One of my husband’s cousins gifted Dindin with the book, From the Kitchen to the Heart by Vicky Veloso-Barrera. She read the book and fancied upon the Strawberry Cheesecake recipe. She begged me for us to make it so I agreed.
I told her to get a piece of paper and write down the ingredients needed so that we can get the materials the next time we go to the supermarket. And so we did. But unfortunately, there seemed to be a shortage of cream cheese at that time that the shelves of the grocery stores we went to were empty. Yes, we looked at several big supermarkets and couldn’t find cream cheese at all. It took a while for them to replenish, like about a month but when we were able to get them, we became busy and were not able to cook either.
But today, we made time for it. Dindin finished her schoolwork early so we were able to make time for some baking. That is part of her practical arts training.
I cannot publish the recipe of the cheesecake here because it is not mine. But what I can say is that instead of 1 1/4 cups of crushed Graham crackers, I only used 1 cup for the pie crust. That was already enough for the regular nine-inch pie plate. I originally followed the recipe but realized that the crust mixture is taking up too much space in the pie plate so there is no more room for the cream cheese.
Dindin was so excited making it, helping me with the mixing and reading the procedure for me. She was also the one who cracked the eggs.
This cheesecake recipe isn’t really extraordinary in taste, but it made up for an extraordinary time that mother and daughter were able to spend together. Indeed, this strawberry cheesecake of ours was baked with love.
We have some leftover candied strawberries so tomorrow, we are going to make some strawberry milkshake for the family. I hope we can get some vanilla ice cream as topping for this. That would make for really yummy milkshake!
Bonding moments are fun but they can also be learning opportunities for kids. It is not only limited to baking. It could be anything that both the parent and the kid enjoy doing. Have a happy bonding time this week mommies! 😀
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: