Lacy Green~ Grandma’s White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cheesecake Recipe!!!


1 7 OZ. Jar Macadamia nuts, divided

1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons sugar, divided

1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs

1/4 Cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

3 packages (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened

2 Eggs

1/4 Cup Sour Cream

2 packages (6 oz. each) white baking bars, melted


1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. In a blender or food processor that has been fitted with its metal cutting blade, finely chop 1/2 cup macadamia nuts with 2 Tablespoons of sugar.

3. Place in a medium-sized bowl & add the graham cracker crumbs & melted butter; mix well.

4. Press into the bottom of a 10″ springform pan.

5. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat the cream cheese, the

remaining cup of sugar and the eggs until smooth. Add the sour cream, then the melted white baking bars, mixing until well combined after each addition. 

6. With a knife, coarsely chop the remaining macadamia nuts and stir into the cream cheese mixture.

7. Pour over the crust and bake for 45-50 minutes, until almost set in the center. Turn off the oven and leave the cheesecake in the oven with the door ajar for one hour.

8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.

NOTE: For even more pizzazz, garnish the top with some dark chocolate -dipped macadamia nuts.

*Cheesecakes have a tendency to crack or split on the top. I usually put some oven-proof container, pot, pan, whatever with water in it in the oven with the cheesecake while it cooks. That add the extra moisture and prevents the cracking.

Lacy Green~ “Q&A”


1.    Hello Lacy, can you tell me a little bit about yourself before you became a country musician?

I grew up in a small town in the foothills of North Carolina called Pilot Mountain. If you’ve ever seen the Andy Griffith show it’s called Mt. Pilot, and it’s the neighboring town to Mayberry (or Mt. Airy in real life). I grew up around music from a young age, but a lot of people don’t know that I was also a competitive dancer and cheerleader for ten years as kid, which is how I really got comfortable being on stage. My first job was as a cashier at a restaurant called Aunt Bea’s and I was the editor-in-chief of my high school yearbook.

2.    How did you get into country music and how did you know you wanted a career in country music?

Music was always a presence in my house growing up. My Dad played guitar and sang, and my parents were always going to local shows or having friends over to jam at the house. I sang in church, at school and eventually local venues around town. When I was 13, I made a six song ‘EP’ in the basement of my house as part of an audition project for a vocal program at the North Carolina School of the Arts. I got accepted, even though I was the only kid singing country songs instead of classical ones. For the next several years I performed North Carolina and wrote songs by myself selling copies of the EP I had made. When I was 20 I started making trips out to Nashville. Once I graduated from college I moved here and haven’t looked back!

3.    What is one of your favorite songs that you ever recorded?

There’s a song off my last EP called “Lock the Door” that I’m really proud of. I think we really nailed the balance between modern and traditional country in that song, and I think it’s still holding up well a few years later.

4.    Is there anything coming up with your career for the rest of 2018?

Right now, I’m in the process of recording new music that will hopefully be out sometime next year. I think the songs I’ve been writing in the past year are my best yet and I’m really excited to spend the rest of the year getting them ready to share. I’ve also got a few shows left on the books for 2018 that you can check out at

5.    Who are some of your musical influences?

My playlist is pretty schizophrenic, but some of my consistent staples over the years are Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Lee Ann Womack, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, The Band, Patty Griffin, Darrell Scott and James Taylor.

6.    Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years with your music?

I think I’ve finally learned enough about the music business and myself to be able to make my best music and that’s what I hope to do. I’d also love to be able to build my live show and touring schedule in the next decade. I’m really excited for what’s to come!

7.    If you could sing a duet with a famous singer or group who would it be and why?

There are so many, but I’ve always thought if I got to do a Crossroads on CMT that I’d want to do it with Hayley Williams from Paramore. I’m a huge fan of her voice and that band. Plus, she’s a Nashvillian, so I think it’s just a matter of time before someone collabs with her on a country/americana project.

8.    What is one of your favorite quotes?

“I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.” – Herman Hesse

9.    Is there anything else you would like to share?

I’ve been working on a side project with two of my best friends called The Wonderful Nobodies. We’re going to be releasing some really fun things next year as well. Follow us on Instagram @thewonderfulnobodies

Lacy Green~ “Artist Spotlight”!!!


Country musician Lacy Green was born and raised in a tiny city of Pilot Mountain in North Carolina. Green grew up singing alongside her family, at school events and in the local church. At 13 years old, she started to play the guitar and writing her own songs. In the next few years she played all over North Carolina until she was a senior in college, then she traveled to Nashville to make a name for herself in a place known as “Music City.”

Since moving to Nashville, Green has completed her first radio tour, independently released 2 EPs and played over a hundred shows across the US including Nashville’s most popular venues like The Bluebird Café and CMA Fest. Green is also a great talented songwriter who signed her first publishing deal with Dan Hodges Music just a year and half after moving to town. Her music has also been recorded by other artists and featured both in film and on TV.

In November 2015, she put out her second EP, “Nice Things” at the World Famous Station Inn in downtown Nashville. The project mixtures the best of Nashville’s old and new country music while sharing Green’s wonderful songwriting and vocal skills. Also Green performs regularly with a group called Song Suffragettes. The group hosts an all girl songwriter round at the Listening Room every Monday night a 6 pm in downtown Nashville.

If you would like to find out more about Lacy Green then check out her website at


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