Tag Archives: cheesecake

~lemon cottage cheesecake~

~lemon cottage cheesecake~

French-inspired and simple—if that sounds like an oxymoron, then don’t be alarmed.  French cooking doesn’t have to be complicated—it just has to be good. And while elaborate gastronomic feats can be good, they’re also very intimidating to the everyday cook, like me, and maybe like you, who knows! The best way to make French-cooking good, yes, really good, is to ... Read More »

Lemon Cottage Cheesecake

Lemon Cottage Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a variation of my Croatian Mom’s wonderful cheesecake she used to make us when I was growing up.  The key ingredient, cottage cheese, was used because it was cheaper and more readily available than creamed cheese, mascarpone, or ricotta cheese, plus cottage cheese is used in many Croatian dishes like ‘Strukli’, which I love!  This cheesecake is ... Read More »

Trail Mix Sweet Potato & Pineapple Cheesecake

Trail Mix Sweet Potato & Pineapple Cheesecake

I’m convinced you can make just about anything into a cheesecake!  This ‘trail mix sweet potato & pineapple cheesecake’ is a perfect example! It’s like a sweet potato pie with a crunchy crust, then you add the depth of the pineapple juice and top it off with the fig sauce, and you’ve got some creamy chewy goodness than can be ... Read More »

Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake

Usually my cheesecakes are rustic and peasant meaning I just dump the ingredients into the mixing bowl, blend, pour into the crust and bake.  This ‘Lemon Orange Marmalade Ultimate Cheesecake’ is different~~I took more time with it, like I used a hand mixer and actually let things get fluffy and blended well together,  I used several cheeses, which means it’s ... Read More »

‘živjela Kata Croatian Cheesecake’

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I’ve had others ask me, ‘Why do you call this Croatian cheesecake?’  Probably the best reason is that I learned how to make cheesecake, this version, from my Croatian mom who learned it from her Croatian mom, my grandmother, who came to America in the early 20th century, and who, like many other immigrants, were looking for a better life, ... Read More »

Blackberry Ginger Cheesecake

Blackberry Ginger Cheesecake

Creation of: Tonya Rounds Weinbach, my lovverrrleee FB foodie friend! This dessert was inspired from a specialty vinegar I found from Devo Olive Oil Co. called Blackberry Ginger Balsamic Vinegar (can also be found at Palmetto Olive Oil Co.). The flavor combo immediately caught my attention and the taste was truly delightful! I’ve been wanting to try a cheesecake with ... Read More »

Blood Orange and Lemon Rustic Cheesecake

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Blood oranges are in season, and when I spotted them at The Pig, I started doing a littl’ happy dance right there in the produce section!  Produce does that to women, ya know—trust me, I know because I posted on FB a picture of the beautiful produce section from a recent trip to Earth Fare, asked to click ‘like’ if ... Read More »

Lemon Cottage Cheese Cake with Peaches n’ Cream Chambord Dessert Sauce

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Growing up in rural Southern West Virginia, my Mom (Kata), who was Croatian, made THE BEST chesecake known to mankind!   ‘Zivila Kata’ (Long Live Kathryn in Croatian) We didn’t have it often because it was a ‘delicacy’ and speciality reserved for special occasions, company, holidays, etc….I mean the ingredients, well, for our family, were quite expensive… Read More »

Guavaberry & Raspberry Swirled Cheesecake Tart

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My daughter, Jennifer, went on a cruise with her mom and dad a few months ago.  I kept baby Nicholas, my son and Jen’s 5 months old, so she could make the cruise.  Are you totally confused?   Jen’s my DIL, but I don’t call her that because she’s like a real daughter to me.  Now that I have that cleared up, let me ... Read More »

Butternut Squash Frangelico Cheesecake with Coffee Frangelico Reduction Sauce

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Some home chefs are ‘recipe followers’ while others are ‘recipe creators.’  I fall in the second category.  My recipe/dish creations come from an intuitive instinctive type of something that I have in my personality and psyche.  This intuition and instinctive nature also emerges in other areas of creative life very often, so it’s only second nature to me and something ... Read More »