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Strawberry Cheesecake: Happy Belated Mother’s Day


I hope your weekend was warm and calm.
And free of sinks full of dishes.
And laundry hampers, for that matter.
We had a nice and quiet mother’s day.  With homemade pizza and cheesecake.  Delicious.
The cheesecake was made from the most friendly recipe I’ve ever used.  For some reason, it worked out great for me.  And no cracking.  Wow……now, that’s success for someone who has never made a crack-free cheesecake.  (And I have made my fair share of cheesecakes…….love them.)
Wish I could share a slice with you all……..because my hips are stressing out, knowing that I can’t (won’t) possibly waste this stuff.
Want a bite?
The recipe is from Barefoot Contessa, found here.
I used strawberries instead of raspberries and instead of graham crackers for the crust, I crushed up gluten free oreo cookie knock offs (without the filling).
I made sure to let some of the ingredients warm up to room temperature like it says in the recipe……and I think that was the trick for me.
It turned out beautifully.
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I love that there is a day to celebrate mothers.  I couldn’t be more grateful for my own mother, who took the time to make me feel as if I was her most prized possession.  (Even though she probably did the same with my 6 siblings………she’s sneaky!) I only hope to do the same with my own children.
Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Tiffany says:

    Wow, I LOVE cheesecake. You don’t even know!!! I have to try this recipe!!!! Of course, I’ll probably gain about 70 pounds after this but it’s totally worth it for cheesecake!

  2. Angela@the crazyness that is me says:

    Oh my that looks so good! will give this a go for sure!

  3. Katy says:

    That's my favorite cheesecake recipe. I don't even care for cheesecake, but will eat that one & my family loves it when I make it.

  4. Valerie says:

    Ummmm. How did you know cheesecake was my favorite? That, and a big fat cannoli when I'm in NYC! LOL!

  5. Cara says:

    A steam bath in the oven helps with cracking too :0) Looks delicious!

  6. Me salen alas (si me paras los pies...) says:

    Great blog!! I love this idea!!
    ♥ Kisses from Madrid

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