“She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness”
My Mother was the best cook. Ok, ok, I know everyone says that about their mother…but I would put mine up against anyone, anywhere. Her food topped any I have ever eaten…and folks, I have been fortunate to eat at some great restaurants! She was constantly in the kitchen, day in and day out. To sit at her table and eat her Southern food was to be honored! We gathered every Sunday after church for the very best traditional Southern fare anywhere…and we still continue our Sunday tradition even nine years after my mother’s passing! Her recipes live on, and continue to be everyone’s favorite! (You can see another one of her recipes here). On Easter, I treated my family to her fabulous Lemon Cheesecake…and trust me when I say it was fabulous! (Think Spring!) It has several steps, but it is well worth the effort for all the compliments! If you like cheesecake, print this one out….you will definitely want to add this heavenly goodness to your repertoire!
We will start from the bottom, which of course is the crust. You can buy graham cracker crumbs, but not me…I love the leftover crackers to snack on, so going to the extra trouble to make it myself is well worth it to me! I use my mini food processor to crush the crackers. Always butter, never margarine….it’s just not the same! You can also use vanilla wafers or shortbread cookies…but just like Mama, I use graham crackers.
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