Cheating on Desserts with Swiss Colony & Giveaway

by Pam on November 30, 2012

My picture of the cheesecake disappeared!

Cheesecake.  The word conjures up memories of family time spent around the kitchen table, talking and laughing, while digging into a hearty slice of gooey goodness.  When I was growing up our typical cheesecakes were the simple New York Style topped with cherries my mom made for special occasions.  It wasn’t until I was older I discovered the cornucopia of cheesecake flavors available from The Swiss Colonybut once I did there was no turning back.

 

This year I had planned something different for Thanksgiving.  I host the dinner for our entire extended family and spend days before the event cooking, cleaning and prepping.  With 20 guests I have a small mountain of food available for my guests.  “Why don’t I make it easier on myself?” I thought.  “Use a Caramel Apple Cheesecake as a dessert.”   I would sneak the cheesecake into the freezer and pull it out the day before Thanksgiving.  By placing it on a fancy plate I was pretty sure I could pass it off as one of my own creations.  

My son had different ideas.  He found the Cheesecake on our doorstep a few minutes after it was delivered.  “Hey! Swiss Colony,” he exclaimed, “My favorite!  What is it?”  After being told it was an apple caramel cheesecake he begged to “test” a piece.  “Come on, Mom,” he pleaded, “You know you want to try it!”  Finally, I succumbed to temptation.  Yum! The rich, creamy cheesecake with a tempting apple topping and caramel filling made me want to eat more than the two bites I had planned.   The rest of the family found the cheesecake in the fridge that evening.  The rest, as they say, is history.  The cheesecake was devoured long before Thanksgiving amidst complaints from me about family members who ate Thanksgiving desserts before Thanksgiving.  

Swiss Colony makes more than just cheesecakes though.  We have had some equally tempting truffles and brownies from their collections that tempt even the pickiest relatives in our family.  Our only complaint with the cheesecake was its size.  It was a small cheesecake and my family would have preferred a larger cheesecake. 

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Pam is a former teacher turned work from home mom. When she's not caring for her kids or cats, she can be found whipping up tasty recipes, trying her hand at the newest techie gadgets or reading. She loves to travel whenever she has a chance and spends way too much time on the computer sharing her experiences.

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Sandy VanHoey November 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

I love the Caramel Pecan Clusters

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Monica November 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Snowman Truffles.

Thanks

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scottsgal November 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

the holiday cardinal tower is nice
msboatgal at aol.com

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eclairre November 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Snowman Truffles.

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jtedd November 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Ginger boy cakes

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Maryann D. November 30, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Merry Christmas Petits Fours is what I like.
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Yona Williams November 30, 2012 at 11:06 pm

The German Chocolate cheesecake looks heavenly.

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Lori Thomas November 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Caramel Pecan Swirl

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aggie November 30, 2012 at 11:17 pm

That Raspberry Cheesecake sure looks good.

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Carrie Phelps November 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm

The Walnut Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies sound delicious!

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Wild N Mild $$$ December 1, 2012 at 12:25 am

The Red Velvet Layer Cake looks good.
Jennifer Rote
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shana December 1, 2012 at 12:59 am

The Jumbos

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Anonymous December 1, 2012 at 1:19 am

I like all of the favorite fives! karen, kjsbristol@comcast.net

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SueZH December 1, 2012 at 3:28 am

I always like their Holiday Petit Fours.

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Seyma Bennett Shabbir December 1, 2012 at 6:35 am

The Dobosh bon bons
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wildcat32 December 1, 2012 at 9:22 am

I would like to try the Butter Toffee.

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bison61 December 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Carrot Cake Creme Torte

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Jonita Taylor December 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Caramel Pecan Clusters

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Denise S. December 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm

I’d love to try the Walnut Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies.

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jill24295 December 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I’d so love to have one of their Baked Hams!

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Laura Waltz December 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I think the Gluten Free Strawberry Cheesecake looks yummy!
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BethElderton December 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

The Coffee Sampler would be a nice gift
bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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Robert Pyszk December 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I love the Winking Santa Torte

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Gianna December 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Chocolate Swirl Cake.

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peg42 December 2, 2012 at 12:25 am

I like the “Forest Friends” log.
Thanks so much.
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Kristen December 2, 2012 at 12:33 am

I’d like to try the Dutch Apple Cake.

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john hutchens December 2, 2012 at 2:47 am

petitis fours

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Ryan December 2, 2012 at 2:49 am

the forest friends log

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cloud10277 December 2, 2012 at 2:50 am

I’d like to try the 4 year vintage cheddar.
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Ann Fantom December 2, 2012 at 3:24 am

I would like to get The Swiss Colony’s Red Velvet Layer Cake

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amp December 2, 2012 at 4:41 am

I have always liked the Royal Chocolate Petits Fours

apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com
Alyce Poalillo

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julis55 December 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Winking Santa Torte

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Growl Tiger December 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I like the ho ho ho tower

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chadro December 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Flower Candy Box!

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EMMAHORTON December 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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Spiral Sliced Ham with “Fired-in” Sugar Glaze

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tat2gurl December 2, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Macadamia Nut Patties!!!

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Anonymous December 2, 2012 at 6:17 pm

i like the peanut brittle
gloria johnson
gloria4869@yahoo.com

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Jenndiggy December 2, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I like the mini baklava assortment

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casaflamingos December 2, 2012 at 9:30 pm

sugar free holiday tower

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Dan Zimmerman December 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Spiral Sliced Ham with “Fired-in” Sugar Glaze

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melsywsou December 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Spiral Sliced Ham with “Fired-in” Sugar Glaze

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Jennifer M. December 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm

Always loved the petit fours.

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Space Monkey December 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm

I would LOVE to have their spiral sliced ham! Oh my those are SSSSSSOOOOOO good!

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natalie rose machowski December 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

I would love to try the german chocolate cheesecake

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Brandon - The dog with a blog December 3, 2012 at 1:24 am

I would love the mini baklava assortment!

Allison

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Anonymous December 3, 2012 at 4:43 am

I like the Toffee crunch.

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Samuel Carpenter December 3, 2012 at 5:34 am

All the desserts look good but my favorite is the apple carmel cheesecake

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Rebecca Graham December 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

I like the no sugar added chocolate peanuts.

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Tracey December 3, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I like the Barnyard of 25 Favorites.
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rondadoug December 3, 2012 at 3:05 pm

german chocolate cheesecake

ronda six garnet

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Brittany December 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Incredible Spreadable Samplers

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Coup Gator December 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Polar Pals Trio

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Selinda December 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I like the Walkers “Scottie Dog” Shortbread!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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Ruth Hill December 4, 2012 at 12:19 am

Forest Friends” log

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karmakaytlyn December 4, 2012 at 1:44 am

Forest Friends Log!

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Candi December 4, 2012 at 4:07 am

Petite Fours ……yummy! But all the stuff at Swiss Colony is wonderful.

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sarah December 4, 2012 at 5:47 pm

i like the petits fours – my husband used to order from swiss colony every year but we haven’t in a couple years, plan to do so again this year
sarah hirsch

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Helen Keeler December 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

The Trio of Classic Candy Samplers.

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Erica Barnes December 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm

The Forest Friends log and the coconut cake both look so good!

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Breanne December 5, 2012 at 2:20 am

19 Smile Makers

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Shelley P December 5, 2012 at 11:02 am

I like the Favorite Fives – Sausages.

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karenb834 December 5, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I would love the Winking Santa Torte, thanks so much

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wigget December 5, 2012 at 6:33 pm

love the Holiday Cardinal Tower

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Elizabeth December 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm
Teh Doll December 6, 2012 at 5:54 am

Snowman Truffles YUM!!!

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carol roberts December 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Raspberry Cheesecake

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Kristy Thiel December 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I also like “The Jumbos”. Thanks for hosting!

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Anonymous December 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Chocolate cheesecake

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♥Cari♥ December 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’d love to try the peppermint candy bites.

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Stacey V December 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I like the holiday pretzel trio.

mmc123456 at yahoo dot com

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Anonymous December 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm

petit fours

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Sara December 8, 2012 at 6:06 pm

I have liked everything from them I have tried, I love the ho ho ho tower, adorable.

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ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a December 9, 2012 at 5:33 am

BEEF LOG Food Gift Combos

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Crazylicious85 December 9, 2012 at 10:22 am

oh my goodness, these look delicious! I want to try em’ all ha ha! The Red Velvet Cheesecake sounds good to me!

Allie Lanc on rafflecopter

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8KidzForMe December 10, 2012 at 3:46 am

Oh YUM, would be a toss up between the Caramel Apple Cheesecake and German Chocolate Cheesecake.
~Sandra U.

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dawn keenan December 11, 2012 at 12:17 am

I like the yule log

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Sarah S December 11, 2012 at 5:04 am

Incredible Spreadables with Crunchy “Crrrisps” s2inamug at aim dot com

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Rich Morris December 11, 2012 at 5:34 am

the Coffee Creme Sticks look good

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Anonymous December 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

My absolute favorite is cheesecake; any flavor.

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JBlanton December 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

miniature baklava looks good

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latanya t December 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Cake Balls

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Karen B December 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Christmas Fruitcake – so good!!

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terri142 December 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

The Carrot Cake Creme Torte looks delicious.

tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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Jen December 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie

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M.A.D. December 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I love it ALL, but especially the Dutch Apple Cake!
Mary DeBorde (M.A.D.)

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Kim December 12, 2012 at 11:42 pm

i love the deep dish caramel apple pie
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Anonymous December 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I would love to have the Christmas Breakfast gift box

kannw27 at gmail dot com

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smilekisses December 13, 2012 at 7:54 am

Shelled Pistachios–yum!

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LesleyfromWI December 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm

I like the Coffee Creme Sticks

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cindy m December 13, 2012 at 2:43 pm

The fudge trio and chocolate mouse

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Leenburke December 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I love their petits fours!
leenilee(at)att(dot)net

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Saver Sara December 13, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Gluten Free New York Cheesecake

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Anonymous December 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I like the Classic Candy Assortment

morganowl28 at gmail dot com

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Lena December 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

caramel pecan clusters are the best yummy!

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Allyson Bossie December 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Anonymous December 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm

The gourmet brownies look really good!
snowwolf222@yahoo.com

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Sarah Hall December 13, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I love the Premium Nut assortment.

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furygirl3132 December 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm

I love the Incredible Spreadables Cheeses in all flavors..they are sooo good! Thanks so much for hosting this tasty giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

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carol mclemore December 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Triple Berry Cheesecake

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Anonymous December 13, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Sweet giveaway love them all like to try petites fours

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mtbears819 December 13, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Dorothy Deakyne mtpapa47(at)gmail(dot)com

Vintage Cheddar Cheese, Big Red Cheddar Cheese & Big Baby Swiss Cheese

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kyl neusch December 13, 2012 at 10:32 pm

holiday cardinal tower

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey December 13, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Butter Toffee
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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Ellen C. December 14, 2012 at 12:45 am

I’d like to try their coffee creme sticks. Thanks for the chance.

sweetascandy579 at yahoo dot com

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1porkchop December 14, 2012 at 1:24 am

I also like the spicy cajun sticks

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harolde December 14, 2012 at 1:24 am

Miniature Baklava Desserts

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annemarie562000 December 14, 2012 at 2:05 am

I like the Gingerboy Cakes!

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ThriftyAnnabella December 14, 2012 at 2:07 am

Raspberry Cheesecake
annabella @ centurytel dot net

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Anonymous December 14, 2012 at 2:42 am

I would like the red velvet petit fours.
shawnac68@hotmail.com

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Allison Downes December 14, 2012 at 2:50 am

the Carrot Cake Creme Torte looks yummy

Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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Anonymous December 14, 2012 at 2:50 am

I like the Deep Dish Caramel Apple Pie

SamneneD@aol.com

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sarah79harding December 14, 2012 at 3:55 am

I like the ho ho ho tower

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azalea4150 December 14, 2012 at 4:55 am

the cringles! get them every year!

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Erica C. December 14, 2012 at 4:58 am

I love the idea of the Petits Fours! This cheese cake looks amazing though.
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