Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel



I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month.
- Harlan Miller



For the spirit of Christmas fulfills the greatest hunger of mankind.
- Loring A. Schuler



Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.
- Janice Maeditere



Blueberry Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Crust:
1 box Blueberry muffin mix (reserve can of blueberries to use in filling)
1/4 cup cold butter

Filling:
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
Reserved blueberries from mix
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Topping:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Directions for Crust:

Step 1:
Mix dry blueberry muffin mix and butter in a medium bowl with pastry mixer or two knives, mix in pecans.

Step 2:
Grease 9" pan and press mixture in bottom.

Step 3:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 15 minute.

Directions for Filling:

Step 1:
Combine cream cheese and sugar; add egg to mixture. Pour over baked crust.

Step 2:
Drain and rinse blueberries and sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.

Step 3:
Mix topping and sprinkle over top.

Step 4:
Bake for 35 - 40 minutes.

Makes 16 - 20 squares.