Grilled Blueberry Cheesecake Pies


You read that right.  Grilled Pie.  I was challenged by Pillsbury to create a pie that could be made on a gas or charcoal grill, and I have to say – I was pretty keen on that idea! Why not? A grill can cook.  It holds temperature.  If you are going to be outdoors, cooking […]

Chocolate Mousse Day


A Day, devoted to Chocolate Mousse. That’s got to be a good day, right?  Well, that day is TOMORROW, April 3rd. Whippy, light, chocolate.  Rich, decadent, hitcha-where-you-need-it.  Chocolate Mousse. Now, I would love to be eating something right now, made of chocolate mousse.  But you know what?  I’ve been busy.  Busy with S’mores book edits, […]

Easter Egg Cheesecakes


I’ve been on a cheesecake tare as of late.  I can’t help it…I just love them. These cheesecakes? Perfection. The ideal size for single servings (that means too small to share, and you are full on allowed to fork stab anyone brazen enough who tried snagging a bite), great creamy flavor and texture, and simple […]

Mini Banana Pudding Cheesecakes


I’ve been thinking of these for quite some time now… Banana Pudding Cheesecakes. When my friends at McCormick asked me to come up with a brunch worthy recipe using their great vanilla and almond extracts, I knew this would be the way to go.  It just had to be done.  So thanks, McCormick, for sponsoring […]

Orange and Almond Cheesecake with Cranberry Sauce


I write very little about my in-laws.  My family?  Well, I grew up with them, and while I may not name names, or tell every little story I want to, I am allowed.  They are required to love me, no matter what. The in-laws? Well, they are not bound by blood or contract.  And? All […]

Cream Cheese Ideas for the Holidays

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PHILADELPHIA cream cheese . All opinions are 100% mine. Cream cheese. Creamy. Sweet. Delicious. Doesn’t make you fat at all. I kid, I kid. Every single bite is worth it. You know it, I know it. There’s nothing better than cream cheese. Now…I’m a […]

S’Mores Cheesecake


Don’t judge…I am not a fan of S’mores. I know, I know.  But let me tell you why.  It’s the graham crackers.  I can’t see eating a perfectly browned marshmallow and chocolate on a crunchy cracker. Messy. I don’t dig messy. I also don’t add crusts to my cheesecakes, for the record. If you’ve been […]

Superbowl Snacks…Oreo Cheesecake Bites


Good morning everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend…I know I did!  I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow, promise!  Until then, I want to introduce you to today’s guest poster, Peabody!  You may have seen her Culinary Concoctions all over the net, but I met this hockey loving food blogger when we were […]

Red Velvet Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

My sister loves red velvet.  Me, I never cared for it.  I’m not sure why – it’s basically chocolate, gussied up with a little food coloring to make it prettier. Whose idea was that?  I mean, the adding of the food coloring? It serves no real purpose really, purely aesthetics. So perhaps I never cared […]