dark chocolate cake with blueberry preserves and liquid cheesecake

dark chocolate cake with blueberry preserves and liquid cheesecake

nick jr. usually stops showing peppa pig around 3 am, so if i'm still awake, i turn to infomercials to keep me entertained. early one morning, bleary-eyed after enduring a two-hour long ad for hip-hop abs, i was about to switch the tv off, when suddenly.......big letters and boldly colored fruits flashed across the screen! a hallucination? an [...]

chocolate tahini cake with brown sugar, chocolate ganache, and halva filling

chocolate tahini cake with brown sugar, chocolate ganache, and halva filling

dark, damp chocolate cake is given a middle eastern kick with tahini, an oily paste made from toasted sesame seeds. savory-wise, tahini is the star of hummus and baba ghanoush, but it's also the main component of crumbly, cloyingly sweet halva. sesame halva is popular across the Balkans, the Middle East, and throughout the Jewish [...]

minnesota!

minnesota!

i experienced a week of the midwestern lifestyle and it was so quiet and wonderful! there were lots of card games, grain elevators, naps, and dishes like cheeseburger chowder and lasagna soup. we went to charlie's cafe twice because of their colossal caramel rolls, and i got to spend lots of time with my cousins, aunt, and 97-year-old (!) grandma. [...]

cocoa cinnamon cake

cocoa cinnamon cake

there's this little coffee shop here in durham called cocoa cinnamon. i've actually only been there once (i'm not made of money), but they have the whole industrial chic / exposed brick / gluten-free pastries thing going on. you know the type. apparently, while addressing a DPAC crowd, sarah mclachlan said it had the 'best coffee [...]

lucky charms cake

lucky charms cake

makes six servings this cake is a crowd-pleaser, and i'd recommend making it if you have a lot of time on your hands. the process of picking all the marshmallows out of the kibble-like cereal requires punctilious patience, as does sticking them onto the cake in a way that no two of the same are [...]