There are certain things when I meet someone that help me more easily determine whether I’m going to be friends with them. Liking cheesecake is one of those defining things.
I mean, you don’t have to like it. You could also be a good conversationalist or have a great knack for spontaneous humor or have amazing taste in music. I understand that there are lots of deeper, more meaningful ways to connect with someone you’re just getting to know. But at the end of the day, if I find out you like cheesecake I will immediately ask if you’d like to hang out again, as soon as possible, presumably with plans to consume copious amounts of cheesecake. That’s just how it is.
This recipe in particular I love because it’s got all the richness and thickness of cheesecake done normally, but with a few variations on the classic recipe it becomes low-fat and lower in calories. When I said we were going to consume copious amounts of cheesecake together in our sudden and new friendship, I meant it. Read the rest of this entry »