Lemon Cheesecake with Mascarpone Cream and Candied Lemons

If you like lemon desserts, this one is sublime! The flavor is delicate; not too sweet, not too tart. The cheesecake itself bakes in a bain-marie, or water bath, a trick for assuring it is evenly baked and doesn't crack. Candying lemon slices to use as decoration is optional, but if you decide to attempt it, they … Continue reading Lemon Cheesecake with Mascarpone Cream and Candied Lemons

Crispy Oven-Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

These potatoes are a cross between soft mashed potatoes and crispy fries. They make just as great a side dish to an impressive holiday meal as they do to a casual, every day dinner. Crunchy outside skin, tender inside, salty, cheesy, and addictive! Crispy Oven-Roasted Garlic Potatoes(Original recipe: Ina Garten) 1 pound small red potatoes1 … Continue reading Crispy Oven-Roasted Garlic Parmesan Potatoes

Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Sometimes you just need a homemade chocolate cookie, perfect for those wicked chocolate cravings that I know absolutely nothing about. Obviously. Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies(Original recipe: Cafe Delites) 1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder1 C white sugar1/2 C melted butter2 TBSP vegetable oil1 egg2 tsp vanilla extract1-1/3 C all purpose flour1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 … Continue reading Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Did you know macaroons are popular sweet treats during Jewish holidays, like Hanukkah and Passover? They don't contain any of the forbidden foods for traditional Jews during these sacred celebrations. That's just a bonus, however, to the fact that they're absolutely delicious! Even though I'm not Jewish, I plan to make them every December and … Continue reading Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons