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? […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Tassies

Tassies?  Tassies? Little cuppy cookies, folks. Worry not.  Before I became a food blogger, I didn’t know s tart from a tassies.  And you know what?  They really aren’t all that different. Tassies are kind of like little pies, round and chewy, an full of a filling of your choosing.  Today we have cheesecake.  Strawberry […]

Blueberry Cheesecake Pastry Squares

Some recipes are just too easy. You may not know it yet, but you will.  And this recipe is one of them. Blueberry Cheesecake Pastry Squares. I adore cheesecake.  New York Style, tall as heaven, thick and creamy and tang tang tangy.  But that kind of cheesecake takes me over 6 hours to bake (my […]

Candy and Caramel Apple Pie

A few years ago, when I was a brand new food blogger, I was a member of Tuesdays With Dorie.  That was a group of bloggers that bonded every week over Dorie Greenspan’s Cookbook – Baking:From My Home to Yours.  We would all tackle the exact same recipe each week, and then on Tuesday, unveil […]

Toasted Coconut Sopapilla Cheesecake

I know I am a professional food blogger now.  I know it every day, when I get up in the morning, faced with 14 invoices, contracts, eleventy-two things to bake (and not eat!), and posts to write, whether I want to or not. But it still kind of blows my mind when I get recipe […]

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Some things are just too good not to share. Like cheesecake.  And chocolate. I used to be frightened of cheesecake, believe it or not. A neighbor made me one before I ever started this food blogging adventure, back when I couldn’t boil water, and I looked at that thing like it was from outer space.  […]

Mascarpone Cheesecake

Sometimes the least complex, least complicated recipe is the way to go.  A recipe that has just the right amount of ingredients, without going too far.  Without being too fussy. This cheesecake is one of those recipes. Yes, you’ll have to devote a day (or night) of oven space to this decadent creation, but trust […]

Thanksgiving Desserts

I’m freakishly busy. So busy, in fact, I can’t even make you a dessert. But…worry not, I’ve made LOTS of desserts, and therefore I have LOTS of desserts that will make your Thanksgiving dinner delicious. Truth. Let’s start with this Candy Apple Pie. I’ve shared it here several times, and with good reason…it’s incredible.  A […]

#CookUpCozy with a Chocolate Caramel Candy Cheesecake

Those are four words that are ridiculous, no matter how you combine them. Chocolate?  Good. Chocolate Cheesecake?  Better. Chocolate Candy Cheesecake? Yum. Chocolate caramel Candy Cheesecake?  Seriously now.  You must stop. Since beginning my blog almost six years ago, I have created hundreds of recipes.  Many of them I am really, really proud of – […]