and mom is pulling her hair out!

That is where my Winter Fun Mini Play and Learn Printable Pack will help with a few more hours of play time for the kiddos and quiet time for the moms

In the pack you will find the following fun activities:

  • Memory Matching Game
  • Counting Practice
  • Word Search
  • Coloring Sheets

What you will need to have on hand:

  • Crayons or Markers
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock and Laminate (if you prefer longer lasting durability)
  • A Printer
  • Paper

I have included a list of my favorite SnowDay Children’s Books that fit perfect with this Winter Theme!

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Hope you enjoy a few extra moments of peace and enjoy your winter!
*All clipart and graphics were created my MyCuteGraphics.

Click Winter Fun Mini Play and Learn Printable Pack (1) to print.

 

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Just a little Victoria Secret Dote(ing) on yourself 

As I have mentioned before, I love the holidays but it also very stressful. 

Just yesterday my husband and I went to Starbucks where we enjoyed the BOGO Holiday drinks, which was a great promotion. We then headed to the bookstore where I picked up a book that I have been dying to read, only to come back outside and my car wouldn’t start! 

Sucks right? 

Long story short, I had to be towed and as I type my car is probably getting hundreds of dollars worth of work done to it and that is not helping my stress level. 

But…….

I went back home and found a great deal which helped with some of the stress I had feeling lately. 

So ladies if you are stressing about the holidays, this deal is for you!!!!

 
Recently I found an app called Dote, the mobile mall. It is all your favorite brands in one place which is amazing. No more shopping from store to store. I can now do it all through one app.

And I found an amazing deal! Victoria Secret has panties on clearance for $3.99. So I added 3 pairs for $11.97!!! 

         
But…… Here is the sweet deal!!!

For downloading the app, I received $5.00 I credit so I was able to get the 3 pairs for $6.97!!!

     
Wow!! 

So if you want to get in on this deal then click here to get the app and receive your $5 off your first purchase!! 

Happy Holidays to you!!! 🎄🎄

2017 Annual Holiday Gift Guide – Kids Prize Giveaway

Kids have all the fun

Christmas…….

The most joyful time of year, yet the most stressful.

Yes, I said stressful.  Trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone of your list, all while making sure your kids have the best Christmas ever. Well, here is where I come in to help with that!!

Who is ready for a MASSIVE kids themed giveaway?!

 

It’s MamatheFox’s 2017 Annual Holiday Gift Guide – Kids Prize Giveaway

 

Enter to win $870+ in kids prizes from various sponsors

24 prizes all to one winner!

 

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Open to US only ♦ Must be 18+ to enter

Here is what (1) lucky winner will receive:

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MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations

 

If you would like to participate as a blogger or a sponsor in an event like this please contact Danielle at mamathefox@gmail.com

Thanksgiving Cash Giveaway

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I can not believe that it is officially two weeks til Thanksgiving!

EEK!

Two Weeks!  I haven’t even started on food prep, let alone any posts on Thanksgiving recipes.  Please forgive me for that.  BUT, I do have another Thanksgiving Cash Giveaway, so I hope that makes up for no food posts yet!

I have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers for a $300 CASH Giveaway!  With Christmas right around the corner, I know this would come in handy around my home.  I am also planning a surprise gift for my husband and any extra cash my way would be put to good use.

So until I get some amazing holiday recipes up on my blog, enjoy this giveaway!

And Good Luck!

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Prize: $300 Cash (via Paypal)

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Something For Everyone at Jane.Com $50GC Giveaway

Go check out Jane.com for all your holiday needs! And enter a $50 Gift Card Giveaway! Perfect gifts for all the important people in your life!

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Welcome to the Networking Perks 2017 Something For Everyone Holiday Perks Gift Guide

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This year the Holiday Perks gift guide theme is “something for everyone” and finding a one-stop place to shop for everyone on your list can be a challenge. Not, however, for Jane.Com, who carries handmade and boutique deals for up to 80% off every day. Even better? These deals can be delivered to your email daily!

Looking for something warm and cozy? Check out their Sherpa Pull Overs in a variety of colors and sizes!

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Head on over to Jane.Com and look at all the great gifts they have to offer for everyone on your list.

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A Bramble House Christmas (Book and Movie Event)

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One of my favorite parts of the holidays is Christmas Books and Hallmark Christmas Movies.

Yes, I said it. I’m that person. Completely!

There is nothing that gets me in the Christmas Spirit more than snuggling on the couch, in front of the fireplace, drinking a cup of hot cocoa while watching a heartfelt Christmas movie, with the lights twinkling on the tree. So that is why I was so excited to learn that CJ Carmichael’s book,  A Bramble House Christmas, is now a Hallmark movie that will air November 19th at 8pm (cst).

*Watch a clip here.

If you haven’t read the book yet, I suggest doing so right away!!!

Summary:

Finn Knightly a.k.a. Finn Conrad wants to know why his recently deceased father left his nurse fifty thousand dollars after knowing her a mere six weeks. So he travels to Bramble House B&B in Marietta, Montana to find answers.

But Willa Fairchild is not the conniving woman he expects to find. Before he knows it, Willa-and her six-year-old son Scout-are stealing his heart. And that’s before he finds out Scout’s secret and the real reason this Christmas is so important.

You can read an amazing excerpt here.

But not only is this a movie event, but CJ Carmichael has turned it into an interaction Movie Event with recipes and a fun quiz!

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And then to top this sweet event with a cherry, I won a Bramble House Viewing Party Pack from Tule Publishing!!  Yay, I am so excited!!

So I hope all my readers will join me in watching A Bramble House Christmas, as we eat Bramble House Popcorn, drink adult hot cocoa and snuggle under a fuzzy blanket, hopefully watching the snow fall outside!

But not only that, I will be hosting an online, interaction viewing party through my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Accounts! Yes, that’s right! We will be reviewing scenes from the movie, sharing pics of where we are watching and playing a few games, along with prizes.

So mark your calendars now!! You don’t want to miss out!!

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