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Apr. 9, 2012 9:27 pm 
Updated: Apr. 10, 2012 8:54 pm
Today a young man who is like a son to me fb and asked me for cookies.  I watched this boy grow from a little slip of a boy to a tall, strong soldier in just a few years and I know he loves my cookies. He can sho nuff put them away. So on Wed. I will be baking all kinds of cookies--his favorite chocolate chip, oatmeal, sandies, biscottis and anything else I can think of.  I haven't been able to give him any homebaked goods since he graduated from boot camp in Jan so I'd best get busy. Next month, it will be a pound cake I send him. If could figure out a way to send him a cheesecake I would. any suggestions?
Apr. 10, 2012 4:05 am
I remember how apprerciated home baked goods were when I received them. They were never taken for granted and each bite was savored. My mom, my sister and (occasionally) a neighbor would send cookies well cushioned by popcorn. I remember the envy of my fellow GI's as the contents of my "care package" were revealed. On his behalf, I thank you for your continued love for a very lonesome soldier. ... I'm no help for shipping cheesecake but I would suggest having it as a welcome home treat just for him.
Apr. 10, 2012 1:31 pm
Hi hsmom24boys, That is such a sweet blog. I surfed around on the web, and looked at a few sources, but from what I found a cheesecake would not work. Unless, you could send him some of the components as a mix-type deal, and could find the other stuff on base. That would be a great welcome home treat:)
Apr. 10, 2012 5:37 pm
It seems to me there is a cheesecake cookie recipe - I will look for it. Please - thank him for his service - it is appreciated more than he will ever know. This 'stranger' salutes him!
Apr. 10, 2012 7:01 pm
Hi hsmom24boys, Well first I love hearing about our soldiers in any capacity. They deserve the best and if it's cookies they want and need then so be it! Thank you for sending them and thank the soldier in your life for his service from another stranger! I made an awesome goat cheese cheesecake for Easter. There was more then 1/2 leftover (made a huge cheesecake for 4 people????). So I cut the leftover cake into individual slices. Flash froze them on a cookie sheet for about 2 hours, then I wrapped each of them in plastic wrap and froze them. Unfortunately, I don't quite know what the outcome is yet but I do know cheesecake can be frozen. Now how to transport frozen cheesecake...well that I don't have any answers..sorry...best of luck!!
Apr. 10, 2012 7:18 pm

these were very good, actually tasted better a few days later, the cookies are soft and the flavour mellows, I did add vanilla, I can't get the tidbits in Canada but used freeze dried raspberries I cut up
Apr. 10, 2012 8:54 pm
hsmom24boys, Please make sure you thank this young man for his service from all of us. I am sure I have seen cheesecake sold by mail, so I Googled it and there are a few places where you might get one for him. Omaha Steaks and the Cheesecake Factory are just two. Thanks for taking such good care of him.
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