One thing I definitely remember is the fact that I was sick as a dog and was told to stop talking by the doctor. I also remember that my dorm room which was pretty much a loft, was not packed up and a bunch of assorted family members were cleaning and packing and putting things into a uhaul and moving me and Joel out of our little rooms and into a little apartment. I remember that I went out one day with my future in-laws, best friends, and we saw Atlantis and ate at Johnny Rockets. I remember how I was struck by the differences between Northwesterners and Southerners. I'll share some more memories later this week.
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