Friday, September 14, 2007

Say Cheeeese

Cheesecake that is. See, 2 weeks ago, my aunt came to visit and we went to The Cheesecake Factory. As soon as we sat down, Jon announced he would be ordering cheesecake after dinner. Of course, as is always the case, there is never room for cheesecake after dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. I felt bad for him. I decided I would make him a cheesecake last week. I've never made a cheesecake before. But really? Isn't it just cream cheese? How hard could it be?

I decided an Oreo cheesecake was, as one of my friends would say "TWTG" (the way to go). Honestly, it was pretty easy, but it cracked. It was one of those "baby in the oven" moments - brownie points for whoever gets that reference. Everything was looking good, and then I opened the oven door. The door dropped with a loud "slam" and the cheesecake cracked. Bah!

So the cheesecake wasn't so pretty. Sad but true. I think the pictures are even worse. But it tasted like cheesecake so I must have done something right. Nevertheless, after all my hard work I waited for praise from the man. I watched with baited breath as he took a bite. Nothing. He didn't say anything. Didn't he realize I made this for him?

K: Well, how is it?
J: It tastes thick, like cheese.
K: It tastes like cheesecake!
J: You know I don't really like cheesecake, right?
K: What about last week? At The Cheesecake Factory?
J: I like it there, because it doesn't really taste like cheesecake.

Great, and now we have a huge thing of cheesecake left. Cheesecake that tastes like cheesecake. Guess my coworkers will have something else to munch on next week.

Oreo Cheesecake
1 pkg oreos
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
4 eggs

1) Preheat oven to 325.
2) Place 30 of the cookies in food processor and process until finely ground.
3) Add butter, mix well. Press firmly into bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
4) Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
5) Add sour cream, mix well.
6) Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
7) Chop remaining cookies. Stir 1 1/2 cups of the chopped cookies into cream cheese batter.
8) Pour over crust, sprinkle with remaining chopped cookies.
9) Bake 45 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate overnight.


  1. That looks so good. I wamt it im my tummy.

  2. SO stealing this Zee LOOOOVVVEEESS cheesecake...this coulb be a good Eid treat!

  3. I loovvve cheese cake. We had a cheese cake wedding cake...

    Matt and I would be happy to take that off your hands if John doesn't like it cause it "tastes like cheesecake" :)

  4. Well, what can you expect from a guy who likes gooey pancakes made from Bisquick? ;)

  5. Tell your hubby he is a goober! I think your cheesecake looks delicious and probably tastes really good- just like cheesecake- too!

  6. I need to give this a try. My husband loves oreos.