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Thursday, July 28, 2011

National Cheesecake Day July 30th

July 30th is National Cheesecake Day so why not consider making a cheesecake for those you love!

PHILADELPHIA Classic Cheesecake


1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 Tbsp.  sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
4 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp.  vanilla
4 eggs


HEAT oven to 325°F.
MIX graham crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
BAKE 55 min. or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.
SPECIAL EXTRA…Top with fresh fruit just before serving.

PHILADELPHIA 3-STEP Low-Fat Berry Cheesecake


2 HONEY MAID Low Fat Honey Grahams, crushed (about 1/4 cup)
3 pkg.  (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Fat Free Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp.  lemon zest
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp.  vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 cup  sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup  raspberries
2 Tbsp. strawberry jelly, melted


HEAT oven to 300°F.
SPRINKLE graham crumbs onto bottom of 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray. Beat next 5 ingredients with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended.
POUR into pie plate.
BAKE 45 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 3 hours. Top with fruit just before serving; drizzle with jelly.

Lem'n Berry Cheesecake


1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup  COUNTRY TIME Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup  milk
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1   HONEY MAID Graham Pie Crust (6 oz.)
1 cup mixed fresh berries (blueberries and sliced strawberries)


BEAT cream cheese, drink mix and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in milk. Whisk in COOL WHIP.
SPOON into crust.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour. Top with berries just before serving.

Have a terrific Cheesecake day!
Creativity Bug ~ Sue

Inspired to Scrap – Design Team Call

Inspired to Scrap is looking for designers!! No experience on a design team is required and everyone is encouraged to apply.  Please join the Inspired to Scrap message board so everyone can get to know you.  The term will be for 4 months (September-December 2011).

Designers will be asked to help plan and create sample layouts for classes, teach techniques, create blog posts, participate in challenges, post regularly on the message board, and promote Inspired to Scrap on their blogs and elsewhere. We will also ask our designers to commit to no more than one other design team while working with Inspired to Scrap.

As a thank you, designers will receive a scrapbooking package every other month during their term, one free class following their term, and they will be highlighted on the design team page of the website.

Please submit the following information to stacey{at} by August 15th, 2011 with “Design Team” in the subject line.
1.  Your name, mailing address and email address
2.  Your blog and/or a link to your online gallery
3. A list of online communities you are active in.
4. Two layouts plus an additional project (layout or altered item) that reflect your current style.
5.  A blurb about why you’d like to be a designer and what you can bring to the team.
6. A list of other design teams you have been on or are currently on.

Call is open to scrappers in the U.S. and Canada. The new design team will be announced no later than August 20th, 2011 on the blog and message board.

Good Luck!
Creativity Bug ~ Sue