Let me tell you a short story. I use to hate cheesecake. Yes! For you cheesecake lovers I admit I thought weird about you to for eating it. But,after I got pregnant my taste buds did a complete 180. My husband was and still is obsessed with cheesecake. In fact,his favorite restaurant is Cheesecake Factory. I just didn’t understand it until I had a craving for it. I remember the time when I requested it one night and my husband was in shock and excited that I finally “joined” the cheesecake loving club. And I haven’t turned back yet.
I love to bake and entertain. My first audience is always going to be my husband and daughter though. If I can satisfy them then I am sure pleasing a crowd would be considerable. My husband use to always ask,”What are you going to use that for?” Or “These are getting old so we got to do something with it.” After researching and practice runs we are slowly getting out of habit of throwing away extras and buying more later to saving then creating something else with it.In this case I choose blackberries. We had about two cups left and I didn’t know what to do with them. I don’t really like the bitter taste of the berries so I knew I wouldn’t eat them. But I found this recipe on Cooks.com .
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 graham cracker crust (9″), baked (I used a cornflake crust. I melted one stick of butter, crumbled cornflakes in a bowl an added a cup of sugar. I mixed them together and then spread the crust evenly in my pan)
1 c. sugar
3 tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 c. water