Shortly after rising this morning, I glanced at the outdoor temperature and shook my head. It read 41.7 degrees. Are we at the end of spring heading to summer or in late fall heading towards winter? This kind of weather is so hard on all of us – farmers and those of us who plant in our gardens. Sure, the cold season crops (lettuce, spinach, peas, etc.) thrive with the cooler weather but our warm season crops (tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, etc.), want warmth and more sun. I know I thrive with having the sun out more.
So, in honor of warmer weather coming, I’ve changed our featured flavors to seasonal favorites – NY Style with Strawberries, Mark’s Mudtracks, Banana Split and Strawberry Shortbread – which I was told “it out of this world” from a client earlier this week.
With summer, right around the corner (hopefully), don’t forget to call and order one (or more) of our cheesecakes for your graduation open house, summer BBQ party, family reunion, birthday party or anniversary celebration.
Until next time, happily baking, Diane
Since my last post, we have been quite busy on our farm. We're at the end of our lambing season - some single births but more sets of twins and even a set of triplets. Our barn is "hopping" with spring lambs. I can never get enough of their cuteness and boundless energy. Taking a cue from their energy, I am hoping that spring is around the corner so I can get outside and get my hands dirty digging in the soil, planting new flowers and building other projects.
In preparation for the upcoming Good Friday/Easter holidays and Passover observances, below are several flavors that remind me of spring:
So I was up early this morning and caught the news coverage on Punxsutawney Phil seeing his shadow
- predicting 6 more weeks of winter. Even with his declaration, spring will come in March like usual.
Regardless, February is still filled with several opportunities to celebrate with family and friends with one of our artesian cheesecakes – Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 5), President Lincoln’s Birthday (Feb. 12), Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), President’s Day (Feb. 20) and President George Washington’s Birthday (Feb. 22).
Featured Flavors are:
Chocolate Covered Cherry
Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Chocolate Covered Strawberry topped with Half Dozen Homemade Chocolate Roses
Chocolate Covered Strawberry topped with a box of Homemade Chocolates
Maybe you or a loved one are celebrating a birthday or anniversary this month also.
What better way to celebrate than with one our cheesecakes.
It's the end of January - can you believe it. It feels like we were just celebrating Christmas and the New Year. We have a few new creations in the "test" kitchen to be offered soon. Here's a nugget to "wet" your appetite and get you guessing what it might be ...
Thank you to everyone who ordered cheesecakes from me this month. Thank you, Shari and Mary, for ordering the Winter Candy Land Cheesecake. I thoroughly enjoyed being challenged to be able to create a unique "Candy Land" cheesecake for you. Again, thank you all for your support and blessing our family. May the peace amd joy of Christmas abide in your homes.
" Merry Christmas one and all".
I am starting my second round of baking as you can see in the picture. I thought I was finished on Monday with all my orders but calls streamed in - feeling very blessed and not stressed at all. I'm having fun baking and being very creative with my toppings and presentations. As the saying goes Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts". Happily baking!!
When all through our house, we're all stirring this cold morning getting things done. Folding boxes and getting ready to top a few cakes. Baked all day yesterday (almost 12 hours) and baking some more tomorrow. Having fun!!
I'm back in from shoveling the back deck and part of the driveway again. Truly love being outside, enjoying the peacefulness of the moment and hearing the snow fall. As a small business owner, I wear many hats and this morning I was out doing maintenance. Love my job!! Here's a few pictures of my world today.
It’s my favorite time of the year. I love seeing the beautiful golds, reds, yellows on our trees and then see them floating and falling to the ground. I enjoyed kicking through the fallen leaves as I walked down our driveway to the mailbox this morning. Trying not to think about my having to rake them soon. I love seeing the blue jays back at our feeders with their blue, white and black feathers contrasting with our fall colors.
Amidst the season, we are truly thankful for many things. So in the spirit of celebrating Thanksgiving, we are recommending the following cheesecake flavors to add to your holiday meal.
Thanksgiving Featured Flavors
Mom’s Luscious Lemon
Caramel Apple Spice
Janet's Caramel Pecan
Sea Salted Caramel Pumpkin—NEW
We're taking orders now and would love to bake one for you. We'll need to have your order
before November 20th to have it ready by Thanksgiving — call us at 440.858.7581.
Thank you and may your Thanksgiving Season be blessed beyond measure.
"when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
in hopes that St. Nick would soon be there."
Christmas ... my family cherishes time spent together, creating new and sharing many old memories. It is a time we celebrate a season of love and joy. Also remembering and looking for "unexpected miracles" big and small. May your home be filled with love and joy this Christmas season and may it carry you through the New Year.
There is still time to place an order for Christmas as well as for New Year's Eve. Try something new for this year or go with your favorite flavor. Below are a few of our favorite Christmas flavors:
Blackberry Chocolate Truffle
Chocolate Covered Cherry
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie
Chocolate Peppermint Twist
Sea Salted Caramel
The Four Temptations
White Chocolate Raspberry
From our home to yours, may you have a wonderful, peaceful Christmas and may God bless you in the new year to come. Merry Christmas from the Cheesecake Lady!!!