my favorite recipes

Obsessive Ricotta Cheesecake Recipe

In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese with the sugar and salt on medium speed until soft and creamy, about 1 minute

Homemade Thick Creamy Yogurt

Have ready a sterilized whisk, spoon and candy thermometer. Put milk into a heavy bottomed pot or microwavable dish

Blood Orange Cheesecake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Fit a parchment circle into the bottom of a 7-inch springform pan. CRUST

Passion-Fruit Meringue Tart

Make curd. Whisk together eggs, sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl until smooth. Heat passion-fruit purée in a 1 1/2- to 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat until heated through, then add hot purée to egg mixture in a slow stream, whisking until combined

Bananas Foster Cake

Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and whisk until sugar has begun to dissolve and mixture is creamy, about 15 seconds

Mint Ice Cream

In a bowl, beat the sugar into the eggs until thickened and pale yellow. beat in the cornstarch and set aside

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Place onion rounds, 2 cups beer, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in zipper-lock bag

Baumtorte (Tree Cake)

Butter bottom and sides of a 10x3 inch springform pan. Dust with flour, shake out excess. Line bottom of pan with double thickness of baking parchment

Whipped Shortbread

My taste tester's at home tell me they taste better when they are cool. In a large bowl, cream the butter

Powdered Sugar on My Pajamas (Making Marshmallows)

Since I work from home, my morning routine doesn't include guzzling coffee and battling traffic. Depending on what I have planned for the day, I might be wandering around in my pajamas for quite a while before I clean myself up and get dressed

Velvet Red Fondant

 My little daughter is getting ready for Valentine’s Day by drawing all sorts of pictures filled with hearts and rainbows

Arizona Sunset Cheesecake

Shortbread Crust. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Working on a large flat surface, such as a pastry. board, place flour, pecans, and sugar in the center of the surface and mix together

Snow-Capped Fruitcake

Preheat oven to 325* F. Grease and flour an 8x3 inch round cake pan, tapping out excess flour. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and toasted almonds

Pastel de Tres Leches

For Sponge Cake. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour cake pan, and line with parchment paper. Sift flour with baking powder and cinnamon

Chocolate Swirl Cake

FOR THE VANILLA BATTER. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs

Chocolate Icebox Pie

Beat whipping cream at high speed with a mixer until foamy. Heat milk in a 3 quart saucepan over medium heat until it begins to bubble around the edges (DO NOT BOIL)

Spiced Marshmallows

Store marshmallows in an airtight box until ready to use in recipes or atop your favorite hot chocolate recipe
Rocky Road Sundaes

Rocky Road Sundaes

For sauce. Stir first 5 ingredients in heavy medium saucepan over medium-low heat until smooth. Whisk yolk in medium bowl