Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cheesecake is on the Menu Tonight

Today I am baking a cheesecake for my hubby and me. I have a cookbook in a very old binder that I have had since I moved out on my own. Over the years I added recipes from my mother, grandmother and even some friends. I took a look at the binder not too long ago and I said to myself, it is time to clean house (or binder). I removed all of the recipes that I had never made and kept only the ones I knew were good and I would make again. The recipe for the cheesecake was one of them. It has been years since I made this cake. It is the best cheesecake, ever. I served it recently to guests with a blueberry sauce and it was heavenly.
We received more snow last night. Can you believe that? I could hear the wind whistling through the trees just outside our bedroom window last night. I knew it would not be a scene that I would like this morning. The sun is shining at the moment and what little snow we did receive is almost gone.
I am hoping to make a trip to the nearest second-hand store tomorrow and if I find any treasures I will show them to all of you. Second-hand shopping is my favourite kind. I love the price and being able to haggle with the shop keeper. We have quite a few second-hand as well as antique shops close to home. The prices are usually very reasonable. I love dishes and glassware, crystal and silver trays. Hubby and I each have a small silver tray at our bedside with a pretty glass for water. I even have a nice little glass jug that I can fill with water and ice.
One of my favourtie places to buy linen is the Salvation Army. I have some really pretty tablecloths that were a couple of dollars each. I have been lucky enough to be given tablecloths from my mother and mother-in-law. I have some gorgeous vintage napkins as well. When I was young I used to accompany my grandmother to auctions. I guess it is in my blood. 
I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Love Always,


  1. I love cheesecake too! The Salvation Army has the best prices here too. Hope you find some treasures.


  2. Dearest Kim, My sister loves cheescake..me? not too much...but I would always nibble if it were the only desert presented..after all, one should never pass on desert!
    Happy April...

  3. I too am not crazy about cheese cake but we do make some really good baked ones like coffee! I think the crust is best.