Bourbon Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

One day, I might finally decide that cheesecake is my most favorite dessert. The only factor holding me back is that the cheesecake makers of the world go wrong so frequently, but this cheesecake gets it right. My wonderful friend made it last year, and I was truly blown away. The pecans in this crust are so flavorful and unique that it stayed in my mind ever since. I finally made this cheesecake because (1) my friend is in Italy … Continue reading

Moistest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

This pumpkin bread is so moist and delicious (and melty), we just can’t get enough of it. I’ve been dreaming of toasting a slice and spreading it with cream cheese. With a cup of tea, it would be the perfect way to start a crisp fall morning. I may have to alter my sleep schedule just to allow for such a luxury. David must love this cake too because every time I look, there is a little less of it. … Continue reading

Julia Child’s Chocolate Icing

Note: I’d say it’s a coincidence that this post appears on Julia Child’s 100th birthday, but I don’t believe in coincidences. When I need a specific recipe, I frequently forget to check the growing collection of cookbooks I have and instead turn immediately to the Internet. But when I needed a quick recipe for chocolate icing, the Internet had far too many options. To the bookshelf I went, and of course, Julia Child delivered. This chocolate icing was exactly what … Continue reading