Tuesday, December 29, 2009

TWD-Low and Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake

This weeks selection for Tuesdays with Dorie is Low and Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake and it was chosen by The Tea Lady of Tea and Scones. WOW, is all I can say about this cheesecake. This is one great cheesecake. I also believe that it may be one of the easiest cheesecake recipes that I have ever made. Lets face it cheesecake can be fussy with water baths and wrapping in foil. This recipe has none of that. Just mix the few simple ingredients in the food processor and bake. It just couldn't be easier. Dorie says that the cream cheese mixture will look like white velvet. This gives the cheesecake a smooth as silk texture. Yummy.

My husband said that this is his new favorite cheesecake and it may be mine too. Thanks again Dorie and Tea Lady for this great recipe. Hope everyone is having a great holiday season.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas

and a very Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

TWD-My Favorite Pecan Pie

I love pecan pie. Nothing says holiday more than a pecan pie for dessert. But while pecan pie is great it can cross the line and become too sweet and gooey. This recipe combines just the right amount of syrup and sugar for a great pie. The chocolate and cinnamon give it just a little extra zip. I decided not to add the espresso powder and thought that it tasted really good. I also cooked the pie about 10 minutes longer than the recipe called for because runny pecan pie is a faux pas in my humble opinion.

I like to eat pecan pie while it is still warm. The problem with that is you can't get a pretty slice. Oh well, such is life. Thanks to Beth of Someone's in the Kitchen with Brina for choosing this wonderful recipe for this weeks Tuesdays with Dorie.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cafe Volcano Cookies

This weeks selection for Tuesdays with Dorie is Cafe Volcano Cookies and it was chosen by Mcduff of The Lonely Sidecar. These are a very different cookie, not at all like anything that I have ever made. They are simply nuts (I used pecans and almonds) sugar, egg whites, and some instant espresso. They bake up to a cratered crispy concoction. I'm not sure if mine were a success or a failure. I forgot the coffee in the first dozen that I baked and we liked them a lot better than the ones with the coffee.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TWD Sables

Tis the season for.......COOKIES. This weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie is sables and it was chosen by Barbara of Bungalow Barbara. These cookies are super easy to make. They are very buttery and crisp and similar to sugar cookies. Add a sprinkling of colored sugar and they are festive and just the right addition for all of your Christmas cookie trays. Happy Baking to all.