Cookies & Cream Cheesecake

I don’t usually talk about myself too much in my blog posts. I do reveal snippets of myself and my obsession with food – that, of course, is required without saying – my opinions on fine dining and service, my changing sense of taste as I have aged, my progression in the kitchen from a…

Cheesecake Brownie

Yep, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – it’s another brownie recipe from yours truly… this time it’s Cheesecake Brownies. I know I made those Caramel & Pecan Brownies not too long ago, also with the same swirling artwork on top. Because there is just something so beautiful, almost romantic, about a marbled swirl. Especially when it’s on something…

Classic Ricotta Cheesecake

One of my favourite hypotheticals that I like to ask people when wanting to learn more about them is: “If you were on death row, what would your last meal request be?” My answer does change from time to time depending on my mood and cravings, but it has been fairly consistent as of late:…

Raspberry Cheesecake

There was a period of about two months from March when I was unemployed. And while sure, unemployment ensured that I had the time to get myself back into shape, tidy the house, do the groceries during the week and have dinner on the table by the time The Sister got back from work (what…

Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe

After two days of public holiday (Christmas Day and Boxing Day), you can’t shake that odd feeling when you go into work on a Thursday, because you’re constantly thinking that it should be a Monday. Normally my Thursday day goes by very quickly as it’s my last working day of the week, but today it…

Caramel Swirl Cheesecake

I saw this recipe a while ago on taste.com.au, and I simply just had to try it. Caramel and cheesecake…two of my favourite sweet things in the world, combined! After looking at the recipe however, I decided to modify it by tossing out the caramel chews component (to be swirled through the cheesecake), as frankly,…

Pattison’s Patisserie (Chatswood Chase)

So earlier this week, I totally could not be bothered to bake anything, and I was in desperate need of a sweet fix. Unfortunately I’m a bit strapped for choice around my area as to quality patisseries (I do wish I lived in Leichhardt sometimes), so Pattison’s is pretty much THE place to order pricey…