Monday, January 3, 2011


Today is my dad's birthday. Happy Birthday Dad. I didn't get to see him today, as everyone went back home and got back to work today. But with my whole family here this weekend we got to celebrate on Saturday night with a homemade dinner of pasta and lasagna with cheesecake for dessert, Dad's favorite. My mom and I finally had a chance to get in the kitchen together this holiday, and had a great time preparing everything. This cheesecake recipe is not your traditional cheesecake, it's not baked. It has a softer, lighter texture than most, which I like, you can eat more! My mom has been making this for years.
It has a buttery, graham cracker crust. My mom has found that the easiest way to make the crust is to press it into the pan using the bottom of a measuring cup. She's got a big two cup measuring cup that works great. We usually just crush the graham crackers in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin, but a food processor works great too. This is a seriously delicious cheesecake. So delicious, in fact, that I couldn't get any pictures of the individual pieces because everyone ate them too fast!
{Happy Birthday Dad! Isn't he handsome?}
Debby's Cheesecake
2 packs of graham crackers (about 15 crackers) -crushed
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 sticks of butter-melted
mix together and press into 9 x 13 inch pan on all sides

2- 8oz packages of cream cheese
1 cup sugar

In separate bowl, mix:
2 packs of Dream Whip, as directed on box

Mix Dream Whip and cream cheese together and spread into crust.
Chill until set, (we like over night best!) Top with 1 can of cherries

1 comment:

  1. Cheesecake was so yummy sis! JT ate the last piece from the fridge last night. So apparently the cheesecake was still fresh after 5 days! He said it was good.


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