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Oreo Cheesecake Ice Box Cake

If you love all things cookies & cream, then you may have just become my new best friend.  Cookies & Cream is one of my go-to dessert flavors (along with mint chocolate or salted caramel), and when I saw an Oreo Ice Box Cake from Cookies & Cups in my Feedly account I knew I needed to try it immediately.  Then, shortly after I saw Brown Eyed Baker post one for a cheesecake adaptation.  I immediately added the ingredients to my shopping list and planned on making this for a family birthday party the next weekend.

This cake is VERY rich, but it definitely doesn't disappoint.  It had all of the flavor profiles I love about cookies & cream, but additionally, it was an ice box cake, and who doesn't love ice box cakes?!  They're simplicity alone makes them a great dessert, but they're always so rich in flavor from sitting in the refrigerator for such a long period of time (usually overnight for most people I'd imagine!) 

Oreo Cheesecake Ice Box Cake
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Restaurant Style Salsa

Do you know why salsa is the number one condiment in America?  Because people like to say Salsa!  That may be true.  But also it may be because there are so many different kinds of salsa out there that your bound to find one you like.

I previously posted this recipe, but it's buried deep in the blog, and I recently made it again so I figured it was time to bring it out of the vault.  (Wow, I'm all about Seinfeld today apparently!)  When I last posted it, I actually didn't eat Salsa.  Since then I've developed an appreciation of it.  I won't say I love it, but I do eat it when we go out now.  And this restaurant style salsa is the exact kind I like.  It's not chunky, but still has all of the wonderful fresh flavors of salsa.  You can make it as chunky as you want, but since the reason I was always so "not a salsa person" was because they tend to be chunkier than I prefer... give me smooth salsa and I'll be happy!


Restaurant Style Salsa Ingredients: