Steel City Coffeehouse April 18, 2014 8:00PM
Had so much fun that I’m starting the show for the girls again. Come on down!
Steel City Coffeehouse Fri. April 18th 8:00PM
203 Bridge St. Phoenixville, PA 610.933.4033
3 Stories High: 3 Philadelphia-area singer/songwriters, Christine Moll, Kelly Ricketts, & Christine Havrilla, members of a musical mutual admiration society, decided to collaborate on a few songs. The result was a potent blend of voices, musicianship, songwriting and energy: 3 Stories High
This Christmas season I only made about 12 cheesecakes. Crazy thing is cheesecake is not my favorite. However, people seem to love it.
Here’s my recipe and I think the key is in the crust… and oh don’t you dare serve it without fresh cream on top. Lord have mercy!!
In food processor (faster & easier) crush the shortbread cookies and graham crackers until a dry blend. Mix in the sugar. Add the melted butter until well blended. If you can grab a clump in your hand and if it holds its shape, it’s good to go. If not, add a little more melted butter. Line the bottom and sides of the pan with the crust mixture. Set it in the fridge until you’re ready. I use these aluminum spring pans because they really hold the crust well and they make them look so pretty. 🙂
Preheat the oven to 225°. In mixture, add the sour cream to lubricate the bowl. Add the cream cheese. Mix until very creamy. Add the sugar then add the condensed milk. Mix until well incorporated. Add the eggs one at a time. Mix well but don’t over mix. Add the vanilla at the end.
Pour the creamy mixture into the crust pan. Bake for 2 Hours at 225°. After 2 hours, turn off the oven leaving the cake inside. Crack the oven door with a big spoon or something leaving a 2-3 inch crack. (I use a jigger. It’s seems to be a perfect fit) . Let cool in the oven for another hour. Refrigerate and serve with fresh whipped cream. If you make it, let me know how it works out. Tasty Buds!
Note: Do not try to bake when you’re drunk. 😉
Hey you! I just uploaded a video of Remember The Good I performed at The World Cafe in Philly. My only true song written about forgiveness and moving on from a bad breakup choosing only to focus on the good memories from the relationship. Hope you like. Peace and Love
I find myself holding back while writing this new tune. I ask myself, am I holding back to protect the one I’m writing about or am I am I a chicken shit just trying to protect myself? This has never been an issue for me before. If I’m in love, I say it. If I’m broken, I sing it. I try not to wear my heart on my sleeve but rather express my emotions and experiences through lyrics. I’ve tried to be as honest in my writing without being obvious. I think I just needed to write this down to think out loud. I just need to continue to be honest in my song writing and let the chips fall where they may. Music has always been my therapy even before I learned to play a note. So Vanida, continue to be honest and express yourself before you combust yourself.
Download a free recording of If You Dare Me 2. This has been rerecorded a few times and this is my favorite. More free downloads to come. See audio page for free download.
Whether I like it or not, God has thrown me another curve ball without a bat in hand. Is it scary? Yes. Is it my first curve ball? No nor will it be my last. All I can do is not complain, dust off the dirt and shake it off. Now it’s time to regroup and rebuild which can be a big pain in my ass. Figure out a new game plan and take more chances. Change is good, so they say. And dying leaves brings winter’s peace. I’m too stubborn to give in and give up which I’m not sure is a curse or a blessing. So anyway, pick a better bat and get back in the game Vanida because “There’s No Crying in Baseball!”
Keep your head up and only look down for the occasional man hole.
Ok, so you know how when there’s a fly in the room that you just can’t get rid of no matter how much you try to ignore and then becomes a miniature helicopter buzzing passed your head every 60 seconds? Therefore, I must work on this too.