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What I Learned and A Recipe

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On Tuesday we had our last Bible study for our summer study. As I have mentioned we have been going through Beth Moore's study through the book of Daniel. I so enjoyed being in this study with all of these girls! It was a really tough study but I learned so much. I had no idea that the book of Daniel tied in so much with the book of Revelation. I was so encouraged by Daniel's life. He was so steady in the midst of living in Babylon and surrounded by so much sin. We were encouraged to be Daniel's as we are living in our own Babylon. I pray that I will be consistent in my walk with Christ. I pray that people will see a difference in my life. I am so thankful for the example of Daniel.
Since it was our last night together, we also decided to have dinner together before we started and I made dessert. I had been wanting to try one of the millions of desserts I have seen on Pinterest. I decided to go with mini peanut butter cheesecakes.
Mmm....they turend out so delicious. I did end up changing to regular sized muffin pans and not mini ones. It made exactly 12 regular sized cheesecakes so definitely double it for a bigger get together.
1 cup of chocolate cookie crumbs (I used oreos)
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 tbsp. sugar
12 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk
Dash vanilla extract
Pinch of coarse salt
4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp. unsalted butter (room temperature)
Now, everything turned out great when I made it. I have this tool that I got from pampered chef that you can use to pipe icing and it makes it look so pretty. I have used it many times already. For the ganache, I don't know if I let it thicken a bit too much or should have just put it in a bag instead of my pampered chef tool? It tasted delicious but wouldn't pipe right to look pretty so I ended up just putting chocolate chips on the top. No one seemed to mind but the ganache tasted so great and would have been so pretty!! 
Here is the printable recipe! They really were delicious!

In other news, Brett has started his job and is enjoying it but it will definitely take some getting used to! Not only did he start his job but we did one more "adult" thing this week. Brett bought a new car! Sadly, he had to part ways with his truck. The boy loves his truck so this was not a fun decision but the deal was too good to pass up. Plus, we are going from getting 11 miles to the gallon to 23 miles to the gallon. We really knew it would be smarter in the long run with us getting married and everything. He got a Ford Fusion. He will be driving that right now and we may trade eventually!

So, lots of exciting and scary things happening. It has been a big week for us but it's definitely been good! It's almost Friday people!!