Tall & Creamy Cheesecake

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For last month’s Daring Bakers’ challenge, we had to make a cheesecake that had me longing for my go-to cheesecake from Dorie Greenspan’s “Baking: From My Home to Yours”. Since I live alone, I knew it would not be a good idea to make the cheesecake unless others were around. Fortunately, my stepmother, her husband […]

Cherry “Pie-let”

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Every Wednesday during the semester (which has just ended), my friend would pick something from my bookmarked recipes for me to make for her. Since I love to bake, and she enjoys my treats, it was a win-win situation! This past week, she asked me to make her the cherry pie from Smitten Kitchen. I […]

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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After reading so many blog entries about homemade ice cream and sorbets, I decided to give in and purchase an ice cream maker two days ago. As soon as I got home, I opened the box like a fortunate kid on Christmas day and placed the bowl in the freezer for future use. I then […]

Daring Kitchen Challenge: Abbey’s Infamous Cheesecake

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Interesting Daring Kitchen conversation about the name of this cheesecake: Daring Baker (DB) 1: Are you sure you mean infamous and not famous? Infamous means “having a reputation of the worst kind: notoriously evil’! Big Grin” DB2: Ha, you haven’t met my friend Abbey. *grin* Me: Then if Abbey is the infamous one, shouldn’t it […]

Key Lime Pie

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For months I have been craving Key Lime Pie. I don’t know what prevented me from making it. I guess it was because I didn’t want an entire pie in my house, because I know I will end up eating all of it instead of sharing it with my colleagues. 🙂 [Hey! I’m an only […]