Monday, August 22, 2011

Sam

Our family is blessed with some of the sweetest nieces, and a nephew, in the whole world. Earl's sisters' girls are each 9 months different in age from my own daughters and I love them like my very own. We are blessed that they are willing to spend time with us and hang out and talk. I had coffee with my oldest nieces Kayla and Samantha this morning at Panera. We talked for two hours and I'm pretty sure we solved most of the worlds problems over those cups of java and breakfast:)
 Afterwards, Samantha had asked her uncle if he felt like making cheesecake with her. He pretty much loves time spent baking with any of the kids so guess what his answer was?
 Sam came home with me, tied on an apron and dug in with the Uncle. White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake was the cheesecake du jour. I grabbed a lick of the batter when they were done and, Heavens to Betsy, I think I need to make one for the next holiday!
Tasting is pretty much required for quality control don'tcha know.
And when they were done Sam went home with a cheesecake to die for.
 Hey Sam, You are going to save us a piece aren't you:)   Hmmmm?

27 comments:

  1. Did you see that little flat one on the Kraft page? Earl's looks waaay better!
    I just bought ingredients for white choc./cranberry cookies right before I read this...we are on the same wavelength!

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  2. Blinking back tears of love here for both my baby and my brother & sister. I love you guys!
    Penny

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  3. Does indeed sound finger-licking good!
    Brenda

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  4. Stink!

    You not only had a party without us, there was cheesecake involved.

    You do have our number, don't you? We're only a phone call away...

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  5. Oh my goodness, that looks fantastic. Any chance we'll be getting a copy of the recipe here? (oh please!?)

    ~Angela~

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  6. Earl and Sam have a much nicer looking finished product. Kraft should hire him. But let him work from home, of course, because I don't want all my siblings leaving me.

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  7. Oh that does look delish! And you let it get away?? How kind of you.

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  8. Your day made for some very good memories!! The cake looks delish!! :-)

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. I would have followed Sam and the cheesecake home. Heck to waiting for the next holiday to bake one. When is Earl going to open a cooking school?

    I think it's wonderful that you have such a close relationship with your nieces. I hope they are still crocheting.

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  10. That's so sweet. :) The cheesecake looks wonderful.

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  11. Great family pics! I love me some cheesecake!

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  12. Earl must be a much loved and very special Uncle. The cheesecake is beside the point!!

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  13. I love this post Kathy! I love that you get to spend time with your nieces. I went to Florida a few weeks ago to help my niece paint her kitchen cabinets.

    I also love that Earl loves to bake and loved watching them bake together....

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  14. Oh my it sure looks good! and by the sound of it, it was good too!

    Thanks for sharing and nice to "meet" you!!!

    Leontien
    www.fourleafcloverdairy.blogspot.com

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  15. That does look delicious. I sure hope a piece or two came your way.

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  16. what a very special time spent together :) looks delish!
    blessings,
    aimee

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  17. Looks yummy! Glad you could spend time with your nieces. Love it that they can be there and talk and cook and have fun with you and your family.
    ~Adrienne~

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  18. How special that Earl bakes like that with the kids and with your niece they made a beautiful cheesecake!! I have copied that recipe for sure. Yum.
    Thank you sharing such a nice post and pics.
    have a wonderful day
    Judi

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  19. CHEESECAKE!!!!! Favorite dessert EVAH!!!!!

    Ok....I noticed the beautiful fabric hanging in your kitchen...I love that french print and have yards of it. One of my favs...almost used it on my restyled french chair I just blogged about.

    You have good taste ;->

    Janet xox

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  20. OH YUMMMYYYYYY! Looks like a totally fun day and totally finger licking good, too.

    xxoo

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  21. Gotta love a man who bakes. Your family is so awesome!

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  22. O, gosh, Kathy..your photos are to die for...so so good.
    That Earl...A REAL HUNK !! :)
    and Sam is cute as a button.

    I am going to make this cheesecake for my daughter*in*law's birthday tomorrow. Will make it tonight and keep in fridge until I give it to her tomorrow. How fun...
    (I sure hope it isn't hard to make..)

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  23. I don't have a spring form pan...do I need to buy one or can I use a round cake pan?

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  24. Oh how much fun!! Such special memories and such delicious treats! ;o)

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  25. OK...so I'm a huge cheesecake and cranberry lover...where is the recipe?? Would love to try my hand at this one!

    Enjoying your lovely blog! ♥

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  26. My bad...I found it...Thanks!

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