With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 5/29/11 - 6/5/11

Thursday, June 2, 2011


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
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)

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


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.


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