Christmas Corner

Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
- Augusta E. Rundel



He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
- Charlotte Carpenter



Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
- Dale Evans



Christmas is the day that holds all time together.
- Alexander Smith



Best Cheesecake Ever Recipe

Crust:
1 1/4 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 heaping cup sugar
3/4 stick melted butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans (really finely chopped)

Filling:
2 (8 oz.) squares cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 extra large eggs

Topping:
16 oz. sour cream
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Crust

Step 1:
Mix crushed graham crackers, sugar, finely chopped pecans and melted butter together and press into 9" spring form pan.

Filling

Step 1:
Cream cheese in mixer or food processor (this is best) until light and really fluffy, gradually adding sugar and blend until smooth.

Step 2:
Add eggs one at a time; mix until smooth.

Step 3:
Pour into spring form pan on top of crust.

Step 4:
Pour into preheated oven at 350 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes (To be sure it is done, lightly shake - if it seems firm, remove from oven - do NOT overbake).

Step 5:
Cool 15 minutes on wire rack.

Step 6:
While cooling, preheat oven to 475 degrees and make topping.

Topping

Step 1:
Mix sour cream, sugar and vanilla together very well and pour over cooled cheesecake and return to oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, cool and chill. Best when chilled for 24 hours if you can wait that long.

Compliments of Sandie Tablada