Every year it seems, the holidays sneak up on me. The resulting stress of having to do too much, with too little time, means I barely enjoy myself. “Most wonderful time of the year”? Hardly!

But that ends now! I’m embarking on my own self-help journey and will take you along in our next few newsletters, dedicated to getting through the holidays. As always, we welcome your ideas, tips, and tricks!

Stock up on Kuyahoora Crème Cheese and sweetened condensed milk—1lb cheese for every 14oz can of milk makes for quick & easy magic!

Icebox Cheesecake in a Cup (Or Dip!)

With just a few simple ingredients, you can easily whip up cheesecakes in a jar as a hostess gift or fill pretty flutes for serving at a holiday party. Or skip the individual jars and serve the cheesecake filling as a dip alongside sliced apples, ginger snaps, and pretzels.

Had enough of pumpkin? This recipe is not only easy, but adaptable! Take out the pumpkin and spices and replace the ginger snaps with graham crackers. Top with lemon zest, blueberry pie filling, or fresh fruit. Ta-da!

Cheesecake filling:
1lb (2x 8oz tubs) Kuyahoora Crème Cheese
1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 can (8oz) pureed pumpkin
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
pinch of salt

Pie “crust”:
1/2 bag ginger snap cookies, crushed
2 T butter, melted
pinch of salt

Blend all filling ingredients until smooth. Mix crushed cookies with butter and salt.

Fill bottoms of small jars or ramekins (4-6oz is ideal) with a heaping tablespoon of cookie mixture. Add cheesecake filling to nearly full and sprinkle with more cookie mixture. Chill thoroughly and enjoy within 10 days.

This recipe will make 12+ cute little jars or ramekins!

New This Week

Surprise, surprise, we have individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes in our on-farm store. Grab ‘em while you can.

We are also pleased to announce that local peeps will be able to find our Kuyahoora Crème Cheese and Classic Goat Cheeses at all four Utica Bread locations! That includes Utica, Clinton, New Hartford, and the new North Utica location. They are also baking with our Kuyahoora Crème Cheese—we can’t wait to see what they make.

And don’t forget Bagel Grove! All the cream cheese in BG’s cooler is our humble Kuyahoora Crème, in 8oz and 16oz tubs, and a wide variety of flavors. (They offer bagel gift baskets, too…easy gift idea!)

Our farm store is open daily, now 10am-5pm. As the weather turns to snow, please remember to avoid the seasonal road between our farm and Schuyler. Follow Route 28 north out of Herkimer instead!

For easy at-home ordering and one-stop shopping, find Kuyahoora Crème Cheese and many of our other goodies listed on Local Foods Mohawk Valley and Off the Muck Market.

Thank you for your tremendous support. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know!

Suzie & Peter