Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

Good things come in small packages.  Of course, when it’s chocolate – like, really good chocolate – those small packages have to be opened repeatedly, since one is never enough. At least the unwrapping adds up to a little bit of exercise, right? Just go with it.  Sometimes that’s all the activity I can muster. […]

Blueberry Cheesecake in Jars

I am in love with mini Weck jars.  I can’t help it…they are adorable, and who wouldn’t want to eat a dessert out of one?  I mean, really…imagine you are at a fun Sunday Brunch, and the hostess delivers out a tray of these guys?  Tell me you wouldn’t want to dig right in? I […]

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

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 cream cheese snob. If it’s not Philadelphia Cream Cheese, I don’t want it. Have you bought the store brand versions? […]

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 […]