Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

I’m something of a brownie junkie. That said, I am very specific about what I want in a good brownie, and I’m sad to admit I am not satisfied with most coffee shop or bakery brownies.  Give me deep, dark, intense, and fudgy brownies and I am a happy woman.  These needs do not change when the brownies in question are topped with a creamy cheesecake layer.  In fact, I find I get even more picky when cheesecake is added.  I...

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Orange Cheesecake Cookies

There is something of a joke in my family about cream cheese.   You see, my father loves the stuff.  I’ve seen him eat it on crackers, with salsa, on chips, or even plain.  Whenever he tries a new recipe, inevitably, his first comment is that it does not have enough cream cheese.  (Most of the time he is joking … we think.)  He was the reason, last holiday season, I tried to find a cookie that featured cream cheese...

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Mocha Cheesecake

My mother loves chocolate and she loves coffee.  She loves them almost as much as I do.   So, when Mother’s Day rolled around this year I decided to make my mom a mocha cheesecake.  There is something special about the tangy cream cheese and the rich mocha flavor combined.  One contrasts the other, yet combined they work so beautifully with one another.    I make my cheesecakes in the food processor.  I do this for two reasons. ...

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