Happy New Year!

by jerseygirl on January 1, 2009 · 43 comments

I just wanted to wish everyone a healthy and happy 2009! We brought in the new year at a good friend’s house. The kids as well as the adults had a blast. Today was another day of friends and food. I have eaten so much in the last 24 hours that I need a wheel barrow to roll me to bed. I made a NY style cheesecake and a chocolate peanut butter pie but I can barely stand to look at any more sweets. We have some leftover and I might as well just glue them to my thighs.

So come next week, I will be featuring healthy recipes enriched with lots of veggies. But in the meantime, here is a great favorite of the kiddos. It is one of those simple, non sophisticated, throw together desserts that kids just love. If you are interested in a good cheesecake recipe, click here. This is more of an adult style dessert. I made mine with a black cherry topping. We cut it before I snapped a picture but here is a leftover piece.

Have a great weekend and be ready to think HEALTHY!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
1 8 or 9-inch prepared or home made chocolate crumb crust
1 (11-oz. pkg.) Nestle chocolate and peanut butter chips (if you can’t find these, you can substitute half PB chips and half chocolate)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip
chocolate shavings for garnish

Set aside crust. Microwave chips in a medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH power for 1 minute; stir until smooth. Beat melted chocolate, cream cheese and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until light in color. Fold in Cool Whip. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Top with chocolate shavings.

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Paula January 2, 2009 at 1:46 am

Happy New Year, Lisa! I hear you about craving veggies! Can’t wait to see what you cook in 2009! 🙂

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Beth January 2, 2009 at 6:18 am

Happy New Year

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Mari January 2, 2009 at 6:56 am

Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing good things all year long!

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JerseyBites.com January 2, 2009 at 8:44 am

Oh Lisa, I hear ya. I can’t look at another cookie or brownie. I look forward to your healthy recipes. I’ll be working on mine as well. Healthy and cheap, that’s my New Year’s resolution. Happy New Year.

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Tanya January 2, 2009 at 9:24 am

Happy New Year to you Lisa! I hope you have a truly wonderful 2009.

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culinarycory.com January 2, 2009 at 9:51 am

Happy New Year! I look forward to reading about your healthy recipes.

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EAT! January 2, 2009 at 10:08 am

Happy happy New Year!!! My family will be very grateful in the new year if I make this yummy looking pie.

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Debbie January 2, 2009 at 10:21 am

Happy New Year to you!!! Both desserts look great.

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Megan January 2, 2009 at 10:35 am

OMG that pie looks awesome, thanks for the recipe. Happy New Year!

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Mary January 2, 2009 at 10:46 am

Happy New Year, Lisa> I suppose that one more piece of something absolutely delicious won't kill me. I'm thinking peanut butter pie.

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Cathy January 2, 2009 at 12:04 pm

Happy New Year, Lisa! I am so glad that I found your blog — I always enjoy your posts! I look forward to hearing more from you in 2009 (and I could certainly use some great healthy recipes after the holiday eat-a-thon!)

These desserts look fantastic!

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Lisa magicsprinkles January 2, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Happy New Year!

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biz319 January 2, 2009 at 1:15 pm

My daughter would LOVE that pie!

Happy New Year Lisa! Hope you don’t mind I added you to my blogroll – finally getting the time to update it!

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Clumbsy Cookie January 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm

I’ve been eating a lot lately too Lisa. Bring on those healthy recipes!!!

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HoneyB January 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm

oh, Peanut Butter Pie!! Everyone here loves it! Happy New Year!

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Bridgett January 2, 2009 at 3:44 pm

Happiest new year to you and your family, Lisa! I love the first pic of the ornaments glowing. How pretty is that? Not as gorgeous as the pie though 😉 I am with you on craving a bit more healthy at this point.

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melissa January 2, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Oh Lisa! I am not a dessert person, and yet that peanut butter chocolate pie looks reeeeally really good. Yum.

I can’t wait to make healthy meals all week next week too. My body is craving it. Happy New Year!

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That Girl January 2, 2009 at 7:23 pm

I do love chocolate and peanut butter together!

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Patsyk January 2, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Happy New Year!

I can’t wait to see what healthy meals you have in mind for next week. I’ll be doing the same!

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Sara January 3, 2009 at 12:43 am

Happy new year! I’m ready for some healthy eating!

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Lori January 3, 2009 at 7:14 am

Cheesecake with black cherry topping sounds SO good!! Happy New Year! 🙂

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Zesty Cook January 3, 2009 at 11:19 am

Happy New Year Lisa! No wonder you had a good time. Look at the dessert 🙂

zesty

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Jeena January 3, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Happy new year Lisa.

This is something I could so dig my spoon into it looks totally delicious! 🙂

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Erica January 3, 2009 at 6:12 pm

hahhaa- “I might as well just glue them to my thighs.” You crack me up. Both desserts look great! I look forward to seeing all of your healthy creations 😉

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Bunny January 4, 2009 at 12:51 am

Happy New Year Lisa, I ‘ll be excited to see what 2009 brings to your blog!

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Katrina January 4, 2009 at 12:52 am

Hope you’re off to a great start to the new year! Great looking pie and cheesecake. Yep, need to start anew. Made some yummy salmon last night. Can’t wait to see what you’ll be sharing!

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Cynthia January 4, 2009 at 3:09 am

Happy New Year to you and the family Lisa! Thanks for always taking the time to visit my blog.

Hugs

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The Blonde Duck January 4, 2009 at 7:35 pm

I’ll think healthy right after you slide over a piece of that cheesecake.

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Pam January 5, 2009 at 2:56 am

Oh Lisa, I know what you mean…I need to eat healthy. The peanut butter pie would make my daugher so happy!!

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Katherine Aucoin January 5, 2009 at 10:57 am

Happy New Year Lisa! Can’t wait to see the healthy recipes!

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alexandra's kitchen January 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Happy New Year to you! That chocolate-peanutbutter pie looks unbelievable … just one more bite before resolutions begin?

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Aggie January 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Oh Lisa…both of those pies just sent me over the edge! lol…they look so so good. MMMMmmmmmm….

I can’t wait to see your upcoming healthy recipes, we are both on the same page!! I’ll be needing some ideas!

Happy New Year!

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Catherine Wilkinson January 5, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Belated Happy New Years, Lisa! Thanks for all your kind encouragement and your awesome blog and recipes! You rock, Jersey Girl!

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ConversationsWithACupcake January 6, 2009 at 11:52 am

That pie looks incredible! Yum Yum, and a delicious New Year to you, too. 🙂

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Colleen January 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Hey, it can’t hurt to look at a picture right! lol – Happy New Year!

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mikky January 6, 2009 at 1:59 pm

i love your pic!!! happy new year!!! 🙂

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Jan January 6, 2009 at 9:07 pm

I love your expression about gluing the leftover sweets onto your thighs. Both your desserts look fab.

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2009.

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Annie January 6, 2009 at 10:36 pm

Looks so yummy. I know what you mean about gluing the sweets to your thighs. I am so there.
I am still eating leftover junk from Christmas and I feel so sick after eating it. But yet I keep doing it every night. I am having my last Christmas get together this weekend with relatives that I couldn’t see before the holiday. So there will be another full round of sweets and junk all around me.
Oh well, I will have to go cold turkey after this weekend! Happy New Year! 🙂

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Meg January 6, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Happy New Year! Both recipes are amazing!

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The Food Hunter January 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Happy New Year! There’s an award for you on my blog.

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Kevin January 6, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I like the sound of a chocolate peanut butter pie.

Happy new year!

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Jenny January 7, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Happy New Year Lisa! I always love checking your blog to see what’s cooking in your kitchen! Now that I’m getting settled, I can get back to my blogging schedule! Those pies look to die for!

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Jeff January 7, 2009 at 2:03 pm

Droool….chocolate and peanut butter. Save me a slice!

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