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Cinnamon mini-cheesecakes with pumpkin pie frosting. I’ve always said that I like a good balance of cooking and baking in my life.

cinnamon mini-cheesecakes with pumpkin pie frosting

But man oh man, somehow I have gotten on a mega baking kick lately. And since I tend to prefer savory to sweet, the object of my affection as of late has been this epic 3-ingredient biscuit recipe that has pretty much changed my life. Ok, at least it has changed my breakfast. Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake. Week of Thanksgiving Favorites!

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays, as it’s all about family and – hello – food! I look forward to the feast all year long and wanted to share some of my favorite turkey day recipes with you this week. Some are dishes that my family and I have been eating for 25+ years, while others are new recipes I just know you’ll love and want to incorporate into your menu this year. I’ll be posting them over the next 5 days, and tonight I’m kicking things off with what is arguably the most important part of any Thanksgiving meal – dessert!

Pumpkin Pie is usually the dessert du jour on the big day, but this year I’m spicing things up with a gingery, thick and luscious Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake. I tasted this cheesecake at the Dole Healthy Bloggers Summit, and begged them for the recipe to include on my Thanksgiving menu this year. It’s surprisingly simple to make too, and can be made a day or two in advance which is great for the hectic holiday. Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar Espresso Glaze. Tort de ciocolata si caramel. De la inceput spun ca aceasta postare nu poate fi citita "printre randuri"..

Tort de ciocolata si caramel

Va trebui intr-o maxima masura, sa parcurgeti, cu ochii mintii si cu limba impleticita, de zeci de ori fiecare pixel din fiecare poza.. Si da, urmaresc intentionat acest lucru! ;)... Fiecare imagine, lipsa de formalitate a ingredientelor .. toate astea luate impreuna sau separat, reprezinta un pasaport impresionant atunci cand aveti la masa desfraului .. pasionati de cioco si caramel, ce vor fi atinsi in cele mai sensibile coarde ale perceptiilor organoleptice si nu numai, admit chiar niste coarde psihice atinse de la inceput cu toata puterea..;)

New York Cheesecake. If you read my blog regularly then you know I always bake cheesecakes.

New York Cheesecake

I've been adventurous & tried to make various desserts & cakes in the past two months. I've enjoyed baking & eating, also taking nice food photos. Salted caramel & vanilla baked cheesecake. It was 'drool' at first sight for me and this recipe.

Salted caramel & vanilla baked cheesecake

As soon as I spied its glorious butterscotch-coloured center with its cloudlike topping and ooozy caramel dripping on the cover of the latest Donna Hay magazine I knew I had to make it. Mendocino Coffee Cake. If you love a piping hot cup of good coffee, somewhere along the way you’ve undoubtedly had the pleasure of enjoying a nibble or two of coffee cake, the centerpiece of cafes, coffee shops and home brunch tables in little towns and great cities throughout the world.

Mendocino Coffee Cake

Part of the fun of coffee cake is due in part to its evolution, which has brought us many different versions from many different regions, ranging from the great yeasted cakes of Eastern Europe to the various joys of streusels and crumbs and bundts baked in America. Some are quite plain and others are bundled with fruit or nuts and spices.

This version is based on a recipe from Margaret Fox, whose work was legend at Café Beaujolais in the stunning California coastal village of Mendocino. Red Velvet Cheesecake. August 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm Red Velvet cake, a layer of cheesecake, and cream cheese frosting.

Red Velvet Cheesecake

August makes me think of peach skin against my lips, of yellowing grass, and inevitably of the coming school year. Almond and pistachio cake. Two posts in a week, yaaay!

Almond and pistachio cake

Its an achievement for me to be honest. What with the weather being so shitty, my pictures never come out well and I hate doing a blog post with horrid pictures. This ones not too great either, but then the recipe is definitely a keeper and since I couldn't anticipate when I'd make it again, I had to pen it down for posterity. I hadn't baked in ages (well, a month to be precise) and somehow that urge to eat a freshly baked cake right out of the oven passed along with a lot of other urges and so baking has been kept to a minimum.

We have turned religiously to eating fruit after meals, trying to make the most of summer bounty before the bloody autumn sets in (which by the looks of it, has already set in UK- Its 12pm here in London but looks more like 7pm). Mini Carrot Cake Cheesecakes. When I was conceptualizing this dessert in my head I asked myself "Are you really going to cheesecake and top it with a cream cheese frosting?

Mini Carrot Cake Cheesecakes

" The answer: A resounding yes! I don't know if I should be ashamed of this cream cheese on top of cream cheese concoction or proud of it, but I do know that I am very glad I made it! And so is everyone else who got to try it. Somehow I justified this cream cheese overload to myself because I'm pregnant, but let's be honest, once the idea was in my head there was no turning back, pregnant or not! If you're asking yourself it the cream cheese icing is really necessary, or thinking about making the cheesecake without the icing, let me just stop you right now.

Pomegranate Soaked Almond and Hazelnut Cake « Just Eat Love. S’more Tart. S’mores are such a quintessential summer dessert.

S’more Tart

Can you beat a gooey, hot s’more while relaxing around a campfire? The original S’more is such a favorite that it is hard to resist trying different spins on the classic. This is my take….the S’more Tart! I started with a delicious graham cookie base, baked into a tart pan. Rainbow rainbow cake or pie. Creo que en vez de tarta arcoiris debería llamarse tarta de la felicidad. La he llevado al trabajo y ha sido curioso ver la reacción de la gente al verla: ¡asombro y sonrisas!. Es mi segundo layer cake o tarta de pisos. El primero fue el red velvet.

Puedes ver la receta pinchándo aquí. La verdad es que son tan bonitos y vistosos que ya no puedo parar de hacerlos. La receta de los bizcochos la he sacado nuevamente del que se está convirtiéndo en mi blog favorito, El Rincón de Bea, sólo que ella lo recubre de nata y yo he optado por la cobertura de queso crema, que ¡me encanta! Por supuesto vosotros podeis elegir la cobertura y/o relleno que querais, yo creo debería ser blanco para que contraste más con los colores del bizcocho pero... 100 gr de chocolate blanco fundido Colorante rojo, naranja, amarillo, verde, azul y violeta (en gel, no valen los líquidos)

No Bake Chocolate Cake When it is Too Hot to Bake. Jumbo Lemon Coffee Cake Muffins: In this muffin recipe I combine two of my favorite things; lemon and coffee cake! Coffee cake that’s topped with a yummy crumble and drizzled with a lemony glaze… and did I mention it’s in a jumbo muffin form?!