Monday, January 25, 2010

Winter windows and mini lemon cheesecakes...



Last night looking out the kitchen window.
The snow looks so pretty resting in the corners of the panes.



This morning
It's still snowing and blowing
It doesn't seem so pretty anymore.
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Trying a new recipe for dessert tonight.
Mini-Lemon Cheesecakes
Since I didn't have the chocolate cookies for the crust,
I made the Chocolate Snap Cookies
as MJ suggested.
The recipe is "gluten free" in the original recipe but I'm using flour.

The little choco cookies are terrific!
And easy!
I'm just pressing the whole cookie into the bottom of a lined muffin tin and pouring the lemon cheesecake filling inside.  The recipe calls for frosting, but instead, I'll just shave a little lemon zest on top of each on.


I set one of the chocolate cookies beside the mini-cheesecake just because I thought they had such pretty crackle tops and they go unseen at the bottom of the cake.
I can't wait for dessert!

16 comments:

  1. AMAZING HOW PRETTY THE SNOW LOOKS AT NIGHT AND DEARY IN THE DAY. THE DESERT ON THE OTHER HAND, LOOKS WONDERFUL..ENJOY AND STAY WARM! COME SAY HI :D

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  2. I love the snow on the window panes!

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  3. Oooh, that window is beautiful! And that little birdcage looks so lost out there in the snow. Your dessert looks SOOO good -- yum yum!!!

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  4. the cheesecake looks delish! the view from your window is beautiful, but it reminds me that snow days will be in my not-so-distant future.

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  5. You are a very strong-willed gal. I'm not sure I could wait for dessert. Don't you think someone should sample those little bits of lemon love to make sure they're o.k.? LOL! They look lovely.

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  6. So pretty! Both the snow covered window and the lemon dessert.

    Can we get the recipe?? My son's girlfriend is celiac so I'd love to try the gluten free one if possible. Thanks Jodi!

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  7. I'm still reading The Long Winter under the covers, at night. It looks like you are having that kind of storm! Stay cozy, Jody! I wish I had some dessert around here. Yours looks delicious. After I finish The Long Winter again, I'll read The Children's Blizzard. I've been reading young adult novels and I'm ready to switch it up. Off to the kitchen to find something lemony!

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  8. yum! I just made some coconut lemon cheesecake bars this week too! Something about lemon right now.;)
    Wish we would get a good snow storm. pretty from your window.:)

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  9. The snow is gorgeous!! Though I am glad I no longer live where it gets that cold!!!

    Yummy desserts I wish I was visiting!

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  10. I like eating lemon-y desserts this time of year--they're very cheering. Your snow is beautiful, but I'll take chocolate cookies instead, thanks.

    frances

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  11. Cassie,
    "CONFESSION!" I did taste the dessert cheesecakes and they were very yummy! They are definitely safe to eat!

    Island Sparrow,
    I'll email you the recipes since they aren't published online.

    Pom Pom,
    I just finished The Long Winter. I was so glad they finally got to spring. I was worn out by the end of the book. All that twisting of hay for the fire and grinding wheat for their only food -- brown bread. Ugh.

    Debbie & Frances,
    For some reason, right now lemon does just sound right. Cheery, tart, fresh! It was all that.

    Jody

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  12. Good Morning, I just want you to know that the Bible verse is just what I need today(top right side). Thank you. Sure hope you are staying warm down there on the farm/ranch. You look colder than us up here in Alaska. This morning our temp was around 10. I very much enjoy your blog. Again thanks for sharing. ALASKA/p

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  13. Anon/Alaksa,
    I'm go glad God's word spoke to your heart today. Stay warm!

    Jody

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  14. Your lemon cheesecake looks beautiful. I hope it added some sunshine to your day! I heart all things lemon. Mmmmmm.

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  15. I love snow but I sure you are sick of it by now. Looks like you find a perfect way to enjoy the day xoxoxo Clarice

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  16. It's so pretty out that window! And your little cheesecake treats look sooo good. I love all of the craftiness and cooking you've been sharing. I may not be much of a crafter myself (I just haven't found my "thing" yet, I'm sure!), but I can appreciate it!

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