We had 20 special friends and family members gathered around our Easter table this year which means I was one happy (and busy) girl. I spite of the chaos and business, nothing makes me happier than being surrounded by friends and family.
Saturday night we had a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt in the yard. (Who says teenagers don't like to hunt Easter eggs?)
After the kids found all of the eggs, they decided to hide them for the adults. Not sure who had more fun - the kids or the adults.
Even though I normally don't serve a new recipe to 20 guests on a special occasion, for some reason, I though this would be a good idea. Fortunately for me, it turned out great.
6 whole graham crackers
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
24 ounces cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoon vanilla
6 eggs + 2 egg yolks
Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar and salt until fully combined.
Other than the fact that I grossly underestimated the amount of time that it would take for this cheesecake to bake, I'd say that this recipe was a success. The cheesecake received rave review from my dinner guests and I didn't see anyone leave even so much as a bite on their plate. (In my world - that is a successful dessert recipe.)