Dessert

Passionfruit Lavender Cheesecake

Passionfruit Lavender Cheesecake

I’ve been wanting to make cheesecake for a while, but I didn’t want to make a giant cheesecake, and I was having trouble finding smaller springform pans, so the idea just lingered in my mind like the one orange in the bag covered in mold that makes you not want to eat any of the other oranges. But, I finally found 4-inch springform pans, and so am now uninhibited in the realm of cheesecake, or so I thought. Alas, I think it was not a hardware issue that was keeping me from making this next culinary endeavor; I think I was afraid because I had no experience with setting dairy-based batters. People make cheesecake and it has this perfect un-cracked surface that seemed so unattainable. Whatever though, I like cracks more, so I decided I was really just being a baby, and so I took the leap and bought some cream cheese.

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All the Textures of the Strawberry

All the Textures of the Strawberry

I just felt like doing something fancy, ok?? Then again, I also never want to get out of my pajama pants, or even out of bed for that matter. The result? I made this decadent craziness and drank wine out of jars with ice cubes in it for like 4 hours, and then passed out after watching an entire season of Preacher. It was my favorite kind of day.

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Honeycomb Parfait

Honeycomb Parfait

It's really the honeycomb on top of this beautifully creamy confection that keeps you going in for more. They are like little jewels of happiness sprinkled throughout the dish. They give it this sweet, lingering crunch.... it just rounds out the dish and fills your mind with a sense of long forgotten completeness. The most important part of making this honeycomb is reading the entire recipe before starting, so get your readers on and enjoy!

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Grandma's Birthday Cake

Grandma's Birthday Cake

This cake... It's pillowy and wet and pumped full of chocolate insanity. The buttercream, if used sparingly, actually contributes to the more savory aspects of the cake layers such that it doesn't give you a sugar headache when you eat like six pieces in a row. Ok, I can't help it if cake descriptions sound extra sexual. Happy Birthday Grandma?!?!

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My Best Friend's Wedding Tart

My Best Friend's Wedding Tart

This past weekend. one of my oldest and only friends Amber got married to her corresponding nerd, giving me the perfect opportunity to fly to Boston and indulge in my only mildly fetishized obsession with tart making. As such, I voyaged to the east coast, drank a bottle of wine that my brother recently procured from a tour of all the wineries in France or something, and three hours later, here was this boozy chocolaty buttery tart that I somehow managed to get to the wedding at a mystery lake 45 minutes away!

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