Let me tell you something guys.  I have an awesome mom.



And an fabulous second, Puerto Rican mom.  Here we are just after my college graduation. I am amazingly lucky to have these two women in my life–a very loving thank you to them, and all the moms out there, for everything you do!


Ok, now before I get too sentimental, let’s keep things moving (cough cough).  My mom came up this past Mother’s Day weekend to spend time with us, as well as help us pack.  She steps through the door, laden with empty boxes and freshly baked cookies, sweeps into the kitchen and starts packing the fine china without missing a beat. My dad was visiting this weekend too, and I would be remiss if I did not mention his phenomenal box-transporting skills.  It’s kind of funny that we hosted both my parents for the first time during the last weekend we’ll ever spend at this house.


Thanks to their help, as well as Luke’s and my own efforts, we got so much done, and it is such a load off my mind as we move into our final days at this house.  Luckily, we were also able to go out to dinner with Luke’s parents Saturday night to celebrate Mother’s Day as well.  It was definitely a great weekend; a good balance of work and enjoyment.


But now we get all serious.  Tomorrow we pack the pod in our driveway and Wednesday, we move in with Luke’s parents.  Cue the dramatic musical flare up and fake thunder and lightning.  (Just kidding.)

And now that my kitchen is 99.4% packed, I made sure we’d have a little something to nibble on to keep us going through the final days. (Since Luke already ate all the cookies my mom brought…)


These bars are simple and amazingly delicious– chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough sandwiching a sweet, vanilla cheesecake filling.  Am I right?


Bring it on Monday, I’m ready!

Two Years Ago: Dulce de Leche Brownies

One Year Ago: Cookie Dough Creme Brulee


Adapted from the wonderful Pinch of Yum

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