Saturday, January 21, 2012

500th Post! and Splenda Cheesecake

I can't believe that my blog site hit 500 posts! To commemorate the event, I've decided to send a goodie bag (to each of the four commenters who sent me comments on my Wed. Jan. 18, 2012 post, the actual day of the 500th post) as a thank you for being such faithful readers of Lynn's Blog.Whenever I have the opportunity to visit the Cheesecake Factory I can't resist ordering the Splenda Cheesecake. It's delicious! I really don't taste a difference from the regular sugar version. Since we live so far from the nearest CF restaurant, I decided I would invent a recipe and make a low-sugar cheesecake for my husband's birthday. To make sure we didn't overindulge (it still has cream cheese and sour cream) I made a small 6" size. I started with a simple recipe that came with the snap-lock cake pan and just replaced the sugar with Splenda Blend (halving the measured amount in the recipe). I worked out well and I topped it with melted blueberry jam (also Splenda Blend....shown in a previous post). I believe that serving a simple cake on elegant dishes raises the dessert to something special so I set this cheesecake on a vintage glass cake plate and used a sterling silver server that I found on consignment in S.F. If you keep your eyes open for beautiful things, you can find them for way less than brand new department store items. Imagine the good times vintage items have been a part of and create new memories with your family. Life is meant to be enjoyed; search for the beauty that is everywhere.

7 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Lynn - if you are not crafting you are amazing in the kitchen too... Wow this cheescake looks so yummy and with melted blueberry jam....delish! You must be an excellent chef in your kitchen..LOL!!!
Congrats on your 500 follower, woot woot that is alot of followers and you know why you are a sweetheart and I love visiting all your postings you have, you have some very neat ideas from your jewelry making to your cards and now to your yummy receipes...Have a great weekend....

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Congrats Lynn. WOW, 500 posts is a lot. That Blueberry Cheesecake lookes super yummy.

Annette said...

congrats on your 500th post. that is awesome and how awesome is this cheesecake...

Expressions & Inspirations said...

Mmmm. Mmmmm. YUM! You got me at cheesecake and you used Splenda Blend. It's awesome that you reached 500 posts! I'm looking forward for 500+ more. :) TFS.

Shirley N said...

Congrats Lynn! Love visiting your blog, there's always a variety of wonderful things to see and learn, whether it be your paper crafts, your tasty dishes, your beautiful jewelry or the latest at BF. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Cheryl said...

I can't believe you made that! I can't bake like that. Wish I was there when you bake. Tell your hubby I said Happy Birthday!!! I can't wait to see you this weekend!
And I am so grateful that we found each other in blogland. Congrats on your 500th post!

Cami said...

Mmmmm, this cheesecake looks so scrumptious and generously covered with blueberries! You craft, you bake, you cook, you collect vintage pieces...what a well-rounded inspiration you are, Lynn! Thanks for always sharing!