Picture of the day, for September 22, 2010

Tarts

If you're wondering what's this screwery with me publishing some older articles, all recipes on the site are in the process of being reworked into a new format for easier use, with new images and better organization for an experience that will blow … [Read more...]

More Mini Cheesecakes

Mini cheesecake, cut

I say take two because it's a similar cheesecake recipe to the ones we enjoyed at the cheesecake bar, but I've added some sour cream and lemon for added zip--but you might want to take two... This is still crustless, and the sweetener can be anything … [Read more...]

Blackberry Shortcake

shortcake

Blackberry shortcake with fresh mint Gracious yet understated (and largely under-appreciated), juicy blackberries are again gracing the fresh produce stands. Blackberries, known for their antioxidant qualities and high Vitamin C content, are … [Read more...]

Decadent Chocolate Mini Cakes

chocolate cake

Need I say more? OK, I will-- but just because you asked me, and you sound like the little voice in my head that speaks like Ricardo Montelbahn. These small cakes are coated with chocolate and layered (or left as... well, stay tuned later for the … [Read more...]

Low Carb Doughnuts

donuts

Most of the time, the recipes I put together are things I miss eating that have always been verboten high-carb choices. Give me something delicious that we're told is off-limits, that might cause someone to either hug Little Debbie snack cake stands … [Read more...]

No Bake Mud Pie Cheesecake

Mud Pie Cheesecake slice

This gourmet no-bake cheesecake begins with a triple nut crust covered with a thin caramel ganache, a coffee cheesecake layer,  a peanut butter cheesecake layer and more ganache. Fresh whipped cream and sugar free chocolate chips can be added as an … [Read more...]

Dessert Whipped Topping

Peanut butter cheesecake slice 2

 Topping to top all toppings Love whipped topping but tired of your whipping cream breaking down? Whipped Topping is amazing, but kevlar whipped topping that stands up even after an hour out of the refrigerator is even better! As a test, I've … [Read more...]

Caramel Turtle Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake slice 2

The perfect cheesecake for caramel fans. One of my other bucket list cheesecakes is modeled after my favorite candy ever: caramel turtles. Chewy caramely goodness, who could ask for more? The plate can even be decorated prior to adding the … [Read more...]

Ganache Recipes

Mud Pie Cheesecake slice

ganache over cheesecake The basic ganache recipe is low carb, especially if using Chocoperfection baking chips or a Lindt 85%  chocolate bar. The second ganache is definitely lower in carbohydrate values, since cocoa is substituted. While values … [Read more...]

Chocolate Baking Substitutions

Mud Pie Cheesecake slice

Don’t keep chocolate on hand? No worries! Thanks to brilliant mathy people like Rose Levy Beranbaum’s Cake Bible, bakers have access to substitutions perfect for your recipes when you don’t keep that kind of chocolate collateral about the house. … [Read more...]

Paleo Vegan Ice Cream

banana icecream 3

You don't have an ice cream maker, you're allergic to dairy, and you really want to be left alone. Now add that you've been eying those ripening bananas on the counter. Mope no more, Mr/Mrs McMopey. With just the perfect amount of fat, this tree … [Read more...]

Strawberry Dessert Topping

dessert sauce

It's the berries! Yeah yeah, we all grew up watching Strawberry Shortcake battle the Pie Man for dominion of all of her friends. Quotes like those are no-brainer greatest cartoon puns of all time. If you're looking for a strawberry sauce for any … [Read more...]

Splenda No-Bake Cheesecake

shotglass cheesecake

Pictured: In a shot glass with raspberry sauce and  ganache You have spoken and I have opened my no-heart to your hopes for a Splenda cheesecake conversion. … [Read more...]

No-Bake Cheesecake

berry instant cheesecake

 No bake cheesecake with berries I am so in love with this recipe, I want to have its babies and make the babies learn to make this so that deliciousness will reign forever more. This one is definitely not induction friendly, due to the addition … [Read more...]

Cleochatra’s Ultimate Cheesecake

Cheesecake

No sugar added pie cherries FTW Cheesecake. It's been the one dessert that's so decadent that I seek it wherever I go. Around my house, cheesecake is the birthday cake of champions. Even in its natural state, it's worth the carbohydrates, but … [Read more...]