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My favorite memories have all centered around friends and family enjoying a meal together! It might have been a special holiday or a celebration, or it might have been dinner with friends at a great restaurant. I hope you will enjoy some of my favorite recipes and take time to fellowship with those seated at your table. You might make a memory to last forever!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

National Cheesecake Day, July 30, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups finely crushed Oreos
2 to 3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 teaspoon All Purpose Flour

HEAT oven to 300°F. Combine cookie crumbs and butter; press firmly into bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan or 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
BEAT cream cheese in large bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
TOSS 1/2 cup chocolate chips in small bowl with flour to coat; stir into cream cheese mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips evenly over top.
BAKE 55 to 60 minutes or until set. Cool. Chill. Garnish as desired.
For best distribution of chocolate chips throughout cheesecake, do not over soften or over beat cream cheese.

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