Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What a BIG difference TWO weeks makes!!! AND UPDATE RECIPE...

I can't believe it has been two weeks since my surgery. Two weeks yesterday! I still can't wear my glasses, that is why I haven't been posting much. They told me to tape them to my forehead so they don't rest on my nose... You should see how silly they look,I only wear them like this at home!!!LOL But here I am with all the dogs doing just great. I will go back to work on Monday. It has been a wonderful holiday! I could not have done it without my family, they have been amazing!!! Cooking,decorating,cleaning and driving me when I get crazy sitting around the house!!!


All I have been doing is knitting scarfs for everyone I know. With my big needles I can see well enough to knit. I just put a cheesecake in the oven for tomorrow night. I love to make cheesecakes and I love eating them even more. This is a new recipe and it looks wonderful, rich, rich,rich and creamy!!! It will be hard to wait until tomorrow to dig into it!!! I will post pictures and the recipe later!!!


I want to thank everyone for all their prayers and well wishes while I have been down. I love all my blogging friends....


Happy New Year to everyone, and make sure you are careful tomorrow night if you go out!!!


Bless You All,


Lynn


Well here is what I promised you!



Toblerone-Topped Caramel Cheesecake


INGREDIENTS:


1 1/4 cup Oreo Baking Crumbs


1/4 cup butter,melted


3 8OZ. Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese room temperature


3/4 cup packed brown sugar


1 Tbs. vanilla


3 eggs


1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping


1(100gram)bar TOBLERONE Swiss Milk Chocolate, coarsely chopped



DIRECTIONS:


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees


2. Mix crumbs and butter; press into bottom of 9 inch spring form pa.


3. Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.


4. Bake 40-45 minutes or until centre is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Spread caramel topping over cheesecake just before serving. Garnish with chopped chocolate...


A FEW CHEESECAKE MAKING TIPS I LIVE BY


1. always use parchment paper in bottom of spring form pan.


2. grease pan really really well around sides.


3. make sure your cream cheese is room temperature,beat it really well, you want no lumps in this smooth mix


4.put tinfoil around bottom and up outside edge of spring form pan.


5. when you put it in oven sit on a jellyroll pan; once in over add warm water to jellyroll pan so your cheesecake is sitting in a water bath, add more if needed while cooking.


6. cook recommended time for recipe; do not over bake. Let cheesecake cool in the oven, just turn oven off and let it sit for an hour. Take out let cool a little longer than refrigerate.


THESE ARE THE THINGS I DO SO I DON'T HAVE BIG CRACKS IN MY BEAUTIFUL CHEESECAKES...


ENJOY!!


8 comments:

Tolentreasures said...

I am catching up on blogs this morning (hectic Christmas season) and saw that you had surgery. Glad that you are doing fine, what an ordeal right at the holidays! Lucky for you to have such wonderful daughters to take care of you...keep healing!
Happy New Year!

Cathy

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better! Enjoy that cheesecake, it sounds delicious!

Balisha said...

How wonderful you look!! Those puppies look so loving....they kept you company all the way. We were talking about dogs and their behavior, when there is a sick person in the house. Our dogs always went and climbed in bed with the one who was sick.Hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year. Looking forward to seeing that cheesecake. Love, Balisha

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh, Lynn you look so much better without the yellow and black eyes LOL.
Wishing you a New Year with all your heart desires. It has been fun to get to know you through your fun postings.

Darla said...

You look fantastic!! Glad your Holidays were grand... I too make homemade cheesecakes....YUMMY!

Balisha said...

Good Morning...We got up and decided to watch what we eat this year.Maybe we'll watch each other eat that cheesecake :)
Have a great 1st day of a new year.
Hugs...Balisha

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Lynn! Your photo is adorable and what sweet furry friends you have! And starting the New Year with a new you...I love it!
We should trade scarf patterns! I made only 4 this year though since socks are my hot item at the moment...lol!

Kathleen said...

Hope you are feeling better each day!
Many blessings to you in the new year..and of course, good health!