Marbled Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake

[Here’s a visually impressive and truly decadent-tasting dessert to wow your guests. Marbled Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake is also vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free and yeast-free. Suitable for Stage 3 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.] As I’ve mentioned before, my mom was a prodigious baker, and I pretty much learned how to bake at her elbow […]

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes

So here’s a scenario from my an imaginary 20-something woman’s life: Let’s say this woman just got a job teaching as a sessional instructor at a large college in a large North American city.  She’s very keen to do well on the job and practice all she’s learned about pedagogy. Her office, as it turns […]

Separated at Birth: Apricot-Swirl Cheesecake Bars (Baked)

Have you seen those magazine and website series called “Separated at Birth”?  They usually feature two celebs (sometimes, a celeb and an animal or even a celeb and inanimate object) that–in that one particular photo, at least–eerily resemble each other. The phrase, of course, refers to the phenomenon popularized by certain nature-vs-nurture studies revealing that […]

Raw Apricot Swirl Cheesecake Mini Pies

Back in my callow twenties (and even into my thirties), I was one of those annoyingly punctual people who submitted essays three days early, was always the first one at the restaurant, or who arrived with 30 minutes to spare at the dentist.  I’d cast a scowling glance at friends who arrived late for our meetings, implying that their behavior […]

Guest Post on Go Dairy Free: Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Nuggets of Love for Valentine's Day

 Happy (early) Valentine’s Day, everyone!  The HH and I have a special celebration planned, which I’ll share in a day or two.  In the meantime, I’ve got a guest post up today over at Go Dairy Free for Sweet Sundays: these ridiculously decadent, luxurious Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites.  After all, what’s guaranteed to melt your […]

Such a Tease

I’ve never been what I’d call a “good” flirt.  In high school, I hung out with the nerdy crowd (hard to believe, I know!), so there wasn’t really any opportunity to flirt.  Then, when I was finally old enough to attract the opposite sex in my 20s, it seemed too late to get the hang of […]

When Cheesecake is Love*

*apologies to Geneen Roth   [Well, I really hadn’t meant to write about my mother for two entries in a row.  Maybe it was all of your wonderful comments about yesterday’s “mom story”; maybe it was an offshoot of Mother’s Day earlier in the month; maybe I’m just feeling all mushy and sentimental after watching the over-the-top , tear-filled […]

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