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Christine Geery

Christine Geery
February 17
I've never played by the rules. I was absent the day they handed those out. I believe in being kind, playing fair, laughing often, not judging others and drinking red wine. And I always kiss my Sweetie goodnight. It may lead to other fun stuff. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Life is short!  Break the rules!  Forgive quickly!  Kiss slowly! Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably... And never regret anything that made you smile. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Always remember that stressed spelled backwards is desserts. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ~ Mark Twain


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APRIL 17, 2012 11:32AM

Say Cheese...Cake!

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RoseAnne's Cheesecake


When I was newly wed many years ago, my first husband and I would frequently buy Marie Callender's pies. One of our favorites was the cheesecake, which we paired with a fruit pie and enjoyed the best of both worlds. While eating our pie one day my husband said,”No one can make a cheesecake like this.” I immediately responded, “I can. In fact I can make a better cheesecake than this!” Of course the bet was on after this proclamation, but I was not worried. I just wish I had put some money on it because he not only said it was as good, but that it was indeed the best he had ever had.

Years earlier, my sister-in-law had given us a recipe for cheesecake that had been handed down to her from her mother. I can't tell you for sure how old it is, but I can tell you that people who don't eat cheesecake eat this one. The texture is creamy versus the dry New York style and it is not as sweet as Marie Callender's. But you be the judge. Like they say, “To each his own.”



1&1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

¼ cup melted butter

¼ cup granulated sugar

Combine and press into a 9 in. pie dish or spring form pan.

Refrigerate until filling is mixed



1 lb cream cheese at room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla


Combine filling well. I beat mine with a mixer for at least 5 minutes which I believe makes the texture so light.

Pour into prepared crust

Bake at 375 degrees 30-35 minutes

Let stand about 15 minutes while preparing the topping


Re-set oven to 450 degrees



1 pint sour cream

¼ cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla

Mix well and pour over cheesecake.

Bake again about 10 minutes till set

Let stand till cool and then refrigerate.

If you wish you may make a fruit topping by combining 1 pint strawberries, sliced, ¼ cup sugar, ½ cup water, 1 tsp lemon zest, and 1 tbsp brandy. Cook over medium heat until thickened and pour over top of cheesecake with or without the sour cream topping. I like it all.

This recipe is easy to double in order to make a thicker, larger cake. Adjust baking times accordingly.

I hope you enjoy this easy, foolproof and delicious cheesecake.










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Thank you. It looks relatively easy. And so yummy. Will surprise my husband with one. He is a sweet eating machine. :)
Yummmy I love your Foodie Tuesdays!
Christine--you got my belly growling at this recipe! Thanks.
You had me at cheesecake. Yum. R
I make a cheesecake with a near identical recipe, but I always make it plain or drizzle some chocolate on it. I'm going to have to try your toppings. They sound wonderful.
I swear we have kindred gene or something. Got out my cheesecake recipes the other day! I'll take a slice of this right now, thank-you!
Oh, dear Lord, save me from this!
Christine,Thank you for sharing..You are going to make me an excellent cook..So rated for this!!!
I love cheesecake, but unfortunately... I love cheesecake. This looks delicious.
Excellent I'd add one more ingredient: grated dark chocolate and that would feed my every appetite.
I love you and the cheesecake ~
This looks so wonderful. I am on my 4th day of Atkins and am discouraged. This may send me off sooner than I thought.
I can affirm that this is the best!
That looks completely yummy!!
Looks like something that should be prepared right away and eaten even sooner. Thank you.
I've put on 2 lbs just reading this!!

(*But I love every ounce!*)


YES! Us cats LOVE cheesecake!
OMG..I am soooo copying this down and putting in my One Notes in recipes! Wow! I have the pan( for about 25 yrs now) and have never tried this! Gotta do this!( Can you tell I am on a diet, from the panicky sound of this comment?)