Big New York Cheesecake

I have a co-worker whose favorite dessert is cheesecake. For his birthday, I made him this one from Ruth Reichl’s My Kitchen Year. This recipe is a classic; chocolate crust, cream cheese filling, and a sour cream top. This was a big hit with the work crowd as well as my son whom I took…

The Paris Cheesecake

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi We love Dorie’s cheesecakes and this recipe was no exception. Dubbed the Paris Cheesecake due to the addition of certain ingredients. Traditional New York cheesecake is made with a graham cracker crust, this cheesecake is made with speculoos and almond flour. Dorie also suggested using LU Cinnamon Sugar Spice…

Light and Springy, Creamy and Great Cheesecake

If you haven’t made Dorie’s Light and Springy, Creamy and Great Cheesecake then you should. I have made it twice now and it is by far my most favorite cheesecake. This light and airy cheesecake is made with cream cheese and ricotta cheese and is whipped a whopping 12 minutes between all the ingredients. My guests…

Cheesecake, Alsace Style

Tuesdays with Dorie Baking Chez Moi Alsace is France’s easternmost region. This cheesecake, sans cheese, is made with Greek yogurt, heavy cream, eggs and baked in a Galette crust. My guests deemed it custard-like. Baked in a springform pan, my crust shrank during baking and I feared I ruined my dessert. But fear-not the filling…

Dinner with Ina

I hosted a family dinner to showcase Ina’s fabulous recipes. I made Lemon Chicken, Moroccan Couscous and Limoncello Ricotta Cheesecake. Two of the three recipes were from Barefoot in Paris. I made the Lemon Chicken without the croutons, since I was making the couscous I didn’t feel I needed another starch. The Lemon Chicken was…

Cheesecake Tart

This week has been a sweet one for me, food wise and in life.  To begin with French Fridays with Dorie we are making a dessert!  Cheesecake tart page 469. Dorie’s sweet tart dough cooks up perfect every time.  A partially baked tart shell is scattered with raisins.  My son was wary of this dessert now…