Okay, all you foodies, time to celebrate...
...not chocolate but probably the next best thing - CHEESECAKE! Not just any cheesecake but cherry cheesecake because today is...
Where did the idea of cheesecake originate?
Cheesecake is a beloved dessert around the world. While many assume that it has its origins in New York, it actually dates back much further. Let's go back over 4,000 years to ancient Greece! Sit back, grab a creamy slice of cheesecake and learn all about this dessert’s rich history.
Source: History of Cheesecake
The United States has historically been the largest exporter of cherries worldwide. In the United States, most sweet cherries are grown in Washington, California, Oregon, and Northern Michigan. Sweet cherry cultivars include "Bing", "Brooks", "Tulare", "King" and "Rainier". In addition, the Lambert variety is grown on the eastern side of Flathead Lake in northwestern Montana. Both Oregon and Michigan provide light-colored "Royal Ann" ('Napoleon'; alternately "Queen Anne") cherries for the maraschino cherry process. Most sour (also called tart) cherries are grown in Michigan, followed by Utah, New York, and Washington. Native and non-native cherries grow well in Canada (Ontario and British Columbia). Sour cherries include Nanking and Evans Cherry. Traverse City, Michigan claims to be the "Cherry Capital of the World", hosting a National Cherry Festival and making the world's largest cherry pie.
Source: American as Cherry Cheesecake
We all know there is an art to baking a 'from scratch' cheesecake. It is not the easiest food task to accomplish and certainly known to be time consuming. So, for all the foodies who love the cheesecake but do not have, or simply do not want to take the time, try the no-bake cheesecake. Recipe included!
Recipe of the Day
Of course, it is the Brownie Cherry Cheesecake! Did you expect anything different?
Is your mouth watering yet? Click Recipe of the Day, name of the recipe, or the image above OR simply click HERE for the recipe!
No way you can miss it! Get to work and get it made...ENJOY!