Cheesecake in a Jar. Vanilla With Cherries. Chocolate With Toffee Bits.

Concert tonight!

I am going to see Aunt Martha and Carbon Leaf, two towns over, right here in Vermont.

The truth is I’m seeing Carbon Leaf because I am going to see Aunt Martha.

But, actually I am not seeing Aunt Martha. Instead lead singer Tim Noyes is playing solo.


You might remember me writing about Aunt Martha here or here.

Well, tonight is going to be a first for me.

You know how I usually make a recipe for my favorite singers and bands? Totally a virtual thing.

However, today I made recipes to bring to Tim. For real!

I asked Tim what kind of food he likes and he replied that he liked literally everything.

I figured something portable would definitely be in order. And easy to eat in case he has to drive home to New Hampshire tonight.

And, of course, something really delicious.

So I made a variety of desserts in jars and attached inexpensive spoons with elastic wire. I think they are totally adorable. (I’ll post the Zebra dessert tomorrow)

Cheesecake in a Jar


Crust of choice (Recipes below for Graham and Chocolate)
No Bake Cheesecake (Recipes below for Vanilla and Chocolate)
Toppings of choice
Small mason jars, about 1/2 pint size or smaller


1. Prepare crust and cheesecake.

2. Spoon a few spoons of crust into bottom of jar. Spoon cheesecake over.

3. Spoon topping over the cheesecake.

4. Tie a spoon onto the jar with twine or ribbon.

No Bake Vanilla Cheesecake


8 oz cream cheese
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice (or to taste)
1 tsp vanilla
Topping of choice such as cherries or fresh fruit

Ingredients for Graham Crust:

5 Tbs butter, melted
1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 Tbs sugar


1. Use a mixer to combine the cream cheese, juice and condensed milk until creamy and smooth. Add vanilla.

2. Prepare graham crust by combining all of the ingredients.

Chocolate No Bake Cheesecake


8 oz cream cheese
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup of Hershey’s chocolate syrup
Crushed chocolate toffee bars such as Heath or Skor for topping

Ingredients for chocolate crust:

4 Tbs butter, melted
1 cup of Nabisco Famous Wafers or Oreo cookies, crushed


1. Use a mixer to combine cream cheese, syrup and condensed milk until creamy and smooth. Pour onto prepared crust, chill at least three hours.

Recipe from I Am Baker

The cd in the photos is the ‘Bloodshot’ ep. It is amazing. I got it months ago and I still listen to it daily.

‘Bloodshot’ is also the only one of Aunt Martha’s albums that I own that is not in digital form. Makes it much easier to photograph.

Aunt Martha’s latest album ‘Norway, ME’ is a haunting, elegant assembly of music. This song hits me with such force. The lyrics are so real, so devastating.
Aunt Martha-Yellow Dress #2

Check out Aunt Martha on Facebook and the band’s Website where you can buy their music.

If you live here in Vermont or NH, the show is at Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction at 8 pm. Tickets still available.


About I Sing In The Kitchen

Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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