Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake Holiday

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The holidays are here… Of course, I’m speaking of my favorite food holidays: National Cupcake Day on December 15 and National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day on December 16. In reality, we know I celebrate both throughout the year. Still, who am I to ignore a reason to take part again? Since I… Continue reading Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcake Holiday

The Déjà Vu Dessert Dilemma

I’ve been here before.  Staring blankly at the computer screen, waiting for my fingers to find the right words on the keyboard. How does one describe this week’s dessert mission? Especially, when the result is dumbfounding? Perhaps simpler is better. It was my first visit to Sweet Dreams Desserts & Bistro in Whittier, California. Under new management,… Continue reading The Déjà Vu Dessert Dilemma

Perfecting the Science of Cheesecakes

“Cooking is like love — it should be entered into with abandon or not at all.” As much as I adore this quote, I must admit cooking is part love and part science. For some dishes you can wing it. While other recipes, you need to recognize the reactions to blend ingredients. This especially holds true for baking, where… Continue reading Perfecting the Science of Cheesecakes