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    filed under: I Am Mommy on May 1, 2014
    My kitchen is all at once the messiest and most cleaned room in my home. It causes me stress and joy simultaneously!  I stress over dirty dishes, moldy bread, crumbs on the floor and stains drying and setting in my table cloth as we speak. he Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!   But then there is the joy. We embrace the joy on weeknights especially, since those are the times when it’s easiest to get caught up in the stress of the week and overlook those special moments.
    The cathartic process of baking a cake, in preparing meals for my loved ones, in laughing over the weekdays’ events and helping young minds meander through schoolwork. he Kitchen is the Heart of the Home! Seeing four busy little bodies making themselves far too comfortable in front of the open refrigerator doors trying to find something that will most assuredly ruin their dinner.
    The wails and cries of disappointment when they learn they can’t have marshmallow fluff for a snack, and then the 7 seconds it takes them to recover from the massive disappointment only to then fight over who gets to fill the water glasses for dinner. (Arguably my 3 year olds favorite thing in the world to do).
    It’s a vicious cycle of mess making and mess cleaning.  The never ending hum of my GE Appliances dishwasher, which has now become a familiar (and dare I say soothing?!) background noise.
    he Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!   A splendid cycle of the family coming together in anticipation of cookies, slow cooked chili, or game night.  Learning new tricks, new processes, new ways to appreciate the foods we crave.
    he Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!   So what is it that makes the kitchen the heart of the home on weeknights?
    The kitchen is the heart of the home!   It’s a reflection of the hearts of its inhabitants. We come here to eat, to laugh, to play, to pray, to learn, to have fellowship, and to grow.
    Where discipline and reward exist together.
    The kitchen is the heart of the home! Where every sense is heightened and delighted. We learn what we like, discover what we love… and create the lifelong trust in the relationships that enrich our hearts.
    The kitchen is the heart of the home!   And eat.  We do lots and lots of eating.
    The kitchen is the heart of the home!
    While I will never enjoy the mess, I will always enjoy that the mess was made.
    Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

     (To make this Blueberry Cheesecake click here.)

    shortbread crust

        Ingredients

        • 1 pkg walkers shortbread (8 cookies)
        • 2 tbsp. melted butter

        Instructions

        1. Place cookies in food processor and pulse until cookies are a fine crumble.
        2. Pour into bowl and add in melted butter.
        3. With a fork, mash the cookie and butter together until mostly incorporated.
        4. Press shortbread into a 7 inch springform pan. (Can use 8 inch or 9 inch as well) Pour cheesecake over top and bake as the cheesecake directions indicate.
        Blueberry Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust
        What makes the kitchen the heart of your home?

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        having dinner together on weeknights is spcial.

        we eat together everyday and talk .

        On occasion, we make our weeknights special by playing video games or watching a movie.

        I make desserts to make my weeknights special.

        We eat together while listening to good music and have lots of laughs

        We make them special by putting one big candle on the table and turning off tv and turning on music. Healthy food too!

        We add games to our mealtime routine.

        if we can cook and eat together that’s special.

        When using the shortbread for a pie (Easy chocolate pie), do you need to prebake the crust? If so, at what temp and time…thanks

        Don't Pass on Dessert!