March Giveaway Winners!

The Winners of our March $20 Giftcard Giveaway are…..

Congratulation’s to Betty Nordstrom and Kristi Porter, our most recent winners! Thank you so much for being a subscriber and visitor of OKC’s Best Cheesecake Recipes. Our next drawing will be April 1st, if you haven’t subscribed to our Newsletter yet, take 30 seconds and get yourself eligible for all of our monthly giveaways!

February Giveaway Winners!

The Winners of our February $20 Giftcard Giveaway are…..

Congratulation’s to John Holtgrew and Jan Musick, our most recent winners! Thank you so much for being a subscriber and visitor of OKC’s Best Cheesecake Recipes. Our next drawing will be March 1st, if you haven’t subscribed to our Newsletter yet, take 30 seconds and get yourself eligible for all of our monthly giveaways!

November Giveaway Winners!

The Winners of our November $20 Giftcard Giveaway are…..

Congratulation’s to Mary Chastain and Elaine Karmel, our most recent winners! Thank you so much for being a subscriber and visitor of OKC’s Best Cheesecake Recipes.   Our next drawing will be December 1st, if you haven’t subscribed to our Newsletter yet, take 30 seconds and get yourself eligible for all of our monthly giveaways!

 

And the Winner of our Cheesecake Expirement Poll is ???

Congratulations to TEQUILA LIME Inspired Cheesecake!

The Results are in and after a hard fought battle the last two weeks the crown goes to Tequila Lime Cheesecake.  It was a neck and neck race the whole race with Tequila just edging Coca Cola 31% to 29%.

We will now create this cheesecake and attempt to fine tune to a delicious work of art.  We hope to have this completed by the end of November.  Once we have it perfect, it will be uploaded to the site for you all to critique and judge for yourself.  As always, we value your inputs and look forward to perfecting this Tequila Lime Cheesecake Recipe with your help!

Healthy Meal Idea!

 Need a healthy meal idea before baking with one of our best cheesecake recipes?

Our good friend Cassandra over at Healthy29.com was kind enough to donate an article to help us all think a bit healthier for dinner before we indulge in our favorite cheesecake recipe! Beans:

The Magical Fruit

Written by: Casandra Gout of healthy29.com

Remember that song in grade school? Beans, Beans the Magical Fruit, the more you eat the more you… All jokes aside, Beans truly are one of nature’s great gifts to human kind. In every culture, some type of bean is typically one of the staple foods.

What is it that makes the bean so wonderful?

  • Variety: There are so many different types of beans from Black to Kidney, Garbanzo to Lima, White to Lentil and the list goes on and on.
  • Versatility: Almost any type of dish can be created out of beans, right down to dessert with a dish of Red Bean Ice Cream. Make soup, stir fry and chili for main dishes. Add veggies and serve up as a side. Throw into a salad to boost the heartiness of the meal. Make a dip to share at a party. Beans are especially useful when cooking for a vegetarian, as most recipes don’t need meat at all.
  • Nutrition: Low in fat, yet high protein and fiber, there isn’t another type of food that can boast so many healthful qualities. Beans also help keep you full between meals.
  • Durability: Dried and canned beans can be stored for years before they need to be used, so any season is a good season to start cooking. Get creative with some recipes, and see what you can come up with.

To get you started try this Broccoli & Bean Salad recipe and then finish with a delicious cheesecake recipe from here at OKC’s Best Cheesecake Recipes! Enjoy,

Cassandra

-Be sure to read Cassandra’s other submitted article Weight Loss Tips that have Nothing to do with Diet or Exercise.

Cheddar Mushroom Caps

ched mushroom capsThese little guys will drive mushroom lovers nuts! Another quick and simple recipe that makes for a great appetizer or snack.

Chocolate Gravy

Chocolate GravyMix up your breakfast baking and surprise the kiddos, this chocolate gravy recipe is a great addition to any breakfast.  Use on your pancakes or biscuits.

Weight Loss Tips that have Nothing do do with Diet or Exercise!

How to eat the cheesecake recipes you love and not let it stick to your waist. Our good friend Cassandra the webhost at Healthy29.com has once again given us a great read concerning weight loss and health!

Weight Loss Tips that have Nothing to do with Diet or Exercise!

written by Cassandra Gout- Webhost of Healthy29.com

Of course we all know that in order to lose weight, we are supposed to eat healthy and be active. However, these 2 activities are not the end all, be all to weight loss.
There are a few simple things that we can do in our everyday lives that will help increase energy and metabolize fat, without counting or burning a single calorie.

1. Sleep!– Our bodies actually burn fat while we are sleeping. Unfortunately, many people don’t get enough sleep per night, especially quality REM sleep. Although eight hours of sleep per night is the accepted standard, anywhere between 6 and 10 may be ideal for you. Here are some tips to help cut down on tossing and turning:

a. Make sure the room is dark and quiet. Light and sound confuse the brain making it difficult for the body to engage in full rest. (if you need the television to fall asleep, set a timer so it turns off automatically)
b. If a quiet sleep environment isn’t a possibility due to a snoring partner or living on a busy highway, invest in some soft ear plugs.
c. Avoid caffeine in the afternoon. It may be difficult at first, but by getting better sleep, your body will have more natural energy.
d. Try not to eat within 3 hours of bedtime as your body breaking down the food in your system disrupts sleep. If you must eat something, choose a healthy protein, such as low-fat milk, or almonds.
e. Stick relatively close to a sleeping schedule.

2. Stay Hydrated– By drinking plenty of fluids, your body is constantly burning calories and you don’t feel as hungry throughout the day. Sometimes, your brain doesn’t know the difference between hunger and thirst, and you feel like you need to eat, when all you’re really lacking is fluids.

3. Get a Hands-On Hobby– It sounds silly, but idle hands tend to wander. And many times they wander into the cupboards or refrigerator hunting for snacks. Instead of flipping through channels on your couch, popping M&Ms, learn how to do something that will keep your fingers busy. Need ideas?

a. Learn to play guitar, piano or ukulele

b. Paint, sew or craft

c. Start a blog

4. Eat!– Starvation only confuses the body, so when we deprive ourselves of food, we go into Fat-Storage mode. Then, we typically over eat once food is finally presented. The body thinks, “Fantastic, more to store away in the thighs and tummy!” If you’re hungry in between meals, find a snack to tide you over so that you don’t pig out come mealtime. So unless you plan on becoming anorexic (which is a terrible plan) you’re going to have to feed yourself to lose weight.

Enjoy,

Cassandra

Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

Our Turtle Cheesecake Recipe will beat the Hare!

Turtle Cheesecake recipeHow did this recipe become known as Turtle Cheesecake? I’m going to have to research the origin of this cheesecake and post what I find.  A recipe full of Oreo cookies, caramel, chocolate and pecans equals pure HEAVEN!  It doesn’t take much to convince you how amazing this cheesecake tastes.  All you have to do is read the list of ingredients and you understand why we consider this the best Turtle cheesecake recipe you’ll find.  Don’t deny your watering mouth, take a quick trip to your local market with this ingredient list and bake yourself a fantastic turtle cheesecake tonight.  When you pull this cheesecake out of the oven, snap some pictures and share your masterpiece with us and your friends!  Please take a moment to PIN this recipe to Pinterest and like us on Facebook!

Fruit Topped Cheesecake Recipe

Slight citrus and fruit twist on a basic cheesecake!

Fruit Topped Cheesecake RecipeI have not made this one yet, but with Spring season in the air, I’m certainly planing to.  Nothing like a good mix of fruits topping a scrumptious cheesecake! This really is a basic cheesecake recipe with lemon pudding added to the mix it gives it just a bit of citrus flavor.  I prefer to use cherries, blueberries and strawberries with this delicious fruit topped cheesecake. Hope you enjoy and if you decide to use this recipe please take some pictures and come back and let us know how it turned out!

Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

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Brownie Cheesecake Recipe

This amazing brownie cheesecake recipe is adapted from the Kraft Philidelphia Cream Cheese company! I don’t know about you but I’m guessing since you are reading this recipe that you are like me and a big fan of anything chocolate, especially brownies! I commonly bake brownies for my kids and MYSELF and have recently began using this recipe to combine with my other passion of cheesecakes.  This recipe maintains the brownie like texture with the cheesecake like a topping.  Give this one a try tonight, you’ll love it! Share and enjoy.   Of course, if you decide to bake this recipe we would love to see your work of art and hear your feedback.  Come back and let us know what you think.

Mini Cheesecake Recipe

I just can’t get enough of these Mini Cheesecakes!

Mini Cheesecake RecipeWe are confident you will fall in love with our Mini Cheesecake recipe.  How many times have you craved cheesecake but couldn’t motivate yourself to take the time to bake one? We have your solution. These little guys are great treats for a gathering! Super quick to prepare and make, and perfect little bite size cheesecakes that are just enough to please. Good luck trying to only eat ONE! Use your imagination and top with your favorite topping, be it fruit or your favorite drizzle. You’ll find yourself using this mini cheesecake recipe more often than you expect. The simplicity and little time it takes will have you thinking “why haven’t I made these more often”. Enjoy the recipe.

If you decide to make this cheesecake recipe, please take some pictures and come back and let us know how they turned out. We’d love to hear from you!

Easter Cheesecake recipe

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You will find this NO BAKE cheesecake recipe is perfect for a cheesecake lover that just doesn’t have time or doesn’t want to wait for some delicious tasting dessert. While it’s named Easter cheesecake, this treat can and should be prepared any time of the year.  Very few ingredients and covered in jelly beans, who doesn’t love jelly beans? This Easter cheesecake recipe is perfect for a birthday celebration! Try one today, you’ll love it!

If you do happen to use this recipe, please snap a picture or two and come back and share your results with us, we’d love to see your work of art!

 


Confetti and Jelly Bean Cake Recipe

confetti jelly bean cake recipeConfetti and Jelly Bean Cake Recipe

Another cake recipe that is absolutely perfect for a birthday party! With candy confetti sprinkles topping the icing and jelly beans throughout the cake you’ll get a mix of textures with every tasty bite. We use this confetti and jelly bean cake recipe often at our house with four daughters and one son.  They all request this cake often, but it never gets old. It helps that I’m a big fan of jelly bellies which is the brand I use when making this cake.  Try one tonight and let us know how it turned out!

Cranberry Cheesecake Recipe

best cranberry cheesecake recipeThe best Cranberry cheesecake recipe I’ve personally baked!

If you love the tart flavor of cranberry and the creaminess of cheesecake you can’t go wrong with this combination. And who can deny how absolutely delicious looking this cheesecake is.  There is something about the contrasting colors that just add to the extreme pleasure I get from consuming this cranberry cheesecake. If you have a better recipe that includes cranberries and cheesecakes, PLEASE submit your recipe to us and we will be happy to bake your recipe and add it to our list of best cheesecake recipes.  As a child cranberries were always too tart for me, I never really cared for them, funny how your tastes change as you age. So if you have disliked cranberries in the past and it’s been since your childhood since you’ve eaten them, please take a chance and try this recipe and see if it can change your mind.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Mint chocolate chip cheesecakeEver heard of a mint chocolate chip cheesecake recipe?

Neither had I until I ran across this cheesecake recipe a couple months ago. My husband orders mint chocolate chip every single time we go out for an ice cream treat. So as soon as I showed him this, he’s eyes lit up.  I don’t make it often but when I do, you can bet he always gets a bit excited.  With a hint of mint and yummy chocolate this is sure to be a crowd pleaser! It does get a bit rich so you likely won’t down more than one slice, but that ONE slice is pure mint chocolate delight.  If you have Mint chocolate chip lovers in your home, make their day and surprise them with this recipe.  Be sure and come back and give us the details of how it went.

Bananas Foster Cheesecake Recipe

Bananas Foster Cheesecake, can you eat even one piece?

Bananas Foster Cheesecake Recipe

With 48oz of softened cream cheese this is definitely a thick and dense Bananas Foster Cheesecake Recipe. The ingredients all compliment each other so well.  Be careful letting your eyes determine how much of this beauty you can eat.  I highly recommend you plate about half of what you think you can eat.  The density really fills the tummy, but oh how wonderfully good this cheesecake tastes.  This bananas foster cheesecake recipe also calls for 6 tbsp’s of rum, so you may have to hit the local liquor store before baking according to these instructions.  I can only imagine a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream along side this bananas foster cheesecake! If you bake one, please come back and let us know how it turned out!

Almond Joy Cheesecake Recipe

almond joy cheesecakeAlmond Joy Cheesecake Recipe

Have you ever combined the great taste of chocolate, almonds and coconut with a smooth creamcheese filling?

If you are a fan of coconut, chocolate and almonds, then this Almond Joy cheesecake recipe will bring you heaps of JOY!  Combined with the creamy smooth cheesecake flavor, it’s guaranteed to leave your taste buds tantalized and begging for another bite! I can’t think of a dessert the kid inside of you will love more. My children love when I make this cheesecake and too often beg for me to bake it again!

 

 

 

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe

Our Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe will quickly win a place at your Thanksgiving and Christmas Desserts Table.

pecan pie cheesecake recipeSuper simple and quick Pecan Pie Cheesecake recipe is a great tasting treat.  Our Pecan Pie cheesecake is a perfect combination of two of my favorite holiday desserts.  A delicious cheesecake at any time of year, although especially fitting as a Thanksgiving Dessert.  While maybe not a traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert, this recipe is meant to be an easy solution that tastes like you’ve been baking for hours.  The creamy cheesecake filling, topped with pecans and a caramelized sauce is a sure winner for even non cheesecake lovers.  Don’t let the store bought pie shell or the ease of this Pecan Pie cheesecake recipe scare you.  It’s a winner and once you bake this cheesecake you’ll taste exactly why!  We encourage you to Pin and Share this recipe to your favorite social media sites.  We also would love to hear about your thoughts on this recipe.   Thank you for helping us grow.

Simple Basic Cheesecake Recipe

A basic cheesecake recipe is all you need!

Basic Cheesecake RecipeThis is the first basic cheesecake recipe I mastered at home.  I remember just 6 years ago, the thought of being able to create a restaurant style cheesecake in my kitchen seemed like a farfetched fairy tale.  It wasn’t until I attended culinary school that I learned just how simple it is to create an amazing basic cheesecake! This recipe doesn’t require any special out of the norm ingredients, ok well cornstarch isn’t always included in a cheesecake but most of us have that in our pantry.Basic Cheesecake Recipe, Simple  The great thing about this recipe is that it’s perfect with or without toppings.  Some of us truly appreciate the rich creamy heaven that’s derived from a pure, basic cheesecake recipe.  No fancy toppings, no outlandish drizzle,  just delicious yummy cheesecake! However, you can’t go wrong if you prefer a topping, we just don’t include one for this cheesecake recipe.  Let your imagination run wild, or not, either way, every great cheesecake begins with a basic cheesecake recipe.  We would love some feedback concerning this recipe.  Do you have a simple or basic recipe that we don’t have? If so, please share with us and tell your story.  We would greatly appreciate if you would take a quick second and PIN this simple basic cheesecake recipe and/or share it with your Facebook or any other social media account! Word of mouth through social media has allowed our site to take off beyond our expectations. 

Brownie Swirl Cheesecake

brownie swirl cheesecake recipeBrownie Swirl Cheesecake Recipe that will make you say AHH!

For you chocolate brownie lovers out there! This gorgeous looking work of art truly belongs on our list of best cheesecake recipes. With its stunning presentation and the delightful taste this brownie swirl cheesecake recipe will top most bakers to do list. This recipe does call for a teaspoon of Jamaican rum, don’t worry, the alcohol will cook itself out. For the record, the picture here isn’t of the actual brownie swirl cheesecake recipe as these instructions are written. It’s just the best I have at the moment, once we’ve baked this cheesecake recipe we will post our actual picture.  If you have a best cheesecake recipe you would like to share, please submit it to us and we will quickly get it posted.  Enjoy and looking forward to your comments and pictures.

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Recipe

An Absolutely Mouth Watering Caramel Apple Cheesecake!

caramel apple cheesecake recipeOur Caramel Apple Cheesecake recipe will have your family begging for another slice.  Like a caramel apple from the fair, this cheesecake recipe will be a dessert that quickly becomes a family favorite.  Caramel apples aren’t typically a treat that is eaten often.  Something tells me that after you bake this gem of a cheesecake, you’ll be experiencing that caramel apple taste much more frequently.  It doesn’t get much easier to achieve such a great tasting dessert.  This cheesecake recipe originally called for a store bought graham cracker crust.  We prefer making our own so this recipe has been edited to make your own crust.  If your in a hurry or just prefer a store bought crust, feel free and just skip the steps for preparing the crust.  This Caramel Apple Cheesecake recipe is one of our holiday recommendations.  This would make for a refreshing new addition to any family’s Thanksgiving or Christmas desserts table.  Enjoy your Caramel Apple Cheesecake and let us know how it turns out for you.

Please take a moment and PIN this recipe and / or share us on your favorite social media site.  Our visitors taking us viral through sharing has created massive viewership of our site and we are tremendously grateful for them doing so. 

 

Fitness Myth

Running on a treadmill puts less stress on your knees than running on asphalt or pavement.

“Running is a great workout, but it can impact the knees — and since it’s the force of your body weight on your joints that causes the stress, it’s the same whether you’re on a treadmill or on asphalt,” says Todd Schlifstein, DO, a clinical instructor at New York University Medical Center’s Rusk Institute.

The best way to reduce knee impact, says Schlifstein, is to vary your workout.

“If you mix running with other cardio activities, like an elliptical machine, or you ride a stationary bike, you will reduce impact on your knees so you’ll be able to run for many more years,” says Schlifstein.

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WebMD Feature

Just posted on MSNBC, interesting read regarding Vitamins

borrowed from MyHealthNewsDaily via MSNBC

Most in U.S. get enough vitamins, nutrients

By MyHealthNewsDaily Staff

Americans may not eat the healthiest diets, but most get adequate levels of essential vitamins and nutrients, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For most nutrients, less than 10 percent of the population is deficient, the report showed.

However, deficiency rates vary by age, gender and ethnicity, and close to a third of African-Americans were deficient in vitamin D, the report said.

These higher deficiency rates are a concern and need more attention, said study researcher Christine Pfeiffer, of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.

The report gave the results of an analysis of blood and urine samples collected from people between 2003 and 2006, measuring levels of 58 nutrient markers.

For the U.S. as a whole, 10.5 percent of people were deficient in vitamin B6, 8.1 percent were deficient in vitamin D, 6.7 percent were deficient in iron, 6 percent were deficient in vitamin C, 2 percent were deficient in Vitamin B12, and less than 1 percent were deficient in vitamin A, E and folate.

Vitamin D deficiency was 31 percent among African-Americans, 12 percent among Mexican-Americans and 3 percent among whites. Further research is needed to explain why non-Hispanic blacks have better bone health but yet have a higher rate of vitamin D deficiency, the report noted.

Iodine levels among women ages 20 to 39 years may need improvement. This age group had iodine levels that were, on average, just above iodine insufficiency, the report said.

Iodine is an essential component of thyroid hormones, which regulate growth and development. Iodine is especially important in women during childbearing years to ensure proper brain development of the fetus during pregnancy.

The report found higher rates of iron deficiency among Mexican-American children ages 1 to 5 (11 percent), blacks (16 percent), and Mexican-American women of childbearing age (13 percent) when compared with other race/ethnic groups.

One particular public health success story has been increases in folate levels in recent years. Blood folate levels in are 50 percent higher in all ethnic groups since the country began fortifying cereal-grain products with folic acid in 1998, the report said.

The CDC plans to further analyze the data to identify the influence of socioeconomic and lifestyle factors on levels of nutrient levels, the agency said.

OREO Cheesecake Recipe

Enjoy our OREO Cheesecake recipe tonight!

Recipe for OREO CheesecakeA scrumptious cheesecake recipe using them little black and white cookies we all love!

Our OREO Cheesecake Recipe satisfies the tummy!  We all remember the commercials for OREO cookies, the twist, licking the sweet cream, and then eating the delicious black cookie! This super easy, baked Oreo cheesecake recipe will have you eating a delicious dessert tonight.  What better way to end the evening than with a cold glass of milk and a cookies and cream cheesecake.

 Some notes about this Oreo Cheesecake Recipe

OREO Cheesecake recipe with whipThis OREO cheesecake recipe calls for 28 crushed OREO cookies for the scrumptious crust.  That leaves you with 11 or so OREO cookies remaining to loosely chop and add to cheesecake filling.  Some people like to add less to filling and more as a topping.  What it really comes down to is your own personal preference.  That’s the great thing about cheesecake recipes; we have so much room for our own personal touches without degrading the basic cheesecake recipe.

OREO cheesecakeDoesn’t this Oreo Cheesecake already have your mouth watering?

I thought you’d say YES! My mouth has been watering the whole time I’ve been sitting here writing this post and adding these pictures.  So there you have it, a great baked OREO cheesecake recipe that’s very simple and easy to follow!  We would love to hear from those of you that choose to use this recipe.  We also encourage you to submit your own cheesecake recipe and pictures and if you have a better OREO recipe, feel free to submit your version and we will feature it on our FEATURED page.  Happy baking, Share and Enjoy!!!!

Cheesecake Bites Recipe, Chocolate Caramel

Cheesecake BitesChocolate Caramel Cheesecake Bites Recipe! These Little guys are great for any occasion and very easy to bake.

Be careful, you can’t eat just one.  Very addicting and super easy cheesecake recipe that can include the kiddo’s helping you out.  A tall glass of milk, warm chocolaty bites and a movie on the tv! YUM.

Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe

Our Apple Crisp Cheesecake Recipe, a creamy delicious cheesecake topped with a crunchy cinnamon heaven!

Applecrisp Cheesecake Recipe I don’t know about you, but Apple Crisp Cheesecake is one of my favorite mouth watering desserts.  Apple Crisp and Cheesecake just seems like a natural combination and a dessert that will certainly keep your taste buds drooling!  With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday seasons rapidly approaching, Our Apple Crisp Cheesecake will surely turn heads.  Imagine the faces of your family and friends when they see this work of art sitting on the desserts table.  Naturally we want you bragging and sharing our recipe.  Change up the holiday season and bake an amazing cheesecake that’s sure to bring more praise than you can handle.  We baked an apple crisp cheesecake seven years ago for thanksgiving and it’s become a family tradition ever since.   After you bake this recipe, please comeback and let us know how it turned out for you!


Other Great Cheesecake Recipes For Your Thanksgiving Feast!

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Daiquiri Cheesecake

Daiquiri Cheesecake

Daiquiri Cheesecake Recipe

Got Rum? This is a NO BAKE cheesecake, it’s scrumptious, super quick and easy to make.

I personally have a preference for BAKED cheesecakes, but this one is very tempting! I have not baked this one yet but it won’t be long before I do.  If you are looking for something quick and simple, Try out this daiquiri best cheesecake recipe soon and come back to share your experience with us!

Banana Aloha Cheesecake

Banana Aloha Cheesecake RecipeBanana Aloha Cheesecake

This recipe will water your mouth!!

If your household is anything like my mine, you always have bananas at the ready.  All my children love to eat bananas regularly, so this cheesecake recipe is a no brainer for me.  I’ve made this several times and it’s very easy and simple to bake.  So if you have any bananas laying around the house, why not mix it up and surprise the family with a delicious Banana Aloha cheesecake!!  Come back and share with us, let us know how it turned out!

Interesting!!! borrowed from Webmd

Why Trying to Be Good Is a Bad Idea

WebMD Feature from “Redbook” Magazine

The instant you label any food or behavior “good” or “bad,” you’re practically guaranteeing you won’t reach your goals, warns Redbook’s Real-Life Healthy Life nutrition expert Lisa Young: A single falter (a clandestine donut or skipped workout) is interpreted by your brain as total failure. And since you’re “off your diet,” you’re free to enjoy another donut (or a dozen) until you’re ready to commit to another slim-down plan.

But as Young reminds us, it’s important to teach ourselves that one slipup doesn’t eradicate all prior success, and a truly healthy lifestyle doesn’t have any extremes-meaning a guilt-free donut here and there is not only better than a dozen, but it’s also better than no donuts at all! Here, how to short-circuit the good/bad mindset for good:

– Legalize all foods you consider forbidden; nothing should be off-limits. Once you’re allowed occasional treats, you won’t feel deprived or believe you’re cheating-which in the end just brings on binges.

– When you do slip up, silence negative thoughts (“I’ve been bad”) by instead focusing on the progress you’ve made that same day (“I’ve had six glasses of water”). This helps you stay grounded in reality, so you’re less likely to devise an excuse that facilitates more unhealthy choices (“I’m a screw-up, and screw-ups deserve to be fat…might as well have another piece of cake”).

– If you make an unhealthy choice, simply make it a trade-off with something healthy later in the day or first thing the next morning. For instance, stretch your walk an extra 20 minutes, or skip the cheese and mayo on your turkey burger.

 

Got a Migrain?

Take fresh Ginger at the onset of a Migrain!

Aside from ginger giving us that strong peppery taste that flavors our food so well, according to a study done at a University in Denmark, ginger has been successful in relieving the pain associated with migraines.  The earlier you take it, the faster it works. It apparently works similar to aspirin in that it blocks the chemical that causes inflammation of the blood vessels in the brain.

Recipe for Ginger Honey Tea:

1 tbsp fresh grated ginger or 1 tsp powdered ginger
Juice of ¼ of a lemon
1 tbsp honey
1 cup boiled water

Combine all ingredients and let simmer for 6 minutes. (If using fresh ginger, strain before you drink)

Drink several cups throughout the day.

Note: This recipe is also great for colds and flu!

Ginger has had good results for relieving motion sickness, queasy stomach or other digestive difficulties.

Candybar Cheesecake Recipe

candybar cheesecake recipe Caramel and Nougat! WOW!

I can’t think of anything better to top a cheesecake with than your favorite candybar !

If you enjoy a good snickers bar, you’ll love this recipe.  Covered in hot flowing caramel and chewy nougat bites its a perfect match for the rich creamy taste and delightful texture of cheesecake! I personally have not baked this recipe yet, but plan to very soon.  If you bake this candybar cheesecake recipe before me, please come back and share your experience with us, we’d love to hear about it.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Forget pumpkin pie, let’s eat Pumpkin Cheesecake for Thanksgiving and Holiday desserts this year!

Pumpkin Cheesecake RecipeWith the Holiday season right around the corner, why not try something new.  Our Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas desserts table.  Full of pumpkin spice flavor with a touch of brandy, you are sure to wow your friends and family this Holiday season.  Sit back and watch in joy as they take that first bite and experience the creamy texture and robust flavor.  Trust us, you will be the talk of the night after dessert.  This Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas desserts but don’t you dare hesitate to bake this cheesecake ANY time during ANY season.  Now, imagine a cool fall day like today, a freshly baked Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with heaping spoonfuls of whip cream.  Pour yourself some fresh hot coffee or a cool glass of milk and enjoy the heavenly satisfaction of your latest creation !  After you bake this Pumpkin cheesecake recipe,  please snap a few pics and share your thoughts and results with us.

Japanese Cheesecake Recipe

Cheesecake Recipe to try tonight!

A very light, exotic and terrific tasting cheesecake! This is definitely not the typical cheesecake recipe that you are used to! Let us know what you think if you decide to try this recipe.