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Holiday Desserts & Disasters (and my moms EASY CHERRY CHEESECAKE WITH A TWIST #recipe) #HealthyFamilies

The holidays are always filled with delicious desserts. With all the baking, snacking and exchanging of food, we have to be careful that we prevent some holiday disasters!

Here is one of my husbands favorite desserts, any time of year. It is my moms EASY CHERRY CHEESECAKE WITH A TWIST recipe.

cherry cheesecake

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Easy Cherry Cheesecake with a Twist
Recipe type: Dessert
This quick and easy cheese cake is sure to be a hit!
  • 1 pkg instant lemon pudding
  • 8 oz pkg cream cheese (softened)
  • 1¾ cups milk
  • graham crust
  • cherry pie filling
  1. Blend cream cheese with ¾ cup milk.
  2. Add lemon pudding and 1 cup milk.
  3. Mix till well blended 2-3 minutes.
  4. Pour mixture over the cooled 8" graham crust.
  5. Keep in fridge till set.
  6. Top with cherry pie filling.


I was reading over some of the facts on the website and must admit that I am rethinking taking part in bake exchanges and purchasing dessert trays from bake sales. It’s not likely that I will give up taking part in them completely, but I will be more careful…that’s for sure.

Did you know that:

  • 9 out of 10 dishcloths have unsafe bacteria levels.
  • you should not store leftovers or food in an over-full fridge
  • places where children eat (such as high-chairs) often have more bacteria than the toilet flusher….YUCK!
  • bedding should be washes every week to prevent viruses and dust mites
  • the remote control is one of the top places to transmit infections in the home

There are many more interesting facts that you can check out on the site.

The fact that surprised me the most was the one about having a full fridge. Our fridge is always full, so I have learned to be more cautious about packing it so full.

As long as we all remember food safety, we can have an enjoyable (and hopefully sick free) holiday.


Disclosure: I am part of the Lysol® Healthy Families Ambassador Program by Mom Central. I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on this blog are my own.”


  1. That cheesecake looks extremely tasty!

  2. *drool* Yummy cheesecake but scary facts! I’m definitely going to be scrubbing our tables more now.

  3. A) I love cheesecake so that sounds delish. B) I love Lysol! It is our go-to spray down the entire house product when illness sneaks in!

  4. Love the easy peasy pie recipe. And ugh germs, I often run around the house with lysol wipes and wiping everywhere I can think of. Especially that my little ones can reach.

  5. Cheese cake is always my favorite dessert and this one looks fabulous. Thank so much for sharing it.

  6. Florence C says:

    I make cheese cake often but i use fresh cream with the cream cheese. I may switch it up next time with the lemon pudding sounds delicious.

  7. The cheesecake looks so yummy!!!

  8. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with cherry cheesecake. Yum!

  9. Christy Martin says:

    I should have scrolled down a bit more, as I was looking for a Cherry Cheesecake idea and hit the Mini Cheesecake first! Great idea with the lemon pudding. I might have to try this version for my Dad’s annual Cherry Cheesecake – bday cake! Thanks!

  10. i have a can of cherry filling in my cupboard. I will use it for this recipe!

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