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    Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

    Sometimes you come across a recipe and it completely changes your outlook for the week. Maybe even the year. I know we’re only a week in, but cranberry cheesecake has been the highlight of my 2012 in the kitchen. Last week there were exactly 4 quart-sized freezer bags of cranberries left in our freezer and exactly 4 months left until spring fruits begin to ripen. Then I met cranberry cheesecake. I’m in BIG trouble. The cream cheese comes from a dairy in Iowa via Mississippi Market. The original recipe from the Taste of Home cookbook called for sweetened condensed milk–which let’s face it–is in no way local. Instead, I substituted…