All posts filed under: Food

Margarita Pudding with Tequila Ice

I was invited to my friend Pepper’s house for his partners birthday.  I made this awesome cake with the colors of the Brazilian flag in honor of his Brazilian partner. Enter my Assistant Gilberto who wants to turn the party into a Mexican Fiesta with the idea of Margarita’s.  

Spiced Rum Butter

I mentioned in the past what a fantastic idea compound butters are.  I don’t think you are to be finishing a sentence with ‘are’ but in this day and age of Presidents and Kardashians.  Do we really have standards anymore? 

Vanilla Dreamcake, I mean Cheesecake

I have a love/hate relationship with cheesecake.  I love to eat it but baking a cheesecake pisses me off.  Once I figured out the secret to an amazing cheesecake my life hasn’t been the same.  I know you’ll agree.  Feel free to enter this cheesecake in your local county fair and be prepared for stardom!! When I was growing up my Mom made the best cheesecake I ever had in my life. When she threw it on the table it gave a thud as if she dropped a cylinder block on the table.  It was dense yet creamy and delicious!  Everyone loved it. I’ve tried to recreate it without my Mom’s recipe because according to her, “I don’t know where the hell that recipes at and I’m not digging to find it.” I think this recipe comes pretty damn close to Mom’s.  Not quite as dense but creamy as hell!!  I love it and quite proud of it.  Of course, I will never even come close to my Mom’s cheesecake but it will have to suffice. …