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Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

Cheesecake. I love cheesecake. It is truly one of those desserts that I simply cannot resist. I’m guessing it’s the combination of the crisp, slightly salty graham crust paired with the sweet creamy texture of the cream cheese filling. Regardless of the reason, cheesecake equals bliss in my book. Although we will pretty much nosh …

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Lemon Cheesecake with a Redux

Lemon Cheesecake with Blackberry Balsamic Reduction Getting Ready Heat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare springform: Cover removable bottom with foil. Click sides into place and fold excess foil up the sides. Prepare waterbath: Place kitchen towel on bottom of a roasting pan or cake pan. Place one 9 inch springform in the pan to determine …

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No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

No bake cheesecake a.k.a. easy deliciousness. One of the few co-workers of mine that knows of my blog asked me about a “thick, fluffy, creamy cheesecake…like the kind you get at Mediterranean diners.” I had absolutely no idea what she was taking about. I love Mediterranean food, but never order dessert from my favorite place… …

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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake & Winners Announced

If you follow my blog, you may remember that I have a thing for cheesecake. It’ s textural thing for me. The thick and creamy filling and crunchy, buttery crust is just a magical combination. Since I was announcing the givewaway winners in this post, I wanted to provide you with another recipe that utilizes …

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Key Lime Pies…

With summer right around the corner I find myself compelled to make citrus-y desserts and cannot seem to walk out of the grocery store without a bag of key limes. Wednesday night I had some free time, so I figured I would try making a few mini key lime pies…one for the boyfriend, one for …

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Orange Cheesecake…

I cannot believe that April is almost over which means it’s time for this month’s Daring Bakers reveal. The April 2009 challenge is hosted by Jenny from When I make cheesecakes I always try to use a waterbath; however, I have had issues with water seeping into my foil wrapped pan. This seepage has really …

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Oreo Pie…Oh My!

From the moment I saw this recipe on The Repressed Pastry Chef’s blog, I knew I would be making it at some point in the very near future. Em posted this recipe for Pie (Pi) Day and it looked easy and delicious. When I was at the market last weekend, they had pie crusts on …

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cheesecake brownies…

People love cheesecake, people love brownies…so why not make combine them and make one hell of a dessert? I have heard of cheesecake brownies, but I have never attempted to make them. However, last week I was feeling uninspired and decided to search for this concoction on foodgawker. There were several recipes that came up, …

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turtle cheesecake…

Rarely do I feel impressed with myself, but I was super proud of this cheesecake. I made this for Thanksgiving because my little bro, Jared, does not dig anything pumpkin or pecan, but he loves some cheesecake. This recipe was a first for me, but the thought of a turtle cheesecake sounded delicious to me. …

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Kahlua Cheesecake…

Although I do not have many photos of this recipe and I am certainly less than pleased with the ones I have, I decided to suck it up and share it with you because it is truly delicious! Last week my local grocery store had a sale on Philadelphia Cream Cheese, so I decided to …

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Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte…

Today’s recipe is a really delicious spin on a traditional cheesecake, called a Hidden Berry Cream Cheese Torte. This dessert has a wonderful cookie crust topped with a velvety layer of cream cheese and cottage cheese. Once you slice into the torte you discover a lovely layer of berry preserves tucked underneath the cream cheese …

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