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Pinterest Trial #6: Cheesecake

This wasn't my first tango with a cheesecake.
First time around (a few months ago) it came out all cracked and spotty-looking, despite the fact that I had set my sights on the simplest recipe I could find.

Before my second attempt I changed tactics. I did some online research before firing up the mixer and it totally paid off! No cracks, an even colour all around and a way creamier texture.


I'm THE WORST at absolutely everything in the kitchen, so to all my fellow Kitchen Catastrophes out there - here's what I did differently for Baby Brother's 21st birthday lunch @ Mom's:
Cream Cheese - looks like Philadelphia Cream Cheese disappeared from South African shelves, so I used 3 tubs of LANCEWOOD® Full Fat Cream Cheese instead.Cookie Crumbs - using my mortar, with a double-lining of cling wrap to keep the crumbs from sticking to it, I pestled a box of BAKERS Nuttikrust® biscuits until reduced to fine crumbs. (We have a granite set like this one at home and I was able t…

Weekly Quotable: Reality

For me, avoiding reality works best when turning a blind eye to the serious news on social media.
With all the Trump & Zuma news reports coming at me, I feel like I'm falling down the rabbit hole.

As tempting as it is to stay in my private bubble, away from it all, ignoring it won't make it go away.



Weekly Quotable: Winter

I will never be a summer person. The sunburn, heat and sweat... Yuck!
It quickly turns me into a puddle of lethargy every year. Now Winter, Oh My!
Snuggles become cosier and everything smells crisper.
When I feel that chill in the air, I want to move and do things. The tingling cold always gets me going (and moving around is a sure way of staying warm).

Weekly Quotable: Women

Happy Women's Day, Ladies!
Enjoy your break, and never forget how strong and capable you are.

Weekly Quotable: Writing

Why Write? I'm glad you asked...