Tuesday, September 22, 2015

strawberry (and cherry) cheesecake parfaits

Officially the summer months are coming to an end as companies reintroduce pumpkin spiced everything and Halloween d├ęcor to the masses. These transition times usually lend me to a certain shortsighted nostalgia. I think about all of the fun things that I’m going to miss as one season lay rest to a new. As summer ends and fall takes over, a part of me cannot let go of the sun soaked memories and meals that summer brought. If my wimpy frou frou nostalgia shpeal isn’t reason enough for you to try this recipe, let me remind you that you still have a 30 quart Ziploc bag full of strawberries in your freezer that you need to get to before freezer burn does. Let’s celebrate the beginning of autumn with this blast-from-recent past summer treat: Strawberry (and Black Cherry) Cheesecake Parfaits. 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

coming soon - strawberry (and cherry) cheesecake parfaits

Homemade crumb topping adds nutty buttery texture to thick cheesecake filling and plump macerated summer berries. If you have frozen summer fruit in your freezer, you won't want to miss this recipe! I'll try to get it out on Tuesday. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

chocolate peanut butter chip biscotti

The other day I was walking through my local specialty shop and found that they were sampling "authentic" Italian biscotti. Naturally, I stopped by...multiple times, until the lady cutting the biscotti began to give me looks. By then I was already full. On my third or fourth visit, I caught  glance at the unit price for an "authentic" Italian biscotto (the singular for biscotti): $2.oo per biscotto. I'm all for quality, but at that price I might as well be eating gold bars speckled with diamonds! Then I had an epiphany. I could make a killing selling biscotti around my neighborhood. But because food bloggers are inherently exercise adverse (at least this one is), I set aside that idea for a good three weeks until today. Turns out, biscotti are much easier than the "authentic" Italians are leading them up to be. Follow these easy steps and you too can enjoy authentic biscotti without taking the equity out of your home to pay down biscotti loans. You might even become a millionaire selling them to your neighbors. As always, I hold a 30% royalty on all recipes you sell to your loved ones. ;-)

Monday, September 14, 2015

coming soon - chocolate peanut butter chip biscotti

Last night I sat in the corner of my living room curled in a ball with a fluffy blanket and my old stuffed animal rabbit that I dug out of the closet. I was sad. Sad because I let myself and you down. I told myself I would write a blog post at least every week. More than three weeks since my last post, I'm back, and back for good whether y'all like it or not. Tomorrow I'll have this chocolate peanut butter chip biscotti for y'all to munch on. Have a great day!