Sunday, June 16, 2019

Please welcome our guest Kay Finch! #Giveaway #GF

Kay Finch is joining us today and she's sharing her recipe for a healthy (!) cheesecake!


CELEBRATING WITH A QUICK CHEESECAKE
As I’m celebrating the June 11th release of The Black Cat Steps On A Crack, Bad Luck Cat Mystery #4, I should be busy writing the next adventure of Sabrina and Hitchcock. I get sidetracked easily, though, and when I came across my grandmother’s recipe notebook I stopped to page through it.
Today, it’s easy to capture an image of an interesting recipe. Not so quick in her time –she obviously spent many hours recopying recipes into this book. (Of the other treasures I kept from her kitchen, the strawberry dish is my favorite).  When I came across the “Quick Cheesecake” recipe, my mouth started watering. My husband and I both love cheesecake, and our wedding anniversary was yesterday – it’s not too late to celebrate with this treat. (I especially appreciate this recipe because it’s gluten-free and diabetic friendly, too!)
INGREDIENTS:                                                                                              
2 packages 8-oz. cream cheese
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice, divided
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Coat an 8-inch square pan w/ nonstick spray. Combine cream cheese and ½ cup sugar; beat well. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Beat in ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and ¼ teaspoon lemon juice. Spoon into dish and bake 40-45 minutes, or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Do not turn off the oven.  Meanwhile, combine the sour cream with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, ½ teaspoon vanilla, and ¼ teaspoon lemon juice; mix well. Spread over top of cheesecake and bake for 10 minutes. Let cheesecake cool, then cover and chill for at least 4 hours. 








 
About THE BLACK CAT STEPS ON A CRACK:
Sabrina Tate and her cat, Hitchcock, must sort through the clues when a librarian is killed and justice is overdue . . .
With construction on the town’s new library nearing completion, mystery writer Sabrina Tate is thrilled that local book lovers, and her own forthcoming novel, will soon have a fine new home. But tensions are rising at the site as the headstrong new librarian insists on telling the construction crew how to do their jobs, bringing work to a standstill. When Sabrina’s cat unearths the dead body of the librarian not long after—and a good friend’s husband is named as the main suspect—she finds herself being pulled into a murder investigation yet again.
While virtually all the workers at the site had a motive to commit the dark deed, Sabrina turns her attention to the victim’s background looking for clues, but hits a dead end when she can’t locate any of the woman’s family. As a string of planted evidence and a murky collection of malicious characters start to surface, Sabrina knows she and Hitchcock will have to tread carefully, before the library killer decides to check them out for good . . .

Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Penguin Random House.  Though her character, Sabrina Tate, has left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and pets. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com

**** GIVEAWAY! ****
Kay is giving away one copy of The Black Cat Steps on a Crack.  Leave a comment below to be entered to win.  (US only). 

48 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read it. The cheesecake sounds delicious and it's my favorite. I think the title is creative and catchy.thank you for the chance. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  2. This looks delicious! Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. Cheesecake is my first choice in desserts so it's great to see a cheesecake that is diabetic friendly. Thanks for sharing the recipe & for sharing you talent as an author with great mysteries!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. "Easy" is my first choice, then cheesecake is second. LOL.

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  4. Happy Anniversary! I love the old notebook. Recipe sounds yummy. And no springform pan.

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  5. Recipes from moms and grandmas are a treasure! Especially those written down with their own handwriting.

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    1. You're right about that, and now my first cousin is asking about the notebook . . .I thinks she'd like to have it. Since I'm much older than she is, maybe I should mention the notebook in my will.

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  6. Your book sounds terrific. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. And, for the recipe, too. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hope you get a chance to read and enjoy the book, Linda.

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  7. I like your series.
    And cheesecake is always good!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for the cheesecake recipe.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  9. Happy Anniversary from a fellow Houstonian! The cheesecake looks deadly and the story is deadly!
    patdupuy@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Pat. Hope to see you next Saturday for my signing at Murder by the Book. Unless you are home eating cheesecake. LOL.

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  10. Recipe souds great! Would love to win this book!

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  11. Thanks for the opportunity to win your latest labor of love! :)

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    1. Thanks Lizz - I like the "labor of love" label.

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  12. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I have to try this since I love cheesecake too! Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Sounds yummy! I've never made one without a crust...and with a baked topping! Looking forward to reading this book

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    1. It's perfect for me since crust is not allowed with me. I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy the book!

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  14. Great series! Can't wait to read more about Sabrina a Hitchcock! I like that that the recipe is for a crustless cheesecake, will have to give it a try.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I look forward to reading your book. Thanks for the chance. We love cheesecake will have to try this one.

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  16. Thanks for the chance look forward to reading the book.

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  17. This recipe sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing and for offering a chance to win this book! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Taylor R. WilliamsJune 16, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    This sounds like a great series - sure would love to win - thanks for the chance. trwilliams 69 at msn dot com

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  19. Yum, I have to try this. Thanks for sharing. Love the book cover. Hitchcock looks just like my "nephew" Dallas. Thanks for the chance!
    kozo8989@hotmail.com

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