I got this book last Friday from my lovely secret sister. She knows that I'm always trying to make my house a cleaner, neater, tidier place. I've been devouring it and rethinking the way that I clean my house. I think it will easily take me through the end of the summer to get my house to the state that she's talking about, but it may very well be worth it. I've been doing a little cheating and started on a room that was not my entry way and the difference is pretty noteworthy. Not only does our bedroom look cleaner, but I think the systems that I changed around are going to help with long term tidiness. I'll let you know how it all turns out if I end up following through.
I celebrated my birthday last weekend. It was wonderful and the leftovers left me with a question or two. Find out what they are and how I'm currently answering them in this week's podcast. Stories from the Kitchen Season 2, Episode 2: Taste and See Notes from the episode: Taste and See by Margaret Feinberg Dad’s New York Cheesecake (from the back of a Philidelphia Cream Cheese package) 1 ⅞ cups graham cracker crumbs ¼ to ½ cup butter, melted 1 cup sugar, divided 2 lbs cream cheese (4 packs) 2 large eggs (lightly beaten) 1 tsp vanilla 2 tbsp cornstarch 1 cup sour cream Preheat oven to 450F Mix well graham crackers, 2 tbsp sugar, and enough butter that the mixture holds together. Reserve 2 tbsp for garnish. Press mixture onto bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Chill in the freezer while preparing the filling. Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth and light. Beat in eggs, vanilla, and cornstarch until just blended. S