• Cheesecake

    Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

    I make this Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake every Thanksgiving. I just love the flavors, the textures, the color! I also find that anything containing cranberry is a nice segue between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so it’s absolutely perfect right now!

    Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake

  • Cheesecake

    Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake

    For indecisive people, like myself, it can be a feat to decide what to bake. Or what to eat. Fear not, friends! I took a (very small) break from seasonal baking to combine three desserts into one! I made this Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake, and it was definitely a good decision.

    Cookie Dough Brownie Cheesecake

  • Cookies,  Mini Desserts

    Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups

    You know the saying: when it rains it pours? It’s been way too true at my house. Such is life! The fam and I were totally taken out by the flu last week. Not one of those 24-hour bugs, oh no. It’s taking each of us a full week to get healthy again. As soon as my three-year-old kicked that bug, it was an ear infection. My husband was out of town for work. Kids extracurriculars and Valentine’s Day parties (and the required mom contributions that go with them) added to the mess… None of that has anything to do with these Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups (filled with cheesecake mousse!). They just help explain why it took me so long to get the recipe posted here. Sorry about that. Better late than never, right?

    mini chocolate chip cookie cups with cheesecake mousse

  • Cheesecake

    Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake

    Growing up, pumpkin pie was my favorite thing. We had it once per year, on Thanksgiving. Maaaaaybe we’d have one on Christmas, but there was no guarantee. Even at a young age I savored each bite, always with an equal ratio of “whipped topping” to pie, knowing that I wouldn’t get another taste for a whole year. Luckily, my palate has expanded a bit since those days. I still like my pumpkin pie, but I like a lot of other things, too. AND since I’m a grownup (Mostly. Technically.), I can have pumpkin whenever I want. Sorry to any “whipped topping” lovers out there…but you won’t find that in my house anymore. What you will find in my refrigerator right this very moment is Pumpkin Hazelnut Cheesecake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.

  • Cheesecake

    Honey Almond Butter Cheesecake

    I love my snacks. I am a born grazer, as is my oldest son, James. We don’t want a great big meal, but we do want to eat pretty much nonstop.

    One of my go-to snacks is almond butter on graham crackers. Honey almond butter is even better, if I have that in the pantry. Recently I was snacking and thought to myself: “This would be really awesome if it were cheesecake.”

    Honey Almond Butter Cheesecake. Ta daaa! My snack and dessert dreams have collided, and it’s awesome.

    Honey Almond Butter Cheesecake