Proceed with a happy heart

But first, please read below ...

Life isn't meant to be easy, it's meant to be lived.

Sometimes good, other times rough. But with every

up and down, you learn lessons that make you strong.

~ Unknown

The happiest people don’t worry too much about

whether life is fair or not, they

just get on with it.

~ Andrew Matthews

Regret is an appalling waste of energy,

you can't build on it - it's only

good for wallowing in.

- Katherine Mansfield

Black Forest Dream Bars

pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® double chocolate chunk cookie mix
cup vegetable oil
can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
cup sugar
container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, oil and egg until soft dough forms. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop 3 tablespoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart to make 3 cookies. Bake 12 to 13 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, press remaining cookie dough in bottom of sprayed pan. Reserve 1 cup cherry pie filling for topping; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and the remaining pie filling with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust in pan.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled.
  • Spread whipped topping over cream cheese layer. Top with spoonfuls of the reserved cherry pie filling. Coarsely crumble baked cookies; sprinkle over top of bars. Refrigerate at least 1 hour for flavors to blend. To serve, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

To all my readers ....

Where there is sadness, I hope I brought some laughter.

Where there is grief, I hope I offered some comfort.

Where there is hate, I hope some love was found here.

Where there is doubt, I hoped I showed you words of faith.

Well, it is hump day - good for all you working

folks. I do wish you a good Wednesday and

as always - I can't quit thanking everyone

for the wonderful emails and messages in

my guest book. You keep me inspired.

For now, enjoy the day -- join me

again tomorrow.

And now till another time, be safe in

all you do. Be aware of everything and

everyone around you at all times. A

very good habit .... take care!


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