Celebrate National Cheesecake Day!

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As far as food holidays go, National Cheesecake Day, which falls on July 30th, is amongst the tastiest. To celebrate, enjoy a slice of your favorite cheesecake or cheesecake-flavored baked treats. You can also try one of these recipes:

Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake

This strawberry shortcake cheesecake is a creative merging of two popular desserts. Even though strawberries are typically at their peak in the early summer, there are still some varieties that are at their peak just in time to celebrate! Try to find strawberries that have been fresh-picked locally to make this dish extra tasty.

Cheesecake Pops

Cheesecake pops are a unique way to enjoy such a popular dessert. In this recipe, candy sticks are poked into mini cheesecake bites and then dunked into chocolate. This is perfect for those who enjoy eating food on a stick or who want to control their indulgences.

No-Bake Mini Cheesecake

Even though this recipe was written with Valentine’s Day in mind, it’s delicious all year round! This is the perfect cheesecake recipe for those who want to make their own cheesecake but don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. While this recipe cuts down on time, it’s still big on flavor. Plus you won’t add to the summer heat since you don’t need to turn on the stove!

Salsa Cheesecake

You don’t need to wait until Cinco de Mayo to make this salsa cheesecake recipe! Cheese and salsa are blended together to create a cheesecake that is also a delicious dip for tortilla chips! Whether you’re enjoying a slice as-is or serving it up with your favorite chips, this cheesecake is sure to be a hit.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Even though pumpkins aren’t quite in season yet, it doesn’t matter because this recipe for pumpkin cheesecake bars actually uses canned pumpkin! These delicious treats are actually “mini-cheesecakes” that are made into individual portions rather than a whole cake. The addition of white chocolate chips makes it even more decadent.

Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits

Strawberry cheesecake parfaits are a fun alternative to sliced cheesecake. They contain all the same ingredients of a regular cheesecake but are portioned out individually, which makes it easy for entertaining. You can always substitute any berry that you want if you don’t have strawberries on hand.

Blueberry Cheesecake

Blueberries are at the peak of freshness throughout the United States during the month of July. This blueberry cheesecake serves two purposes because it gives you a chance to indulge in your favorite treat, while also taking advantage of all those fresh blueberries. You can use the same recipe but substitute for other types of berries, such as raspberries, if you wish.

White Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies

When it comes to making cheesecake, it can be fun to reinvent it. These white chocolate cheesecake cookies use all the standard ingredients found in cheesecake but in cookie form. These cookies are so addictive that it will be hard to stop at just one!
 

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