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Thumb_13964_Three-Cheese Cake

Thumb_13964_Three-Cheese Cake

Rather than the traditional graham cracker crust, this cake has a micro-thin layer of pastry -- which helps hold the whole thing together but doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the filling. Read more about this recipe at Cook & Eat.

Thumb_13688_Lindy's Famous Cheesecake

Thumb_13688_Lindy's Famous Cheesecake

This famous cheesecake calls for a pastry shell instead of the usual crumb crust. Make the pastry in advance since it must be chilled; the bottom of the pan lined, baked, then cooled; walls of the pan also lined and chilled. Serve with pineapple or strawberry glaze. This recipe is part of the Barbara Kafka Dessert Anthology.

Thumb_10295_Chutney Cheese Ball

Thumb_10295_Chutney Cheese Ball

This was an appetizer I learned to make when I was young and employed as an archaeologist in North Carolina. It's somewhat sweet and slightly spicy, a nice old-fashioned addition to an hors d'oeuvre table. Read more about this recipe in Denise Landis' Dinner for Eight.

Thumb_16786_Cream Cheese And Blueberry Danish

Thumb_16786_Cream Cheese And Blueberry Danish

The dough for these pastries must chill for at least 8 hours, so this is definitely a plan-ahead treat. Read more about this recipe at The Washington Post.

Thumb_13578_Coeur A La Creme

Thumb_13578_Coeur A La Creme

This extra-creamy, crustless French dessert, reminiscent of cheesecake, requires no baking. Instead, it chills overnight in perforated, heart-shaped porcelain molds. The holes allow excess liquid to drain. An alumninum or paper container with a few holes punched in it would also work. This recipe is part of the Barbara Kafka Dessert Anthology.

Thumb_12930_Open-Faced Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Thumb_12930_Open-Faced Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

Tea sandwiches are great in their standard form, but why not make open-faced sandwiches for a party to show off the cucumber? Try not to smirk when your guests fawn all over them. These are so easy, you’re going to laugh. Read more about this recipe at VeganYumYum.

Thumb_17458_Walnut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Thumb_17458_Walnut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

This delicious cake can be made one day in advance, covered carefully and stored at room temperature. Read more about this recipe at the Washington Post.

Thumb_17792_Aunt Lorraine's Kugel

Thumb_17792_Aunt Lorraine's Kugel

Washington resident Diane Eichner has made her Aunt Lorraine's simple noodle pudding for just about every Jewish holiday (except Passover) for the past 30 years. Read more about this recipe at the Washington Post.

Thumb_14699_Cream Cheese Pie Crust

Thumb_14699_Cream Cheese Pie Crust

The dough can be refrigerated overnight, but will have to sit at room temperature until it is soft enough to roll. Try this crust with Ginger Pumpkin Pie.  Read more about this recipe at the Washington Post.

Thumb_13996_Goat Cheese Cheesecake With Balsamic-Glazed Cherries

Thumb_13996_Goat Cheese Cheesecake With Balsamic-Glazed Cherries

Out of cherry season, the cake is delicious on its own, or topped with any fruit compote. Read more about this recipe at hogwash.