Cakes

Luscious Lemon Cheesecake

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I've never been a huge fan of cheesecake but my family LOVES it! I do believe that it's my husband's favorite dessert of all time. I am however a HUGE lemon lover, so the combination of the two is a match made in heaven. Just like us :) This cake is smooth and creamy (like him) and yet has a zippy punch of pucker (like me). Nothing overwhelming, mind you, just a slight reminder that says "Hey, I'm here and I don't want to go unnoticed!" And guess what else.

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For the crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon lemon zest (approximately 1 lemon, save the juice)

For the filling:
2 packages (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 packages (8 ounces) Neufchatel cheese (lower fat cream cheese), softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons raw honey
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest (approximately 2 lemons)
2 teaspoons lemon extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
Yellow food coloring (optional)
5 eggs, lightly beaten (at room temperature)

For the garnish:
Lemon slices
Lemon zest
Whipped cream
Mint leaves
-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. -Prepare a 10" springform pan by spraying it with baking spray. -In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, sugar and lemon zest. -Press the crumbs in the...
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Nutritions

Calories
413

Sodium
421mg
17% DV

Fat
22g
34% DV

Protein
8g
16% DV

Carbs
40g
13% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Putting a little Southern spin on classic New England lobster rolls with these simple and delicious shrimp rolls! On a warm summer day, there's just nothing better than a chilled sandwich and a cold beverage. Make them ahead if you're entertaining, or whip up the no-cook meal in about 15 minutes. These easy shrimp rolls are a delicious lunch or dinner when served alongside coleslaw, potato chips, hush puppies or pickles!

2 T salted butter
1 lb. peeled and deveined cooked shrimp
1 stalk celery
2 green onions
1/3 c mayonnaise
1 t lemon juice
1 t white vinegar
1 T minced fresh dill
1/4 t Old Bay seasoning
1/4 t sugar
Kosher salt and black pepper ( to taste )
4 hot dog buns
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  • Pat shrimp dry and place in a large bowl. Add the celery and green onions; toss gently to combine.
  • In a separate bowl or large measuring cup, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice,...
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Nutritions

Calories
248

Sodium
870mg
36% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
19g
38% DV

Carbs
23g
8% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV