My Mom’s entries for Strawberry Seduction: Strawberry Cheesecake and Pancakes w/Strawberry Compote

My mother has been a loyal reader of my blog since the beginning. Aside from enjoying seeing what I write about here and making sure that I’m eating well 😛 , I think one of her favorite parts of this blog are the many comments you leave for me, my loyal readers. She was interested in Strawberry Seduction when I first posted it, and so she has happily joined the fray with some entries of her own (along with a good number of you–the round-up of all of the entries should be my next post!)!

Without a blog of her own, I am hosting her entries here, so please say hello, readers! :-) So enough of my interruptions, here is her post:

Strawberry Supreme Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

  • Crust:
    • 1.75-2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 6 Tbsp butter
  • Filling
    • 24 oz Philadelphia Cream Cheese (16 oz light variety, 1 fat free).
    • 1 cup sugar (granulated)
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 cup light sour cream
    • 1/2 cup light ricotta
  • 1/2 bag milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips
  • strawberries

Preheat oven to 350°F.

First, prepare the graham cracker crust. Set up a springform pan on a cookie sheet. Mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter together well and then press this into the bottom of a springform pan, flattening the crumbs with a spoon on the bottom and about an inch up the sides of the pan.

Now, prepare the filling. Beat the cream cheese well with a mixer and then add the sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well, adding and incorporating the eggs one at a time. Lastly, work in the sour cream, ricotta, and mix well.

Pour this mixture into the crust. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and place the strawberries around the edges.

Bake 80-90 minutes until golden brown and the center is almost set.

Remove gently from oven and cool before removing the outside of spring pan.

Refrigerate overnight and enjoy!

(adapted from Nabisco recipe)

Strawberry Compote (for Sunday Morning Whole Wheat Pancakes)

I was on a diet maybe 8-10 years ago and loved a blueberry compote dish that was healthy, quick, and tasty. Eventually, I tried strawberries instead. I’ve altered the ingredients slightly.

When strawberries are plentiful, set some aside, clean well, and freeze for many Sunday’s when they aren’t so plentiful.

  • 1-1.5 cups frozen berries
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 5-6 Tbsp of either apple cider or strawberry banana V8 juice
  • 1-2 tsp granulated sugar (or Splenda)

In a small nonstick pot, add frozen strawberries, cornstarch, juice, and sugar. Cook on low, partially covered until bubbly and thickened. Do not overcook or the berries will mush.

Garnish with whipped cream on healthy whole wheat pancakes (Mike: I prefer less healthy pancakes 😉 ), fresh waffles, or even as a dessert over ice cream or frozen yogurt.


(adapted from Biometrics)

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24 Responses to “My Mom’s entries for Strawberry Seduction: Strawberry Cheesecake and Pancakes w/Strawberry Compote”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Yeah for Mike’s mom taking part in Strawberry Seduction! Both dishes look great. Growing up, my grandmother made a compote, so this post takes me down memory lane. Thanks!

  2. Susan at Sticky,Gooey,Creamy,Chewy Says:

    That is one serious cheesecake! It has the classic “seduction” combination – chocolate and strawberries. I love it! Your mom rocks!

  3. Pixie Says:

    Aww, Hiya momma! Loving your cheesecake. How wonderful of you to offer these recipes to us. I think you should start your own food blog!

  4. RecipeGirl Says:

    How cute… aren’t Mom’s great? My mom is an avid reader of my blog too.

    Hey Mike’s Mom- Mike is one cool dude with some great recipes. Lucky you! Lucky us!

  5. grace Says:

    now we know where mike gets his culinary prowess!

    just for the record, pancakes are a sunday tradition at my house too, and i think i’ll break out that compote next time–it sounds great!

  6. Nora Says:

    hello Mike’s Mom!!! I love both recipes, especially the cheesecake – choc & strawberries topping, perfect! I made a cheesecake (lemon-lime) yesterday but it doesn’t look as seductive as yours 😉

    Mike, looks like I am too late to get into strawberry seduction, sorry about that. I was so keen to support your fist event. But I am so exhausted mentally and also tired of looking at the computer after the intense last few weeks of working on my thesis. Good news is that I submitted it on time (phew!). But I also just started a new job at a private practice, so stress level is up again. I miss blogging, especially visiting blogs (yours included, of course!). Hopefully will be back in full swing soon.

    Looking forward to your round-up.

  7. Bubbles Says:

    Thank you all for all of your support, and nice comments. I really appreciate them. It all started when Michael (he’ll always be Michael to me) was young, lending a hand in the kitchen, helping to create great dishes at a young age. While I provided Michael with the fundamentals, he has taken his culinary prowess to a higher level on his own, albeit a much spicier level. I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of him, so keep cooking and keep blogging. Michael’s mom

  8. sunita Says:

    Hello, Mike’s mum…so it runs in the genes :-)…really nice of you to share your culinary skills with us…thanks.

  9. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) Says:

    Hi, Mike’s mom! Thanks for sharing your recipes with us.

  10. Sandie (Inn Cuisine) Says:

    Hi Mike’s Mom! I love your contributions to Mike’s “Strawberry Seduction” series! (Would you care to adopt a middle-aged “daughter” who adores strawberries and cheesecake?)

    I think it’s great fun that you agreed to participate in Mike’s series and blog, and your recipes sound delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  11. Peter Says:

    Mike, you said no more strawberry posts but I’m glad you lied! lol

    Mom’s always know best.

  12. Coffee and Vanilla Says:

    Your cheesecake is really worth trying :)
    I will save it to my bookmarks.
    Talking about kumquats, it sounds like we have the same opinion about them… or rather lack of the opinion… I’m going to give them second try preparing something for AFAM 😉
    Ciao, Margot

  13. Kevin Says:

    Cheesecake, strawberries and chocolate…mmm…

  14. Coffee and Vanilla Says:


    I tagged you for very short Six-Word Memoir… :)

    Have a good day, Margot

  15. Bellini Valli Says:

    Welcome Mike’s mom:D

  16. noble pig Says:

    Hi Mom, This looks wonderful and sinful! My kind of food!

  17. Deb Says:

    Hi to Mike’s Mom! Those pancakes look awesome and I love the cute plate they are served on!!! So glad you could join us! Mike, you need to set her up on her own blog!

  18. White On Rice Couple Says:

    All this wicked strawberry goodness is killing us! We’ve gotta get some strawberries and join in on the party!
    BTW- great job Mom! :)

  19. Helene Says:

    So nice of you. I love both recipes. Yum!

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  21. anamika Says:

    nice blog !

  22. Deeba Says:

    How sweet is that Mike!! Good for MOM!! YAY!!

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    Is there a chance I could date you? I love you

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