As is typical for the Italian party host, I made Way Way too much food. It was all delicious, though! The highlight of the party was, of course, the cheesecake, and it did not disappoint. It was perfectly dense, moist, cheesy, and fruity. In exchange for all my hard work, I did manage to inherit 4… Continue reading A Spread for The Books
Have you every seen such a beautifully cooked cheesecake? The Gods listened! After baking slowly in a water bath, cooling slowly with the oven door cracked, completely cooling on the stove top through the evening and then chilling in the cold garage overnight, there is not a crack to be seen! This is my first… Continue reading They Listened!
Dear Cheesecake Gods, Please guide my cheesecake to perfection over the next 50 or so minutes as it heavily bathes in the heat of its water bath. The oven has been properly heated on a calming convection setting, with the rack expertly positioned in the mid-to-low part of the oven. I made a special trip… Continue reading Cheesecake Gods
I'm going through a coconut phase right now. For the last few months, I've been loving coconut. I won't go so far to call it a craving; it's more like if there is a choice to have something coconut, I will always choose coconut. Anyway, this whole coconut obsession has led to a new found… Continue reading Coconut Coconut Coconut!
Ever since I was a kid, I've always celebrated my "birthday week." We don't really do anything special except to reflect on the fact that another year has passed and a new one is starting. I guess the "birthday week" officially started over the weekend and I did my best to ring it in with… Continue reading Let the Birthday Week Begin