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Monday, May 26, 2014

Sweet Americana

 

First, Honor the True Meaning of Memorial Day with reverent remembrance of our Fallen Soldiers.

http://mkalty.org/memorial-day/


Then, okay all you foodie cheesecake lovers, are you ready? Not only can you check out past cheesecake celebrations but also take advantage of today's feature!

http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2014/03/chocolate-strikes-again.html

We celebrated Chocolate Strikes Again on White Chocolate Cheesecake Day, March 6th


http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2014/04/creamy-tangy-sweet.html 



and Creamy, Tangy & Sweet on National Cherry Cheesecake Day, April 23rd.



 So, why not cheesecake again since so many varieties are available!

Today is...

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

http://confettiblues.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/baked-blueberry-cheesecake-recipe/
http://confettiblues.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/baked-blueberry-cheesecake-recipe/
 Click either image for recipe: Baked Blueberry Cheesecake!

What's not to love about blueberries? They are gorgeous in color with rich purple hues boasting a great all natural way to add color and flavor to any dessert! Of course, today is not just any dessert, it's all about cheesecake and these blueberries are not from a can simply poured or spooned on top. Of course, if that is all you have, it will do quite nicely!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/new-york-cheesecake-iii/First things first. Let's talk about the cheesecake. Cheesecake is an institution in itself. The treat’s origins go back to antiquity, but Americans have truly made it their own by adding a variety of flavors. Cheesecake is as widespread as it is versatile. The recipes and ingredients vary from region to region, state to state, country to country. Europeans use ricotta or curd cheese which makes the final product spongy and a little harder, while in America, cream cheese keeps the dessert full-bodied and light at the same time.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/435795-amount-of-sugar-in-blueberries/
Amount of Sugar in Blueberries
Blueberry Cheesecake Day is here to commemorate the most common added flavor or topping which combines the ancient tradition of creamy goodness with the modern love of healthy natural berries. Blueberries are a steeple of sweet Americana, playing major roles in a variety of muffins, tarts, and pies. It is only natural to combine these two delectable traditions in a signature treat. Blueberry Cheesecake Day celebrates this happy encounter and inspires even more culinary exploration and enjoyment!

Tidbit of Trivia...
The state of Maine is the larger producer of blueberries in the world with more than 60,000 acres of blueberry bushes being farmed. In the United States and Canada harvesting season can run from early May in the warmer portions to the end of August in the northern-most area.

 

Get to work and get it made!
 
 Is your mouth watering yet?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

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