Last night I made the best cheesecake I have ever made. Ever. Well, it is the only cheesecake I've ever made, but it was really good. Really, really good. I read a blog called Whatever every single day and marvel at Meg's craftiness, the quality time she spends with her kids and her general awesomeness. Plus she wears the cutest clothes, I wish I could shop in her closet. Anyway, she is always talking about Pam's super delicious cheesecake. Then I started seeing other people mention it on other blogs...all of whom read Whatever, I suppose. Small world. If all these people like it, it must be good, right? I happen to love cheesecake, but since we almost never go out to dinner and when we do, we NEVER order dessert...let's just say it's been a LONG time since I've had any cheesecake. And as I mentioned before, I have never attempted to make cheesecake before and was slightly afraid that it would involve far more skill in the kitchen than I am capable of. But it was actually really easy. Moo helped me dump everything into the Kitchen Aid. I did discover that I need a new springform pan though. Stupid one from Ikea leaked. $4.00 pan from Ikea leaked, shocker I know. Anyway, I over cooked it just a bit but it wasn't burnt or anything, just a tiny bit more brown than one you would get at a bakery. But it was SO good. This will be a recipe I make for company, surely. Super easy, plus you are supposed to refrigerate it for a few hours or overnight before you serve it. Perfect for company! One less thing to make the day of! Love that. The only down side is that Toots and Daddy can't have dairy, so Moo and I are the only ones who can eat it...and she said she liked it, but I can't see her asking for it for dessert every night for the next week. So this morning I took one for the team and had a slice for breakfast. You know, so it won't go bad. Sometimes it's hard work testing new recipes. Really hard, tasty work. Here is the link to the recipe:
Pam's Cheesecake featured at Whatever. Go check it out and while you're there, check out Meg's blog. She's great, and you might find a new must read for your mornings. You're welcome.