Sour Cream Cheesecake

Sour Cream Cheesecake

Made with only eight ingredients, this dessert packs classic flavor with a silky, creamy texture. You can whip up this dessert in less than 30 minutes.

Sour Cream Cheesecake Ingredients

  • Graham Crackers: Adds a light, sweet, crunchy texture that you know and love from classic cheesecake.
  • Butter: Adds a bit of flavor and holds the graham cracker crumbs together.
  • Sugar: Adds sweetness to the cheesecake crust and batter.
  • Eggs: Creates the thickness and stability in the cheesecake batter, providing the perfect structure.
  • Cream Cheese: A rich, slightly acidy cheese, it has a delicate, mild flavor and is the main contributor of the silky texture of the cheesecake.
  • Salt: Helps enhance the flavors of the cheesecake and balances the sweetness of the batter.
  • Vanilla Extract: An essential ingredient in many desserts, it enhances the flavor of the cheesecake.
  • Daisy Sour Cream: The star ingredient that gives the cheesecake its name. The sour cream adds moisture and adds a slight tang to offset the sweetness of the cheesecake.

Substitutions, Variations, and Tips

  • For best results, bring all ingredients to room temperature before assembling and use high-quality ingredients, such as Daisy Sour Cream.
  • For ease of baking and cleanup, wrap the bottom of the spring-form pan with aluminum foil.
  • Animal Crackers, gingersnaps, chocolate wafer cookies, vanilla wafer cookies, or gluten-free graham cookies may be used in place of traditional graham crackers.
  • You can use a clean glass bottom or a spoon to press the crust into the pan.
  • Adding lemon zest and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to the batter will add a nice citrus note.
  • For best results, don’t overmix the filling.
  • Don’t remove the sides of the sprint-form pan until the cheesecake has completely chilled.
  • This velvety and rich cheesecake can be eaten as is or topped with a variety of fruit toppings. We love it with fresh strawberries or blueberries.
  • Since the cheesecake takes several hours to cool, we suggest making it ahead of time.

How to Make Sour Cream Cheesecake

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Crust Layer: Stir together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch spring-form pan. Refrigerate the crust while making the filling.
  3. Filling Layer: Combine the cream cheese, 2/3 cup sugar, salt, beaten eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl. Beat at medium speed for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the filling into the spring-form pan over the graham cracker crumb crust. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 30 minutes. Don’t turn the oven off.
  5. Sour Cream Layer: Mix the sour cream, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla together in a small bowl. Pour and spread on top of the slightly cooled cheesecake. Return to the oven and bake for 10 additional minutes.
  6. Cool the cheesecake to room temperature (this will take a few hours). Then cover the top of the pan with foil and refrigerate for several hours to chill before serving.
  7. To serve, remove the sides of the springform pan and place the cheesecake on a serving plate. Decorate as desired.

Rosa Tomato Sauce with Pasta

Rosa Tomato Sauce with Pasta

This rich and creamy Rosa Tomato Sauce is bursting with flavor from the garlic, heirloom tomatoes, nutty parmesan cheese, and the creaminess of Daisy Sour Cream. This is a great pasta sauce for all types of noodles. We love it with fettuccine, spaghetti and pappardelle.

This delicious pasta with homemade sauce takes dinner to a new level, and in only 30 minutes! It’s great for both a quick, weeknight family dinner and for impressing guests when entertaining. Even your pickiest eaters will love this pasta dish.

This Rosa tomato sauce is packed with fresh flavors from the olive oil, onions, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and Daisy Sour Cream. The seasoning can be adjusted to taste, adding spice with red pepper flakes if desired. If you like creamier sauces, you can add more Daisy Sour Cream. The sour cream and parmesan take this sauce to the next level, giving it a bit of saltiness and tang, and a whole lot of creaminess that helps the sauce cling to your pasta.

Rosa Tomato Sauce Ingredients

  • Olive Oil: You’ll need a good quality olive oil for sautéing the onions and garlic.
  • Green Onions: Milder in flavor than other onions and quick cooking. For a stronger onion flavor, you can substitute yellow or red onions.
  • Garlic:A must for any great pasta sauce.
  • Heirloom Tomatoes: Known for their thin skin and juicy interior, these tomatoes are more flavorful, sweet and colorful than hothouse tomatoes. When used for pasta sauce, they bring a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity.
  • Petite Diced Tomatoes: Packed at the peak of freshness, canned tomatoes have higher levels of vitamins A and K than fresh tomatoes.
  • Dried Herbs and Spices: Dried herbs and spices are readily available in most spice cabinets and pack bold flavor.
  • Chicken Bouillon: Adds a bit of highly concentrated flavor, perfect for sauces.
  • Salt: Taste as you add it and before serving to avoid an under or overly salted dish.
  • Daisy Sour Cream: Adds a richness and creaminess to the sauce, mellowing out the acidity of the tomatoes.
  • Parmesan Cheese:Best when freshly shredded, it adds a nutty saltiness as a finishing touch to the sauce.
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: As an optional ingredient, you can control the level of spice from none to mild to spicy. Season cautiously. A tiny pinch adds quite a punch.

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Substitutions, Variations, and Tips

  • Feel free to use all canned tomatoes if heirloom tomatoes are out of season.
  • For a smoother sauce, carefully pulse with an immersion blender until smooth, taking care not to burn yourself.
  • Try adding your favorite protein for a heartier meal. This sauce is delicious with the addition of grilled chicken, ground beef, or cooked lentils.
  • Add some veggies. Dice those veggies and add them to the onions and garlic when building the sauce. Squash, mushrooms, and spinach add nutrients and taste great!
  • Try topping with basil leaves for a burst of freshness.

How to make Rosa Tomato Sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook for 1 to 2 minutes stirring frequently until the onions are transparent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds; stir frequently.
  2. Stir in the fresh chopped tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes or until tomatoes are slightly cooked.
  3. Add the canned tomatoes, thyme, marjoram, cumin, bay leaves, chicken bouillon, and salt. Add the optional red pepper flakes if desired. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes more. Remove from the heat and remove the bay leaves.
  4. Add the sour cream to tomato sauce mix and stir constantly until heated through.
  5. Mix with your favorite pasta, stirring to coat well.
  6. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.

Sour Cream Strawberry Dip

Sour Cream Brown Sugar Berry Dip

You may not have heard of this quick and easy treat, but Sour Cream Brown Sugar Berry Dip is the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Full of juicy flavor and creamy goodness, this combination is perfect for entertaining or for a tasty treat to enjoy any time of the day.

Made with a few ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen; Sour Cream Brown Sugar Berry Dip is a cinch to throw together when your family and friends need a spur of the moment treat.  Feel free to customize if you want to swap out the strawberries for other fruits. Perhaps even consider setting up a dipping station for more fun. Family and friends will love dipping their own berries. Just make sure they don’t double dip.

Sour Cream Brown Sugar Berry Dip Ingredients

  • Daisy Sour Cream: The creamy and decadent base of the dip, the slightly tangy sour cream complements the sweetness of the fruit.
  • Orange Juice: Adds a citrus note to the dip without being overpowering.
  • Brown Sugar: Adds a rich buttery, caramel flavor to the dip. Light or dark brown sugar may be used in this recipe. Use dark brown sugar for a deeper flavor or light brown sugar for a lighter flavor.
  • Strawberries: Look for bright red berries with bright green caps. Medium to small strawberries work best for this recipe.

Substitutions, Variations, and Tips

  • Keep strawberries and other berries refrigerated before use. Wash with cool water, and then dry before using.
  • This dip is also great with apple or pear slices, as well as grapes!
  • Either fresh or prepared orange juice may be used in this recipe.
  • Try substituting lime juice for the lemon juice.
  • Turbinado sugar (raw sugar) may be used in place of light brown sugar.
  • Or you can leave out the brown sugar altogether.

How to make Sour Cream Brown Sugar Berry Dip

  1. Combine the sour cream and orange juice in small bowl; mix well.
  2. Place the brown sugar in another small bowl.
  3. Dip the strawberries in the sour cream mixture and then roll in the brown sugar.