Lydia perfected making cheesecake by taking them to her co-workers at Redken Labs in the San Fernanado Valley after completing her undergraduate degree in Chemistry at Cal State Northridge. Sourcream or some type of topping covers the cracking that sometimes happens as your perfect cheesecake cools, so you can be creative with your disguises.
In honor of this year’s AFTD Food For Thought campaign, I will be posting some of Lydia’s favorite recipes. She liked cooking, watching Anthony Bourdain, the Cooking Channel, the Food Network, Gourmet Magazine, Saveur, Martha Stewart and many, many more. I have her cookbook collection at my house, plus there is a stash of hers at our parents’ house, too.
- 1 3/4 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 3 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
Place the flour in a medium-sized bowl and sift in the baking powder. Add the salt and whisk together.
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