Minty Chocolate Cheesecake

1 ¾ cups chocolate wafer crumbs
¼ cup butter, melted
3 (250 g) pkgs cream cheese, softened
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
1/3 cup crème de menthe liqueur or ¾ tsp mint extract with 10 drops
​green food colouring
3 oz. White baking chocolate, melted
1 frosted mint chocolate bar

Combine first two ingredients. Press into bottom and 2 inches up the
​sides of a 9 inch spring form pan. Beat cream cheese and sugar until
​very smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Beat in
​liqueur and melted white chocolate. Pour over prepared crust and
​bake at 325° F for 50 minutes. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen.
​ Cool at room temperature. Chill overnight. Garnish with curls of mint
​chocolate bar. A vegetable peeler will work well to make curls.

by Carol Hibbs​

Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years.
But start out bravely with a gallant smile
And for my sake and in my name, live on.

When you’ve lost so many family members, all you want to do is start
over and begin to feel again….
Gabrielle Bowman had lost her beloved sister, her mother and two husbands and when she decided to move to a small town to start a new chapter in her life, little did she know that a fight to the death with a demon to rescue a little girl would take her mind off her grief and introduce her to the new love of her life.