Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes

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Let's Flash back to 5 years ago...I had just recently started dating my now husband. We ended up taking an adventure over to our local Sur La Table.  I believe they had a free knife sharpening event going on, so I convinced Bob to go with me.  As you can imagine, me in a cooking store is like a kid in a candy store.  There were so many kitchen gadgets I wanted to get.  Bob was making me laugh trying on all the aprons and oven mitts.  Some of my favorite memories are from this date. 

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

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In a previous blog (Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells), you might recall my first dinner that I ever made for my now husband.   I had mentioned, if that dinner failed, at least I could win him over by my dessert.  My husband loves 2 desserts:  brownies and plain cheesecake.    I thought, what if I were to combine his two favorites into one?  However, there was one problem.   I had never made a cheesecake from scratch in my life.