Dad’s Birthday

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My dad’s birthday follows shortly after mine.  When I was young we would often celebrate them together.  So in thinking of a cake for my dad, I was actually thinking not.  I was a little caked out, from my birthday cake and the cakes I made over the 4th.  So instead I opted for a bar…a cheesecake bar to be exact.

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These were the perfect alternative to the birthday cake, the center is very creamy and with the subtle strawberry swirl they were a great summer birthday threat.

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The original recipe is a made for an 8 x 8 inch pan.  I knew this would not be enough as we love leftovers.  So I upped the recipe to fit a 9 x 13 inch pan, used strawberries instead of raspberries because this is what I had on hand and opted not to use the lemons. The results: sweet, creamy, delicious dessert.  Actually for the mouth my oldest,  “mom, these bars are AWESOME”.

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Happy 65th Birthday Dad!

Recipe adapted from Handle the Heat

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