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A few months ago I headed off to Brio, a restaurant here in town to celebrate Kristy from Sweet Treats and More and Alyssa from The Recipe Critic who both had birthdays. I was certainly the odd duck out as Nikki (who joined us from Chef In Training), Alyssa and Kristy are all pregnant, but it was so much fun. The three of us always have the best time together and this time was no different, well other than the fact that I wanted to shove all of the pregnant ladies down and devour Alyssa’s greek yogurt cheesecake. It was seriously delicious. Like, awesomeness. So, since then I’ve been working my tail off on a greek yogurt New York cheesecake recipe and dudes, this one is it! Plus it has a brown sugar berry sauce. AND today is my 30th birthday so of course we needed dessert, oh and a $1,000 giveaway. Who doesn’t like free money on someone else’s birthday?!! Plus check out all of my talented friends’ posts that are up to help me celebrate, Something Swanky, Centercut Cook, Favorite Family Recipes, Sweet Treats and More, Rachel Cooks, A Southern Fairytale, The Girl Who Ate Everything, Cooking For Keeps, A Spoonful of Flavor (who made and awesome Cake!!) and Lauren’s Latest!

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Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake with the most lickable brown sugar berry sauce on ohsweetbasil.com

I could just sit and give this baby love eyes all day long, but as I want to shovel it in as well I guess that just wont work. I went a little crazy on this guy, first the recipe is super creamy and wonderful, but I had no choice and I took the graham cracker crust to a new level, a double decker level. I just love it so much I had to! You certainly don’t have to double the crust but you wont regret it if you do.

Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake with the most lickable brown sugar berry sauce on ohsweetbasil.com

There’s also a tiny hint of lemon in the crust, but you really can’t tell. It just tastes a little more bright and fresh. And then we’ve got the sauce. It’s raspberries and brown sugar all cooked up to make not only the prettiest sauce but also the most delicious. Again, you could use sugar but trust me the brown sugar gives a little something extra. I love a good berry sauce. And the filling, oh ,my goodness!!!!! Tillamook has new Greek Yogurt and you guys, it is so creamy and incredible. Of course I had to use it! These no bake cheesecakes have one too and they are pretty darned awesome as well so you have two choices now!

Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake with the most lickable brown sugar berry sauce on ohsweetbasil.com

Anyway, I figured this would be perfect for spring desserts or Easter dinner dessert. It’s lovely and totally bright and fresh. And I just talked myself into making another this weekend, so watch out pregnant ladies, I’m going in for cheesecake again.

What Is the Difference Between Greek Yogurt and Regular Yogurt?

Greek yogurt is strained three times, so most of the liquid is removed.

This gives Greek yogurt a creamier texture and a stronger flavor.

Is Greek Yogurt Healthier than Regular Yogurt?

Greek yogurt has less sugar and more protein than regular yogurt.

But regular yogurt delivers twice the bone-strengthening mineral calcium.

How Long Will Cheesecake Keep?

Cheesecake will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake Recipe

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Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake Recipe

3.46 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Greek Yogurt Plain, 2%- we use Tillamook
  • 2 Packages 8oz each, cream cheese-softened
  • 1 1/3 cups of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla exract
  • 6 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of butter melted for the pan

for the graham cracker crust

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 16 graham crackers crushed fine in a food processor
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter

For the raspberry sauce

  • 2 cups of raspberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon of water

Instructions

For the crust

  • Heat the oven to 325.
  • Cut the cream cheese into cubes and set aside while you make the crust.
  • In a food processor, blend together the graham crackers, sugar, and lemon zest.
  • Stir in the melted butter and press into the bottom of a spring form pan.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes and then allow to cool on a wire rack.

For the cheesecake

  • Increase the temperature to 500.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the cream cheese and mix until softened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and salt and beat again, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the greek yogurt, vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Beat on low until well combined.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg yolks, beat again and scrape down the sides.
  • Next, add the eggs, two at a time mixing the entire time.
  • Once all have been added allow to mix for 1 minute.
  • Using a pastry brush, and being careful to not disturb the crust, brush the inside walls of the spring form pan with the melted butter.
  • Pour in the filling and bake for 10 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR, but after 10 minutes turn the heat down to 200.
  • Allow to bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temp of the cheesecake is 150 (using a thermometer) Let the cheesecake cool on a wire rack, not the stove top, for 5 minutes then run a pairing knife around the edges.
  • Let the cheesecake cool an additional 2 1/2 hours then wrap tightly in saran wrap and cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours, up to 3 days.
  • To unmold the cheesecake I like to do like America's Test Kitchen and wrap the pan with a hot dish towel for a minute and then open it.
  • Serve with red berry sauce.

For the berry sauce

  • Cook the berries and brown sugar in a sauce pan over medium low heat, smashing occasionally.
  • Cook for about 6-8 minutes then remove from the heat and using a mesh strainer over a bowl, strain out the seeds by pressing the mixture with a rubber spatula.
  • Place back in the saucepan.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let sit for 3 minutes.
  • Stir into the berry sauce and allow to sit for 2 hours.
  • Whisk the sauce before pouring it over the cheesecake.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 492
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 189.5mg63%
Carbohydrates 52.6g18%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 40.3g45%
Protein 11.1g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • I would buy a SLR camera and kitchen stuff.

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  • I would buy some new kitchen gadgets, a tablet, and some new pots and pans.

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  • Need a new swimsuit and some bathroom fixtures

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  • There are so many choices!!! Shoes, kitchen gadgets, books, baby clothes… the list goes on! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

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  • Honestly, I would go baby and toddler shopping crazy !!! Who wouldn’t lol

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  • Hope I win, its my birthday too 🙂

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  • I would buy some very much needed shoes for our family, a scratching post for my cat so she stops attacking the sofa and a bed and some toy storage for my daughter. she is growing and I don’t have the stuff she needs for her room yet. The rest I would use to buy some healthy food ingredients to cook and bake for my family. 🙂

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  • I’d get an ipad. 🙂

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  • This looks perfect!

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  • Oh geez, $1000?! I’d start with some books and a few DVDs, but I’d have to take a look at a new washer and dryer as well!

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  • I’d likely buy some new cookware, luggage and books!

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  • I would update my bedroom

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  • I would love to win $1,000! I would buy some needed kitchen items to keep my food totally gluten free (a health necessity) and separate from the regular food my family eats.

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  • Wow – with $1,000 I would buy new baking supplies, a new mixer, and books!

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  • First of all, the cheesecake looks DELICIOUS. Seriously, I could look at that all day! I’m attending a potluck in a week, and I think I’ll make this! Anyway, I’m not exactly sure what I’d buy with ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS (what?!). Haha. I would, though, buy a ton of books and merchandise.

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  • Maybe a camera!!!

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  • $1,000?! The possibilities are endless! I would probably try to find some great food for my son that is gluten free, dairy free, soy free, almond free, and green pea free, not much selection in the stores and then I would use any left over to stock my K-4 classroom with books!!! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  • Presents for everybody and maybe a few things for myself!!

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  • Books. Definitely books. And music.

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  • My Amazon wishlist 🙂

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  • lots of fun stuff!

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  • I would buy my parents new cooking pans! So I can cook them some of these amazing recipes!!!!

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  • I would love to buy some new baking supplies! I was on Amazon last night looking at new cake stands. I would be able to buy the ones I’ve been dying to have too!

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  • I have a new baby daughter and therefor a new Mommy. I would like to buy them some jewelry or a keepsake to remember this special birthday.

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  • Books and shoes. My wishlist is awash with books and shoes.

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  • I would redo my small powder room. It needs a little updating! Thanks!

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  • I love Amazon — and cheesecake. With $1000 — my cart would contain a new blender, new silicone spatulas (broke mine today), a dollhouse for my daughter’s birthday next month and LEGOs for both kids!

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  • I would buy myself a mixer(kitchenAid)with all
    theparts that go with it,because I seem to have a problem
    winning one~but if I would win then a Ipad or laptop f0r my
    husband.
    Thank-You and Happy Birthday. 🙂

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  • I would buy lots of fun stuff!

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  • Happy birthday! Cheesecake is one of my favorite things to make and will have to try this one for sure. I’m not sure what I would buy but would have great fun deciding!

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  • I would buy hubby a new bike since he crashed on his! What a great giveaway! Happy Bday, Cariann!

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  • I would buy a nice Camera for me!!! I love your mini cheesecake bites!! They are to die for. Good!
    Karin

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  • I would definitely buy some new camera equipment with a $1,000.. and then lots of food!

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  • I have no idea but it would be very fun to look at everything! Thanks!

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  • What a giveaway! I would get a stainless steel cookware set.

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  • I would get books, cookbooks, toys for kids, etc.

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  • I would put the $1K towards photography equipment.

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  • I really need to buy my baby a high chair, carseat, diapers, toys n for myself a iPad since I cook a lot and read recipes on my phone when it would be easier to read off of an iPad which is bigger;)

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  • furniture for our house, we have rooms to fill!

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  • This cheesecake recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it! Cheesecake is my weakness:) With a $1000 amazon gift card I would buy a new stand mixer and books (my other weakness)….good thing I can’t buy cheesecake on there (or can I?) 😉

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  • I would by things that I need for my babies and baking supplies and a wedding present for my fiancee!

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  • If I won $1,000 Amazon card, I would buy new appliances for my kitchen and some new books and toys for the kids.

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  • If I won $1,000 Amazon card, I would buy a SLR Camera.

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  • Books and textbooks from amazon are fantastic! Also, I would love to purchase some new kitchen gadgets 😉

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  • wow $1,000 is a lot! i would love love love to get an iPad!

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  • If I had $1,000 I would probably spend it on food I can’t get around here, books, cookbooks, and kitchen supplies! I’m a college student so I don’t have a lot of money and my parents don’t want to spend a bunch of money on all that 🙂

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  • How much butter do I put in the crust? It only says butter. Starting making and can’ make it past the crust. THANKS

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    • I just made this this weekend and guessed 1/2 cup butter. It worked fine! I also had to bake it quite a lot longer than the recipe called for.

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  • I know it’s early, but I would start buying my friends and family’s Christmas and birthday gifts for the year… And the rest, well, kitchen supplies! And maybe some new clothes 😉

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  • I’m addicted to cookbooks. Would also buy some of the family games in my basket. I have also been wanting scooters for me and my husband to keep up with our kids! Thanks for giveaway!

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  • First of all, Happy Birthday!!:) & WOW, that cheesecake looks SO delicious!I’m gonna have to make it..thanks for the recipe!

    I’d probably buy my family gifts first & then I need a new laptop badly, so that’s what I’d use the $1,000 amazon card on! thanks for the chance to win!

    Joey J.

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  • I am definitely trying this one! Drooling…

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  • I love amazon! I would buy books and toys for my kids etc.

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  • towards baby stuff–due in August!

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  • This looks so good!! (hope you had a great b-day)

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    • MWAH!! Thank you!!!

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  • Just wrote these ingredients down! I’m making it for Easter! I desperately need some new mixing bowls & would love a good quality juicer!!

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  • My first very own mixer. I just moved into a new apartment with two other great gals and we all love to experiment in the kitchen.

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  • Happy Birthday! I am in need of some kind of island in my kitchen that will store bowls, etc. and allow me to chop on top of it.

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  • Happy Birthday!
    Gorgeous cheesecake, Carrian! Love the addition of yogurt!
    I would buy a new mixer and lots of dishes!

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  • I would buy stuff for my new house

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  • The cheesecake looks yummy. I don’t think I would have ever figured out how to incorporate Greek yogurt into it without you. I will be sure to try this out. I would get a Kindle Fire HDX or a couple of them, flame decal for my mixer, a mandoline, the pasta attachment for my KA mixer, a nutrition book I’ve had my eye on for a while, the non free apps for the Kindles and more!

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  • I am making these for Easter! I was sold at no bake. 🙂
    If I won $1000 to amazon I would get a canon rebel t3i because I have been wanting one to get back into photography for sometime now. I also would love to have it for when baby no. 2 gets here in October. Since the hospital photographers always charge an arm and a leg for their pictures. It’d just be nice to be able to take my own pictures with a professional camera is all.

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  • Happy Birthday week! That cheesecake looks delish! I think I would get an iPad.

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  • So many choices but the hubs and I could really use some new clothes! I wouldn’t mind a toddler bed for mr. man either!

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  • I would most likely buy a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with ice cream or gelato attachment, to make fruit sorbets and unique ice cream flavors like earl grey, cardamom, rose, peach, and lemon basil for summertime! And, perhaps a nice camera to document all of my baking and cooking! 🙂

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  • I’d get an iPad Mini and a Stainless Steel Kitchen Aid

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  • I would use the money for my kitchen remodeling.

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  • I would probably use it to help out my young adult kids with things they need. Typical mom. Spend on the kids.

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  • I would buy a new laptop, and then probably either a real nice blender or a food processor. The possibilities are endless! 🙂

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  • I would love to buy everything for my micro preemie…..car seat,special bottles, stroller and preemie clothing! 🙂

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  • it looks delicious!

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  • For the money I’d win, I’ll make a nursery for my baby girl that is currently living in the same room with her 2 year old brother. This way she’ll have girls room. and not growing up in a blue with cars room!

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  • Whatever I could find for outdoor living & fixing up my yard

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  • I’d put it towards shopping for things for the house I plan to buy.

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  • Lots of things I have put off buying – I have been out of work and working only part-time for almost 5 years. I would buy dishes (I am down to 3 bowls), shoes, towels, sheets, and some things for the kitchen.

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  • I am in sore need of a new toaster. And then I’d go through my family’s wishlists and buy a ton of fun little things!

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  • A blender that works!

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  • First I’d buy a good crockpot, then I’d probably buy a lot of little things that I could use in the kitchen

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  • sounds amazing! can’t wait to make it 🙂

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  • I would love some new bakeware for my kitchen :))

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  • I would buy a rug for my living room, and maybe a new dishwasher!

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  • Hmm tough choice but probably a nice weekend getaway for hubby and me 🙂

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  • I would buy dining room chairs – currently we do not have any 🙁

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  • I would buy new cookware & KitchenAid mixer plus attachments! I’ve been wanting these for a long time!

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  • I am having a baby girl in August and I could buy girly things so that she doesn’t have to wear her brother’s clothes!

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  • This cheesecake looks good, if only I liked cheesecake I would Make it.

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  • Dear Carrian, This cheesecake looks wonderful. I love that you used greek yogurt. I know my daughter would love this. I will be pinning.
    If I had a $1000 Amazon Card I would buy something for everyone in my family.
    Have a wonderful Easter weekend. Blessings, Catherine

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  • My hubby’s birthday is coming up so I’d spoil him!

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  • Happy Birthday and thanks for this blog!

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  • OOOOOO! Pick Me!! Pick Me!! And that cheesecake looks amazing!

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  • You’re so amazing! Happy birthday week lol. $1,000 would be incredible! A few things I could think of are a rumbi vacuum. Maybe that could keep up with the dog hair haha! Or a Kitchen Aid ( if I don’t win the other one :)).

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  • Yum! I’d use $1000 to buy my parents a decent computer!

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  • Hi! first, happy birthday!!! welcome to the 30 club! lol. Im a recent newcomer to your blog and instagram, and i just wanted to say thank you for all your delicious posts! Can’t wait to see what else you have in store 🙂

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  • Pictures are amazing! I would purchase a new vacuum cleaner.

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  • 1) Slow Cooker
    2) Knife Set
    3) Accent Rug
    4) Music 🙂

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  • I would buy furniture for my bedroom!

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  • Furniture!

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  • an ipad for my husband!

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  • I would pay off medical bills!

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  • Since you put it up there, Tieks would be pretty high on my list – I’ve heard so many great things!

    A new vacuum would be great and then maybe a vitamix.

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  • Can’t wait to make the mini cheesecakes. Would love the Amazon card to just have some shopping fun!

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