Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars – Fall Inspired Recipes


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When it comes to fall inspired recipes nothing says fall to me like Pumpkin. Tall boots, pumpkin spice lattes, leaves, scarves and pumpkin recipes are fall staples which is why when I was tasked with finding a fall inspired recipe at Mariano’s I wanted something made with pumpkin. With that in mind here’s a yummy recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


  • 16 oz pkg pound cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 T. Melted margarine
  • 4 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz can pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, 1 egg, margarine, and 2 tsp spice until crumbly.
  3. Press into 9x13 greased pan.
  4. In another large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  5. Gradually beat in milk, remaining 2 eggs, and 2 tsp spice, pumpkin, salt.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Pour over crust and bake for 30-35 minutes or until just set.
  8. Cool.
  9. Store in refrigerator.

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While at Mariano’s to buy the ingredients we checked out some of my favorite fall things. For those of you who’ve never checked out the newest, hottest Chicagoland grocery store here’s some of my favorite fall things!

5 Reasons I Love Mariano’s

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1) You can eat your dinner there….and it’s not expensive!
I love their $6 meals where you pick a main and 2 sides. This time I enjoyed turkey breast with red potatoes and beets and asparagus and prosciutto.

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2) Their candy apple selection is to-die-for!
I’m a big fan of candy apples and they’ve not got those generic looking small ones but giant apples calling my name!

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3) They’ve got a great spot to take a photo with your kids.
Sure I could have cropped out the rest of the store but I wanted you to see that right in the front is THE PERFECT pumpkin picture with your pumpkins!

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4) Well Hullo Vero.
Their Vero gelato always looks incredible but we hadn’t tried it until this time when we each grabbed a small one for just $1 each and it was the perfect size. Plus right now they’ve got pumpkin flavor. Yum!

5) The Flash mob
What other grocery store do you know that does this?

 Mariano’s Rewards Card

If you don’t have a free Mariano’s Reward card, you need to sign up and it’s fast, free and easy!  You’ll  need it for double couponing and savings. Plus it gives you access to their cooking videos and recipes. If you forget it simply type your telephone number in and it finds you based on the number you signed up with.

Connect with Mariano’s.

Mariano’s stores are popping up all over Chicago and they’re offering lots of great deals. To check their sales and find great new recipes, you should follow them on Facebook where they constantly post new things. If you tweet head to Twitter and follow them there so that you’ll know when they’re doing Twitter parties where you can win prizes! Finally, for recipes, the sales ad and more find them here: Mariano’s website.


  1. Pumpkin flavored ANYTHING is definitely a sign of the season, love it:)! #client

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