Thursday, June 2, 2011

The World's Best Cheesecake Recipe

Editor's Note: LG got married last week, as many of you know.  As a result, he hasn't had time to create an original post.  So he's re-posting a favorite from June of 2010...we hope you enjoy!


My girlfriend and I [Editor's Note: now wife in 2011] played miniature golf recently. We have a bit of a "spirited" rivalry (read: bitter) going, and neither of us likes to lose. We were tied, about halfway through the round, when she mentioned that she was making a cheesecake for an upcoming party.

"You know, my dad used to make the world's best cheesecake," I said.  "It was his own special recipe.  I remember busing tables at his diners as a kid and hearing customers beg him for the secret.  Really, they begged.  He would charge $100 for a typewritten copy of the recipe -- and he had a fair number of takersAnd this was in the 1970s, when $100 was a lot of money."

"Oh my God, you have to get me that recipe, I have to have it! Is it still in the family?" she asked.

"Not that I'm aware, although there are a bunch of old boxes at my sister's house, it might be in one of them. I'm not really sure."

I wouldn't say that the cheesecake distraction was 100% responsible, but I won the match by five strokes. My girlfriend was not happy.  She doesn't like to lose.  Did I mention that? 

She also loves to cook and bake, and she became obsessed with me finding that recipe. "Did you look? Have you checked your sister's house yet?" she asked repeatedly. "Is there anywhere else it might be?"

Last week, I e-mailed her a .pdf attachment labeled "Cheesecake Recipe." My cover note simply said, "Guess what I found?!"

Later, she told me that she could hardly contain her excitement in her rush to open the attachment.

This is what she saw (you'll have to scroll down a bit, great cheesecake recipes are worth it):

It was the mini-golf scorecard showing my 5-stroke victory. Cruel, I know.  That's just the way I roll sometimes.  I thought it was funny anyway...

PS I still haven't found the recipe, so don't bother asking.


  1. Ah, now that she's married to you she can make you pay for this trickery, big time! ;)

  2. Congratulations, LG!! (On the golf game--oh, and on the marriage too!)

  3. And she still married you??! Wow, she is a good sport isn't she? haha. Fun post.

  4. Very clever - like something my hubby would do. BTW - MY dad makes the world's best cheesecake!

  5. And she married you anyway? I'd watch my back if I was you. LOL


  6. She was still able to beat you on 8,9,10,11 & 18! The pro at a course where I used to play gave his twin sons the middle names "Palmer" & Nicklaus. Give you any ideas?

  7. And the poor lady married you? She must be crazy in love or.....just crazy

  8. You. Are. Rotten.

    That's why I keep coming back for more.

  9. haha! I knew you were up to something, just had no idea exactly what until I scrolled down!
    And congrats! So happy for you LG! And the new Little Missus! Can't wait for details and maybe pictures?

  10. Hilarious! I woulda been pissed for a least 2 minutes if I were her though. :)

    You GOTTA find that recipe, Man!

    Congrats on your getting married! Yay for Love!

  11. You know, now that she is married she may get you back. Just saying...It's a woman thing.
    Have her read this. Hairy Hearts a comin. I tried to hyperlink it but its not working just go on my blog. Trust me. It's funny. (you might want to first lol)
    This is within the first week of my new marriage. (yes we are still happily married.)

  12. Totally not cool!!! But funny!!! I think??!! I was really thinking I had hit the jackpot. Note to the wife: please repay him for us. TeeHeeHee! Let us know if you need ideas.


The LG Report appreciates all comments, thanks for taking the time; Karma will probably award you a winning lotter ticket or something. The "or something" being more likely. But thanks again!