Wednesday, June 2, 2010

BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE BARS

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Blueberries, a popular item throughout our state, are one of North Carolina's state symbols. When I lived in the Garden State (New Jersey), I grew my own blueberries. Just two bushes produced all our family needed for the year, with enough to give away to friends and neighbors. But I didn't plant blueberry bushes when we moved to New Bern because our development is a bird sanctuary. We are loaded with birds, and I love them all. I didn't want to fight them to get to the fruit. And, anyway, it's pretty easy to get blueberries around this town. There are farms nearby where you can pick your own, like Nelson's in Bridgeton, a short 10-minute ride. Grocery stores carry local produce, including blueberries, or you can buy from the farm stands that are scattered throughout our area. The farm stand on Lowe's Boulevard has blueberries from Nelson's at the best price I've seen anywhere. So there's no shortage of these wonderful little blue balls of nutritional sweetness.  Read more.....

7 comments:

MelindaRD said...

Judy, these look really yummy. Blueberries are delicious and they were hard to keep around when we were kids cause my sister would find them and eat them in a corner before anyone would notice.

Sweet and Savory said...

This is a fantatic combination. Blueberries and cheesecake is a dish, I was brought up on. Also strawberry cheesecake. I love the bars.

Sweet and Savory said...

This is a fantatic combination. Blueberries and cheesecake is a dish, I was brought up on. Also strawberry cheesecake. I love the bars.

Valerie said...

Cream cheese and blueberries are quite the irresistible combo! Thanks for sharing the recipe link. :)

Barbara said...

These are divine, Judy! Blueberries are so good for you too! I really don't think you can beat a fruit/cheesecake recipe like this one; perfect for summer.

À LA GRAHAM said...

Love anything with berries...especially blueberries, may favorite snack! Looks delicious!!

mike said...

I have tried making this recipe and I must say the it is absolutely delicious! The measurements are precise and it was a hit with my family. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing. It went really well with a hot cup of coffee made from my kitchen aid coffee maker Thanks for sharing!