blueberry cake with liquid cheesecake and graham crumble

blueberry cake with liquid cheesecake and graham crumble

the cheesecake factory has a massive tome of a menu, filled with a huge number of appetizers, entrées, and desserts. "over 250 dishes," it reads, "made fresh every day." WHAT? HOW? OVER 250? WHAT DOES "FRESH" MEAN THEN? you can walk into any of the restaurant's 185 locations and order filet mignon, or an egg roll, or a mac n [...]

red velvet cake with chocolate and vanilla liquid cheesecake

red velvet cake with chocolate and vanilla liquid cheesecake

a few months ago, while trying to stay awake in ap calc, i pulled out my notebook and jotted down a list of momofuku-style cake ideas. christina's cakes are deliciously novel, setting a precedent for layer cakes with textured fillings and exposed sides. unfortunately, they often require special order ingredients like pistachio paste and passionfruit puree. admittedly, [...]

brown butter cake with roasted rhubarb, salted caramel, and pistachio crumble

brown butter cake with roasted rhubarb, salted caramel, and pistachio crumble

let's take a second and personify rhubarb. it might come across as sullen and cynical, with a lot of pent-up anger towards strawberries for always stealing the spotlight, but it's really just thirsty for some attention. some recognition. once roasted, its bitter flavor and tough stalks break down to an addictive soft sourness. paired with the dark brown [...]

star-spangled cheesecake bars + popcorn pops

star-spangled cheesecake bars + popcorn pops

on with the themed b'nei mitzvot! this one was broadway-based. the centerpieces were displays of playbills and it was so classy/cute/something my thirteen-year-old self would have very much envied! i tried to keep the desserts aligned with the color scheme (black, white, and red) and somewhat broadway related. popcorn pops - aka popcorn-balls-on-stick - for the 'audience,' [...]

blackberry jam-packed dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped white and milk chocolate ganache frosting

blackberry jam-packed dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped white and milk chocolate ganache frosting

makes nine cupcakes i rarely make cupcakes. they're easy to overbake, underfill, overfrost, you get the idea. i also try to avoid the title of 'cupcake girl.'   all of that being said, you should DEFINITELY make these. the rich darkness of the cake finds a divine pair in the tangy blackberry preserves. the white [...]

smoked salmon salad on pumpernickel

Us Jews like our smoked salmon. Broil and flake a fillet.. Throw in some herbs, veggies, lox, and mayo.. Spread it on toasted pumpernickel with cream cheese.. Also take lots of selfies.makes 2 servings adapted from realsimple.comIngredients4 oz fillet of skinless salmon2 tbs mayonnaise 2 oz chopped smoked salmon1 tbs chopped capers1 tbs chopped chives1 stalk of celery, choppeda couple grinds [...]