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Key Lime Cheesecake

(If you don’t have Key Limes, then it is just lime cheesecake)

Heat oven to 325°F / 180°C.

4 (8 oz packages of cream cheese)
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
4 Tablespoons lime juice

2 cups graham cracker crumbs / digestive cracker crumbs
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Grease a cheesecake pan (the sides open and separates from the bottom) using BUTTER. Be generous. (Real butter just tastes better)

Crush the digestive biscuits/graham crackers, chop the nuts and add to the crumbs, add cinnamon, mix in the melted butter. When mixed together, press on bottom and up sides of the cheesecake pan. The crumbs won’t cover everything, that’s ok.

Cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Add one egg at a time, until just mixed. Add lime juice. Stir in. Pour the cream cheese/egg/lime juice mixture into crumb crust and place in oven.

Cook for one hour. Check – does the center look fairly firm to you? If not, put it in for another 10 minutes at a time (meaning keep checking and putting back for 10 minutes until the top center looks fairly firm.)

You are cooking at a very low temperature so the top won’t crack.

Cheesecake secret: when you think the center is firm enough, turn off the oven, leave the cheesecake inside to cool. It will cool gradually, and the top won’t crack. When cool, cover loosely with foil and place in refrigerator overnight. (The flavor mellows overnight.)

You can serve as is, or cover top with a layer of sour cream, or a layer of fruit.

April 5, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Recipes | 10 Comments

New Look at WordPress

On this very sleepy Saturday morning I am up a little late, grab my coffee settle in with my laptop while AdventureMan reads aloud to me from a book he is perusing, and after I take care of my e-mail, I check in the blog.


What is this?

Overnight, WordPress instituted a new, very elegant desktop. When I sign in, I have an overview, with a lot of information clearly presented (I can only “snap” a part of the new desktop:)

Writing a new post also has a totally new look. Most of the changes are intuitive; I have only had a little trouble understanding the photo-insertion process, which was also the hardest part for me in the old WordPress format:

All in all, a happy surprise for a quiet Saturday morning!

April 5, 2008 Posted by | Adventure, Blogging, Technical Issue, WordPress | 10 Comments

KUNA Photo Contest

All you photographers, here is a contest with a 2500KD prize!

For inquiries: 4822000 x 2233
Delivery: KUNA Photography Department
Closing Date 15 April 2008

April 5, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 Comments