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A few months ago I headed off to Brio, a restaurant here in town to celebrate Kristy from Sweet Treats and More and Alyssa from The Recipe Critic who both had birthdays. I was certainly the odd duck out as Nikki (who joined us from Chef In Training), Alyssa and Kristy are all pregnant, but it was so much fun. The three of us always have the best time together and this time was no different, well other than the fact that I wanted to shove all of the pregnant ladies down and devour Alyssa’s greek yogurt cheesecake. It was seriously delicious. Like, awesomeness. So, since then I’ve been working my tail off on a greek yogurt New York cheesecake recipe and dudes, this one is it! Plus it has a brown sugar berry sauce. AND today is my 30th birthday so of course we needed dessert, oh and a $1,000 giveaway. Who doesn’t like free money on someone else’s birthday?!! Plus check out all of my talented friends’ posts that are up to help me celebrate, Something Swanky, Centercut Cook, Favorite Family Recipes, Sweet Treats and More, Rachel Cooks, A Southern Fairytale, The Girl Who Ate Everything, Cooking For Keeps, A Spoonful of Flavor (who made and awesome Cake!!) and Lauren’s Latest!

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Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake with the most lickable brown sugar berry sauce on ohsweetbasil.com

I could just sit and give this baby love eyes all day long, but as I want to shovel it in as well I guess that just wont work. I went a little crazy on this guy, first the recipe is super creamy and wonderful, but I had no choice and I took the graham cracker crust to a new level, a double decker level. I just love it so much I had to! You certainly don’t have to double the crust but you wont regret it if you do.

Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake with the most lickable brown sugar berry sauce on ohsweetbasil.com

There’s also a tiny hint of lemon in the crust, but you really can’t tell. It just tastes a little more bright and fresh. And then we’ve got the sauce. It’s raspberries and brown sugar all cooked up to make not only the prettiest sauce but also the most delicious. Again, you could use sugar but trust me the brown sugar gives a little something extra. I love a good berry sauce. And the filling, oh ,my goodness!!!!! Tillamook has new Greek Yogurt and you guys, it is so creamy and incredible. Of course I had to use it! These no bake cheesecakes have one too and they are pretty darned awesome as well so you have two choices now!

Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake with the most lickable brown sugar berry sauce on ohsweetbasil.com

Anyway, I figured this would be perfect for spring desserts or Easter dinner dessert. It’s lovely and totally bright and fresh. And I just talked myself into making another this weekend, so watch out pregnant ladies, I’m going in for cheesecake again.

What Is the Difference Between Greek Yogurt and Regular Yogurt?

Greek yogurt is strained three times, so most of the liquid is removed.

This gives Greek yogurt a creamier texture and a stronger flavor.

Is Greek Yogurt Healthier than Regular Yogurt?

Greek yogurt has less sugar and more protein than regular yogurt.

But regular yogurt delivers twice the bone-strengthening mineral calcium.

How Long Will Cheesecake Keep?

Cheesecake will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake Recipe

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Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake Recipe

3.46 from 11 votes
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Greek Yogurt Plain, 2%- we use Tillamook
  • 2 Packages 8oz each, cream cheese-softened
  • 1 1/3 cups of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla exract
  • 6 large eggs plus 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of butter melted for the pan

for the graham cracker crust

  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 16 graham crackers crushed fine in a food processor
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter

For the raspberry sauce

  • 2 cups of raspberries
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon of water

Instructions

For the crust

  • Heat the oven to 325.
  • Cut the cream cheese into cubes and set aside while you make the crust.
  • In a food processor, blend together the graham crackers, sugar, and lemon zest.
  • Stir in the melted butter and press into the bottom of a spring form pan.
  • Bake for 12-13 minutes and then allow to cool on a wire rack.

For the cheesecake

  • Increase the temperature to 500.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer, add the cream cheese and mix until softened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and salt and beat again, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the greek yogurt, vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Beat on low until well combined.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg yolks, beat again and scrape down the sides.
  • Next, add the eggs, two at a time mixing the entire time.
  • Once all have been added allow to mix for 1 minute.
  • Using a pastry brush, and being careful to not disturb the crust, brush the inside walls of the spring form pan with the melted butter.
  • Pour in the filling and bake for 10 minutes. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR, but after 10 minutes turn the heat down to 200.
  • Allow to bake for about 1 1/2 hours or until the internal temp of the cheesecake is 150 (using a thermometer) Let the cheesecake cool on a wire rack, not the stove top, for 5 minutes then run a pairing knife around the edges.
  • Let the cheesecake cool an additional 2 1/2 hours then wrap tightly in saran wrap and cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours, up to 3 days.
  • To unmold the cheesecake I like to do like America's Test Kitchen and wrap the pan with a hot dish towel for a minute and then open it.
  • Serve with red berry sauce.

For the berry sauce

  • Cook the berries and brown sugar in a sauce pan over medium low heat, smashing occasionally.
  • Cook for about 6-8 minutes then remove from the heat and using a mesh strainer over a bowl, strain out the seeds by pressing the mixture with a rubber spatula.
  • Place back in the saucepan.
  • Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let sit for 3 minutes.
  • Stir into the berry sauce and allow to sit for 2 hours.
  • Whisk the sauce before pouring it over the cheesecake.
Nutrition Facts
Greek Yogurt New York Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 492
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 189.5mg63%
Carbohydrates 52.6g18%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 40.3g45%
Protein 11.1g22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Oh with two teenagers… I won’t be short of ideas… But I sure could use a few things for myself!! 😉

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  • Having a baby boy in August! Would buy so many fun baby things!

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  • well, with a baby on the way, I’m sure there are SO many things I could buy!!!

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  • Looks so delicious!!

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  • Wow, there are so many options. My hubs has wanted an iPad forever, so I’d probably get that for him. Either that or a DSLR for me! 🙂

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  • I either put it towards a new kitchen sink, tile for our backsplash, or save it for Christmas!

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  • shopping spree 🙂

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  • Um, I’d probably buy diapers!! Haha. I’d probably buy a desk for our study, actually. And my mouth is seriously watering over that beautiful cheesecake! You have loads of talent, Carrian! Happy birthday!

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    • pfff! I wish I had your decorating skills!

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  • im saving to buy a house so that would go to my downpayment

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  • I’d buy a new kitchen sink and faucets, and still have enough $ left over to pay a plumber to put them in !

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  • I would pay off some of my graduate school!!!!

    Kristin

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  • Wow….a thousand dollars! New summer duds for my minions! This looks delish.

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  • with a thousand dollar Amazon card I would buy my daughters new beds because they’re currently still in their cribs , I would buy my husband something he’s been wanting,and I would buy myself a new bik. I hope I Win! happy birthday yesterday by the way

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  • I would buy a decorations for my new house.

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  • I would love to buy a couch since our dog tore all the cushions.

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  • I’d buy a fridge or a stove.

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  • While I would love to buy a new Louis Vuitton bag, I would probably use it for some home improvement projects around the house and my crafting camper!

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  • We’re moving to Georgia this summer and buying our first house, so I’d definitely use it to buy stuff for decorating our new home 🙂

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  • Lovely cheesecake! I’d probably save the $1000 for next Christmas. Although I could use a new blender….

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  • I would finally get my teeth fixed. Please pick me!

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  • I would buy things to help cut the cost of my upcoming wedding, such as bridesmaids’ gifts and accessories!

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  • Hmmm, everything I want to spend money on right now comes from the nursery – plants, trees, bushes. Quite sure it wouldn’t be a problem though! I really need to upgrade my music player and could use a whole new set of motivational music for exercise.

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  • I would put it toward our downpayment for our house

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  • Yummmm! Happy Birthday to BOTH of us!!!

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  • Wow! With $1000, a new vacuum is just what this house needs! The rest would be splurge money. 🙂

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  • I’d get myself a kitchenaid mixer and whip up this yummy cheesecake!

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  • I would buy a new set of pots and pans for my kitchen–my are sooooo bad.

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  • I would use it for music and books, lots and lots of books. This recipe looks amazing and happy birthday.

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  • This cheesecake looks amazing. I love the idea of a brown sugar berry sauce and I wish you a happy birthday. I would choose to buy clothes and books or a flight or two to visit my family.

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  • I’d love to buy a new lens for my camera!

    That cheesecake looks amazing, by the way!

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  • Happy Birthday! What would I buy? Some clothes for my boys, some linens for the house and cook books for my addiction.
    Get ready for a great year!

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  • I’d get a road bike! We’ve been looking for one for me but just can’t justify the cost yet…

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  • I wish for you a happy birthday and many more! Thanks for the Yummy recipe!

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  • Mmmmm Yummy!

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  • What wouldn’t I buy with $1000? An iPad for my husband and new pots and pans for me would probably be my first purchases.

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  • That money could go a long way with paying for gluten free groceries!

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  • As a New Yorker I must try this!! OMG! Happiest of birthdays to you and hope you have a terrific celebration 🙂 -Nic

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  • I would buy new bedding, and furniture.

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  • Happy Birthday! Mine is tomorrow. 🙂 I honestly have no idea what I would spend the money on… though I do have to buy a $150 textbook soon, so I guess I would do that. 😛

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  • I would buy tons of exotic ingredients for some amazing cooking.

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  • We just moved to a new house in the country and I want to makeover my bedroom. This would be a huge blessing! Happy Birthday! Mine is Saturday 19th!

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  • I would buy an IPAD.

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  • Happy birthday! Wow, what a giveaway. I would get some much needed kitchen and household items, as well as some things for our friend who is a disabled vet.

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  • I’d get some home decor items and furniture for my living room!

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  • I could get some stuff that needs to be done around the house.
    Happy Birthday!

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  • We definitely need a new sofa!

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  • Wow, happy birthday! I was *just* browsing Greek yogurt cheesecake recipes as a part of the Eat Clean Challenge I’m joining this month. This may not be entirely healthy, but I’m counting the Greek yogurt in there for something–pinned!

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  • I’d buy new pots and pans!

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  • I think I’d buy my kids summer clothes! Happy birthday!

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  • My husband is in grad school and the gift card would be used for his textbooks!

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  • Happy Birthday! I love to cook and bake and I am lacking in good (or any) equipment, so I would definitely get kitchen tools if I were to win!

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  • Love cheesecake and looking forward to trying this version.

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  • Happy Birthday! And wow I bookmarked this instantly!

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  • Happy Birthday to you! I’m drooling over these delicious pictures…

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  • Happy Birthday!! I’d buy new pots and pans 🙂

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  • Yum! Happy Birthday!

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  • Happy, happy birthday Carrian! I hope it’s a wonderful start to a great year! 🙂 Thanks for celebrating your birthday with a delicious-looking cheesecake with my favorite Greek Yogurt – I might just have to try it out myself. 😉

    All the best,

    Katie of the Tillamook team

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  • Looks yummy! Happy Birthday!

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  • Happy Birthday! I love raspberries, I can’t wait to make this cheesecake. And I’d use the amazon gift card to buy things I’ll need for my new apartment for when I move out for university this summer. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

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  • I would buy some new kitchen tools!

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  • If I had a thousand dollars I would buy household furnishings. Thank you for the giveaway and great recipes.

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  • We are cheesecake addicts in my house! I cannot wait to try this. Yummy!

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  • Oh this looks so yummy!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  • A lot of gifts for my wife so I can surprise her every time she needs a pick me up.

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  • Happy Birthday sweet friend!!! And what a cheesecake to celebrate with! It looks incredible!!! I would shove everyone out of the way for a slice too 😉 If I won the giveaway, I would use it toward our family Disney vacation!

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  • Happy Birthday!! I would love to buy a KitchenAid for my mom and a new set of cookware for myself!

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  • I love buying gifts for other people, so I would probably use it for everyone in my family. But I’d probably pick up a new camera lens for myself first!

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  • I would buy a Blendtec and all that comes with it!

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  • From all of us at Soda Pop PR – Happy Birthday Carrian! xox

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  • Oh man , what would I NOT buy with $1000?

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  • Happy Birthday! Today is my birthday too!

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    • NO WAY!!!! Happy birthday!

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  • Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for giving us a present for your birthday. Have been following your friend, The Girl Who Ate Everything & would like to follow you too……..anxious to try one of, or all of your cheesecake recipes.

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    • Love Christy, she is just the sweetest! And I look forward to hearing from you more! Happy wednesday!

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  • I would love to buy a new wardrobe since I’ve recently lost a lot of weight.

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    • No way! That’s awesome! Good for you!

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  • It’s my birthday too! Happy Birthday to us today!

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    • That’s awesome!! two others just commented it’s their’s too!

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  • We are wanting to have another baby so I would buy everything I would need for a baby. It’s been a while since we have our last so we would need to pretty much buy everything all over again! Which is overwhelming!

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  • That cake looks delish. I would probably buy a new laptop with the $1k.

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  • I would like to buy furniture for my baby’s nursery!

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  • Happy birthday!

    I would buy some patio furniture!

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  • I would buy a vitamix blender and a laptop.

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  • I would buy everything in my Amazon wish list! First and foremost, a KitchenAid stand mixer! 🙂 Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity!

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  • Happy Birthday! 30 is great!!

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  • What a delicious recipe! I would buy loads of baby supplies for my newborn 🙂

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  • Winning an Amazon gift certificate would allow me to purchase many items for the nursery of my first grand baby due in December!

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  • An espresso machine! And books!

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  • Something at Pottery Barn would be nice.

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  • Patio furniture!

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  • What an exciting giveaway! My birthday is coming up so I would look at items such as skin care and shoes to give myself a fresh look.

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  • Nice giveaway and what a BEAUTIFUL looking cheesecake. I would buy a KitchenAid for me and my mother if I won.

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  • I have a long list of things on Amazon that I want to buy, several books, pillow cases, some coconut oil, a body brush…LOVE…LOVE …LOVE Amazon.com.

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  • You can never say no to cheesecake. Looks delicious. I will have to try this.
    As for the $1000, I would buy a rug for my loving room and then stock up on baby supplies (ie. Diapers, wipes, clothes, cereal..)

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  • I looove cheesecake and this looks amazing! Great giveaway! I would spend it on clothes!!

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  • What a fabulous birthday cake!!

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  • I don’t say no when raspberries are involved. As for the $1000, I’d put it towards new furniture for my piano room.

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  • Happy Birthday, dear friend! Beautiful cheesecake! It looks so creamy and delicious.

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  • love this cheesecake – and $1000….hmm i’d probably put it towards a new appliance!!

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  • If I were to win $1000, I would buy my daughter and I kitchen essentials and I would also try to set aside enough to treat myself to a Kindle and a vacuum cleaner.

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  • Happy Birthday! Thank you for posting such wonderful recipes!

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  • I love anything and everything about cheese cakes. I am always coming up with a different recipe or way f serving a cheese cake. This looks so yummy. Watch for my Easter cheese cakes…

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  • I’ve never had cheesecake but this looks A-maze-ing!

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  • Looks so delicious – and wishes for a VERY Happy Birthday!

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