Saturday, June 27, 2020

Father's Day Cheesecake and a Beautiful Cake Dome

Boy was I excited to win this adorable dessert pedestal on Life and Linda's blog. I love Pioneer Woman's kitchen items, and it matches my Fiestaware dishes. 
The perfect size pedestal for strawberry scones to make shortcake for the two of us. 
The adorable cloche works well for blueberry muffins in the garden. 
For Father's Day, I made a cheesecake for Joe. It's his favorite, and he's particular when it comes to cheesecake. My sister Diane has been bringing her cheesecake for the holidays and he swoons over it. A couple years ago, I decidee to make it myself so she gave me her recipe below. Actually she dictated it over the phone via text message. Gotta love sisters. I find that cheesecake is very easy to make if you have all your ingredients ready to go. 

"For the crust: two packages of graham crackers crushed, melt one stick of butter and then add two tablespoons of sugar and a little bit of cinnamon. Mix it all together and press into the bottom of the spring form pan.

For the filling: three packages of cream cheese, four eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and one cup of sugar.

Mix one cream cheese first with the beaters then add an egg another pack of cream cheese then another egg another cream cheese and then the other egg and then the last egg. You add 1 cup of sugar gradually. I do a quarter cup, mix it, quarter cup mix it , quarter cup mix it, quarter cup mix it and then put in the teaspoon of the vanilla and then bake it for one hour at 350°.

While it is baking, mix a pint of sour cream, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. After the cheesecake is done, take it out of the oven and pour the sour cream on the top slowly. Bake it again at 375 for 10 more minutes.

For the strawberries I use frozen strawberries cut in half and 3 tablespoons of sugar. I cook them on low heat until they get a little soft, and then take out some juice and mix it with one tablespoon of cornstarch. Add this mixture back to the pan with the strawberries, and cook until thick. 

Put on after cheesecake cools. I usually do strawberries the next day since I make the cheesecake the day before."

I'm linking to Love Your Creativity party by Life and Linda. 

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Lucky you Deb winning the dessert pedestal from Linda and it perfectly matches your Fiestaware. All the sweet treats look delicious, the cheesecake looks amazing! Have a great weekend sweet friend.....

  2. Weren’t we both so lucky to win one of those darling cake pedestals from Linda!!! I’d love a muffin and a slice of cheesecake. Thanks for sharing your sister’s recipe ❤️ Happy weekend to you and Joe!

  3. Deb, your table looks darling. The cheesecake looks so delicious along with those sweet muffins, plus those strawberry scones. What a great pairing the pedestal cake stand looks with your fiesta ware. Thank you for sharing the cheesecake recipe. I am excited to make it. Happy weekend.

  4. Love the cake stand! I have Fiestaware also! I will be making the cheesecake recipe as soon as I get the ingredients. Many thanks.💖

  5. Debbie, the cake dome and stand are darling. Congratulations on the win! All your sweet treats are tempting this sweettooth Texan. They are beautifully presented too!

  6. I'm so happy you won the adorable PW cake dome, it looks so pretty all the ways you've styled it and so perfect with MKC Courtly Check!! The cheesecake sounds divine!

  7. Congratulations, Deb! What a darling cake plate and dome and thanks so much for the cheesecake recipe! All I need is a family gathering to help me eat it :)


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