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my twist on a classic…

With a soaking rain wreaking havoc on the day, I decided that it was the perfect excuse to bake up an amazing cheesecake!
I had been experiencing a severe craving for the creamy and luxurious dessert, and thought it would help lift my spirits to whip one up.
This cheesecake was different from your typical variety, as I used both cream cheese, along with goat cheese for an added tang and fuller depth of flavor.
The basic elements still went into the baking process, however I added gorgeous vanilla bean seeds in for a beautiful speckle and flavor, as well as a special homemade vanilla sugar.
The silky mixture was poured gently into a homemade graham cracker crust that I molded into my springform pan… It was then into the oven for roughly an hour until perfect.
Once cooked, it was time to set up and then take a doze in the fridge to really come together… As soon as the cheesecake was ready to be sliced, there was no stopping the diminishing that became evident!
The crisp and buttery crust hugged the velvety smooth mixture and just added to the sinful act that was occurring… I’m fine with committing that sin, and there will be no confession from me!

at a low simmer…
















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decisions, decisions, decisions…

On a daily basis we are confronted with decisions [sometimes difficult ones at that]… whether it be hitting the snooze button once more, what shoes to wear, what to make for dinner, as well as many others. Sometimes it’s nice to not have to make a decision, but instead have a variety of choices placed right in front of you! That’s exactly what happened tonight. Rather than having to select one cocktail from a drink menu, I was able to select a trio of little potent pleasures in a number of flavors. As if that wasn’t fantastic enough… they were all low cal too!! The trio consisted of mango, lime and pomegranate margaritas presented in a spirally tree that held everything together. Delicious and mouthwatering, while at the same time healthy and satisfying!

at a low simmer…


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