Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cheesecake

Cheesecake is my sister's forte.
The number and variety of cheesecakes she has made is innumerable and every one is heavenly.
This is one of her basic recipes ~ it's so creamy and delicious.
Carol's Cheesecake
Crust:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 cup flour
pinch salt
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg yolk
1/4 tsp. almond extract

Pulse together in food processor.  Press by hand into greased springform pan.  Bake 8 minutes at 400 degrees. (Carol bakes for just 2-3 minutes)

Filling:
5 pkgs. Philadelphia Brand cream cheese
1 2/3 cups sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
5 large eggs plus 2 egg yolks
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 tsp. Amaretto
1 Tbs. flour

Beat cream cheese then sugar for 3 minutes.  Add eggs one at a time; add remainder ingredients.  Increase temp to 500 degrees and bake for 10 minutes.  Reduce temp to 200 degrees and continue to bake for 1 hour (or more until center no longer wiggles).  Cover with foil if browning too quickly.  Turn off oven and allow cake to remain in oven 30 minutes longer.

Top with strawberries or favorite topping
Linking to Foodie Friday @ Designs by Gollum!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

With this Ring

a very sweet couple
a picture perfect day
a happily ever after!


 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Rosemary Scones

When I saw this recipe on Julie's blog, A Little Bit of Everything, I was intrigued by adding a strong herb like rosemary to a breakfast scone. (Julie got the recipe from Giada De LaurentiisJohn LOVES Rosemary and he LOVES scones but I wasn't sure what he would think about them together.
It was early Sunday morning and the house was quiet so I headed out the side door to snip some of the highly aromatic herb.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Remembering

Today we visited the cemetery where my father is interred.
On Memorial Day weekend thousands of American flags decorate every grave.
It is a beautiful and moving sight.
Everywhere, on every hill, at every grave site, American flags are gently waving in the breeze.
The most recent information I found as to how many flags fill the
Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans
Memorial Cemetery
was from 2010

 The Story: More than 900 Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies from troops throughout New Jersey will be decorating the graves in honor of Memorial Day at the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery. The Scouts will begin arriving at 4 p.m. and start placing a flag on each grave at 5 p.m. After the nearly 41,000 graves have been decorated, the scouts will enjoy a cookout style dinner. This community service will be commemorated with a scouting patch.
 
My dad served in the Army Air Force and worked in Weight and Balances for aircraft during World War II.
 ~FSW~
Less than a year before he passed away, my dad was honored along with other township veterans at a Veteran's Day Ceremony
~JHH Jr.~
John's dad was in the China Burma India Theater during his service in World War II. 
~HHR~
My mother's father served in World War I
~*~
John's great-grandfather served in the Civil War and was wounded in the Second Battle of Bull Run.  He lost his life and is buried in the Nashville National Cemetery in Tennessee.

I also have a direct ancestor from York County, Pennsylvania that fought as a Minuteman during the American Revolution
~*~
Giving thanks and honor to all who have served and are serving in our military.

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